+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Winds

  1. #1
    izycat is offline Getting the hang of it. Copper izycat is an unknown quantity at this point
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    22

    Default Winds

    First off why is Dar Screaming each of the Spells?????? (When will the noise stop??)

    In the second paragrpah, second sentence it mentions the spell's wind. How interesting that the faded background is the Windheads map.

    I found two cartographers for the map Giovanni Magini and Girolamo Rugcelli not sure which one did it first (I think it was Magini) , but interesting none the less

    The winds are mentioned again on Page 24. Here the Dark Fairies are pulled by winds that cannot be resisted. I think that is the basic premise of the windheads theory, invisible forces acting upon the earth.

    I wonder now if all the backgrounds fit like this. I will keep reading and searching

  2. #2
    shecrab's Avatar
    shecrab is offline Expert Twelever TwelevePlus
    Emerald
    shecrab will become famous soon enough
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    1,795

    Default

    The first uses for compasses were not to tell directions to travel or move, but to show the directions of winds. Maybe that helps a little?
    Visit my web site: http://christinkeck.webs.com
    CK or as they say in Spain, "Yes, What?"

  3. #3
    mistedangel is offline Getting the hang of it. Copper mistedangel is an unknown quantity at this point
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    16

    Default

    Interesting post! I noticed "winds" are mentioned quite a bit...does it tie into the directions of the acorn page numbers, pointing us to something?

    One line on pg. 5 of the BOS stood out to me, and I'm not sure why: "As seeds fly on gossamer wings in springtyme, Light Spells on paper come and go with the wind." Maybe it's nothing, but it caught my attention. The paragraph itself is written oddly -- spaces in line 2 and 5 where more words could fit. Maybe allowing the paragraph to be altered if merged with other text?? (Alert = Alter????) Or spelling out something if typed differently?

    Ok, ok I'm spending way too much time on this book and my mind is mush! lol

  4. #4
    knocka's Avatar
    knocka is offline Expert Twelever TwelevePlus
    Emerald
    knocka will become famous soon enough
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    New Zealand
    Posts
    1,879

    Default

    Before the compass rose, maps included a wind rose. Labels were from the names of the winds in Italian, rhumbs.
    North: T from Tramontana, but North was traditionally indicated by a fleur de lis.
    North East: G from Greco
    East: L from Levante, but East was often marked by a Maltese cross
    South East: S from Syroco
    South: O from Ostro
    South West: A from Africus
    West: P from Ponente
    North West: M from Maestro.

+ Reply to Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts