The Incas were not an earlier, more "primitive" culture in comparison to the Aztecs. They had a far reaching empire with a complicated social structure that stretched throughout the Andes of Peru and Ecuador into some areas of Bolivia, Argentina, Colombia and Chile. They did not even exist in Mesoamerica where the Aztecs were located. Mesoamerican is a term that is used in reference solely with specific cultures that existed on the North American continent i.e not the Incans. The term Pre-Columbian on the other hand can be used to reference both those cultures that existed in North America and South America. The Incas were contemporaries of the Aztecs. They were conquered in 1532 by the Spanish conquistador Pizarro within a few years of the fall of the Aztec empire.
In the scene where Celluci and Graham examine Angus' corpse, their breath turns to steam as the weather was so cold. Unfortunately the breath from David McNally (who played Angus) is also clearly visible.
Goof: In the scene with the two dead women, the arm of one is across her body and then in the next scene it is hanging towards the floor.
Goof: The message that Vicki leaves is different from the message that plays when Mike listens to his voicemail.
Goof: During the closing credits Brendan Meyer is miscredited as Dennis, but in the episode itself you can clearly hear his dad call him Travis.
Swartalfen means Black Elves in Proto-Germanic. In Norse mythology, Swartalfen were believed to be evil spirits who would replace human children with their own children, called Alfenkinderen meaning "children of elves" or "changelings."
Anubis is the Egyptian God of the Dead. He serves as both a guide of the recently departed and a guardian of the dead, greeting the souls in the Underworld and protecting them on their journey.
The fictional reference book in the episode is entitled, "Egyptian Funeral Rituals and Resurrection Mythology."
In Henry's appartement is a painting hanging on the wall which shows Henry VIII (Henry's father).
Author of the Books, Tanya Huff makes a appearance on the show. She was the hooker in the background, when Vicki and Mike were talking at the police station.
In Greek Mythology, Medusa was one of three sisters known as the Gorgons. Medusa was the youngest and most beautiful of the three. After being raped by Posiedon in Athena's temple, Athena punished her by turning Medusa hideous with hair of snakes and the ability to turn anyone into stone with a look. Medusa was the only one of the three sisters who was mortal; hence Perseus was able to kill her by cutting off her head while using her reflection in a mirrored shield as a guide.
Jiang Shi (meaning "stiff corpse" in Chinese) are not exactly vampires but reanimated corpses that feed on the life essence of other creatures. They are created when a person's soul does not leave the body after death and they are depicted as having greenish-white furry skin, perhaps to indicate the corpses' fungus.
Goof: When Henry goes after Vicki, you can see that he no longer has the burn marks on his left shoulder. How did he heal if he hasn't had any blood?
The fictional device known as iluminación del sol is Spanish literally meaning "the illumination of the sun." It was created by a Daoist monk to steal immortality from vampires. Religiously, the highest ideal of a Daoist is to acquire immortality.
Besides its fairy tale connotation, "happy endings" can also refer to a masseuse who finishes a client's session with oral sex or manual release.
Goof: Detective Lam mentions that Javier Mendoza was a "Grand Inquisitor during the Spanish Inquisition". It sounds like there is a specific time or historical period for the Spanish Inquisition, while in fact this institution was founded in 1478 and abolished in 1834. Although there is no famous Javier Mendoza associated with it, three-and-a-half centuries of work give room for a lot of possibilities.
The Spanish Inquisition was most active in Spain during the time of Henry Fitzroy's birth, mainly as the means to cope first with a very religiously diverse population, much of it inherited after the last Spanish Islamic kingdoms were conquered, and later with the Reformation. By the date of 1742 mentioned, it was barely tolerated and acted only as the Censorship office for arts and literature. Witch-hunting was not one of its major activities, probably about a 10% only, since the Inquisition preferred to focus on heresy (which included all forms of Protestantism) and false conversions instead. Their biggest witch trial (11 condemned out of 7.000 questioned) was in 1610, and the inquisitors themselves dismissed most of both accusations and confessions as superstitious nonsense.
Although there is not specific person called Javier Mendoza linked to the Inquisition, the House of Mendoza was a very prominent and talented Spanish family that, during the 14th to the 17th centuries, counted among their members not only great military, ecclesiastic and political figures, but also writers and poets.
Iluminación del Sol literally translated from Spanish means Lighting or Shinning of the Sun.
Canon Law (Canon in Greek means Rule) is the body of laws and regulations made by or adopted by ecclesiastical authority, for the government of a Christian organization and its members. It applies, with variations, to the Roman Catholic Church, the Eastern Orthodox churches, and the Anglican Communion of churches. It is considered by many to be the oldest continuously functioning legal system in the Western world.
Anne Boleyn was the second wife to King Henry VIII. The king charged Anne with treason, after making up false evidence against her and executed Anne by beheading.
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