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#168638 - 12/21/18 04:34 PM Is Setebos a lion, tiger, or bear?
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What do you guys think?
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#168639 - 12/21/18 06:23 PM Re: Is Setebos a lion, tiger, or bear? [Re: ColinFraizer]
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Possibly a bear or a buffalo, or a mixture of both. A beast with two horns and hair hanging down to its feet sounds like a buffalo. In pre-Columbian America, the buffalo and bear ranged as far south as central Mexico. That's still a long way from Patagonia, but the Patagonians may have heard stories about them, or seen skins, etc. The fur that the Patagonians wore came from the guanacos, a big animal in its own right, which clothing the Europeans may have thought was the fur of the large "Setebos."
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#168641 - 12/21/18 06:51 PM Re: Is Setebos a lion, tiger, or bear? [Re: Enright]
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LOL! I am a victim of my own poor efforts at expression.

Is the character Setebos from the Dan Simmons novel Olympos a member of the class of beings called the "Lions and Tigers and Bears" in the Dan Simmons novel The Rise of Endymion.

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#168647 - 12/22/18 12:21 PM Re: Is Setebos a lion, tiger, or bear? [Re: ColinFraizer]
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 Originally Posted By: ColinFraizer
LOL! I am a victim of my own poor efforts at expression.

Is the character Setebos from the Dan Simmons novel Olympos a member of the class of beings called the "Lions and Tigers and Bears" in the Dan Simmons novel The Rise of Endymion.


Ha-ha! I thought I might be way off but decided to take the buffalo by the horns anyway.
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#168649 - 12/23/18 10:56 AM Re: Is Setebos a lion, tiger, or bear? [Re: Enright]
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You'll have to ask The Wizard!
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#168651 - 12/23/18 06:40 PM Re: Is Setebos a lion, tiger, or bear? [Re: AuntJobiska]
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I was going to ask the Tin Man but didn't have the heart.
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#168653 - 12/24/18 12:45 PM Re: Is Setebos a lion, tiger, or bear? [Re: Enright]
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And the Lion was afraid to answer, and the Scarecrow couldn't remember the question.

Edited by jmill (12/24/18 12:45 PM)

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#168667 - 12/27/18 01:22 AM Re: Is Setebos a lion, tiger, or bear? [Re: jmill]
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Maybe I’ll ask the coroner, who may aver—having thoroughly examined, sir, the state of this overlong thread—that the topic is most sincerely dead.
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#168673 - 12/27/18 01:31 PM Re: Is Setebos a lion, tiger, or bear? [Re: ColinFraizer]
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It has been alleged—not entirely unfairly—that my posts are created by a badly Turing Test-failing program evolved from a Zippy the Pinhead emulator. I provide this link as evidence that I was trying to be funny above, not merely tossing more word salad at you guys:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huPDP5-NfbE

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#168689 - 01/04/19 07:10 PM Re: Is Setebos a lion, tiger, or bear? [Re: ColinFraizer]
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I thought the "sincerely dead" post was brilliant.
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