Quick Reference

Spakes: Mythologically real creatures. They stalk you, kill you with knives, and feed off of your soul.



Innocents: Basically, virgins who are stalked and killed by Spakes.


Connectors: Innocents who were killed improperly by Spakes. Ghost-like entities that are neither living nor dead.


The Originals: The first five Spakes (later six, including Habakkuk) who were pulled into this reality from their own by certain Ancient Egyptian Scribes.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Aeschylus Quotes


I think Solomon helped Aeschylus write the Oresteia:

“…and radiant dreams are passing in the night, the memories throb with sorrow, joy with pain…it is pain to see dreams and see desires slip through the arms, a vision lost for ever winging down the moving drifts of sleep.” (lines 419-424)

“And once he slipped his neck in the strap of Fate, his spirit veering black, impure, unholy, once he turned he stopped at nothing, seized with the frenzy blinding driving to outrage – wretched frenzy, cause of all our grief!” (lines 17-24)

“…now I wait, I listen…there – there is something breathing under the night’s shroud.” (lines 453-455)

“Its eyes on fire, little beggar, fawning for its belly, slave to food.” (lines 721-722)

“But a man’s life-blood is dark and mortal. Once it wets the earth what song can sing it back?” (lines 1017-1020)

“Drop by drop at the heart, the gold of life ebbs out.” (line 1123)

“…they have their harmony but it is harsh, their words are harsh, they drink beyond the limit. Flushed on the blood of men their spirit grows and none can turn away their revel breeding in the veins – ” (lines 1190-1194)

2 comments:

Alan Andrews said...

Okay, I still don't get it, but these are great quotes.

Among my favorites:
"Its eyes on fire, little beggar, fawning for its belly, slave to food."


"But a man’s life-blood is dark and mortal. Once it wets the earth what song can sing it back?"


By the way, my word verification jumble for this comment is, "supeless." Isn't that a great word? Sounds like a super-hero stripped of their powers: "I once could bend metal with my mind, until the Spakes rendered me supeless."

Naomi Ruth said...

Omgoodness... That is fantastic. They probably could find a way to do that. The one character, Hezekiah, finds that idea quite fascinating.