Cover of Tame the Flow

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Here is the original cover of the first edition of “Tame the Flow” book.

Tame the Flow

The picture on the cover is “Fractal Phlygeas on the River Styx” by Devin Moore, a modern computer art rendering of the Mythological figure of Phylgeas.

In the Divine Comedy poem Inferno by Dante Alighieri (1265 -1321), Phlygeas was the only daemon with the power to cross the river Styx, the river at the boundary between Earth and the Underground. With this power, Phlygeas would ferry the souls of the dead to the Underworld.

In the picture you can see the old bearded man waving an oar over the waves of the river. The man is taming the flow of that furious river! Hence the picture superbly represent the idea of Tame the Flow!