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Subj: Re: "A cosmic consciousness that contains Eternity itself. And Eternity... is heavy" sounds pretty much like the "Universe" to me
Posted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 at 03:58:02 pm CDT
Reply Subj: Re: "A cosmic consciousness that contains Eternity itself. And Eternity... is heavy" sounds pretty much like the "Universe" to me
Posted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 at 02:53:39 pm CDT (Viewed 93 times)


> > > According to the scene (which happened -- i.e., it wasn't a retelling of a story)...
> > >
> > > "They're two of the mightiest beings in all the Universes.. and yet the weight of my unconscious form was nearly too much for them.
> > >
> > > The Spectre's body, you see, is composed of consciousness: a cosmic consciousness that contains Eternity itself. And Eternity... is heavy."
> >
> > if you're gonna accept one feat, you might as well accept the other, because both feats sound ridiculous and nonsensical.
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> Of course there is a suspension of disbelief when a comic is read -- but as I pointed out to "rc" the Spectre is a tangible being. The feat clearly was meant to be a struggle and not something that WW & Supes could do indefinitely. The Hercules "feat" was a story told in another story -- and there is no indication of exactly what happened.

Rigth. The writers showed it, because it wasent meant to be in indication of anything.

> Atlas wasn't charged with holding UP the world -- the mythology doesn't have Atlas holding up the Universe but simply wedging himself between the Sky (Uranus) and Earth (Gaea).

You talk like the feat was only about Atlas standing still between two forces, when the description goes on about how he actually had to support one of the two cosmic forces, to keep it separated from the other.

"Atlas, along with his brother Menoetius, sided with the Titans in their war against the Olympians, the Titanomachy. His brothers Prometheus and Epimetheus weighed the odds and betrayed the other Titans by forming an alliance with the Olympians. When the Titans were defeated, many of them (including Menoetius) were confined to Tartarus, but Zeus condemned Atlas to stand at the western edge of Gaia, the Earth and hold up Ouranos, the Sky on his shoulders, to prevent the two from resuming their primordial embrace"

He supported the weight of the Heavens. A cosmic being, even if we take in consideration what his role in myth was. And in some art, he is depicted holding a sphere representing the stars and constellations.








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