The Buendia Family Tree as a Neo4j graph – Tribute to Gabo

One of the most significant and prominent authors passed away last fortnight – Gabriel Garcia Marquez. I read One Hundred Years of Solitude during my senior college years. Magical Realism has long been associated with the vernacular literature in my home state.

gabriel-garcia-marquez

The Buendia family in One Hundred Years of Solitude is another epic on it’s own. See a very nice graphic family tree below.

100_years_of_solitude_family_t_by_clothos

I always wanted to visualize a family tree using a graph, and the Buendias of Macondo seemed so perfect. My other choice was the political families of India, which is pretttyyy vaasttt..

The visualization is pretty straightforward, two types of nodes

  • Male
  • Female

And 4 simple relationships

  • HUSBAND
  • FATHER
  • MOTHER
  • MISTRESS (Sorry, could not find an euphemism for that)

final-buendia-crop

Apologies if it is too cluttered, but you could play around with the graphgist

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