July 23rd, 2006

Boulet-Guardians

Eureka.

I was writing a lengthy essay on the special appeal and qualities of Auron, Lulu, and the pair of them, after muggy_mountain challenged us on aulu.

I first noticed the similarities between Auron and Odysseus: wiley, well-respected fighters who nevertheless are a bit suspect in their unorthodoxy and sideways manner of doing things; also, Odysseus is astray for ten years after Troy.

There's a lot of Tenneyson's Ulysses in Auron (much as Babylon 5's Sinclair was Odysseus, and John Sheridan Telemachus).

But if Auron is the Odysseus archetype, then Lulu is Circe.


I had been seeing them as Orpheus and Eurydice (save that in this case, it's Eurydice who returns), but that's fun too!