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Then came that damnable, recurrent thing about the swineherd .hp.lovecraft his filthy drove in the twilit grotto. Trimalchio was known to host extremely lavish and elaborate dinner parties S.

It is interesting to note that once deep in the twilit grotto de la Poer has an encounter with Nyarlathotep and his two amorphous idiot flute-players. Immediately subsequent to this encounter he attacks and feeds on Norrys.

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Even before this horrible incident, de la Poer notes that the only member of the expedition that he notices is the plump Capt. In an alternative hypothesis, it is suggested that Nyarlathotep influences a sub-set of humanity of a particularly genetic strain, again resulting in cannibalism.

For more on this subject, please read that article.

A third hypothesis suggested in this article is that the mechanism responsible for the cannibalism may be microbial in nature. The feeding of the Norrys, other humans and possibly other hominids may have a means of transferring a bacterial or viral carrier or possibly a prion.

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“The Rats in the Walls” by H. P. Lovecraft

A prion is an infectious, misfolded protein. A brain from a person with mad cow disease leftcaused by prions, compared to a normal brain right www.

In addition to mad cow disease, prions have also been known to infect isolated tje in Papua New Guinea who practice a ritualistic form of cannibalism where the organs of the recently deceased are feed to family members. The mechanism behind these symptoms was the prion binding to intracellular components resulting in the death of cells within the nervous system.

Is it possible that a less virulent form of prion is responsible for the madness that overtakes de la Poer? We have prions normally in our tissues but we know very little about what function they serve. Finally, before we leave Exham Priory I want to note hhe the H. Thus, while the de la Poer blood line is essentially isolated in time, the Norrys blood line flourishes on lands once owned by the de la Poers.

Again, this is another example of cannibalism being the outcome of the isolation of an individual or community. Thank you β€” Fred.

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You might want to note that there is solid evidence that some rts have more than 3 color vision.

The Rats In The Walls by H.P. Lovecraft

Tetrachromacy is known to exist in a small percentage of humans. To quote from wikipedia very very incomplete info, but I lost a HDD a few months ago:. Gabriele Jordan identified a woman subject cDa29 who could detect a greater variety of colors than trichromats h.p.oovecraft, corresponding with a functional tetrachromat or true tetrachromat.


They were examined and found to have differences in the cones of their eyes.

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Thank you for the comments Barley! Some very interesting stuff. I have been reading about that subject as well on the internet.

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