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homunculus and euphorion

Made by Wagner — a man the size of a thumb (the second appearance of the puer aeternis).

In Faust’s second, less personal and brief marriage with Helen, they immediately produce a full-grown youth, Euphorion, who is the patron of art. His energy can produce inspiration and artistic expression. This is the third appearance of the eternal boy.

sensory homunculus

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