Tag Archives: the hidden prince of oz

Things We Did on Glass

I’ve been thinking of the uses of glass in the Oz books, particularly when applied in a magical way. The Mangaboos live in glass buildings that grew out of the ground and can grow back together again if they’ve been … Continue reading

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Hope Is the Snake with Feathers

While it’s a little difficult to tell for sure, as Google sometimes refuses to turn up posts that I know I made and the LiveJournal search function is worthless, I don’t think I’ve ever actually devoted a post to Quetzalcoatl … Continue reading

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Crouching Princess, Hidden Prince

The idea of a seemingly insignificant person turning out to be royalty is a common one in myths and fairy tales, and the Oz books are no exception. Since the royals aren’t usually revealed until near the end of the … Continue reading

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A Reign Over Rain

I believe the Rain King is first mentioned in Tik-Tok of Oz, in which we’re told, “The Rain King got too much water in his basin and spilled some over the brim. That made it rain in a certain part … Continue reading

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Tempus in a Teapot

Getting back to apocryphal Oz characters who seem to have gained a marginal amount of fame, we now turn to Tempus the Parrot-Ox. We meet this character in Edward Einhorn‘s Paradox in Oz, one of the most popular Oz books … Continue reading

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