(urth) monsters

b sharp bsharporflat at hotmail.com
Thu May 18 11:55:54 PDT 2006

Well, interesting. It seems there are at least two or three here who flout 
the naming convention that urth humans have saint names and aliens have 
mythological names in BotNS. So Typhon (hundred headed Greek demon), 
Baldanders (Borges growing giant) and presumably Talos (bronze man, foe of 
Jason) are humans in BotNS.

If so, are Abaia (meleanesian giant eel), Erebus (Greek darkness, son of 
Chaos), Arioch (Miltonian, Moorcockian demon), Scylla (Greek monster, foe of 
Odysseus) and others of the 17 megatherians also human or of human origin?

Anyway what are the names of the other 13?  Could we guess Uroburos? 
extrapolate to Charybdis? Hydra? Leviathan?  Moby Dick?  Sponge Bob?

*Okay, my last quiz didn't work out so well, perhaps this will, though it IS 
a toughie.  What color is Typhon's hair? (hint- to determine you'll need to 
glean and combine minor facts from both Sword and Urth)


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