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Grey Gargoyle

Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008
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Zarius

Member Since: Sun Sep 03, 2017
Subj: Kindred
Posted: Sat Jun 05, 2021 at 10:41:26 am EDT (Viewed 129 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Amazing Spider-Man#67: Role Model Decoys?
Posted: Fri Jun 04, 2021 at 06:30:13 am EDT (Viewed 116 times)



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    Yes, there's also still the matter of the 'demon Mary Jane' from the astral plane to consider


Yes, absolutely. I totally agree. It is an important element of the story since the protagonists were travelling through Peter Parker's soulscape.

In my case, the problem is that I may overinterpret what Nick Spencer is intending.

For example, I can't help noticing that Kindred is a mummy protected by centipedes:

-In Egyptian mythology, centipedes ward off evil spirits and are associated with death & afterlife. Sepa, the centipede god, was depicted as a mummified figure.

-The centipedes appear in Mesoamerican mythologies. In Maya mythology, centipedes are associated with the afterlife, death deities & the underworld. Mummification was practiced by the Aztec culture.

-In Mesopotamian mythology, centipedes protect against Lamashtu (a demon who menaced women during childbirth and kidnapped their children) but mummification was not practiced in Mesopotamia.

Thus, what actually is Kindred?

Also, I can't help thinking that Norman Osborn might have ritually sacrificed Baby May with the aim of resurrecting Harry. But it cannot be that, can it?
https://www.cbr.com/spider-man-norman-osborn-green-goblin-worst-deeds-ever/
Addressing the death of the baby is the one element in Spider-Man's history that Marvel has vetoed for years (except once, in 2005, in Marvel Knights: Spider-Man).
Also, Baby May died in 1996 whereas Harry Osborn returned in 2007.
So, it cannot be the one & only satisfying explanation, can it? I can't figure out yet what the key to the mystery is...


Nota Bene:
1993: Harry Osborn apparently died.
1994: Scrier(s) first encountered Spider-Man.
1995: "Aunt May" apparently died.
1996: Mendel Stromm & Norman Osborn returned. Baby May apparently died. Alison Mongrain first appeared & snatched the body of the stillborn child.
1997: Alison Mongrain was in Europe. Mad Jack (Daniel Berkhart & Maguire Beck) worked for Norman Osborn.
1998: An artificial Green Goblin patterned after Harry Osborn manifested himself in New York. Wilson Fisk was in Paris. Alison Mongrain died & Aunt May returned.
1999: Quentin Beck kidnapped Baby Karen and apparently died.
2000: The artificial Green Goblin died.
2002: Vanessa Fisk apparently killed Richard Fisk.
2005: Mac Gargan told Peter Parker that Norman Osborn may have been responsible for the death of Baby May.
2006: "Undead Quentin Beck" made a cameo appearance.
2007: Vanessa Fisk apparently died - 'One More Day' - Harry Osborn apparently returned.
2008-2018: At one moment in time, Quentin Beck was apparently resurrected.
2018: Kindred manifested himself in New York.



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