This page contains footnotes for the book Deus ex Machina; Logos, written by Charles Matthew Sauer.


Stories Within the Story


The brief mention of "waxed wings" on page 9 of Deus ex Machina; Logos is a reference to Icarus.

The myths of Actaeon, Diana, Narcissus, and Echo as told by Ovid in the Metamorphosis are available online at the University of Virginia in Book III. There you will find an English translation from the Latin by George Sandys (1632). There is a mural in a ruined courtyard of Pompeii that depicts Echo and Narcissus. Within the water the face of Narcissus is reflected as if from within a mirror. Echo was a nymph, and it is said that nymphs like mermaids, could steal the soul of someone by mesmerising them within the reflective surface of water or a mirror.


Badito: In 1867, as part of the U.S. Territories, the town became the Huerfano County seat. Prior to that, a Spanish expedition lead by General Juan de Ulibarri, is the first known recorded journey through the place. He documented the journey through Cuchara Pass, west of the Spanish Peaks in 1706. Juan de Ulibarri's command reached the Rio de San Juan Baptista (currently named the Huerfano River) at Badito. In 1819, Jacob Fowler, noted an abandoned Spanish adobe fort at the location. Today only a few homes, ranches and ruins stand at the location. It is between Walsenburg and Farista in Colorado.

Hadrian's Villa or Villa Adriana in Italian is the archeological site of a Roman villa in ruins, which was first created as a retreat for the Roman Emperor Hadrian.

La Veta, Colorado is a small town with a population of less than 1,000 residents, in the Southwestern United States of America. It was established by a sutler named Colonel John Francisco in the late 1800s.

Trevi Fountain is a very large and famous fountain in Rome, Italy.

Uptop: The Denver & Rio Grande narrow gauge railroad reached an elevation of 9,500 feet (2,900 m.) and constructed the "Uptop" depot on Old La Veta Pass. For a time they boasted about having reached the highest elevation.

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