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#81 MrSandman

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 09:46 AM


There were evil fae in old legends. Lots of them. And even the good ones weren't exactly 'nice.' There were more stories of Fae cursing and killing people than just about anything else. There are precious few old folkloric stories about the Fae being benevolent.

Also, the original Elves were a Norse invention, as were Dwarves. There were light elves and dark elves, and I don't know a whole lot about them, but I know that at least the Dark Elves were evil.

 

The elfs where often evil, and tricky characters. Here in north, Sweden they are called Älvor, and they where beautiful and lured in people with thier beauty, to kill them, or often trick them into falling into water to drown or off a cliff. Also they destroyed livestock and stuff like that. So Elfs where very evil here in Sweden atleast. And Elfs where made up here in the north I think. Elfs and Trolls are the most common creatures here, Trolls would switch a human child with a trollchild, and steal all gold they can come over. Man I need to look into some Swedish mythicalbooks again, alot of nice evil stories to read!



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Posted 02 May 2013 - 12:51 PM

I read somewhere that in Sweden, and some other Northern countries, they have designated fairy areas that are off limits to human kind.

Also that they won't do construction of any roads or anything through these areas from fear that the fairies (faeries) will sabotage their equipment and be generally malicious toward the humans until they leave their area alone.

 

How accurate is this random bit of info I happened upon?


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Posted 02 May 2013 - 02:38 PM

I read somewhere that in Sweden, and some other Northern countries, they have designated fairy areas that are off limits to human kind.

Also that they won't do construction of any roads or anything through these areas from fear that the fairies (faeries) will sabotage their equipment and be generally malicious toward the humans until they leave their area alone.

 

How accurate is this random bit of info I happened upon?

Thats in Norway the land of the fairies!

 

btw I have actually talked to a person who wondered if we have reservations for our vikings, like america have for the indians, that was pretty funny



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Posted 02 May 2013 - 02:48 PM

Thats in Norway the land of the fairies!

 

btw I have actually talked to a person who wondered if we have reservations for our vikings, like america have for the indians, that was pretty funny

If only that were true.

Though native Americans just wanted to live off the land and do their things.

Vikings wanted to live off everyone else's land and do their things.

So if vikings were kicking around today they would probably still be trying to invade places.


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Posted 02 May 2013 - 02:55 PM

If only that were true.

Though native Americans just wanted to live off the land and do their things.

Vikings wanted to live off everyone else's land and do their things.

So if vikings were kicking around today they would probably still be trying to invade places.

haha well we are the vikings, the nordic people all descend from them. Actaully Vikings where very open minded with other cultures, and adopted many things on thier crusades.



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Posted 09 August 2013 - 12:51 AM

The Hydra: cut off one head and two more grow in it's place,



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Posted 09 August 2013 - 03:46 PM

I wonder if you can cut off heads until it's too front heavy to move.


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Posted 09 August 2013 - 03:51 PM

According to the Percy Jackson movie (the old one, not the new one) every time Percy cut off a head, more spawned in its place... but they were smaller. So in theory you could cut them off until they were so small they didn't pose a threat.


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Posted 09 August 2013 - 04:05 PM

I always wondered, what would happen if you cut off a hydra's tail? Would two tails grow back, or a head?

 

...Japanese hydras keep swords in there.


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Posted 09 August 2013 - 04:12 PM

Yamata-no-Orochi wasn't actually a hydra, it was a serpent dragon.


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Posted 09 August 2013 - 04:17 PM

Yup, and if I had wheels, I'd be a wagon. You got the refrence, so my job is done.


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Posted 09 August 2013 - 04:19 PM

According to the Percy Jackson movie (the old one, not the new one) every time Percy cut off a head, more spawned in its place... but they were smaller. So in theory you could cut them off until they were so small they didn't pose a threat.

That actually seems like a viable way to take care of a hydra. 


