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Page 17 – The Sirrush

He’s been teased for weeks… Everyone, Sirrush. Sirrush, everyone.

Now’s as good a time as any to let you in on how I’m going to be handling mythology in the story. One of my favorite things in storytelling is to blend myth, legend, Bible stories, and folklore together, and that’s what I’m doing here.

250px-PazuzuDemonAssyria1stMil_2The sirrush originally is a combination animal with feline front legs and scaly bird legs in the back, a serpentine body, horns… and no wings. In my story, as the main villain is Marduk (an old Babylonian god), I decided to blend him with an Assyrian demon and give him the four wings. The statue to the left is a famous Assyrian demon known as Pazuzu (and may resemble a certain demon statue from The Exorcist if you’re paying attention.

As strange as it may seem, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking this stuff through and I hope it all makes sense in the telling. I guess we’ll see that part when it all rolls around! But there’s a lot of stuff going on and the world will be opened soon.

But hey, let’s deal with this dragon first, okay?

Got questions? Let’s chat in the comments!