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Why are Kellhus and Moenghus of the Few? posted 28 February 2006 in Author Q & AWhy are Kellhus and Moenghus of the Few? by Ikiru, Candidate

Scott (am I allowed to call you that?),

I'm wondering why Kellhus and Moenghus are both of the Few. At first, this seemed a little contrived to me, but after finishing TTT I sense that you did it for a very specific reason.

Moenghus, when describing his theory of God, suggests that God "sleeps" and can only awakened by striving for the Absolute in the Dunyain manner. Is there something about the Dunyain training that has awakened this power in them - have all Dunyain "awakened" the God, and thus the ability to work sorcery, inside themselves, even though they deny the very existence of the supernatural?

Or is it something about the Anasurimbor line? I initially thought that perhaps Kellhus has the power because he is a Prophet, and thus a sort of portal to the Outside, but that wouldn't explain Moenghus. It seems very convenient that these two men of an ancient, noble bloodline are also among the Few.

There's also Kellhus's idea that the Few are those who recollect the unity of souls and universal "Here," but I'm not sure if that really explains Moenghus and Kellhus being among their number...

Anyway, I doubt I'll get an answer to this, but maybe you can throw a tantalizing cryptic statement or two my way? <!-- s:lol: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_lol.gif" alt=":lol:" title="Laughing" /><!-- s:lol: --> view post


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