From: "James Wynn"
Subject: RE: (urth) inhuma in brazil Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2002 17:11:32 -0500 Ok. I think it is (to me) absolutely conclusive that Gene Wolfe took the word "Inhuma" from the Amazonian bird described in Peter Fleming's "Brazilian Adventure". In fact, I think it is probable that "Brazilian Adventure" was his source. http://www.visualclick.com/~jwynn/GeneWolfe/LongSun/ -- Crush -----Original Message----- From: Phoebe Davis [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: Tuesday, July 23, 2002 3:45 PM To: email@example.com Subject: RE: (urth) inhuma in brazil Great -- I'd love to know what you find out. Phoebe --- James Wynn wrote: > Phoebe Davis said: > It certainly has mystical associations for the Carajas and some connection > to the game or dance of capoeirado, although links are in Portugese or > non-existant...After my research (it was a slow day at work) I personally > believe that the similarity in name between our flyers and the obscure name > of a rather prosaic domesticated bird to be > coincidence. > > I'm a little sorry to find out it's not a crypto-zoological creature. You're > probably right. It probably has nothing to do with Lupine Inhuma, but I'm > still going to make it a long-term goal to learn what "mystical > associations" they bore for the Carajas. > > --Crush > > > > > > -- __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Yahoo! Health - Feel better, live better http://health.yahoo.com -- --