Re: [mythsoc] on the trail of the Succarath
- In a message dated 3/31/00 7:56:59 PM Central Daylight Time,
> Is this a translation from theYes. http://www.argiropolis.com.ar/ameghino/obras/ameghino/neom.htm
> Spanish site we've been tossing about
I am hoping to know where these other texts for the "mythical" Succarath are
to be found, and what they say. The Jesuit priest in the 1700's thought he
was writing about a =real= animal. The 1898 writer thinks he has linked that
up with a surviving form of the "Mylodon" prehistoric animal, known to the
Patagonian Indians as the "iemisch" (he says).
However I know of no science in the subsequent hundred years which has
confirmed any of this; though Patagonia is still a big and desolate and
remote place. All right, the natives talked about the iemisch; the natives
of Nepal talk about the yeti.
The trouble with manatees is that they live exclusively in the water, not on
land at all, and the trouble with marsupials is that the animal is described
as carrying its young =on its tail= (which I find rather unlikely), not in a
- At 11:47 AM -0500 4/1/00, Stolzi@... wrote:
>Cept that it said that they crawl up the tail and ride on the back,
>The trouble with manatees is that they live exclusively in the water, not on
>land at all, and the trouble with marsupials is that the animal is described
>as carrying its young =on its tail= (which I find rather unlikely), not in a
just like baby opossums in NA, when they are too large for the pouch.
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