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From: mary whalen <marewhalen@yahoo.com>
Subject: (urth) Tracking Song
Date: Tue, 14 Jul 1998 00:12:32 

This is Sean Whalen (prion).

Doesn't anyone want to discuss "Tracking Song"?  Oh, well.

Well, anyway, after I recently reread it it seemed to me that every
mammal is an anthropomorphic creature that has a living cognate as
well as an analogous Ice Age creature of larger form, both living in
North America.

Tribe:  current animal/Ice Age animal

Wiggikki:  wolf/dire wolf
Lenizee:  deer/?
Nashhwonk:  moose/?
Ketin(cha):  lion(ess)/cave lion(ess)
Pamigaka:  boar/?
Pummanga:  ?gopher/?
Mimmunka:  lynx/smilodon (sabre-toothed tiger)
(Cim's t.):  mink/giant mink
(vampires):  bat/?
Min:  ?bear/?cave bear
(snow monkey variety 1):  ?rabbit, chipmunk, mouse/?
(snow monkey variety 2):  squirrel/?
(tall thin woman):  ?/?
(bear-like thing):  ?/?
Cutthroat:  ?man, rabbit

I think the Min are probably bears because of the similarity they have
with the Native American bear stories I've read (a bear with half it's
body made of flint, living in a cave, causing trouble for the hero).
I'm not completely sure, though.

Cutthroat may be a native man, a man from the Great Sleigh, or some
man whose head has been attatched to a rabbit man's body.  I'm really
not sure.

Pummanga never appears in the story, so this is only a guess.

Cutthroat says that there are several varieties of the snow monkeys,
with big fluffy tails.  I think they're just as human as the other
animal tribes, just smaller and less intelligent.

Be alert for my weapon analysis!

By the way, are all of my letters getting through and being sent? 
I've had several that haven't been answered by anyone.  Am I doing
something wrong?  Am I just sending too many?

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