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The Anglo-Saxon Moves West

The Anglo-Saxon is a transplant in the Americas. He is not accustomed to the climate, the soil, the plants, or the animals. He knows nothing of the stories or philosophies of the many Indigenous peoples he encounters. He seeks not to learn, but only to consume and extract what he wants, ruthlessly crushing any resistance he encounters in the process. 

 

This illustration is part of a two-part series focusing on “The Anglo-Saxon” as a singular character. It is based on the Greek story of Erysichthon of Thessaly who, after destroying a sacred forest, was cursed with a hunger so severe that he eventually devoured himself.