re: #742 Slumbering Behemoth
Sorry, no youtube here. What’s the ref?
It’s a fairly popular metaphor for a number of things. One of my favorites is a conversation between Caius Brittanicus and Publius Varrus in Jack Whyte’s The Sky Stone. Wonderful book, great series of books.
I think that the antiquity and ubiquity of the anvil (perhaps the fourth tool invented by Man, off the top of my head) make it one of those ideas that seems genetic to Mankind.