Two Journeys To Heaven: Yesod and the Whorl, part 2 (Spoilers for entire Solar Cycle!)

Defining the Whorl and the Ship Yesod

“The stone on which we stood sank under us. In an instant the floor of the Chamber of Examination closed above our heads. We dropped, or so it seemed, into a vast pit filled with harsh yellow light, a pit a thousand times wider than the square of stone. Its sides were mighty mechanisms of green and silver metals, before which men and women hovered and darted like so many flies, and across which titanic scarabs of blue and gold clambered like ants.” (Urth of the New Sun, Ch xxii, p 163)

I won’t mince words: I think the Whorl is Yesod. Both are spaceships; both hollow; both designed so the inhabitants live primarily inside rather than on the surface; both described as hellish on the interior (the Whorl’s tunnels are its hell, and are literally the favorite place of its underworld god, Tartaros. And even the inhabited parts of the interior of the Whorl are becoming hellish as the heating and cooling mechanisms begin to break down). Can I point

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Mesmerizing whorls on Lilium candidum. Oregon coast zone 9a.
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My mom gifted me a pre-Columbian spindle whorl on an antique knitting needle. From somewhere in South America. Exact date and country unknown.
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Dusk Whorl - Crafted AA Coral Ring (MSC)
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[WTS] Darriel Caston D Rocket Designs Whorl [C]

THIS IS SOLD SOLD SOLD

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Hi y'all,

Got a bit of an odd duck today. This is a seriously design-forward knife (and a machining marvel!) from the mind of Darriel Caston paying homage to ancestral circular blades, but in a compact folding form. From the maker:

^("Introducing the "Whorl" EDC pocket/neck/keychain folding knife - a Re~Evolution of the Oval and Round Stone knives used by our ancestors where scrapping, cutting, skinning and chopping was more important than stabbing.)

^(Design, Imagination and Innovation have been the keystone of man's rise in the animal kingdom. The slight tweak in our DNA which are only a few percentages points apart from our ape relatives, but those key differences have set us a world apart as a species.)

^(The knives used today after thousands of years of design and material evolutions are not that far removed from thos

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Whorl or Balding?
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Any idea what this plant is? Leaves look like they're arranged in a whorl and are clustered near the top of the stem. They are also waxy and a few inches long.
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The helicoprion had a spiral of "teeth-whorls" like a circular saw.
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Torment Whorl, increased AoE of Curse Skills

https://preview.redd.it/knoti2b869b41.png?width=572&format=png&auto=webp&s=9a09c160e191b30b41a8b726c97f8d5e6d509334

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Dick West - Spiral Whorl (1949-1950)
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Why do we have a hair crown / whorl on the back of our head?
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I was using my camera to check the back of my hair while getting ready today and I noticed this. Am I experiencing hair loss (18m) or is this just my natural whorl? I have two “parts” and a widow’s peak. My parents and uncle (who went bald) told me it appears to be normal. But I don’t trust them.
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Exceptionally preserved "tooth whorl" of the strange shark-like fish Helicoprion Bessonowi, seen at the National Museum of Natural History in Paris, France
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Am I experiencing hair loss or is this a normal parting/whorl? imgur.com/a/PBAMdBn
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TIL that the helicoprion (and other prehistoric sharks) had teeth-whorls, a spiral of teeth like a circular saw. They bed on soft prey like squid, their jaw creating a rolling-back and slicing mechanism. mainstreetsmiles.com/fun-…
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[WTS] Darriel Caston Whorl and Victorinox Alox

Hey knife swap, today I’m selling my whorl and Victorinox alox cadet.

The whorl is in C+ condition. It’s a cool little titanium frame lock coin knife, and it’s great for opening boxes. Fits in the coin pocket of your jeans and is super light. Has a bead blast finish and super sharp factory chisel blade. Asking sold

Pics+Timestamp

Next is my Alox Cadet, rated a C for light scratching and sharpened blade. Asking sold. Pics+Timestamp

Willing to sell both together for 110, no trades atm.

