|Copper, Fossilized Seashells|
...mighty whale. He to our sorrow is often found dangerous and fierce to all
seafaring men. The name Fastitocalon is given him, the floater on ocean
streams. His form is like a rough stone, as if the greatest of seaweeds, girt by
sandbanks, were heaving byt the water's shore, so that seafarers suppose
they behold some island with their eyes...When he, skilled in treachery, feels
that the voyagers are set firmly upon him...then suddenly the ocean creature
sinks down with his prey into the salt wave...
I was tempted to just make a little ship haircomb, and figure the wearer's head would then become the fastitocalon. I was also tempted to affix a palm tree in the middle of the whale's back, like on desert islands in cartoons. I did neither.