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Topic: The Mantle and Medieval China

From: DecepticonCobra
Location: California
Date: 02/07/2013

Hey Mr. Bear,

I wondered if the concept of the Mantle of Responsibility was influenced by the Chinese Mandate of Heaven. The Mantle talks about the idea of Living Time and how it is only a temporary time for the Forerunners to rule before passing down the Mantle to another species. Likewise, the Mandate talks about how an old, aging dynasty would pass on responsibility to a new dynasty.

Sounds pretty similar.

Thanks.

Re: The Mantle and Medieval China

From: Greg Bear
Date: 02/08/2013

Interesting thought! Wonder what the Precursors would have to say?

Re: The Mantle and Medieval China

From: DecepticonCobra
Location: California
Date: 02/08/2013

They;d probably look at us and go "Copy cats".

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