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Journeying the realms of virtu-reality where wo-man strives to decipher the conundrum........Note that: 1) may contain content inappropriate or scary for children. 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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Yale, Eale, (rarely) Centicore

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The Yale is a mountain dweller antelope- or goat-like four-legged creature with large horns that it can swivel in any direction.

 

The name might be derived from Hebrew "yael", meaning "mountain goat"..

 

This creature is native to the land of Aithiopia (Ethiopia) (sub-Saharan Africa), but mentioned in some tales throughout Europe...

 

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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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Dragoniae: Humbaba, Hubaba, Hum-ba, Humhum, Huwawa, Kumbaba, Khumbaba, Huwawa the Terrible

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Humbaba was the terrifying guardian of the Cedar Forest of Amanus, also called the Mountain of Cedars in Mesopotamian folklore.

 

This terrible monster was placed there to guard the Cedars and to kill any human that dare disturb its peace...

 

Humbaba is a giant, terrifying to look at.

 

He has a large, humanoid body with scale plates all over it...

 

Other sources claim that Humbaba took the form of a dragon who spits fire, though he was a giant at other times.

 

His breath raged on like a hurricane, and his voice spilled over the world as a storm...

 

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humbaba

 

See Gilgamesh:

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See Enkidu:

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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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FAE: Ellerwoman

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The Ellerwomen are Fairies from Scandinavia that look like beautiful, normal-sized women, though inside they are completely hollow (as are their hearts)....

 

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Futakuchi-onna

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Futakuchi-onna is the Japanese woman with two mouths.

 

This monster is monsterhas got two mouth; a normal one located on her face and second one on the back of the head beneath the hair.

 

There, the woman’s skull can split apart and form lips, teeth and a tongue, creating a monstrous second mouth...

 

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Cinnamon bird, Cinnamologus, Cinomolgus, Cynnamolgus, Cinnibird

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The cinnamon bird is a legendary creature probably from Arabia described in various bestiaries as a giant bird that collects cinnamon to build its nests...

 


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Tuatha Dé Danann

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In Irish-Celtic folklore, the Tuatha Dé Danann ("People of the goddess Danu") are the Irish race of gods, founded by the goddess Danu.

 

These gods, who originally lived on 'the islands in the west', had perfected the use of magic.

 

They traveled on a big cloud to the land that later would be called Ireland and settled there.

 

Shortly after their arrival they defeated the Firbolg at the first battle of Mag Tuireadh.

 

In the second battle of Mag Tuireadh they fought and conquered the Fomorians, a race of giants who were the primordial inhabitants of Ireland.

 

The Tuatha Dé dealt more subtly with the Fomorians than with the Firbolg, and gave them the province of Connacht. There was also some marrying between the two races.

 

The Tuatha Dé themselves were later driven to the underworld by the Milesians, the people of the fabulous spanish king Milesius.

 

There they still live as invisible beings and are known as the Aes sidhe. In a just battle, they will fight beside mortals.

 

When they fight, they go armed with lances of blue flame and shields of pure white...

 

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See the Formorii:

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See Lug:

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Audhumla, Auðumla, Auðhumbla, Auðhumla

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The primeval cow on whose milk the Giant Ymir fed.

 

She was created from the melting ice at the beginning of time.

 

She sustained herself by licking the salt and hoar frost from the ice of Niflheim.

 

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Troll

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The troll is a supernatural being from Norse and Scandinavian origins.

 

Trolls are of many variations but all quite ugly and malicious.

 

The gigantic troll was often dim witted and lived in caves with a fondness for human flesh.

 

Eventually, dwarf sized trolls emerged from the folklore. These smaller trolls were not as large or as strong as the giant trolls, but just as dangerous...

 

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Domovoi , Domovoy, Domovik, Majahaldas, Majasgars

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A domovoi (dom=a house) is a house spirit, a masculine one, usually rather short, old and very hairy.

