The warthog (Phacochoerus africanus) lives in Africa. Its English name comes from the four warts on its cheeks. The warthog looks like a wild boar with a flat, elongated head and a thin artistic beard at the rim of its chin that seems artificially maintained or trimmed. Men who demonstrate sophistication and multiculturalism wear such chin curtain beards.
The bearded pig also has a regal mane on its neck and back, and a tassel of hair at the top of its tail that it erects at danger. The warthog is a character of the animated film ‘The Lion King.’1)In nature the lion, the king of the animals, is the main enemy of the warthog.
There is a certain irony in the situation in which a warthog-man happens to be king. The film attributes such qualities to the animal as those born on its day actually have.
The warthog is not the ugly, dirty and muddy domestic pig that we know from the pigsties. It is the only herbivorous pig. It is a cleanly wild pig: there is no mud in Africa, isn’t there? The warthog-person has a peculiar sense of humor: he spits on everything and lives its own life. He has a restless freedom-loving nature. He is always contending with someone for something. He tends to run risks, to stake and to bluff. He may seem somewhat dirty, unattractive and distasteful. However, he is very pliable and is relatively good.
The warthog grazes and digs the ground, propped on its elbows. Its mission is to trim and prune the vegetation, to control the environment and to cultivate the instinctive nature. Such is the mindset of people born on the warthog’s day. They are diligent, sit over their work and are prone to serious learning. They have a cool mind, academic and philosophical thought and poetic attitude.
The warthog is a tireless digger. It digs up the soil and scatters it around. It has insight into everything, a good memory and is very curious. However, it is very untidy and is easily distracted by trifles. Its great activity is often superficial. It can do several things at once, but does not bring them to their ends.
The warthog digs hard in search of something to eat and is very strong. It is a materialist and works actively for its property. Its energy must continually be monitored. Like the cultivation of the vegetation, it requires constant pruning. Whether this living bulldozed will use its huge power for disinterment of material values and for conquering territories or for humanizing and learning comes to be its matriculation.
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|1.||↥||In nature the lion, the king of the animals, is the main enemy of the warthog. |
There is a certain irony in the situation in which a warthog-man happens to be king.