Zamacona y Nunez, Panfilo de

   In “The Mound,” a member of Coronado’s expedition who leaves the party and goes on to explore the mound region of Oklahoma, hoping to find Xinaian, a legendary underground realm of great wealth. An Indian guide leads him there, but he is soon enslaved by the inhabitants; his later attempt to escape from them is unsuccessful. His narrative of his adventures, discovered by the narrator, constitutes the body of the story.

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  • “Mound, The“ —    Novelette (29,560 words); ghostwritten for Zealia Brown Reed Bishop, December 1929–January 1930. First published (abridged) in WT(November 1940); first collected in BWS;corrected text in HM    A member of Coronado’s expedition of 1541, Panfilo …   An H.P.Lovecraft encyclopedia

  • Narrators, Unidentified —    Many of HPL’s tales are narrated by individuals who, although not identified by name, either play an integral part in the story or serve merely as the conduit through which the events of the story are conveyed. They are described briefly below …   An H.P.Lovecraft encyclopedia

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