(urth) Mucor and the devils
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Mon Nov 29 11:23:42 PST 2010
> Gerry Quinn-
> Vampires are a staple of mythology, and there are multiple types. I
> suspect the number of large-scale sf/fantasy works that contain some
> kind of vampire is probably greater than the number that do not.
Well, in Wolfe's novels vampires are very, very common. Soldier of
Sidon, The Wizard Knight, and Long/Short Sun. Significantly, Typhonians
were a kind of vampire (see Montegue Summers), and they are signified by
red hair (Rose, Chenille who dyes it red, and Silk whose beard is
> Coming back to Mucor, I was struck last night by an anomaly
> (fortunately, I was not injured). Mucor sends out her spirit and
> possesses bodies, usually but not always human. But she calls Quetzal
> "the man who isn't there", My first impression was that she could see
> (and supersede) spirits. But inhumi have human-appearing spirits!
> Why do they not look normal to Mucor? Perhaps she sees bodies rather
> than spirits, and Quetzal lacks a human body. But she still notices
> him. So Mucor must be able somehow to see body and spirit at once
> when on her travels.
Exactly. In Quetzal's case, she sees the man (spirit), but no human body.
The Man is not there. Only the animal is there.
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