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Topic: Halo: Human Names

From: Ian BrowningSmith
Location: Illinois, United States
Date: 07/15/2013

I was just curious how you came up with the names for the Ancient Human characters in the Forerunner books. They sound incredibly original, and despite all my research, I cannot find any source for the names (as Edom and Erda/Erde-Tyrene, Mars and Earth, did have some real-world basis). Did you just make them up?

Re: Halo: Human Names

From: Greg Bear
Date: 07/31/2013

Ah, that would be telling! None of the names used in these books are the actual spirit names of the human characters. Rather, they are the calling-names assigned by shamans during initiation ceremonies in the sacred caves not too far from Marontik. Thanks, Ian!

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