The Second Apocalypse

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Title: Kellhus' Children's Names
Post by: H on March 11, 2016, 01:30:30 pm
Kaytas - A reference to Nau-Cayti?
Theliopa - ?
Serwa - A Serw reference.
Inrilatas - A reference to Inri Sejenus?
Samarmas - Samarmau Un, one of the Pragma?
Kelmomas - A reference to Celmomas.

This leave Theliopa as the only one I am thoroughly clueless as to where the name come from.  The only thing I could puzzle is a reference to Aethelarius, but I am certainly stretching there.
Title: Re: Kellhus' Children's Names
Post by: Francis Buck on March 14, 2016, 02:11:09 pm
I actually hadn't heard of the Samarmas - Samarmau connection, but that has to be it. The others are all pretty straight-forward...except for Theliopa, as you've noted. I don't recall ever hearing a good explanation, but that doesn't mean it isn't out there there.

Personally, I think it could be a reference to Kellhus's mother -- whoever (or whatever) that may be.
Title: Kellhus' Children's Names
Post by: locke on June 24, 2016, 05:53:30 am
I remain very curious about the origins of theliopas name.  Was theliopa the name of esmenets mother?


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Title: Re: Kellhus' Children's Names
Post by: H on July 22, 2016, 04:03:29 pm
Well, lock it up boys, Scott answered this on the Grim Tidings Podcast.

Basically the name he orioginally had for her sucked and he saw that in some Roman history and said, that's it.

Also to note, he mistakes it and pronounces it as Theliopia too!
Title: Re: Kellhus' Children's Names
Post by: Madness on July 22, 2016, 04:55:22 pm
Lmao. He's maintained since day one in-world pronunciations are subject to readerly preference ;).
Title: Re: Kellhus' Children's Names
Post by: themerchant on July 23, 2016, 06:02:53 pm
I remain very curious about the origins of theliopas name.  Was theliopa the name of esmenets mother?


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He covers this in the grim tidings podcast. Basically he made it up and can't remember where from.
Title: Re: Kellhus' Children's Names
Post by: Callan S. on July 24, 2016, 10:24:49 pm
If Samarmas was simple minded, was he named after a Pragma in order to mock them?
Title: Re: Kellhus' Children's Names
Post by: Parsh on August 07, 2016, 05:43:04 pm
If Samarmas was simple minded, was he named after a Pragma in order to mock them?

I'm assuming he would have been named well before it was known that he was simple-minded.
Title: Re: Kellhus' Children's Names
Post by: The Sharmat on August 16, 2016, 06:34:39 pm
I always thought Samarmas might have been a Sheyic transliteration of Huormomas, Celmomas's stillborn twin.