History allusions in TSA

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« Reply #15 on: May 14, 2013, 11:37:46 pm »
Quote from: Curethan
In my mind it's a closed system that defines itself via dynamism vs a closed system defined by external forces.
eta. rereading, its possibly just semantics.  :p

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« Reply #16 on: May 14, 2013, 11:37:51 pm »
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Anagke isn't just a Greek word. She's an actual Greek deity: the personification of Fate (or Inevitability) and the only divine being to be considered as old as Khronos (Time), who was her consort.

Creation was born of the union of Time and Inevitability, of course. In other words, "it had to happen sooner or later". A sort of cosmological Murphy's Law, if you like...

Also, the imagery here is a Wise Old Man (or the Emperor of the Universe) having a tired old whore for a wife. ;)

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« Reply #17 on: May 14, 2013, 11:37:56 pm »
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The Greeks also had Tyche, the goddess of Luck and Fortune. It is interesting to contrast Anagke's fate to Tyche's luck: destiny versus accidental events -- "what is meant to be" versus "random blessings and misfortunes". The effects of the two might be hard to distinguish, yet they represent two very different forces.

What's in the name? It's the White-luck Warrior, not the White-fate Warrior, yet from the description given of the WLW, it sounds a lot more like fate.

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« Reply #18 on: May 14, 2013, 11:38:03 pm »
Quote from: Madness
+1 for Belief Systems :D.

Interesting thoughts.