Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 20 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Bradley, Marion Zimmer
|One of the periods in Darkover's history which is not spoken about before children is the time of the 'Forbidden Tower' in which matrix work was done outside the towers. A daughter of this tower rose to become a keeper of the most famous tower and was murdered for breaking her vow of chastity. What was her name?||Marion Zimmer Bradley's Darkover 101
Dorilys Aillaird. All of these women worked as keeper of Arilinn. Like Dorilys (commonly Cleindori) Elorie and Callista gave up their positions for love. Only Leonie remained keeper till her death, blighting her own womanhood. For more on Leonie see 'Rediscovery', for both Leonie and Callista see 'The Spell Sword', 'The Forbidden Tower' and the short story 'The Keeeper's Price. For Dorilys and Elorie read 'The Bloody Sun'.
|On Darkover women are protected and often treated as children. They are surrounded by many customs and restrictions. Which part of her body may no decent woman ever show in public?||Marion Zimmer Bradley's Darkover 101
the nape of her neck. See 'Exile's Song' for the perspective of a woman who learned the hard way about this one (her Darkovan father was infuriated when she pulled her hair up as a child), In 'The Shadow Matrix' Mikhail thinks that his new wife is tempting him beyond the bounds when she sweeps with her hair up.
|When human colonists first arrived on Darkover they met the original inhabitants - telepathic creatures which had the potential to become either male or female. What were these creatures called?||Marion Zimmer Bradley's Darkover 101
Chieri. Chieri are the original telepathic inhabitants of darkover. The telepathic gifts of the comyn derive from their Chieri blood. Chieri were actually the keepers of the first towers. See 'The World Wreckers', 'Darkover Landfall', 'The Forbidden Tower', and the anthologies
Agamemnon. After Troy has fallen Kassandra is claimed by Agamemnon as part of his loot. On the voyage to Mykenae Kassandra gives birth to Agathon. Agamemnon's ownership of Kassandra ends with his ritual slaying on the orders of Queen Klytemnestra after their arrival in Mykanae.
Kassandra. After the Amazon queen Penthesilia dies fighting the Akhaians and leaves her bow and arrow to Kassandra she dresses as Apollo and shoots a poisoned arrow at Akhilles. His ankle is targeted only because there is no armour covering it.
Priam, Polyxena, Kassandra. As in most traditional versions of "The Iliad" the disrespectful Akhilles has defiled Hectors body by dragging it behind his chariot in front of the walls of Troy.
Colchis. The first time, Kassandra travels with the Amazons, the second, she is determined to learn the snake lore after all the snakes in Apollo's temple in Troy leave or die.
Epilepsy. When Khryse tries to seduce Kassandra in the temple of Apollo she resists and states that even if he was possessed by Apollo she wouldn't give him her maidenhood. Apollo then takes over Khryse's body and curses her; Khryse is never the same again and suffers from the "falling sickness".
3. After imbibing a hallucinogen the voice of a Goddess tells Kassandra at the first gate "you must give up what binds you to Earth and the realms of Light". To pass through the second gate "you must give up your fears or whatever holds you back from travelling this realm as one of those whose feet know and treat the Path in my footprints". Kassandra then reaches the "third and final Gate of the Underworld. Here there is nothing left to you but your life. Will you lay that down as well to serve Me?"
Imandra. Andromache's name means "who fights like a man" - she is a disappointment to her mother Queen Imandra of Colchis as she only desires to be a wife not a warrior.
Oenone. When Paris marries Oenone he is unaware he is the son of the King of Troy. Oenone is a priestess of the River God Scamandar, an aspect of Poseidon.
12. Priam demands Kassandra shoulds be fostered out so her unmaidenly ways do not influence the other girls in the palace.