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    Chapter 02

    Postby Freakzilla » 01 Mar 2008 11:53

    This chapter is from the Hadi Benotto translation of the volumes discovered at Dar-es-Balat:

    I WAS born Leto Atreides II more than three thousand standard years ago,
    measuring from the moment when I cause these words to be printed. My father was
    Paul Muad'Dib. My mother was his Fremen consort, Chani. My maternal grandmother
    was Faroula, a noted herbalist among the Fremen. My paternal grandmother was
    Jessica, a product of the Bene Gesserit breeding scheme in their search for a
    male who could share the powers of the Sisterhood's Reverend Mothers. My
    maternal grandfather was Liet-Kynes, the planetologist who organized the
    ecological transformation of Arrakis. My paternal grandfather was Leto Atreides,
    descendant of the House of Atreus and tracing his ancestry directly back to the
    Greek original.
    Enough of these begats!


    Leto goes on to say that his Golden Path is no more or less than the survival of the human race and being prescient forces this responsibility on him. He also tells us that his prescience is stronger than Pauls. Arrakis is no longer desert except for a tiny remnant Leto calls his Sareer. All the worms are gone. There is no more spice, except Leto's hoard, the Bene Gesserit and Guild stores and the stashes of the few remaining Great houses, and Leto doles it out as a reward and holds it back as punishment. Through his absolute control over the remaining spice Leto enforces peace in his empire. He says he knows how he must "die" but not when or the players involved, only if the Golden Path endures. He gives us a physical description of himself:

    At this writing, the whole could be considered rather gross. I am what could be
    called a pre-worm. My body is about seven meters long and somewhat more than two
    meters in diameter, ribbed for most of its length, with my Atreides face
    positioned man-height at one end, the arms and hands (still quite recognizable
    as human) just below. My legs and feet? Well, they are mostly atrophied. Just
    flippers, really, and they have wandered back along my body. The whole of me
    weighs approximately five old tons. These items I append because I know they
    will have historical interest.


    He mentions the importance of Siona, but also that he would have let her die in the forest. They are an extention of his purpose which is to be the greatest predator ever know.
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    Re: Chapter 02

    Postby Freakzilla » 10 Jul 2012 11:59

    Revised... is this supposed to be two seperate chapters???
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    Re: Chapter 02

    Postby Freakzilla » 10 Jul 2012 20:07

    Fixed
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    Re: Chapter 02

    Postby georgiedenbro » 06 Aug 2015 14:41

    Interestingly my edition of GEoD has a different word than than Freak's version used here.

    Freak's version:

    My paternal grandfather was Leto Atreides, descendant of the House of Atreus and tracing his ancestry directly back to the Greek original.


    My version, which is from this edition from either 1983 or 1984 https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/143 ... or_of_Dune

    My paternal grandfather was The Atreides, descendant of the House of Atreus and tracing his ancestry directly back to the Greek original.


    Not only is Leto I referred to as "The" Atreides, but the word is also italicized in my book. Is this word choice (later amended?) meant to convey a bit of a joke on Leto II's part, in sharing the first name of his grandfather? Or perhaps it means that Leto I was the originator of what comes to be known as the Atreides morality.

    On a side note it never gets easier to read this passage and realize how stupid someone would have to be to read this and then conclude that "the original Greek" could possibly mean a Cymek :oops:
    "um-m-m-ah-h-h-hm-m-m-m!"
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    Re: Chapter 02

    Postby Freakzilla » 06 Aug 2015 15:00

    I've got an '84 copy at home, I'll try to remember to check that out...

    All of these summaries were done from PDFs, BTW. I have tried to correct errors as they're found.
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