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Why wasn't Leto II named Leto III?

Postby Lawliet » 14 Jan 2012 02:23

This might be a stupid question, but why wasn't Leto II named Leto III? I mean, the original Leto II was killed by Sardaukars when he was a baby. So why did Paul and Chani name their second son, the main character of Children of Dune, Leto II as well? Isn't he supposed to be Leto III? Has this been explained anywhere?
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Re: Why wasn't Leto II named Leto III?

Postby inhuien » 14 Jan 2012 07:21

One only assumes the numeral upon ascension to the throne.
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Re: Why wasn't Leto II named Leto III?

Postby Freakzilla » 14 Jan 2012 09:35

"She tests us. Do we give Them Their proper places? The Reverend Mother
Jessica to her son, Muad'dib, to his son, Leto II -- the Holy Triumvirate of
Heaven."
"Leto III," Stiros muttered. "What of the other Leto who died at Sardaukar
hands? What of him?"
"Careful, Stiros," Tuek intoned. "You know my great-grandfather pronounced upon
that question from this very bench. Our Divided God was reincarnated with part
of Him remaining in heaven to mediate the Ascendancy. That part of Him became
nameless then, as the True Essence of God should always be!"

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Re: Why wasn't Leto II named Leto III?

Postby SandChigger » 14 Jan 2012 11:31

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Re: Why wasn't Leto II named Leto III?

Postby Lawliet » 14 Jan 2012 12:31

Ah, i understand now. Thanks guys. :)
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Re: Why wasn't Leto II named Leto III?

Postby lotek » 14 Jan 2012 15:52

SandChigger wrote:There are no stupid questions, only stupid answers:


there are no stupid questions, there is only the hack.

EDIT TO ADD
just in case that's read the wrong way, I'll explain so I confuse even more the picture, as most likely everyone knew already I was not implying that stupid had anything to do with the original question, which is quite pertinent really.
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