Re: Unifex in the flesh
- Hi there,
>I laughed when I realised that. Sly JM!
> > BTW, just an observation on more Biblical parallels:
> > the sons of
> > Paul and Teresa have the names of the four
> > Evangelists - Matthieu,
> > Marc, Luc, and Jon (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John);
> > and the daughters, named after Sunny, are Marie
> > (Mary) and Madeleine
> > (Magdalen) - "my prodigal sister", says Marc at one
> > point.
> > Elena
> Goos spotting!!! I'd thought about the preponderance
> of frankisised (if that is a word!!) biblical names in
> the Remillard family and vaguely noted 'Marc 'Luc' and
> 'Jon', but didn't put together the four Evangelists or
> the two mary's!!!! Can we divine the significance
> behind this??
> Speaking of double ettendre namings, I noted severalPlus Prometheus and King of the Stars.
> re-readin the Pliocene series. I thought I had
> bookmarked them all but know they are escaping my
> ability to locate. One of them I recall is Tony
> Wayland (Wayland-Velkonn). This is a more standard
> naming similarity because every name in those novels
> whould have a traceable meaning (e.g. Elizabeth = the
> Ice Queen = the Virgin Queen = Elizabeth??). But
> Wayland is the Smith demi-God of Celtic mythology who
> forged the sword of Magnus Maximus, and Velkonn =
> Vulcan of course.
> But, the one I thought tricky was the name which Aiken
> takes when he competes in the windsurfing at the Grand
> Tourney - 'Niccolo MacGregor'. This is way before the
> MacGregor clan was introduced to the world, I might
> add. Of course Dougal had told Aiken he was a sept of
> the MacGregor clan already but unless you have read
> the Milieu series that doesn't really mean very much.
> And Niccolo must be a reference to Niccolo
> Machiavelli. I can't remember where I knew that from,
> someone on the list probably told me that the
> inspiration for Aiken was a picture of Macciavelli
> hanging in one of the Borgia palaces that Julian May
> saw years and years ago. Just as the inspiration for
> Marc was a red-haired Mephisto!!!! (we all know how I
> feel about that!). Strange though, because from the
> time that Aiken becomes King of the Many Coloured Land
> May refers to him as a Mephisto, wheareas the
> descriptions of Marc revolve around the Star of
> Morning, Lucifer, Abaddon, the Fallen Angel, The
> Prince (of Aquitaine, an oblique reference to his
> Franco heritage perhaps) of the Fallen Tower etc etc.
I also read that Minannon was a Celtic Sea god (the spelling is a bit
different I think).
- Nicolette :-)