From: "Andrew Bollen"
Subject: Re: (urth) dog-headed ape, 1st vs. 3rd vp Date: Fri, 1 Aug 2003 18:48:02 +1000 Marc says: > I don't know if anyone mentioned this, but I thought it was a weird repetitive > image. In the Chapter entitled Carnifex after the duel of flowers in Shadow > of the torturer, a dog-headed ape shows up and walks up the wall. I never > made up my mind about that guy. A masked hierodule/cacogen? Maybe they're just baboons? - "papio cynocephalus ursinus". (Cynocephalus = dog-headed, of course.) On the other hand, I did wonder whether the one in Shadow might have been Father Inire, checking out the new guy. Probably a dumb idea. But the cynocephalic ape was associated with Hermes/Mercury/Thoth, I believe - some kind of association with hermetic wisdom; some kind of psychopomp figure also. The first could be quite appropriate for Inire; the second sort of appropriate for Sev's first self- resurrection. --