"You see," Jorse began, "It's one of Rolter's 52 Allegories, which, if you haven't heard of them, are an old reinterpretation of the Sacred Texts that considers them as symbols and then ties them back to the literal meaning of the Text. Number 44, to be exact; I've never liked it. It gives a pretty shoddy explanation for why the Sacred Beasts tend to match the natures of the Gods - Gaezal is wise and fair like Verir and Far'hinnis is creative and in touch with his emotions like Our Lady - except Xafer and Krad don't seem to be anything alike; Krad has three moods per page, but Xafer seems as steady as a rock. He approaches it like Krad's mood swings are all beneficial and Xafer's just not divine enough, which is kind of absurd, I mean, look at half of the Tales And Origins where he's got more than a cursory mention - it's just like saying it was good that Trixer took too long to think about how he'd save Naenas. You know? So I'm looking at by looking at the other Sacred Beasts and seeing if I can detect any emotion at all from any of them; if it's something they just don't have, then that explains why it defines Krad but is ignored when discussing Xafer. Any thoughts, Avry'l?"
Jagen rubbed his eyes. It's gonna be a long night, he wailed silently.
"Tell you what, Leto, I won't fight with you. Zeus' wives are pretty tough customers. You have my permission to boast openly that you have beaten the daylights out of me."
-Hermes, the Iliad (Stanley Lombardo, translator) Book 21