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Journeying the realms of virtu-reality where wo-man strives to decipher the conundrum........Note that: 1) may contain scary content. 2)In my ken, all beings thought of being gods are entities from other dimensions with supernatural powers way beyond regular human capacity. This made many people who experienced their presence misconcept them as gods, demi-gods, and.....Things are going to change when proportion of us evolves into 'luminous'
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Golem, Goilem

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In Jewish folklore, a golem is an animate being created entirely from inanimate matter.

 

In many tales, this animated anthropomorphic being

has magic words inscribed on its head to bring it to life.

 

It is said that the one of the names of God is written on a scrap of paper and attached to the golem's head or directly into the clay, will animate it, and when the creator wants to inactivate it, the name is erased

 

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Iara, Uira, Yara

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Yara means the lady of the lake (water queen) in the Brazilian folklore.

 

She is seen as either a water nymph, siren, or mermaid depending upon the context of the story told about her.

 

The Brazilian town of Nova Olinda claims the Cama da Mãe D’água as the home of Iara.

 

Yara sits on a rock by the river combing her hair or dozing under the sun.

 

When she feels a man around she will start to sing gently to lure him.

 

Once under the spell of the Iara a man would leave anything to live with her underwater forever, which is not necessarily a bad thing, as she is pretty and would cater for all needs of her lover for the rest of his life...

 

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Cretan Bull

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The Cretan Bull is a fire- breathing monster, it raged a region of Crete along the river Tethris.

 

The Cretan Bull is a famous giant and beautiful white bull in Greek Folklore.

 

He is also said to be the father of the Minotaur, the lonely beast with the body of a man and the head and tail of a bull.

 

Heracles captured the beast, he brought it to Mycenae as his seventh task...

 

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Andromeda

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A description of Andromeda, Ethiopian princess saved by Perseus from the monster sent by Poseidon.

 

Andromeda in Greek legend, is the daughter of Cepheus and Cassiopeia (Cassiope, Cassiepeia), king and queen of the Ethiopians.

 

Cassiopeia, having boasted herself equal in beauty to the Nereids, drew down the vengeance of Poseidon, who sent an inundation on the land and a sea-monster which destroyed man and beast.

 

The oracle of Ammon having announced that no relief would be found until the king exposed his daughter Andromeda to the monster, she was fastened to a rock on the shore....

 

Here Perseus, returning from having slain the Gorgon, found her, slew the monster, set her free, and ...

 

 

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Satyr

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Satir (Pl.Satyroi or Satirs)  is a rustic fertility daimon (spirit) of the wilderness and countryside.

 

The Satyr is half-man and half-goat in Greek folklore.

 

The Faunish satirs mate with the tribes of Nymphai in the mountain wilds.

 

 

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Apsara

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Apsaras have been referred in ancient stories and legends.

 

They are variously described as fairies, angels, nymphs and sirens.

 

Actually these celestial maidens of exquisite beauty and alluring charm are artistically blessed with power of dancing and singing so known as 'The Daughters of Joy' in the Indian Folklre.

 

They have will power so that they can change their body to any forms as and when desired...

 

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Kapre, Agta

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Kapre is a Philippine legendary humanoid that could be characterized as a tree demon (but with more human characteristics).

 

It is described as being a tall (7 to 9 ft), brown, hairy male with a beard.

 

Kapres are normally described as smoking a big tobacco pipe, whose strong smell would attract human attention.

 

Probably, the term kapre comes from the Arabic "kaffir", meaning a non-believer...

 

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Graeae, Graiae, Graiai

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The three 'old women' or 'gray ones' from Greek folklore.

 

They are the daughters of Phorcys and Ceto, sisters and guardians of the Gorgons.

 

They were gray-haired from birth and have only one eye and one tooth, which they share among them...

 

The sisters formed the chorus of a play entitled the Phorcydes by Aeschylus, part of the dramatist's trilogy on the life of Perseus...

 

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Kobalos

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The Kobalos (pl. Kobali) is a Greek mischievous goblinish creature fond of tricking and frightening people.

 

Kobali master shape-shifting...

 

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Fuath

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The Fuaths (Pl. fuathan) lives near or in rivers and lakes according to the Gaelic folklore, but rarely will they appear near beaches and shores of seas and oceans.

 

These malevolent water spirits have no problem with murdering one another over bodies of water, and are known to display their enemies' bones around their dens...

 

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On the margin: Could Fairies Have Bred with Humans?

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Is it possible that fairies have bred with humans?

 

What? Fairies breeding with humans?

 

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Sisiutl, Si’sEyuL

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Sisiutl is a dramatic supernatural creature, the double headed horned Sea Serpent is one of the most high ranking crests in Kwagiulth culture (Pacific Northwest Coast).

 

Its power possesses it to shift shape and transform from animal to man at anytime.

 

As well, a Sisiutl can change itself in to a self-propeled canoe which the owner must feed with Seals.

 

Legends say Shamans tried to kill the Sisiutl for its healing power and magic...

 

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FAE: Asrai

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The Asrai can be described as an aquatic fairy and can resemble the Selkie. In appearance, it is said that the asrai can look like a beautiful young maiden,...

 

The English folklore tells that if an Asrai is seen by a man, her beauty is so great that, according to folklore, the man will instantly wish to capture her.

 

The Asrai are as deathly afraid of capture as they are of the sun, because if captured or if a single ray of sunlight touches them, it is said that...

 

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Dragoniae: Yamata no Orochi

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Yamata no Orochi is a serpent-dragon in Japanese folklore.

 

The Orochi has eight heads and eight tails, and its enormous body reaches across eight valleys and eight hills...

 

When an earth kami was trying their new powers they accidently touché a small garden snake, forcing it to grow into the monster known as Orochi...

