Chu-Bu and Sheemish

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Chu-Bu and Sheemish are characters in a short story of the same name by Lord Dunsany. The tale was first published in The Book of Wonder (1912).

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Chu-Bu is the accustomed resident in a temple where he is worshipped. Sheemish is a freshly carved idol added to the same temple one day—and from that moment the two deities taunt each other and attempt to outdo the other in achieving miracles. Eventually their combined efforts result in a minor earthquake which destroys the temple.[1]


  1. ^ Anderson, Douglas Allen (2003). Tales before Tolkien: the roots of modern fantasy. Del Rey/Ballantine Books. ISBN 0-345-45854-0. Retrieved 3 February 2011. 

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