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Re: That's a great theory. This should be on the H
Posted By: Anton P. Nym (aka Steve) <>Date: 1/17/05 2:11 p.m.

In Response To: Re: That's a great theory. This should be on the H (Grady)

: Thanks! I'd love to take credit, but like I mentioned in the post, I'm not
: the first person to point out this little peculiarity of the Prophets'
: names. I think the first was Anton P. Nym, who read an offhand comment of
: mine about the Prophet of Truth lying a lot, and realized that all three
: Prophets hierarchs' names are opposite their natures. This should
: definitely be on the HSP, but the basic observation should be credited to
: him, not me. Although I wouldn't mind credit for my speculation about
: Disdain. ;)

Thanks for the credit... it wasn't the greatest leap to go from the dots you connected to the ones I did; you broke the ground.

I think you may have stumbled across something in your "Plants of the Delta Halo" article. (just got around to reading it now... Christmas knocked a hole in my forum reading.) You draw particular attention to the storyline resonances from the Western Cedar. I agree, and that agreement has only been strengthened after hearing Gravemind complain about the "progress of eternity". Remember that one of the ancient names for the Lebanese Cedar was "tree of life" because of all the antifungal and antibiotic properties present within the wood. (Well, it was from their observation that cedar doesn't rot as quickly and that salves made from the sap helped infections.

As a result, the cedar is symbolic of immortality and eternity. (See Niven's stories about Protectors; his take on "tree of life" is a bit different, but it's still based on the same Babylonian myth.)

Is the presence of cedars outside the Halo 05 Control Room a symbolic tie between the Flood and the search for immortality?

-- Steve thinks he managed to do some of the same homework that Bungie did when writing the Story Bible. Not groundshaking, but interesting. (And encouraging, kinda.)

The Northwest London Gamers' Group

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Remember this picture? *IMG*Mirel 1/16/05 3:49 a.m.
     freaky coincidence? *NM*Tarzan 1/16/05 3:52 a.m.
     Re: Remember this picture?zugy 1/16/05 3:54 a.m.
     Re: Remember this picture?Mintz08 1/16/05 4:36 a.m.
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                       Re: Remember this picture?7he One 1/16/05 10:22 a.m.
                             Re: Remember this picture?706 1/16/05 10:47 a.m.
                             Re: Remember this picture?Anonymous Cowardly Fool 1/18/05 9:18 a.m.
     Prophets' names are opposite their natures...Grady 1/16/05 11:01 a.m.
           I like that theory *NM*Mirel 1/16/05 11:57 a.m.
           That's a great theory. This should be on the HSPHawaiian Pig 1/16/05 4:36 p.m.
                 Re: That's a great theory. This should be on the HGrady 1/16/05 10:44 p.m.
                       Re: That's a great theory. This should be on the HAnton P. Nym (aka Steve) 1/17/05 2:11 p.m.
                             More plants of the Delta Halo control roomGrady 1/17/05 4:06 p.m.
           Re: Prophets' names are opposite their natures...zugy 1/16/05 5:00 p.m.
           Woah...duh...Ragnarok 1/16/05 6:47 p.m.
           1984 *NM*Anonymous Cowardly Fool 1/18/05 8:56 a.m.
     *cough* conversations from the universe *cough*Werny 1/16/05 11:12 p.m.
           Re: *cough* conversations from the universe *coughSpazMuffin 1/26/05 5:42 p.m.
     Poor guyKhaim 1/25/05 7:40 p.m.

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