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Posted 09 August 2013 - 04:21 PM

It was actually the reference to Ame-no-Murakumo-no-Tsurugi that made me recognize it >.> heheh


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Posted 21 August 2013 - 01:15 PM

Even though i'm very interested in cryptozoology or the mythological cryptozoology. Ive got no favourite creature. 

I'm huge fan of everything whats big, especially when its habitated under water (which would be the only logical reason the human mankind would not now about it) - and jeah, i loved pacific rim! 

 

I also spend a lot of time in the canadian ogopogo or the scottish Nessie myths. Gotta love these :)

Do you know the myth of the Mad Gasser of Mattoon? Also an interesting one!


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Posted 23 August 2013 - 09:35 AM

The Chimera has always been my all time favorite mythical creature of all time. 


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Posted 29 March 2014 - 04:03 PM

Retarded squirrel ! 

I am joking ...

 

My favorite creatures are :

Kraken and Dragon....


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Posted 29 March 2014 - 09:40 PM

There are so many good ones, but I'd have to go with a specific one:  Chiron the only kindly centaur. Master of medicine and immortal, he trained Achilles.  At one point, Hercules visits a centaur friend of his. In a drunken stupor, Hercules wounds Chiron so badly that Chiron will forever be in pain (because reasons.) Chiron asks the gods to let him die and they concede to his wish.

 

My love of Chiron and general Greek mythology in general is why I must despise the Hercules movie Disney did.  They fucked up that mythos beyond recognition. James Woods' Hades was the only good part of the entire movie, who shouldn't have been the villain anyway. Hera did all the nasty things Hades was put on to do because Zeus was a massive philanderer. She had a habit of killing the spawn of Zeus' affairs and the mothers of said spawn in terrible ways. All the bad things Hades did (outside of that magical MacGuffin bullshit with that stupid potion that has zero basis in Greek mythology at all in any way, stupid bullshit) were things Hera did to Hercules. Dionysus, the god of wine and parties (seriously) and my personal favorite Olympian, has a very messed up origin story (Zeus is his father and he became more than a demi-god due to what Hera caused to happen to his mother while she was still pregnant with him.)


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Posted 30 March 2014 - 02:26 AM

There are so many good ones, but I'd have to go with a specific one:  Chiron the only kindly centaur. Master of medicine and immortal, he trained Achilles.  At one point, Hercules visits a centaur friend of his. In a drunken stupor, Hercules wounds Chiron so badly that Chiron will forever be in pain (because reasons.) Chiron asks the gods to let him die and they concede to his wish.

 

My love of Chiron and general Greek mythology in general is why I must despise the Hercules movie Disney did.  They fucked up that mythos beyond recognition. James Woods' Hades was the only good part of the entire movie, who shouldn't have been the villain anyway. Hera did all the nasty things Hades was put on to do because Zeus was a massive philanderer. She had a habit of killing the spawn of Zeus' affairs and the mothers of said spawn in terrible ways. All the bad things Hades did (outside of that magical MacGuffin bullshit with that stupid potion that has zero basis in Greek mythology at all in any way, stupid bullshit) were things Hera did to Hercules. Dionysus, the god of wine and parties (seriously) and my personal favorite Olympian, has a very messed up origin story (Zeus is his father and he became more than a demi-god due to what Hera caused to happen to his mother while she was still pregnant with him.)

Whaa~ There were a lot of video games released based on Greek Mythology, what do you think about those? 



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Posted 30 March 2014 - 09:37 AM

Whaa~ There were a lot of video games released based on Greek Mythology, what do you think about those? 

You mean the God of War games? Dionysus doesn't even get a cameo. That would have been awesome, but they didn't do it.

 

Fucking Hephaestus got a major role and a boss battle of brutal murder. Hephaestus!


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Posted 30 March 2014 - 05:30 PM

Seriously. Hephaestus is at home working through 99% of EVERYTHING that ever happens.

 

And Hercules is an interesting character. In Jason and the Argonauts, I was always fascinated that he was lost as a party member because he went off to search for his servant/boyfriend. In the version that I read in school, anyway. The Wiki doesn't mention that version.


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