Publius Enigma - The Laïus theory
AMLOR (A Momentary Lapse of Reason - 1987)
Publius Enigma appeared already in 1987 in Pink Floyd's album "A Momentary Lapse of Reason".
Two small inscriptions on the photos of the CD cover mention "PUBLIUS" associated with an image of a man with a moon-like hook, and the other featuring a women over a cliff and the word "ENIGMA" written on the lower right side of the page. What can this possibly means?
HINT 1: If I follow my PUBLIUS = LAIUS theory, the first image can be a hint: the greek word LAIOS is close enough from "LAÏS", which means a SICKLE!
HINT 2: In a famous analysis of the mythe of Oedipous, Marie Delcourt said "Laïos équivaut à Publius ou Publicola" (Laius is equivalent to Publius or Publicola).
(Marie Delcourt, Oedipe ou la légende du conquérant, Belles-Lettres, Paris, 1981, p. 27)
HINT 3: In Oedipus the King, Oedipous was conceived during a momentary lapse of reason by his father Laïos, who was at the time completely drunk. Jocasta wanted a baby, while Laïos, afraid of an ancient oracle, refused to do his matrimonial duty).
HINT 4: Once he answered the enigma of the sphinx, The Sphinx threw herself from a CLIFF. On the second image of the AMLOR CD cover, we see a girl seemingly ready to jump from a cliff. Just a coincidence?
From AMLOR (A Momentary Lapse of Reason) CD Cover
Once the Riddle of the Sphinx was solved, she jumped from a cliff. The Sphinx threw herself off the acropolis from Mount Phikion ("Sphinx Mountain") and committed suicide (an odd form of suicide for a creature with wings?).
Here is a very interesting link on the SPHINX.
The Sphinx of Corinth click HERE.
Something on Oedipus & Akhnaten