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Where did the term Kwisatz Haderach in Dune originate?

Kefitzat Haderech is a Jewish phrase that means "contracting the path". Herbert defines Kwisatz Haderach as "the Shortening of the Way" (Dune: Appendix IV), clearly meaning to reference the Hebrew ...
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Why does Dune have such fundamental changes to major religions?

Religions are no constants. They have always interacted with each other and with society and are rather flexible. Consider Mormonism, which started as a syncretism of Christianity and freemasonry. In ...
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How relevant is the Atreides' link to Agamemnon in 'Dune'?

The prequels provide bit more details: At some stage of human history, a group of rebels managed to take over the Old Empire. To cement their power, they've transferred their brains into immortal ...
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How relevant is the Atreides' link to Agamemnon in 'Dune'?

It is relevant because in God Emperor of Dune, Leto II reveals how, over the past 3500+ years, he has had conversations with the memories of his ancestors, including Agamemnon, and is determined that ...
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What does this line from Frank Herbert's Dune mean?

It is true that Gurney had told Paul that the Emperor was holed in the ship. The reference is to them approaching him (at that moment). This is made clear in the next paragraph The Emperor's ...
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