If you were a mythical creature, which one would you be?

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If you were a mythical creature, which one would you be?

Postby Heith » Thu Oct 13, 2016 10:18 am

So! I am sure everyone has thought of this. Which mythical creauture would you most like to be, or think you would most likely be? And why?
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Re: If you were a mythical creature, which one would you be?

Postby Nefastos » Fri Oct 14, 2016 10:23 am

I am the bird that is inside of the hare that is buried in a chest under the oak in the island that houses the soul of Koschei the Deathless.
Faust: "Lo contempla. / Ei muove in tortuosa spire / e s'avvicina lento alla nostra volta. / Oh! se non erro, / orme di foco imprime al suol!"
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Re: If you were a mythical creature, which one would you be?

Postby Heith » Fri Oct 14, 2016 10:35 am

Nefastos wrote:I am the bird that is inside of the hare that is buried in a chest under the oak in the island that houses the soul of Koschei the Deathless.
Beautiful, thank you for sharing! You are a riddle :)

This proved actually be a pretty difficult question. Some options spring to mind.

In some ways, a vampire would be an easy pick. I think it’s being an outsider, not to mention having all the time one wants to fulfil one’s artistic duty which I find as relatable and inviting. A vampire is also dead, so I think the idea of existing in both death and life as if stuck in between fascinates me; that thin line in between. Vampires also have a kind of elitistic air about them, but in a decadent, ruined way which appeals to my romantic side. The question of addiction to a substance -in this case of a vampire, blood- is making me doubt. But then all manner of creatures must feast in order to survive.

Certainly a vampire deals very deeply with questions of both mortification and vivification.

I still think that perhaps I would be more clearly an animal of sorts. A kitsune, maybe (which is a shapeshifting fox spirit in Japanese folk tales, and generally in Asia) due to their obviously neutral chaotic nature. They are also tricksters, but not maliciously, rather in just that chaotic neutral way.

EDIT: I noticed the most terrible autocorrect. I had typed in "Kitsune" which had been autocorrected to a kitten. I think I would rather die than be a cat. :D
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Re: If you were a mythical creature, which one would you be?

Postby Sothoth » Wed Oct 19, 2016 3:39 pm

A difficult question, but what springed to mind are Huginn and/or Muninn. Wise ravens that gather information to the god of wisdom. And I've always liked ravens really much.
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Re: If you were a mythical creature, which one would you be?

Postby Silvaeon » Fri Oct 28, 2016 9:16 pm

At first I thought this would be an easy question, but it proved to be a little bit difficult.

I've never held much of an interest in astrology before, and my greek mythology is lacking at best -but being as I'm Sagittarius, the Centaur has always intrigued me. It's interesting to think about the line betwee man and beast. More accurtely, I would have to say I identify most with the Wood Elf (ie. from Tolkien). A little bit aloof from the affairs of the rest of the world, protectors of the forest, seekers of knowledge.

Animals are a little bit easier. When I was a kid, my parents had beautiful wolf paintings all over the house. My Dad and I used to howl at the full moon. Silly, but the wolf holds a special significance for me. Loyal, loving towards the pack, majestic and mysterious. I would most like to be a wolf. Ravens also hold an importance for me, representing wisdom, otherness and the freedom to fly. Or maybe I am most like a tortoise... slow and steady! :)

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