Kellhus' Children's Names

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« on: March 11, 2016, 01:30:30 pm »
Kayūtas - A reference to Nau-Cayūti?
Theliopa - ?
Serwa - A Serwė reference.
Inrilatas - A reference to Inri Sejenus?
Samarmas - Samarmau Uän, 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.
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« Reply #1 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.

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« Reply #2 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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« Reply #3 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!
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« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2016, 04:55:22 pm »
Lmao. He's maintained since day one in-world pronunciations are subject to readerly preference ;).
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« Reply #5 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.

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« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2016, 10:24:49 pm »
If Samarmas was simple minded, was he named after a Pragma in order to mock them?

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« Reply #7 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.

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« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2016, 06:34:39 pm »
I always thought Samarmas might have been a Sheyic transliteration of Huormomas, Celmomas's stillborn twin.