Edgar Rice Burroughs: Thuvia, Maid of Mars


Aaanthor.  A dead city of ancient Mars.
 Aisle of Hope.  An aisle leading to the court-room in Helium.
 Apt.  An Arctic monster.  A huge, white-furred creature with
       six limbs, four of which, short and heavy, carry it over
       the snow and ice; the other two, which grow forward
       from its shoulders on either side of its long, powerful
       neck, terminate in white, hairless hands with which it
       seizes and holds its prey.  Its head and mouth are
       similar in appearance to those of a hippopotamus,
       except that from the sides of the lower jawbone two
       mighty horns curve slightly downward toward the front.
       Its two huge eyes extend in two vast oval patches from
       the centre of the top of the cranium down either side
       of the head to below the roots of the horns, so that
       these weapons really grow out from the lower part of
       the eyes, which are composed of several thousand ocelli
       each.  Each ocellus is furnished with its own lid, and
       the apt can, at will, close as many of the facets of
       his huge eyes as he chooses.  (See THE WARLORD OF MARS.)
 Astok.  Prince of Dusar.
 Avenue of Ancestors.  A street in Helium.
Banth.  Barsoomian lion.  A fierce beast of prey that roams
       the low hills surrounding the dead seas of ancient Mars.
       It is almost hairless, having only a great, bristly mane
       about its thick neck.  Its long, lithe body is supported
       by ten powerful legs, its enormous jaws are equipped
       with several rows of long needle-like fangs, and its
       mouth reaches to a point far back of its tiny ears.  It
       has enormous protruding eyes of green.  (See THE GODS
       OF MARS.)
 Bar Comas.  Jeddak of Warhoon.  (See A PRINCESS OF MARS.)
 Barsoom.  MARS
 Black pirates of Barsoom.  Men six feet and over in height.
       Have clear-cut and handsome features; their eyes are
       well set and large, though a slight narrowness lends
       them a crafty appearance.  The iris is extremely black
       while the eyeball itself is quite white and clear.  Their
       skin has the appearance of polished ebony.  (See THE
       GODS OF MARS.)
Calot.  A dog.  About the size of a Shetland pony and has
       ten short legs.  The head bears a slight resemblance to
       that of a frog, except that the jaws are equipped with
       three rows of long, sharp tusks.  (See A PRINCESS OF MARS.)
 Carter, John.  Warlord of Mars.
 Carthoris of Helium.  Son of John Carter and Dejah Thoris.
 Dak Kova.  Jed among the Warhoons (later jeddak).
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