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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Joshua Silverman on 10 Things You Didn’t Know About The Soul of the World @jg_silverman #scifi #fantasy

10 Things You Didn’t Know About The Soul of the World (Legends of Amun Ra, #2)
  1. Atlantia’s family is from Messenia District of Thoth. Did you know that Messenia is named after a real place in Greece?
  2. The Erebus forest was named after the Greek primordial god, “Erebus”, which means ‘darkness’ in Greek.
  3. The title of The Book of Six Pillars is inspired by Japanese samurai swordsman, Miyamoto Musashi’s Book of Five Rings, written in the year 1645.
  4. The Heart of Gold is also called the Philosopher’s Stone.
  5. Atlantia is called a helot or slave, which is a reference to real Greek history. In 735 BCE, ancient Sparta conquered Messenia, making them slaves.
  6. The character Lycurgus is named after a real person in Greek history.
  7. Pythia, the sphinx in The Soul of the World, is named after a real oracle in ancient Greece.
  8. Rhesus, the Archon of Plataea, was inspired by Benjamin Franklin?
  9. Although the Staff of Thoth was an artifact in Greek/Egyptian mythology, the Sword of Thoth wasn’t.
  10. Undal is named after a person specifically mentioned in the Emerald Tablets of Thoth.

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