Thursday, July 19, 2012

Changes in names

I just wrote another post sort of on this topic, but rather than editing it and adding this in I'm just writing a new one.

I'm revisiting the Song of the Lioness books by Tamora Pierce. She later wrote (is writing?) the Beka Cooper books, which take place in the same world but 200 years earlier.

There are some definite interesting differences in the world between those two times. One of them is that in Beka's time the god of death is known as the Black God. But 200 years later, in Song of the Lioness, he is known as the Dark God. I'm curious about how this change happened. I guess it's a relatively minor change. But I'm still curious. :)

EDIT 7/28/12: Later in this quartet, he IS called the Black God. Huh.

3 comments:

Toriz said...

I'd be curious too!

Maybe they started calling him "the darrk one" or something, and then it got changed that way? Things often change as you go down the generations...

Sarita Rucker said...

Yes...but the name Black God didn't get completely stamped out, because he's called that later on in the quartet, after the point I was at when I wrote this. I've updated this post accordingly.

Toriz said...

Interesting...

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