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There are three figures to guess. Two are on a pole across the third figure's shoulder. The third figure has been featured here more than once, so he's not really much of a challenge. The two others should be, but in case they're not, here's a
Background: This selection came about because of this week's Myth Monday (a story that appears in two sections, blog post and linked article). There are, however, around 6 degrees of separation. The figures on the pole bear the same relationship to the middle figure as two other creatures do.
One of these other two was involved in an important, but auxiliary capacity in this week's myth linked article. Can you figure out who that creature might be?