The Algae Birds of Paradise

Besides algae, birds of paradise are the only other beings whose heads are attached to complex plant like structures. In India, a flower located on the back of their heads was considered to be a personification of the divine. While algae may not seem to be very animalistic, the more birdlike beings that appear throughout the ancient world sound more animalistic than the majority of alien gods found in science fiction movies.

The above picture was generated in Midjourney, the premium (for now) art engine for which I recently bit the bullet on and paid for a subscription. The first sentence of the nonsensical quote, also AI-generated, provided the description, and James Audubon and the pre-Raphaelites the artistic parameters.

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