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From: "James Wynn" 
Subject: RE: (urth) inhuma in brazil
Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2002 17:11:32 -0500

Ok. I think it is (to me) absolutely conclusive that Gene Wolfe took the
word "Inhuma" from the Amazonian bird described in Peter Fleming's
"Brazilian Adventure". In fact, I think it is probable that "Brazilian
Adventure" was his source.


-- Crush

-----Original Message-----
From: Phoebe Davis [mailto:meezer_gal@yahoo.com]
Sent: Tuesday, July 23, 2002 3:45 PM
To: urth@urth.net
Subject: RE: (urth) inhuma in brazil

Great -- I'd love to know what you find out.


--- James Wynn  wrote:
> Phoebe Davis said:
> It certainly has mystical associations for the Carajas and some connection
> to the game or dance of capoeirado, although links are in Portugese or
> non-existant...After my research (it was a slow day at work) I personally
> believe that the similarity in name between our flyers and the obscure
> of a rather prosaic domesticated bird to be
> coincidence.
> I'm a little sorry to find out it's not a crypto-zoological creature.
> probably right. It probably has nothing to do with Lupine Inhuma, but I'm
> still going to make it a long-term goal to learn what "mystical
> associations" they bore for the Carajas.
> --Crush
> --

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