Mr Stay Puft Marshmallow Man from Ghostbusters references the Henu Barque?


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19th-21st century works inspired by the Henu Barque?



Questions about whether the white pillow like pile of sand started transforming into marshmallow in someone's mind when they were looking for a manifestation of Gozer the Gozerian for Ghostbusters ( merging with the Pilsbury Doughboy and the Michelin Man). 

Ghostbusters the movie, directed by Ivan Reitman was made in 1983 and released in 1984

Looking through images from the Egyptian Book of the Dead would have not been out of the question after considering the intricate ideas that they were exploring for the film, although Gozer in this film was a Sumerican god. 

The horns perhaps would become the ribbon hanging from the sailor hat or perhaps the tipped hat in general, but looking for what happened and where in that way could be complicated.


Henu Barque from Papyrus of Ani
black and white image of the Henu Barque from the Papyrus of Ani 
(source: The Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead, The British Museum Press)

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