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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
> image.  In the Chapter entitled Carnifex after the duel of flowers in
> 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.


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