Season: 2, Episodes: 1, Faction: N/A
Clark Finney was Michael’s attorney in Walt’s custody case.
2×02 – Adrift
His low fees were one of the primary reasons that Michael chose him to present his case regarding Walt’s custody against Susan and Brian Porter. Finney was aware of his general status in this regard, and reminded Michael that their case against Susan’s formidable legal team could be likened to a “David vs. Goliath”, and would still be financially draining to Michael.
During the legal meeting, Finney was attempting to help Michael retain his rights as a parent to Walt. Michael became easily flustered, and Finney attempted to manage his outbursts. Eventually Susan made a deal directly with Michael, without any of the attorneys present.
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The name Pataikos refers to a protective god (or perhaps a whole group of related gods) in the form of a dwarf. Representations of Pataikos appear on amulets worn around the neck. The god is usually depicted with a bald head on which a scarab can be seen. Sometimes he has a falcon’s head. He is often standing on crocodiles and holding other dangerous animals such as snakes in his hands. As far as attributes and function are concerned, he may be compared to the god Horus as depicted on magical stelae from the Late Period. Pataikos appears frequently from the New Kingdom on, but similar figures from the Old Kingdom may perhaps already be depictions of the god. The name Pataikos was introduced by the Greek writer Herodotus. He relates that in the temple of Memphis there was a statue of the god Ptah in the form of a dwarf, an image so remarkable that it provoked the mockery of the Persian king Cambyses. Herodotus compared the statue with a protective statuette in the shape of a dwarf that he knew from Phoenicia. He also records that Pataikos was regarded as the son of Ptah. We do indeed have representations of Pataikos from the Late Period whose texts identify him as Ptah or Ptah-Sokar. We also find Pataikos depicted together with Sakhmet or Nefertem, two gods who formed the triad of Memphis along with Ptah.
Pataikos represents a type of minor amuletic deity named from a passage in Herodotus which the Phoenicians adorned the prows of their triremes. Herodotus thought that these dwarfish figures represented pygmies and wrote that they were similar to the statue of Hephaistos (Ptah) in Memphis. The Egyptian images so named may well have originated with the craftsman god Ptah as the epithet ‘Ptah the dwarf’ is known and dwarfs seem to be always present in Old Kingdom scenes of metal workshops.
Iconography of Pataikos
The Egyptian pataikoi are similar to the god Bes in appearance buthave some distinctive differences. Like Bes they usually represent a small, short (and usually bow-legged) male with hands resting on his hips. They may also brandish knives and hold or bite snakes, but their overly large heads are without facial hair, and they do not have the enlarged eyes and prominent tongue associated with Bes. The figures have bald or closely-cropped human heads or sometimes the head of a falcon or a ram upon which they may wear a sidelock, a scarab beetle or an Atef Crown. In some cases Pataikoi are two-headed or they may be represented back to back with other gods, notably Bes and Harpokrates (see Horus). The pataikoi themselves also often show affinities with Harpokrates, as when they are shown standing on crocodiles in the manner of that god.
Worship of Pataikos
Crudely produced amulets of Pataikos seem to appear in the late Old Kingdom, but it is not until New Kingdom times that clearly detailed examples are found and they then continue throughout the later dynastic periods.