Humptyhillhead of humself

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  • Humpty Dumpty → according to his wife Constance, Oscar Wilde "fell like Humpty Dumpty"
  • humped, humpbackedHCE is a hunchback
  • hillhead: Joyce's conception of Finn Mac Cool as a sleeping giant interred in the Irish landscape, with his head beneath Howth (Danish: hoved, "head") and his feet sticking up in Phoenix Park
  • humped selfHCE
  • humus: (Latin) earth; the ground
  • inhumare: (Latin) to bury in the ground → Joyce's conception of Finn Mac Cool as a giant interred in the Dublin landscape