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Planet NarniaThe Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C. S. Lewis$
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Michael Ward

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195313871

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313871.001.0001

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 Mercury

 Mercury

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(p.140) SEVEN Mercury
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Planet Narnia
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Michael Ward (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313871.003.0007

Mercury and Hermes in Lewis's scholarship, That Hideous Strength, and poetry. The Babel curse, multivalence, puns, and the faculty of componendo et dividendo. The donegality of The Horse and His Boy. ‘Meeting selves, same but sundered’, Castor and Pollux, swiftness, heraldry, theft, skill in speech, quicksilver. A manifestation of hesychastic prayer, of the Trinitarian spirit and of consubstantiality.

Keywords:   Hermes, quicksilver, swiftness, heraldry, Castor, Pollux, speech, Babel, puns, Trinitarian

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