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[Infographic] The teeth of 25 dinosaurs, including the Helicoprion. This shark dino had "teeth-whorls", a spiral of teeth like a circular saw. Their jaws created a rolling-back and slicing motion (like a conveyor belt of doom).
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i have the 3 subclasses of fingerprints in a row the whorls, arches, and loops. imgur.com/aNemQDV
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Whorl stupid 😡😡
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My son has symmetrical Hair Whorls which go in opposite directions. This allows him to grow a natural Mohawk.
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Not the scale I had in my imagination but reminded me of a certain whorl...
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Translucent Deepstaria jelly whorls with resident isopod v.redd.it/idwr1gvhd7t31
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Cowlick/whorl in front of the head

What kind of hairstyle should i use because i have annoying cowlick/whorl in the front that ruins every hairstyle i have tried

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Return to the Whorl: why does the farmer attack Horn from behind?

First he and his wife offer him sustenance, then he gives him the corn kernels even though he doesn't have many to spare, then Horn agrees/offers to leave. Then the farmer attacks him from behind for no reason.

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What is the chance of getting a triple hair whorl?

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My newborn son's hair whorl
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Fresh bitumen makes pleasing whorls on larger road stones
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Sometimes, the best finds need no metal detectors (stone spindle whorl)
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Why were most historical spindles bottom-whorl?

I've been looking all over the internet at ancient spindles and almost all of them seem to be bottom-whorl. This seems a bit weird to me given that top-whorl spindles are physically faster and able to spin finer yarn (which would probably be important before the spinning wheel came into popularity). Why would this be?

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How did Remora and a megatherian get on the Whorl?

Who put them there and what is their purpose?

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Levi's hair whorl
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Whorl as Ark

Others have noted the similarity of the Whorl to Noah's Ark. Like the Ark, The Whorl is launched at a time when the end of the world is predicted, and as we eventually learn, the destruction is to be by flood.

I was just re-reading Genesis 6 and noticed another point of similarity. We all know of God's commandment for Noah to take a pair of each sort of animal. But he also commanded to Noah:

" You are to take every kind of food that is to be eaten and store it away as food for you and for them.”

That isn't a big point in Long Sun, but the stores of seeds on the Whorl are an important detail that comes up in Short Sun. I'm thinking maybe Wolfe also revisited Genesis 6 when he wrote that part.

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I'm guessing lead spindle whorl? UK find.
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Finished Return to the Whorl, and my 3 month long journey through the Solar Cycle...

I've been a life-long sci-fi/fantasy reader, so I'm still not sure how I made it this long without reading or being very aware of Wolfe.

I'd seen some mention of his work over in r/WeirdLit and made a note to find out more. Then of course, with his passing, there was much more mention and discussion of his work and the tributes and homages I read made it clear his work was probably something I'd enjoy.

After growing up a prolific reader, I really haven't fit in more than 10-12 books a year for many years. My career is one of those "never stop learning or you fall behind", full of articles, technical books, etc. And frankly, I've gotten more and more picky about investing my spare time. I'm not going to say my tastes in literature are discerning, they're not. I crave complex stories and worlds, deep lore, etc., but all I really demand is to be immersed and entertained. The point being, no matter how much I ended up enjoying Shadow of the Torturer, or even the BotNS in it's entirety,

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Are these hair whorls or bald spots
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Whorl or loop on right palm, left is dominant hand. Curious on what the meaning can be even if nothing!
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Ive always bad trouble with my hair due to multiple hair whorls and how curly and thick it is. Any suggestions for a good cut would be appreciated 👍🙇
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Tips on how to style stubborn asian hair with double whorls ?
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Why the Whorl?

Why did Typhon go to all this work and expense to build the Whorl in the manner that he did? Clearly he had the capacity to build a ship that could transport humans in stasis which would save a lot of energy. Also he had the technology to transport humans as frozen embryos. So why go to all the expense and potential for disaster to build the whorl the way he done did?

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I converted my Turkish to a top whorl, and I love it!
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I'll get a starter of this if I can figure out what it is...help? In Ohio, is a perennial, flowers on the leaf whorl, 18inches or more high.
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My Son has 3 whorls on the crown of his head.
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Passengers on the Whorl

Here is a quote from On Blue's Waters (pg. 174 Ch. The Island) which I think sheds some extra light on the gods of the Whorl and the Inhumi:

The lesser gods [e.g. Kypris and Hephaestus] were Pas's friends. He invited them to board the Whorl with his family and himself. The devils came aboard by stealth and trickery, like Krait who came aboard our sloop that night, proving yet again to me (if not to Seawrack) that quite often I do not know what I am talking about.

