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Big Birds

I don’t think I’ve ever written a post about the Simurgh, the giant bird from Persian mythology that I actually first came across in the Xanth series. Pretty much always identified as female, this peacock-like bird is often shown as … Continue reading

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Just Another Long Black Letter Day

The first Frank Black albums I bought when they were new were Black Letter Days and Devil’s Workshop, which actually came out on the same day in 2002. It was also the day the Neko Case album Blacklisted was released, … Continue reading

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Guys and Gulls

For today’s Oz post, how about a look at a few very minor characters whom I nevertheless found quite intriguing? Both are birds, are both appear briefly in Ruth Plumly Thompson’s Oz books to solve a problem, and then promptly … Continue reading

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The Tengu Tango

If you study classic mythology and fairy tales, you soon come to realize that a lot of the mystical beings of folklore aren’t really all good or all evil. Many of them are just out for their own interests, and … Continue reading

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