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  1. Kakashi

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    here we can discuss about mythological creatures of every culture.

    such as which cultures mythology is your favorite

    which creature is most powerful

    and all other questions or comments you have

    here are some good websties on mythological creatures

    http://www.spx.nsw.edu.au/src/greekmyths/monsters.html (greek)

    http://www.eaudrey.com/myth/ (lots of different ones)

    http://www.touregypt.net/gods1.htm (egypt)

    http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/mythlinks.html (germanic)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wendish_mythology (polish) (aka slavic)
     
  2. Drac Critius

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    :dragon: For me and ya cant get anymore powerful than that. I also am very fascinated with the demon lady lilith, their are several different myths about her but I prefer the view by The Alphabet of Ben Sira.

    Link to Lilith


    IMO,
    DC
     
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    Come on people wheres the love?
     
  4. Kakashi

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    This forum is pretty dead :(
     
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    Tell me about it.
     
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    Shall we try and revive it? Here ya go! I have this view (mind you, it's not my only view, just one of them, which may sometimes contradict each other) that mythic creatures, sometimes referred to as faery creatures, are representative of various ideas and states of being. For instance, the cyclops giant, having a single eye and being huge may be symbolic of the strength of the third eye. The unicorn, having a horn, which in faery lore represents wisdom-the horn is springing from it's forehead, representing use of the intuition. There are, of course, different representations one could make of these two different beasties, but that is the beauty of mythic beings...they are subject to interpretation, and beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Anyone else have any suggestions for other representations of these two? Anyone want to add to the list? What about dragons? Pegasus? Any thoughts?
     
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    Those are some very interesting web sites.

    To me the most interesting kind is egyphtian, because it is very extensve. As for the most powerful I'd have to say dragon or buddah man which in one culture (it currently slips my mind) is a giant with four arms.
     
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    Are you thinking of Shiva? That's East Indian.... Buddah was sort of like an Asian Christ teacher person.

    I agree, tho, Egyptian is some groovy stuff!
     
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    Buddha’s the great big fat guy, some even rub his belly for good luck. I don’t think Buddha would hurt a fly though, to heavy in karma in my guess.

    IMO,
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    Lets see, i find dragons to be the most interesting, and most powerful =p
     
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    Mine is african because it is very original and interesting. Also if you can think of any other cultures with interesting dragons post the culture and a picture or i you want i could find a pic for you. ;)
     
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    I never new Africans believed in dragons...just learned something new.


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    well, the dragons i like are those that root from the medievil times. That somehow the imagination evolved into today's dragons, those with ALOT of different varieties =p but even from ancient times, dragons are still the coolest ;D
     
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    i like the celtic dragon its a very nice illustration whoever painted it.
     
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    to tell you the truth neither did i :) i just thought of every culture i could and african came to mind. :)
     
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    For me, Celtic mythos is the most fascinating....I'd have to say I am most obsessed with the Bean Sidhe - tho, who's to say She's NOT real? There are far to many stories to support Her existence. I guess it just depends on what one personally believes. :D

    Same thing with yet another creature I am most fascinated by: the Wyvern (or Wyverx, if you prefer).
     
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    the wyvern is the dragon without legs correct? or is that wrym?
     
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    I think you're thinking of the lindworm - a variant species of the Wyvern that has no legs at all.

    The Wyvern is a winged variety of dragon with 2 bird-like legs and a poisonous barbed tail. It is usually smaller than other dragon species and cannot breathe fire . Most often found in forests, it is generally destructive and predatory.

    Many times it it found in heraldry and also symbolizes pestilence.

    Wyrm (much like vyrm) is just another word for dragon (coming from Old English it literally means "serpent")

    Here's a pic. :)

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