A Trespass of Swine

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Considerations of humanity and hogritude, because an insufficiency of pigs is one of the great faults of all that the gods have made manifest to man.

The pig she rides

You might ride the pig on a carnival carousel, but bounding aboard, the faux-jeweled saddle of a horse, tiger or zebra was probably your intended mount. The pig being a last resort to avoid the chariot seats, far from the bright brass ring.

the pig she rides

She is a fair woman, this daughter of Eve; and the pig she rides has no gold ring in its nose. Yet she rides that pig without discretion. Explaining only that the pig, and such like animals named by Adam, were never expelled from Paradise after the fall.

the Porcine Oracle


Additional information:

  • Sejuani, the Winter’s Wrath, is a warrior woman “cut from the ice, shaped in the storms, hardened in the cold” who rides the battle boar, Bristle, in the online fantasy game League of Legends from Riot Games, Inc.
  • In 2005 the late contemporary American figurative painter, Bryten Goss (1976-2006), painted his then girlfriend, actress Alexandra Breckenridge, riding a pig.

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