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Topic: Augury sheep with real insides! Tell the future, and see too many pictures!  (Read 6988 times)
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« on: May 11, 2008 07:36:52 PM »

Some time ago, I was having a conversation with a friend of mine in which the concept of reading entrails came up.  And we were playing around, and someone started saying things about computer generated druids, and how a computerized goat might freeze up in the middle of an augury, and you'd have to reboot, or make sure your sacrificial knife was compatible. 

And then somewhere along the line, this turned into the idea of a real stuffed goat, with real stuffed entrails.  I haven't found a goat yet (I'm not quite ready to buy one new, as I'd feel sort of bad butchering it before it's had a nice life as a normal stuffed animal) but I did find this nice sheep, and did horrible (but thoroughly researched) things to his little insides:



Most sheep are not equipped with zippers.  This feature is for the convenience of the haruspex (one who reads entrails):




Stomach (the stomach of a sheep may take up nearly a third of its little insides, according to the vet sources I looked up):


Intestines!


Two lungs and the heart:


And (most importantly for ancient augury) the liver.  You can also see the spiral colon all spread out:


The liver is made of paperclay and modeled after the liver of Piacenza, which is made of bronze, and was more or less an ancient Etruscan "textbook" to deciphering what a sheep's liver is trying to tell you about the future:




Augury Sheep's liver is a bit more direct.  It has fortune-cookie style fortunes which can be suited to the occasion, and distributed to the entire audience, not just whoever commissioned the sacrifice:


And unlike most creatures, the Augury Sheep is not the least bit distressed to have his guts spread out.  He knows that the next thing I'm going to do is put them all away again so his intestines don't get dusty. 

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« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2008 07:46:06 PM »

Haha! I love it!
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« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2008 08:22:48 PM »

what a cute idea, I love the insides! =)
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« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2008 08:26:19 PM »

Okay, I am a Classics nerd to the extreme, and this is one of the coolest things I have ever seen! Not only is the little sheepy adorable, but he's filled like a pinata with coolness!

And the Etruscan "textbook" liver? Brilliant! You are the Craft Emperor.
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« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2008 08:45:04 PM »

This is hands down one of the awesomest crafts I have ever seen!!!
I love the attention to detail and the whole concept. I am very jealous and I want my own omen sheep.


One teensy weensy correction though...augury was the study of the flights of birds as a method of fortune telling. The correct term for your sheep would be a haruspicy sheep. Sorry to be pedantic, but I am a history major and a classical studies minor AND anal retentive!  Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2008 09:07:16 PM »

oh man, this kind of stuff is sooo up my alley, as weird as that sounds. i love that you even did research on the insides. super awesome. seriously amazing!
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« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2008 04:16:33 AM »

One teensy weensy correction though...augury was the study of the flights of birds as a method of fortune telling. The correct term for your sheep would be a haruspicy sheep. Sorry to be pedantic, but I am a history major and a classical studies minor AND anal retentive!  Cheesy


According to my dictionary, "augury" is currently defined as a sign of the future or an omen, or the work of an auger/ interpretation of omens.  Which may not be the original definition (I was a classics major too), but in this case I was going for the broader sense of foretelling.  That, and I had this feeling that there were probably only about five people on craftster who had any idea what a haruspex was, which is why I defined it in the post, instead of including it in the title...

Thanks, everyone!  This is possibly one of my favorite things, that I've made. Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2008 05:28:24 AM »

that is so cool
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« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2008 05:30:55 AM »

This is so cool.  I don't know why, but I love it and now I want one.  And this is why I love craftster.
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« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2008 06:06:24 AM »

very impressive.. i love it!
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« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2008 09:03:14 AM »

This is so awesome!!! I love it! More I say,more!!
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« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2008 09:21:09 AM »

i was very disturbed.. especially when I saw the pictures of that horribly cute sheep being cut open. But then I got to the end about the fortune cookie part and how the sheep is fine and now I think it's awesome. It made me lol.  Grin this rocks!
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« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2008 11:59:09 AM »

This is a neat and unusual craft idea.  Yes it rocks.

