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Creatures from your culture

Postby Silent Rogue » Nov 9 2006, 12:54

i would like you to add mythological creatures from your culture to this thread,and write a short description about them. here is creature from lithuanian mythology. its called a serpent king.it is said if you meet this giant serpent and help him with something or be pure hearthed it will give you his crown,but if you want to steal his crown he will send his minions after you.sometimes he gives his crown for giving him a bowl of milk.
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Postby Qurqirish Dragon » Nov 9 2006, 15:04

I relocated this from the WoG forum, as this appears it will be a general mythology topic, and therefore not appropriate for the WoG forum.

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Postby Caradoc » Nov 9 2006, 15:50

Best we can do here is the fabled jackalope -- a rabbit with a rack. I have not heard any inspiring stories other than claims that it sings country western songs.

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Postby asandir » Nov 10 2006, 2:34

be scared, be very scared, here in Australia we have the terrifying Drop Bear

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A drop bear (or dropbear) is a fictitious Australian marsupial supposedly related to the koala.

Drop bears are commonly said to be unusually large, vicious, carnivorous koalas that inhabit treetops and attack their prey by dropping onto their heads from above. They are an example of local lore intended to frighten and confuse outsiders, and amuse locals, similar to the jackalope, hoop snake or haggis hunting

Stories of drop bears are often told to unsuspecting foreign visitors to illustrate Australian deadpan humour. It is suggested that doing ridiculous things like having forks in the hair or Vegemite or toothpaste spread behind the ears will deter the creatures. Such precautions are lent credibility by the fact that Australian Magpies can be deterred from attacking by wearing sunglasses on the back of the head.
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Postby Silent Rogue » Nov 10 2006, 5:41

what i ment to do here is that the people make creatures from their culture for Homm3: WoG. and these "mythicla beasts " are just cryptids

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Postby BoardGuest808888 » Nov 10 2006, 6:18

What do you mean with mythical creatures ? Something like dragons and elves ? Do you want me to mention what I know about them or just copy-paste from WikiPedia ?

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Postby Elvin » Nov 10 2006, 9:23

I could mention some but being a Greek you probably know them all :D Anyway I'll give it a try:Typhon
He was a monster powerful enough to scare all Gods into fleeing and even managed to capture Zeus and remove his sinews to avoid further battles.He had 100 snake-like heads that produced a thundering roar when he spoke,two powerful wings,with feet like a huge serpent's tail.
Rather formidable,no? B-)
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Postby asandir » Nov 10 2006, 9:27

not a patch on my drop bear!!!
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Postby ThunderTitan » Nov 10 2006, 10:19

Drop bears:
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Postby Elvin » Nov 10 2006, 10:20

You must really love animals!
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Postby asandir » Nov 10 2006, 10:24

not as much as they love the taste of your flesh!!! 8|
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Postby Elvin » Nov 10 2006, 10:25

stefan.urlus wrote:not a patch on my drop bear!!!


Well,there is some humour behind your drop bear :D while my typhon has a symbolic meaning.Good thing is you can exploit the myth of the drop bear to your benefit :devil: Damn,the way they attack their prey reminds me of the good old ACME way :devious:
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Postby asandir » Nov 10 2006, 10:27

perhaps that's where it all started .... :D Nah, think not

but it's a good fairy tale anyway .... .... 8| I mean real life story!!!
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Postby Elvin » Nov 10 2006, 10:30

Kinda like urban legends except it's not urban ;)
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Postby asandir » Nov 13 2006, 0:26

Nope, generally these stories were told out in the bush, at night and around a campfire, I first heard it at a Scout camp, and have perpetuated it's myth whenever I could
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Postby BoardGuest808888 » Nov 13 2006, 6:43

Why drop bears ? Why didn't they call drop koalas ?

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Postby Mytical » Nov 13 2006, 6:53

Hmm most of my legendary creatures are animalistic in nature (though I sadly don't know all the details). They are from Native American culture and are based on 'normal' creatures. Like the fox, the bear, ect. The fox is a trickster and illusionist and such. We just take from other cultures to be honest. Though we do have a 50' tall blue ox... lol. So for cultural creatures I can't really add any.
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Postby asandir » Nov 13 2006, 7:18

BoardGuest808888 wrote:Why drop bears ? Why didn't they call drop koalas ?


doesn't inspire the same amount of terror that drop BEARS does! :D
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Postby Caradoc » Nov 13 2006, 7:39

When I visited Koala Bear park near Melbourne, there were signs that said "Watch for Falling Bears". It seems that in the park they got to eat all the eucalyptus that they wanted, which made them so high they couldn't hold onto the branches.
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Postby Elvin » Nov 13 2006, 9:32

Or it was a subtle attempt of warning for drop bears! :devious:
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