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"A Whorl of Sharks", Santosh Shanmuga
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Whorl Theory [wall of text] [ward spoilers]

"They’re pretty conservative. In a lot of respects. A lot of the religious capes went to the Shepherds and will be part of the Attendant.

“Yeah,” I said. “One or two of the sketchy people from Empire Eighty-Eight, too.”

This post is to make the case that Whorl is actually Stormtiger.

#Whorl's build:

>the preppy look with the wide shoulders, narrow waist...

>Again, that smile with those very white teeth.

#Stormtiger's build:

>There was a pale, tall man with the sort of muscle-heavy build you only saw on cons and bodybuilders...

Conclusions: Both have a fit, muscular build worthy of two different protagonists noting it. Stormtiger's paleness is remarked upon rather often, if power-based, could account for the extra whiteness of his teeth that we see in Whorl.

#Whorl's power:

>...moving at a light jog, with a fog-like nimbus building at his shoulders and arms.

#Stormtiger's power:

>*Stormtiger raised one arm as if to protect himself, but the bu

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The double hair whorl that makes my hair look stupid every morning and annoyingly hard to set it to a proper hairstyle.
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Well, it turned into a hot mess but I spun my first ball of yarn. I used a 1 oz too whorl drop spindle.
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Meet Agnar, a gift from the Iron Age Village in Denmark. His whorl is clay!
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What kind of movies about LSD/physchedelics whorls you like to see?

Interested to see what the community thinks as I would love to make one in future.

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Double Hair whorls

My sister, my daughter, my niece and I all have double hair whorls with opposing directions ones clockwise the other is counter clockwise. I was just wondering at the rarity of this trait, I can’t find anything online about opposing hair whorls. Thank you.

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Is the whorl a simulation?

I’ve had a hard time trying to come up with apologia for some of the aspects of the Whorl. Silly things that ought not to hang me up like the mechanics of constructing it etc.

And then some other things. I can understand the mechanism of how gods can posses beings. A particular visual pattern on the glass/window leads to information being transmitted and a sort of subroutine is downloaded onto a human (or bird.). But I’ve had a hard time explaining any mechanism for the way Mucor does what she does. Or how brains can be so affected by sex or celibacy that it changes what they can see on a screen. But, if the entire thing was a simulation being run on computers it would make sense.

Heck if you can upload consciousnesses why not upload a bunch. Because people aren’t just their thoughts. There’s also culture and you’d lose all that context. Unless you put these consciousnesses in an environment where they think they are living.

Oho! You say. What about when they go off the ship? T

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[WTS] Darriel Caston whorl

Selling my Darriel Caston Whorl. It’s a very interesting little knife and I’ve loved carrying it in a coin pocket to open boxes and whatnot, but it’s time to move on. I’m rating it a C+ due to some marks on the handle. Asking $150, not really interested in trades.

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Whorl of Monday
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This piece of ice has ridges and whorls from air bubbles
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why whorls you do that
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Yellow Tops and Twisted Whorls in Corn agry.purdue.edu/ext/corn/…
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My 2 week old foal, tell me about whorls! imgur.com/khpuh9D
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I've seen many of these plants while hiking around washes in Yuma AZ. They have a basal whorl of leaves and then grow upwards as they age. Thanks!
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(Another QoL request) Red Spiral+/White whorl+

Well, this one is a tad obvious, but seems to be getting worse as it progresses.

If you don't get Van's weapons, there's a pretty clear visualization for when his skills get the extra attack: the skill button gets orange. But now, with people having 15 and 35 CP passives active and varying number of uses depending on the build (not everyone is MLB 160cp), both skill buttons just flip from orange... To orange again?

Not only it's a bit redundant, but it doesn't show what is actually happening. Since the skill is actually "extended", could you guys add the + symbol when they get the 3 uses upgrade?

Thanks.

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