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at fairs.  It might be worth placing these in an esty shop.
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« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2008 03:53:38 PM »

Wow, this is absolutely amazing!  I would buy one in an instant if you ever decide to sell them.  Actually, I would probably buy more than one - being a Roman archaeologist, I think just about all of my friends would find this to be the greatest gift ever.

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« Reply #14 on: May 12, 2008 04:45:51 PM »

oh my various gods! 
that is brilliant!
...and *so* up my alley (yes, i'm a strange one  Roll Eyes )
and yes "this *totally* rocks"
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« Reply #15 on: May 12, 2008 06:09:45 PM »

This is so awesome, I'm speechless.
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« Reply #16 on: May 12, 2008 07:26:36 PM »

LMAO, that has kinda disturbed me!
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« Reply #17 on: May 12, 2008 08:37:23 PM »

*laughs* This is just terribly clever. I love the humor and the modern take on the concept. Just great.
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woo! this is great! it is so inventive! i love ideas that come from random coversations!
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« Reply #19 on: May 13, 2008 02:19:45 AM »

this is, no doubt about it, the coolest thing ever. great job!
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« Reply #20 on: May 13, 2008 06:36:16 AM »

Ahahaha! I love it. He looks so happy and proud looking at his intestines all over the place.
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« Reply #21 on: May 13, 2008 08:01:25 AM »

I wisted this! I had to.....it is far too awesome for me to not wish I had one in my craft room...(because my craft room is designed as a crumbling castle with witchy/shamanistic/etc things stored around the room. )

So very awesome.  Cheesy
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« Reply #23 on: May 13, 2008 04:24:45 PM »

i was very disturbed.. especially when I saw the pictures of that horribly cute sheep being cut open. But then I got to the end about the fortune cookie part and how the sheep is fine and now I think it's awesome. It made me lol.  Grin this rocks!

Well, you see, as a *very* small-time haruspex, I only have the one sheep, so we have to work together in a partnership, rather than the ancient slaughter/feast/get a new sheep tradition.  And as with any working partnership, it doesn't go so well when half the pairing isn't satisfied with his role, so I had to make sure to use a sheep who is honored to participate in the fortune-telling process and doesn't get bothered by being zipped open from time to time.  (Admittedly, one doesn't get many applicants for this kind of job...) 

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« Reply #24 on: May 13, 2008 04:59:04 PM »

I am so glad you pointed the fairy tale swap over here... this is just too damn cute. I love it!! *wisted Smiley
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That last picture is the best.  I love this!  And I am glad you managed to find the (almost) perfect applicant.  Good job!
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« Reply #26 on: May 13, 2008 06:50:57 PM »

That totally rocks!! And he doesn't look any worse for wear and in fact looks like he is smiling in that last pic.

I love the fortunes and the whole thing just totally comes together, yay for sheep reanimation!
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« Reply #27 on: May 13, 2008 08:59:37 PM »

Ummmm....WOW thanate! So cool. I don't know what that is all about but it's really adorable!
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« Reply #28 on: May 14, 2008 10:10:03 AM »

wow, this is so amazing. great job!
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« Reply #30 on: May 15, 2008 03:26:34 PM »

Wow! How impressive!
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« Reply #31 on: May 15, 2008 08:47:35 PM »

I think this is one of the most fantastic things I've seen all week.  It totally appeals to my somewhat weird sense of humor.  He does look quite content knowing that everything will be put back into him at some point.  Great job!

I just had to show this to my younger brother (he's 16) and he says it's "Epic", which apparently is his new phrase.   Smiley
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what a cute idea, I love the insides! =)

i said the exact same thing when i saw the pics !!!!!!!  Cheesy
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« Reply #33 on: June 22, 2008 02:48:42 PM »

Wow. Just wow. That made me laugh even as I was in awe. Amazing job!!
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This is easily the coolest thing I have ever seen. I love the amount of research you've put into it.
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It's so cute yet so disturbing at the same time.

Congrats! Cheesy

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