The voyage began on the 27th of October, on the day of the earthquake. Or the first of March, when the vestigial virgins have their day. Accounts differ. I’d just as soon it didn’t get light at 4 a.m.

By his children (perhaps) will be invented an herb of similar energy: by means of which humans may visit the sources of the hail, the floodgates of the rains, and the workshops of the thunderbolts. [They] will be able to invade the regions of the Moon, enter the territory of the celestial signs, and there take lodging, some at the Golden Eagle, others at the Ram, others at the Crown, others at the Harp others at the Silver Lion; sit at table with with us, and our goddesses take to wife, which are the only means to become deified.