Comic 563 - Canopic Jars
7th Oct 2020, 12:00 AM in The Passage
Canopic Jars
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Microraptor edit delete
Microraptor
The Wikipedia article about the Macrobians (as described by Herodotus) states that they "practiced an elaborate form of embalming". This made me immediately think of ancient Egyptians.
So what if, I thought, they also had canopic jars?

Egyptian canopic jars usually had the heads of four different deities, with each having the head of a baboon, a jackal, a falcon and a human respectively.
But because the Macrobian traditions are supposed to be similar but definitely distinct, I decided that their canopic jars should have the heads of ostrich, elephant and wildebeest.
User comments:
lirvilas edit delete reply
lirvilas
it is the season for canning

eeew

(also, pretty cool to see your faster-paced update schedule!)
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
Beware the thing that will escape out of one of these cans... ;-)

(I decided to update a bit faster here to get at least most of this story arc out within the Halloween season. Let's see how well I'll be able to uphold that pace...)
Stilldown edit delete reply
Stilldown
Just out of interest for a possible cameo; does Kanny have a driver's license?
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
She quite certainly has a driver's license!
Stilldown edit delete reply
Stilldown
Good , I thought about choosing a car for her and found the Citroen Dyane 6 would be fitting.
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
*google google google *

Ah yes, looks nice!
Stilldown edit delete reply
Stilldown
So for cameos and crossovers (if canon or not), I thought these characters would drive this cars:
Sören: Amphicar 770
Kanny: Citroen Dyane 6 (not to be confused with the 2CV. It's not a "Ente")
Peter: Opel GT (The true, original one, not the later joke). He'll drive several rented cars, though, last was a Ford Capri mk1.