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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Melville, Hawthorne, Thoreau and Wharton..... Ilvermorny School?

ancient horned serpent

Melville


Melville and Hawthorne at Marconi Beach


Do you think traces of the Ilvermorny School influenced Moby Dick?
Getting ready for my July 31st performance on Mt. Greylock, I'm pondering what Melville, Hawthorne, Thoreau and Wharton might have encountered when they visited this lofty peak.

Would all these writers fall into the Horned Serpent category at the Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardy? 
It's fascinating to study the mythology of Thunderbirds and Horned Serpents. Pukwudgies and Wampuses will require more imagination. We'll look into this at the Incantation Workshop before the performance.


The horned serpent symbol is one of many snake-like deities with horns associated with Native American tribes, often symbolizing rain, thunder and waterways.
Moby Dick, indeed!

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