oracleText=Written May 2003 By Jason Payne (neo@x-matrix.net) www.X-matrix.net

The Oracle - The Mother of the Matrix? The Architect says, "Please," in a disgruntled manner when Neo suggests the Oracle is the "mother" the Architect referred to, but neither reveals who it nor that Neo is wrong. The Architect created the Matrix and is in charge of the Matrix world; the co-creator is in charge of Zion. One might say that woman is the Head Counsillor, Counsillor Dillard, the only woman of importance that lives in Zion and the one who asked for the two captains to volunteer at the council meeting. She ignored Commander Lock's advice and to let Morpheus do his work so things could go as planned, including sending more ships, "to ascertain the fate of The One," despite Zion being attacked by sentinels. However, it is more likely the Oracle. She is the only program that truly wants humans to have a free choice (would be akin to an "intuitive" program). At the same time, she forsees the future, because she knows the program code - akin to God - and why Seraph protects her. Seraph had golden code and was so spectacular because he came from the first incarnation of the Matrix, which was like heaven - perfect. "Seraph" is singular for the plural "seraphim". The six-winged Seraphim are the highest choir of angels closest to the Most-Holy Trinity, who blaze with love for God, and they sit on the 8th level of Heaven just one below God - the Oracle. The Oracle chose Seraph to be her protector. Neo, being the produce of the Oracle's plan, is representative of Jesus Christ - Choi in M1: "Hallelujah. You're my savior, man. My own personal Jesus Christ." There are reasons to believe, however, that Persephone is the "mother". She is a program and displays some very intuitive acts. She knew the Merovingian was in the ladies' room: "You can either run to the restaurant and tell my husband what I have done, or you can stay there and die. He's in the ladies' room."