June 19th Question

You worked a lot of great mythology into The Timegod, but there’s one reference I always thought I missed. At the end, Loki realizes that the bell told him where everyone had gone, and he understood it due to a recent language implant. I’ve always felt like that was more significant than I was picking up on. Is that actually a reference which went over my head?

It’s not so much a reference as a hint. The bell is inscribed with a Terran language. Sammis tells Loki that he can find Baldur and Wryan, and even Sammis himself, and gestures to the bell before he vanishes. The inference is that all the Scandinavian myths in our world come from Baldur, Sammis, and Wryan… because that’s where they went from Query.

1 thought on “June 19th Question”

  1. Damon says:

    Wow, great insight. Awesome question, I was thinking that as well, but didn’t know how to form the question. I always loved past books, where LEM, touched on ancient mythos, gods, and their tragedy arcs.

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