↑Seeker's Mask, "Part VIII: Kithorn", VI — " 'Earth Wife, tell us a story. "There was an old woman…" ' '…who dug her son's grave. And when it was done, he buried her in it. Tcha… men!' 'But she didn't die.' "
↑Honor's Paradox, "Chapter X: Spring Equinox" — "a stone figurine […] roughly diamond-shaped, bulging toward the middle, tapering at the points. […] Two sagging breasts, a pendulous belly, no head, hands or feet to speak of… all the stress was on fertility, none on personality. 'This is the Earth Wife?' 'A crude version of her, very, very old, from far, far away.' […] traced three circles surrounded by a fourth on the tabletop. […] Although it resembled a crude face, it could be an even cruder, rounded out version of the figurine. 'That's an imu! 'So it is. And both of these images were ancient long before Mother Ragga was even born.' "