Re: [mythsoc] on the trail of the Succarath
- At 7:15 PM -0500 3/29/00, ERATRIANO@... wrote:
>From: ERATRIANO@...Well, if the last ground sloths weren't dead at the time. . . Their
>Now, except for the part about the bushy tail, I'm thinking it sounds like a
>tree sloth. I don't know much about the Patagonian fauna. Anybody want to
>hazard some guesses?
most recent remains were found mummified in Patagonia.
Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
- When I put the word "succarath" into the search engine at www.google.com, I
get a page from an Argentinian web site. It's in Spanish, which I can't
read, but here's the relevant paragraph:
> En el tomo I, páginas 285-286 de la mencionada obra (ediciónHere's the URL for this page:
> Lamas, Buenos Aires, 1873) encontramos sobre la fiera
> patagónica, entre otros el siguiente párrafo: "En los confines de
> la provincia del Río de la Plata, hácia los patagones, se halla un
> animal muy fiero llamado Sú ó según otros Succarath, y anda
> comunmente hacia la ribera de los ríos.
- In a message dated 3/29/00 6:18:13 PM Central Standard Time,
> The Su, with its woman's head, tiger forequarters, wolfI think "exotic" is putting it mildly.
> hindquarters, palm frond tail and toad-headed offspring, was exotic,
Down the BART with Lisa Goldstein,
- My Spanish is not that great, but here's a stab at a translation of
Wendell's quoted paragraph:
In v. 1, p. 285-286 of the above-mentioned work (published by Lamas,
Buenos Aires, 1873), among the wild beasts of Patagonia, is listed among
others the following: "In the confines of the province of Rio de la
Plata, towards Patagonia, is a very fierce animal called Su, or according
to others Succarath, and it mostly hangs around the riverbanks."