Those eyes on the wolf look so much like Eshita’s eyes. It might be her illusion magic… LOOK OUT, LAZ! THAT SNAKE IS TOO HAPPY!
Happy snake is happy
Cuz he wants to eats u!
not a wolf looks like a saber tooh kitty to me wolves are behind though
scratch that look more like thylacine and extinct austrailian lion but the tails are wrong
the animals behind them that is
Thylacines are significantly thinner, and have larnger feet. Also, they’re marsupials, not lions.
That is definitely a feline in the front and probably canines in the back. Direwolves, maybe?
Questquoquatal! Or however you spell it! Hurrays! Mayan/Incan god time!!! JOY!
Quetzacoatl? (I think that’s how it’s spelt) If I recall correctly, he is very bad news. No, actually. ALL of the Mayan pantheon was bad news (and so was the Aztec). Run, Laz, run! Seriously, I almost feel as if he should be shouting ‘Run, run as fast as you can, you can’t catch me, I’m the devil child, man!’
@Aruan – I think that may be a sabre-toothed tiger. At the very least, it is almost certainly a feline creature. Those things in the back are more likely to be coyotes or jackals, or something similar. (my central american mythology is a tad rusty).
Actual, Quetzalcoatl was the god of learning as well as wind and rivers, and out of the entire Mayan pantheon, he was the only one who was actually nice. he would not accept human sacrifices; there were a couple other gods that didn’t require them, but he was sthe only one who would not accept them whatsoever.
It’s true. Quetz’ offerings were of butterflies and obsidian; butterflies being the carriers of souls, and obsidian being a very sacred stone. It was after the Aztecs moved in that Quetzalcoatl, whose name means “plumed serpent”, became the bloodthirsty sun god, Huitzapoctli (sp?) who demanded blood sacrifices.
Talk about one “Hell” of a makeover. Hee hee
Draconis’s observation regarding the creature in the foreground with Laz underscores a consistency in the author’s style. That being:
The reason the eyes in the eyes in the bushes a couple pages back are often mused to be Eshita’s might not be due to any particularly unique trait of hers, but rather to the very feline nature of her race. See page seventy for a comparison of Eshita’s and Rohit’s eyes. They are essentially identical. And remember the basic concept behind Eshita is “hindu cat-girl.”
What I’m saying is David draws all his cat eyes as yellow circles with a vertical slit. Not particularly astonishing, but these little things help make the comic seem grounded and consistent and help the reader maintain a Willing Suspension of Disbelief.
The snake looks a little too much like coyote from gunnerkrigg court. It’s just the eyes and the mouth and nose that reminds me of him.
Coyote is, IIRC, more black; but, yeah, Quetzalcoatl does bring him to mind. I certainly hope that he sees Laz the same way that Coyote sees Annie…
Well, Quetzalcoatl was more serious than Coyote. His rival, Tezcatlipoca seemed more of a trickster, what with being a god of shadows and sorcery. Tez’ name means “smoking mirror” if I recall correctly, and he was a jaguar, while Quetzalcoatl was a feathered snake possibly with wings.
So *that*’s where old Quetze went after Tezcatlipoca wiped out his people.
Featherboa (I know his name is actually Quetzacotal) seems to have gotten over all his followers dying. Maybe he found a new power source… I don’t know why he has wolves on him.
probobly rules that dimension
the wolves or the snake?
oh and i’m rooting for the wolves!
The ‘snake’, is Quetzalcoatl, the Aztec god of learning. He’s the one in charge, unless any of those wolves happen to be gods.
man, if someone could tame that snake and started riding it..
it would be pretty damn epic
If my azetic lore is correct, that snake is a good guy.
aztecs got good gods?
Quetzalcoatl. Most were close, but missed that L.
Some jerk who can’t mind his own business.
With relatives like the lilitu, who needs enemies. Lilith did say that Laz was gifted at running and getting out of tight spots, she probably figured he could survive in there. If it was me, i’d find a high tree branch and stay there, but the snake would probably still get me…
Quetzalcoatl was actually a pretty benevolent god who helped his people out a couptle of times. But, considering the fact that a) He may have grown bitter (lack of followers, maybe?) and b) Laz is the kid of somebody else’s pantheon (who has usurped his own), he might not take to well to our protagonist. Or perhas he’s not Quetzalcoatl at all and just a giant snake, which is probably a whole lot worse.
RUN LAZ, RUN!
But, if he is eaten, I vote Lillith takes over the comic!
Like I just took over the owl, here? ooooo…nice!
Oh lord! A demon snake that spews wolf demons and giant saber tooth bobcats No but really that is pretty damn sweet!
Yay for Aztec mythology!
Quetzalcoatl was a harbinger of apocalypse. He was liked by his followers but… at arms reach.
Hey! He and Lazarus have something in common!
I thought Quatzalcoatl/ the great feathered serpent was supposed to have wings!!!! (Quatzal) bird and (coatl) snake…. He also had a twin brother Xolotl who was said to have ruled (Mictlan) the underworld but his form was depicted as a dog-like beast…. Could be who the saber toothed beast is!!!
And a sister Itzpapalotl, or Obsidian Butterfly, who had something to do with the underworld as well, but I can’t remember what.
happy snake? incoming Metal Gear Solid spin off!! oh noes!
i say that cuz i just finished playing MGS4 (Metal Gear Solid 4) and i kinda got lost on how many snakes there were. lol
ahhhhh its the aztec / mayan times! run, Laz! RUN!
Please disregard my comment about the site not rendering properly. Looks like it had something to do with a plugin I was using.
beautiful cover! Love all the animals!
Oh hey ‘Coatl. <: This looks fuuun~
Really should read the chapter before commenting but can’t resist with comments like this-
Quatzelcoatl, big feathered snake god of South American native tribes, commonly mistaken for the North American tribes’ thunderbird?
Forgot the jaguar god’s name, & the backwards footed cryptkeeper Xototl…. what a combination!!! ^.^
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