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Coverdale also associates the mustachioed, bearded, and odious Westervelt with the Green Man, "hirsute and cinctured with a leafy girdle" (85) whom Marjorie Garber, in a different context, has described as a Male Medusa.
The same teaching cloaks bodily sexuality in a voluminous, cinctured black cassock of itchy wool and brands every visible act a sin.
If, however, the natives, and especially the native women, are cinctured around the genitals, then they are like Adam and Eve after the fall, and we can legitimate our profit-taking desires under the guise of bringing Christian salvation to the heathen" (245).