He is named in similes as a great warrior, and as such and son of Nut he is identified with the Syrian Baal.
These are the favourite similes of mysticism, wherever it is found.
In life, however, its appearance must be wholly unlike, for it rarely flies, hops actively on the ground or among bushes, with its tail erect or turned towards its head, and continually utters various and strange notes, - some, says Darwin, are "like the cooing of doves, others like the bubbling of water, and many defy all similes."
Bene cognosci poterit, quo modo homines ibi vivant, quae sint differentiae inter vitam eorum et nostram et quae condiciones sint similes.
also oblique metaphors had taken the place of explicit similes [Miles, 1964] .