|Frequently Asked Forum Questions|
|Search Older Posts on This Forum:|
Posts on Current Forum | Archived Posts
|More genuinely interesting plot developments?|
|Posted By: barkbat||Date: 1/21/03 9:14 a.m.|
Official Halo backstory:
The 'whoops' means threshold is important. Janus is the god of thresholds.
This rings bells what with halo positioned between a moon and a sun. The following is Janus's story - brackets are me speculating.
'Janus, as the first king of Latium, brought the people a time of peace and welfare; the Golden Age. He introduced money, cultivation of the fields, and the laws. After his death he was deified (forerunner) and became the protector of Rome (galaxy). When Romulus and his associates stole the Sabine Virgins, the Sabines attacked the city. The daughter (cortana) of one of the guards on the Capitolian Hill betrayed her fellow countrymen and guided the enemy into the city (earth). They attempted to climb the hill but Janus made a hot spring erupt from the ground (used halo), and the would-be attackers fled from the city (covenant fucked). Ever since, the gates of his temple were kept open in times of war so the god would be ready to intervene when necessary. In times of peace the gates were closed.'
Janus appears to symbolise the Forerunner, Halo the 'threshold' door symbol tied to his diefication.
'His (Janus) most famous sanctuary was a portal on the Forum Romanum through which the Roman legionaries went to war. He also had a temple on the Forum Olitorium, and in the first century another temple was built on the Forum of Nerva.'
This might imply there are three Halo's.
CARNA: A nymph who lived at the site where in later times the city of Rome would be built. The god Janus fell in love with her and gave her power over door-handles.
If Halo is the door, the index is the door handle, and CORTANA (v.similar to CARNA) does indeed gain control of the metaphorical door handle.
|More genuinely interesting plot developments?||barkbat||1/21/03 9:14 a.m.|
|Re: More genuinely interesting plot developments?||Sir Jivealot||1/21/03 9:25 a.m.|
|Re: More genuinely interesting plot developments?||Lennox||1/21/03 9:29 a.m.|
|Re: More genuinely interesting plot developments?||barkbat||1/22/03 11:16 a.m.|
|Re: More genuinely interesting plot developments?||Finn||1/21/03 1:59 p.m.|
|Re: More genuinely interesting plot developments?||HipboyScott||1/21/03 4:17 p.m.|
|a couple things||John Denton||1/21/03 4:44 p.m.|
|Re: More genuinely interesting plot developments?||Tim Jones||1/24/03 11:07 a.m.|
|Re: More genuinely interesting plot developments?||Barkbat||1/24/03 5:48 p.m.|
|A simple question in the myth dept.||RationalistK||1/28/03 7:02 p.m.|
|"myth dept."? I love Myth. *NM*||Bullseye||1/28/03 7:11 p.m.|
|Myth Rules! *NM*||Da Loaph||1/28/03 8:17 p.m.|
|"Incoming!!!" *NM*||R.G.||1/29/03 1:41 a.m.|
The HBO Forum Archive is maintained with WebBBS 4.33.