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Postby Darkstroem » Apr 9 2007, 14:29

In southern Germany there is the Wolpertinger, a rabbit or hare with antlers and parts of duck and squirrel.

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There is also the Tatzelwurm, which is kind of a lizard/dragon/worm/whatever.

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Postby Colonel_here » Apr 9 2007, 16:00

Mongolian mythology attaches special respect to the wolves. Because they see wolves as their descendants or mentors.
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Postby asandir » Apr 10 2007, 4:19

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Postby winterfate » Apr 10 2007, 4:24

:lolu:

Cool!

Whatzit look like though?

Weird thoughts of parachuting bears come to mind...:D
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Postby asandir » Apr 10 2007, 4:27

about twice the size of a normal Koala, very large ears, claws and fangs ... the whole shebang! no wings though
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Postby Colonel_here » Apr 10 2007, 15:47

Russians often have a witch in their fairy tales called baba yiaga. She is old, ugly and lame on one foot. She lives in a house with rooster legs.
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Postby Omega_Destroyer » Apr 10 2007, 17:27

Here are a few we have in America.

Jackalope

Jersey Devil which was the subject of one of the worst movies I've ever seen, the 13th child.

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And the chickens. Those damn chickens.

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Postby asandir » Apr 11 2007, 2:06

well if she's lame in one foot, then she musn't be able to chase real quick!
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Postby Colonel_here » Apr 12 2007, 0:10

Well in the tales she has ability to fly in a big bucket or uses birds or other animals to do her bidding.
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Postby asandir » Apr 12 2007, 1:57

a big bucket eh? :D that's somewhat original anyway :D
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Postby BoardGuest808888 » Apr 13 2007, 10:56

Kalah wrote:Well, you could blame the Bible again, for making the snake the scapegoat of the fall of man... which could have to do with the fact that some of the gods squeezed out by the new belief preached by the old testament, were snake-gods.

What I think though, is that the snake was considered "the enemy" by lots of folks all over Europe, Asia and elsewhere, because it was dangerous. Look out for the snake, kids. They'll bite you and kill you. They're evil.


Actually, snakes are considered favorably by most people around the world mostly because of their beneficial effects rather than their danger.

This also might be cause why Bible made them scapegoats.

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Postby Kalah » Apr 13 2007, 12:41

BoardGuest808888 wrote:Actually, snakes are considered favorably by most people around the world mostly because of their beneficial effects rather than their danger.


Riiiight.... which is why, I suppose, people tend to scream and run away or alternatively try to kill it when they see one... :)
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Postby Veldrynus » Apr 13 2007, 14:57

Kalah wrote:Riiiight.... which is why, I suppose, people tend to scream and run away or alternatively try to kill it when they see one... :)


Yeah, that's how we categorize humans: the cowards and the stupids.
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Postby Kalah » Apr 13 2007, 19:53

Which is which? ;)

Well, we don't have many snakes in Norway. The only poisionous one we have is the viper (Vipera berus), and my defensive strategy as far as snakes are concerned has a lot to do with staying the hell away from them.
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Postby Omega_Destroyer » Apr 13 2007, 19:56

That is a very sound policy Kalah.
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Postby Veldrynus » Apr 13 2007, 21:57

Kalah wrote: my defensive strategy as far as snakes are concerned has a lot to do with staying the hell away from them.


Then, you are the coward type.
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Postby ThunderTitan » Apr 14 2007, 14:26

Over here there's nothing like dead snakes that have dried out in the sun. And it's just freaky how they still move after you chop them to pieces. :devil:
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Postby Veldrynus » Apr 14 2007, 18:36

ThunderTitan wrote:Over here there's nothing like dead snakes that have dried out in the sun. And it's just freaky how they still move after you chop them to pieces. :devil:


Those are not snakes, but gypsies...
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Postby ThunderTitan » Apr 14 2007, 21:33

Veldrynus wrote:Those are not snakes, but gypsies...


I'm sure it's both....
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Postby Mytical » Apr 15 2007, 10:38

In the American Indian culture just about any animal has mystical possibilities. However, the white buffalo seems to be the most honored of the creatures. Other white creatures, the wolf, coyote, ect, all have a place of honor, but none quite as high as the white buffalo. Similar to this is the White Hind. A deer that supposedly has mystical abilities, and often leads unwary hunters astray. If you manage to kill it however, great power and fame is yours.
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