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Posted: 27 Jun 05, 07:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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What does "Seven Seas of Rhye" mean? It's not in my dictionary

Rhye is an Ancient Mythical God from the sea invented by the American Gothic novelist H.P. Lovecraft. Rhye is one of the many mythical characters in Lovecraft's tales.

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I was wondering which Lovecraft book mentions "Rhye"? and if anybody knows if it has any relevance to the lyrics of the song.



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Posted: 27 Jun 05, 07:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wikipedia says: ''The song is about Freddie Mercury's childhood fantasy world named Rhye''

Though I'm not sure about it. On Russian Rhye - means Heaven and I don't know where this word came to our language from...

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Posted: 27 Jun 05, 07:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Isn't Rhye a kind of god?!


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Posted: 27 Jun 05, 22:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Where did Freddie state that Rhye was his fantasy world?


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Posted: 28 Jun 05, 03:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

queenie bopper wrote:

Where did Freddie state that Rhye was his fantasy world?



Yes, where did he say that?


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Posted: 29 Jun 05, 04:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I thought it was Ryleh (or something like that) in Lovecraft.....


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Posted: 29 Jun 05, 09:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The King Of Rhye wrote:

I thought it was Ryleh (or something like that) in Lovecraft.....


Well, according to your nickname you should know. You just don't wanna tell us, right? ;)


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Posted: 29 Jun 05, 09:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hah! I found out where Rhye is by looking at the King of Rhye's profile. Rhye has got to be somewhere in Michigan :D


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Posted: 30 Jun 05, 04:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mr Drowse wrote:

Hah! I found out where Rhye is by looking at the King of Rhye's profile. Rhye has got to be somewhere in Michigan :D


Yeah, there you go! :)


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Posted: 30 Jun 05, 08:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The King Of Rhye wrote:

Mr Drowse wrote:

Hah! I found out where Rhye is by looking at the King of Rhye's profile. Rhye has got to be somewhere in Michigan :D


Yeah, there you go! :)


I knew it! :)


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Posted: 03 Jul 05, 05:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

this is from Wikipedia...(paraphrased somewhat)

R'lyeh is a fictional city that first appeared in the writings of HP Lovecraft....a sunken city under the Pacific Ocean where the godlike being Cthulhu resides....characterized by an architecture based on non Euclidean geometry...


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Posted: 06 Jul 05, 04:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

So Mercury probably didn't read the book?

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Posted: 06 Jul 05, 20:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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So Mercury probably didn't read the book?


Most of H.P. Lovecraft's stories were written in the '30s and many were in print in the '50s and '60s via the publisher Arkham House, so its entirely possible Freddie had read some of his better known pieces.

But I don't think that's where the Rhye in 'Seven Seas of Rhye' came from.


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Posted: 07 Jul 05, 23:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

So--I only fouund one website that stated that Rhye was a fantasy world of Freddie's, but I don't know if it's credible or not. Anyone know anything?


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Posted: 08 Jul 05, 04:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I hope Rhye was many naked men and women