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Celebrating Dune in Pictures: Part 4 – House Atreides

This post is part of a series celebrating the 50th anniversary of Dune. SciFiMix is creating 50 pieces of original artwork covering the main powers in the Dune universe. Check out Part 2: The Guild Navigators and Part 3: The Mentats.

Part 4: House Atreides

The House Atreides banner is green and black, while the Atreides emblem is a red hawk. SciFiMix Art, inspired by Frank Herbert's Dune.

The House Atreides banner is green and black, while the Atreides emblem is a red hawk. SciFiMix Art, inspired by Frank Herbert’s Dune.

House Atreides is one of the most powerful families in Dune. Its members influence politics across the Dune empire, and own substantial shares in CHOAM, a corporate conglomerate that controls all trade in the known universe. House Atreides has a noble lineage, tracing its ancestry back to the mythological Greek character, Agamemnon, of the House of Atreus. The colors of House Atreides are green and black, and its sigil is a red hawk.  (more…)

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Celebrating Dune in Pictures: Part 3 – The Mentats

This post is part of a series celebrating the 50th anniversary of Dune. SciFiMix is creating 50 pieces of original artwork covering the main powers in the Dune universe. Check out Part 1: The Bene Gesserit and Part 2: The Guild Navigators.

Part 3: The Mentats

The Mentats use sapho juice to boost their already formidable mental powers. SciFiMix Original Art, inspired by Frank Herbert's Dune.

The Mentats use sapho juice to boost their already formidable mental powers. SciFiMix Original Art, inspired by Frank Herbert’s Dune.

The Mentats are a professional society of logicians, stategists, and mathematicians in Frank Herbert’s Dune. Their minds honed from infancy through strict mental conditioning, Mentats are able to outperform smart computers in their abilities to process and evaluate data. Mentats can double or triple these abilities even further through the consumption of sapho juice, an extract from the root of the Ecaz tree, but this consumption leads to addiction. Over time, sapho juice stains the user’s lips, making scarlet lips a hallmark of many Mentats. (more…)

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