 

This Dragon was the cause of great strife through storms.

 

It was killed by Susano-O-no-Mikoto, who took the sword that was contained in its tail...

 

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Bai Ze, Hakutaku, maybe Kutabe

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In Chinese folklore and Japanese folklore, Bai Ze or Hakutaku respectively, is an intelligent beast that  can understand human speech.

 

Bai Ze has been revered since ancient times as holy beast who ward off evil spirits...

 

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elizama ramirez's curator insight, January 18, 2014 1:09 AM

Bai Ze or Hakutaku literally means "white marsh". The legend says that Katube was known to be identical to Bai Ze and appeared to tell the people his prediction that a plague was going to kill many and if they used his image has a talisman the people was going to be protected. Since then the people worship Bai Ze or Katube.

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Garm, Garmr

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The monstrous hound Garm guards the entrance to Helheim, the Norse realm of the dead.

 

It has four eyes and a chest drenched with blood, and lives in Gnipa-cave.

 

Anyone who had given bread to the poor could appease him with Hel cake...

 

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Scorpion Men, Aqrabuamelu, Girtablilu

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In Babylonian folklore, scorpion men were the children of Tiamat, the dragon mother of the universe.

 

These Mesopotamian monsters are giants whose heads touch the sky.

 

They possess the head, arms, and torso of a man; but below the waist they have the tails of scorpions.

 

Deadly warriors, they could fight either with their scorpion tails or...

 

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Daemon, Daimon, Dæmon

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Hesiod relates how the men of the Golden Age were transmuted into daimones by the will of Zeus, to serve as ineffable guardians of mortals, whom they might serve by their benevolence.

 

Daemones originally were not considered evil.

 

The daemon has an invisible numinous presence and is responsible for misconduct.

 

In the Old Testament, evil spirits appear in the book of Judges and Kings.

 

In the Greek translation of the Septuagint, made for the Greek-speaking Jews of Alexandria, the Greek angelos translates mal'ak, while daimon (or neuter daimonion) carries the meaning of a natural spirit that is less than divine and translates Hebrew words for idols, alien gods of the Hebrews' neighbors, some hostile natural creatures, and natural evils.

 

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Echo and Narcissus

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In Greek folklore, Echo was an Oread (a mountain nymph) who loved her own voice.

 

Echo was  fond of the woods and hills, where
she devoted herself to woodland sports.

 

She was a favorite of Diana, and attended her in the chase.

 

But Echo had one failing; she was fond of talking, and whether in chat or argument would have the last word.

 

Echo loved a youth by the name of Narcissus.

 

He was a beautiful creature loved by many but Narcissus loved no one.

 

He enjoyed attention, praise and envy.

 

In Narcissus' eyes nobody matched him and as such he considered none were worthy of him.

 

Echo's passion for Narcissus was equaled only by her passion for talking.

 

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On the margin: Mandrakes

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Mandrake was, of course, far from being the only plant with an anthropomorphic root.

 

Mandrake's use as a surgical anaesthetic was first described by the Greek physician Dioscorides around AD 60, and its use as a tincture known as mandragora, or in combination with other herbs such as opium, hemlock and henbane is described in documents from pre-Roman times onwards4.

 

It was the presence of this alkaloid, as well as the shape of the root, that led to the mandrake's association with magic, witchcraft and the supernatural.

 

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Kiwa

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Kiwa is one of several male divine guardians of the ocean in the traditions of some Māori tribes of the East Coast of the North Island of New Zealand.

 

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On the margin: Zoological Mythology or the Legends of Animals

On the margin: Zoological Mythology or the Legends of Animals | They were here and might return | Scoop.it
Volume 2 of 2. This work discusses the legends of animals throughout time. This subject is interesting, novel, but historically significant.

 

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Poseidon

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Poseidon rides a chariot that is pulled by a hippocampus or by horses that could ride on the sea. 

 

He lived in a palace on the ocean floor, made of coral and gems.

 

In the Iliad Poseidon favors the Greeks, and on several occasion takes an active part in the battle against the Trojan forces.

 

His weapon is a trident, which can shake the earth, and shatter any object.

 

He is second only to Zeus in power amongst the gods in Greek folklore.

 

He has a difficult quarrelsome personality.

 

He had a series of disputes with other gods when he tried to take over their cities.

 

 

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Lara Amor Villaseñor's curator insight, April 22, 2014 12:41 PM

Poseidón monta un carro que es tirado por un hipocampo o por caballos que podían cabalgar sobre el mar. 
 
Vivía en un palacio en el fondo del océano, hecho de coral y gemas. 
 
Su arma es un tridente, que puede sacudir la tierra, y romper cualquier objeto.

 

Poseidón es el dios del mar, la tormentas y de los terremotos.

albagarciaterres's comment, May 2, 2014 5:32 PM
Poseidón es uno de mis dioses preferidos y prinso que el hecho de que su arma sea un tridente, le dota de mucha fuerza y presencia.
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Zombie, Zonbi, Nzumbe

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In their study, the researchers from the University of Ottawa and Carleton University (also in Ottawa) posed a question:

 

If there was to be a battle between zombies and the living, who would win?

 

A zombie is an animated corpse brought back to life by mystical means, such as witchcraft.

 

The term is often figuratively applied to describe a hypnotized person bereft of consciousness and self-awareness, yet ambulant and able to respond to surrounding stimuli.

 

Since the late 19th century, zombies have acquired notable popularity, especially in North American and European folklore...

 

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Kishi-Mojin

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Kishi-Mojin is A female Ogre from India China and Japan. She would steal and consume children...

 

However this was put to an end when she encountered the Buddha who hid one of her own children away from her...

 

She learned what anguish she had caused others and this changed her behavior...

 

She is now seen as a guardian of children...

 

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