File spoon-archives/nietzsche.archive/nietzsche_1998/nietzsche.9801, message 28


Date: Mon, 19 Jan 1998 14:34:53 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Re: Zarathustra---die bunte kuhe..


>GREETINGS,
>
>An excuse to start with...for my poor english, i am dutch.
>
>About: Also sprach zarathustra; the name of the village were zarathustra
>go's now and then, i believe it is called: die bunte kuhe...(.....cow)
>(in dutch it is: de bonte koe), could it be that " the cow " metaphore--
>means: " the world"--"humankind"?...i saw this explaination in a book
>about:"the zarathushtra" from 1000 years bc...the wise man zara. uses
>cow this way.
>what do you think?
>
>with kind regards,
>
>jasper agterbosch

_Die bunte kuhe_, or "The Dappled Cow"? Or "The Many-Colored Cow"? Do you
remember where this is in Z.? The reference would seem to be to the human
"herd." Zarathustra descends to the level of the human herd to teach it a
new goal: Eubie the Mensch.

Steve
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