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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!



Jul. 23rd, 2006 05:26 pm (UTC)
*Trying to remember her brief mythology education*

And isn't Odysseus a lone survivor, or at least a rare survivor? Doesn't he try to stop his men from doing things like eating cursed pigs(?) and succumbing to temptation? Like Auron, isn't he the only one to cry fowl?
Jul. 23rd, 2006 05:48 pm (UTC)
Yep, that too. He's the only one to make it home.
Jul. 23rd, 2006 06:36 pm (UTC)
Cry fowl.
Haha, I just realized my typo when I got the response alert in my inbox, and now I'm imagining Auron in a game of duck, duck, grey duck. Or as the rest of the world except my state says it, duck, duck goose.
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