 

They also have a long grey beard and tails or horns and live with people.

 

They are believed in the Russian folklore to be the masters of the house they inhabit.

 

A domovoi usually helps the family with domestic chores, of course, if he’s treated well (given milk and biscuits or bread), and guards the house.

 

Some people say that a domovoi can turn into cats and dogs, and...

 

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Naiad

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THE NAIADES are fresh-water Nymphs who inhabit the rivers, streams, lakes, marshes, fountains and springs of the earth.

 

The essence of a naiad was bound to her spring, so if a naiad's body of water dried, she would die...

 

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Korrigan

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The Korrigan are spirits that were a type of Elf or Dwarf from Britanny in northwestern France.

 

By night they had the appearance of little women with long flowing hair and wore white garments, but by day they assumed the form of old hags.

 

During the dark nights they would be seen by streams or in the woods chanting captivating music and dancing in a hypnotic trance....

 

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Basajaun

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In Basque folklore, Basajaun (pl. basajaunak) is a huge, hairy humanoid dwelling in the woods who protects flocks of livestock and teaches skills such as agriculture and ironworking to humans.

 

He is known as the first farmer from whom man learned about the cultivation of cereals and as the first blacksmith and the first miller, from whom man stole the secret of making the saw, the axis of the mill and how to weld the metals.

 

He gives shouts in the mountains, when a storm approaches, so that the shepherds may withdraw their sheep...

 

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Lamassu (bull-man)

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The lamassu was a human-headed winged bull or lion in the Sumerian, Akkadian and other Babylonian folklore.

 

Lamassu, refers to a protective deity, who wards off evil spirits...

 

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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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See the Ourea:

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See Ipotane:

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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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Jaguar man, Werejaguar

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Jaguar man is lycanthrope shapeshifter from the folklore of the Olmec people (Mesoamerica).

 

This werejaguar prey upon humans at night...

 

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Berserker

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Berserkers are Norse warriors who are reported in the Old Norse literature to have fought in a nearly uncontrollable, trance-like fury, a characteristic which later gave rise to the English word berserk.

 

Berserkers are attested in numerous Old Norse sources.

 

Most historians believe that berserkers worked themselves into a rage before battle, but some think that they might have...

 

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Gullinbursti

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Gullinbursti (meaning "Gold Mane or Golden Bristles") is a boar in Norse mythology.

 

When Loki had Sif's hair, Freyr's ship Skíðblaðnir and Odin's spear Gungnir fashioned by the Sons of Ivaldi, he bet his own head with Brokkr that his brother Eitri wouldn't have been able to make items to match the quality of those mentioned above.

 

So to make gifts to Freyr, Eitri threw a pig's skin into a furnace as Brokkr worked on the bellows, and together they...

 

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Geryon, Geryones

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Geryones was a three-bodied, four-winged giant who dwelt on the red island of Erytheia in the westernmost reaches of the earth-encircling River Ocean...

 

He possessed a fabulous herd of cattle whose coats were tinged red by the light of sunset...

 

Herakles was sent to fetch these by Eurystheus as one of his twelve labours...

 

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Dragoniae5: Amphisbaina; Amphisbaena

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Amphisbaena is a fabulous Libyan serpent with a head at each end of its body.

 

It is also called the "mother of ants", because it feeds on ants.

 

If it is chopped in half, the two parts will join again....

 

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Alom-begwi-no-sis, Alom-bag-winno-sis

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Little dwarf men from the Abenaki folklore.

 

This mischievous dwarfish race can increase or decrease body size at will....

 

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Johul

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Johul is a Scandinavian Frost Giant whose name means ‘Glacier’.

 

He is the son of Thrym and sibling ot Frosti, ...

 

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and Sartur:

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Tanuki

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 Tanuki is a jolly mischievous shapeshifter from Japan.

 

This trickster spirit initially is a badger. However, Tanuki possesses the ability to appear in the form of a human or a bottle of sake.

 

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