on ancient cross-cultural theological anthropology

Curioso que ande, justamente agora, a ler o "Damned" do Chuck Palahniuk. A páginas tantas, no capítulo quarto, diz-se o seguinte:

«That's when I think I see you, Satan. A towering figure steps out of the darkness, striding down alongside a distant row of cages. At least three times as tall as any human being cowering within the bars, the figure drags a forked tail which grows from the base of his spine. His skin sparkles with fish scales. Great black-leather wings sprout from between his shoulder blades - real leather, not like Babette's shabby, fake Manolo Blahniks - and thick horns of bone burst through the scaly surface of his bald pate.
The horned figure stops beside a cage wherein a mortal man cowers and screams wearing the frayed, sullied uniform of some football team. With jagged eagle talons instead of hands, the horned figure flips the lock on the man's cage, reaches in, and snatches about in the small space while the screaming football man dodges and evades being caught.
A voice says, "That's not Satan." From a nearby cell, a teenage boy calls, "That was Ahriman, just a demon of the Iranian desert."»

Se calhar, Jenks Miller também anda a ler o "Damned".

Se calhar, "Half Blood" vai ter uma faixa intitulada Psezpolnica.
E mais não sei, porque ainda só vou na página 92.

Para quem quiser saber mais acerca de Ahriman, o demónio, Palahniuk elucida:

«Ahriman, he explains, is nothing more than a deposed deity native to ancient Persian culture. He was the twin of Ohrmazd, born of the god Zurvan the Creator. Ahriman is responsible for poison, drought, famine, scorpions, mostly stereotypical desert stuff. His own son is Zohak and has venomous snakes which grow from the skin of his shoulders.»

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