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mrcrumley

There's Really No Such Thing as a Weaving Wheel

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The wheel weaves as the wheel wills."  Except that there's not really such a thing as a "weaving wheel." Cloth and tapestries are woven on a loom, not a wheel.

Is it possible RJ confused a spinning wheel (that makes yarn or thread) with a weaving loom (that weaves cloth)? That seems like a REALLY big mistake to make... what with naming the whole series after it and all.

Edited by mrcrumley

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I have thought of this saying in two ways:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watermill

The Wheel is the power for the threads of The Pattern as a watermill's wheel does the same for those early factories.  Please remember, this is only their interpretation of the cosmic forces of the planet.

In a another metaphysical way;

As the Wheel weaves the threads of energy beneath it, the Pattern swirls in response much as water whirls about in a river.  The threads of the Pattern bind themselves in ways that follow the natural principles of reality.

Edited by Maedelin

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Wheel as in circular, the concept that time repeats itself in WOT.  Hence never a beginning or and end since the ages repeat themselves over and over without an end.  Just like if you walk in a circle you will arrive where you started.

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