Episode 1: Zombiology 101.3
Breaking Mummy News: Mummy Resurrection Alert
More Breaking Mummy News: Secret Society Tries to Trap Mummy Missing From Great Pyramid
Both mysterious and deadly, the mummy is often categorized as a zombie with a heart and who can argue with that? Mummies are after all, a kind of a reanimated human who shambles after you, trailing dirty rags and strings of goo.
But there’s one vitally important – or should I say mortally important – difference between mummies and zombies. Mummies as you probably know, were not created by a biological process but a mystical one. In fact, while websites and museums, movies and games all compete to describe the process of mummification: the washing, the removing of all vital organs except for the heart, the long process of wrapping and desiccation – none of them will tell you what you most need to know about mummies. Namely how to survive an encounter with one. Or worse, what to do if you wake up and you ARE one!
While I have yet to encounter one outside of a museum setting but it’s something I think about a lot lately. Ever since Sam told me some crazy story about mummies… something about the Egyptian goddess Isis who invented mummification to reanimate her murdered husband Osiris, who came back to life eternally pissed-off at his brother whose name apparently was, ah, Seth….!
Needless to say, I’m working on this one. And if your name happens to be Seth too, then I would urge you to vote for adding mummies to the Monstrometer. And if you are a mummy? er, IT WASN’T ME!