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Post on 15-5-2012 11:53 AM |All posts

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Mermaid
A mermaid (from the Middle English mere in the obsolete sense 'sea' + maid(en) is a legendary aquatic creature with the head and torso of human female and the tail of a fish. The male version of a mermaid is called a merman; the gender-neutral collective noun is merfolk. Various cultures throughout the world have similar figures.

In some ancient cultures Mermaids were regarded as semi-divine aspects of the Goddess, connected to the sea from which life arises and honoured in seaside temples. The earliest Mermaid story comes from Assyria around 1000 BCE. Atargatis, an Assyrian priestess, jumpred into the sea to wash away the shame of an unwanted pregnancy and emerged as a fishtailed goddess. In the 2nd century BCE, the Greek historian Lucian reported that the statue of the Great Goddess at the temple of Hieropolis (which is now modern Turkey) had a fishtail instead of legs. In Greece, Aphrodite, the goddess of love, as born from the sea foam and rode to land on a half-scallop shell.

In the 1st century CE, Pliny wrote convincingly of the existence of Mermaids, but said that their bodies were 'rough and scaled all over'. But by the 5th century CE, the bestiary Physiologus described Mermaids in terms that accord fully with their contemporary image. Mermaids are 'wonderfully shaped as a maid from the navel up and fish from the navel down'.

Mermaids were often sighted by seamen during the middle ages, Christopher Columbus among them, who reported seeing three Mermaids on his first voyage to the Americas in 1493. Mermaids figured prominetly in sailors' lore, because of such travellers' tales. The most common story was that Mermaids were incredibly skilled at seducing lonely sailors and dragging them down to their underwater kingdom. It was also believed that they could cause storms and shipwrecks. These beliefs were reinforced by the medieval Church, to which Mermaids were an emblem of vanity, lust and the spiritual perils of women and of sexuality.

The Sirens of Greek mythology are sometimes portrayed in later folklore as mermaids; in fact in some languages the name sirena is used interchangeably for both creatures. Other related types of mythical or legendary creature are water fairies (e.g. various water nymphs) and selkies.
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Post on 15-5-2012 11:56 AM |All posts

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Kappa
The Kappa (Kawataro, Kawako) is a dwarf-like water demon of Japan, sometimes listed as one of the Obake. They resemble shrivelled old-men, with webbed hands and feet, sporting a tortoise shell. Skin colour ranges from green to blue to yellow, and even red. Their face can contain a beaked nose or else look like a monkey. Crowning their head of page-boy style hair is a circular depression filled with water. A kappa covered in hair is known as a Hyosube. They are known to speak Japanese fluently.

An origin for the demons could be they are the ghosts of drowned souls. Any pond or river may have one. They possess immense strength and can easily overpower a human. Although the source of this power comes from the stored water within the dish on their head. Emptying the dish reduces the kappa to frailty. This may be done by bowing to the kappa upon encounter. In a show of manners the creature will bow back and thus pour out the contents of its might.
Activities from this demon can range from mischievous to deadly. It enjoys passing gas and forever gives off a fishy odour. It may also try to look up women's kimonos and swim down the plumbing to stroke a persons bottom as they defecate. Else they will overpower a person or animal to drown them. Once drowned they remove a person's entrails through their backside, favouring the liver or something the Japanese call the shirikodama.

Besides fresh flesh, the kappa also partakes in vegetarian cuisine. It enjoys eggplants and cucumbers. It is said carving your name and age into a cucumber, then throwing it into the water for a hungry kappa, will ensure that kappa cannot harm you. Though it is also dangerous to swim soon after eating a cucumber.

Kappa also loved contests. They would challenge passersby to such games as pull-my-finger and sumo wrestling. Should the demon win, they usually drowned and ate you. One tale tells of a samurai who accepted a kappa's request for tug-of-war. Fortunately he outsmarted the kappa and used a horse to pull in his stead. The outmatched demon fell, spilling the contents of its head upon the ground. Now too weak to get away, the kappa promised to teach the samurai the trick of bone-setting if it could be released.

Many kappas have proven to be quite knowledgeable on subjects of medicine and irrigation. In a case where one kappa lost its arm to a frightened horse, it petitioned the villagers for the limb's return. The community forced the kappa to sign a contract with its webbed hand. From then on the kappa delivered to the village piles of fish, and warned of other kappa passing through the area.
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Post on 15-5-2012 11:59 AM |All posts

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Lich
A Lich is a sorcerer that usually willingly turns itself into an undead creature. Lichs look like a skeletal like creature and usually have their old cloths on, usually torn and ripped due to the fact that they have been around for a long time. They do this in order to obtain great dark powers, much stronger then a normal sorcerer or necromancer. Due to the fact that they are undead, they have a lot more time to study magic. Lichs have the ability to control the undead. They can also make dead things into undead similar to a necromancer. It is also said that a Lich can turn living creatures into undead without having to kill them first, although it is not completely certain.
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Post on 15-5-2012 12:03 PM |All posts

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Gargoyle
In contemporary fiction, gargoyles are typically depicted as a (generally) winged humanoid race with demonic features (generally horns, a tail, talons, and may or may not have a beak). Gargoyles can generally use their wings(if they have any) to fly or glide and are often depicted as having a rocky hide, or being capable of turning into stone in one way or another, a reference to their structural roots. If they don't have wings, (like the one in the photo to the left), they will scale the building's outer walls and either walk the streets at night or they will go inside the building. Gargoyles are known to protect buildings from evil spirits.

In some variations gargoyles are used as the evil beings that eat humans but as said before they usually are used to protect places from evil.
Its been said that gargoyles can only communicate when either the wind or the rain passes between their mouths. Stangely enough its also been known that gargoyles have the strange ability of water manipulation.
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Post on 15-5-2012 12:09 PM |All posts

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Garuda
Garuda (from the Sanskrit: Garuḍa गरुड or "devourer") is a large mythical bird or bird-like creature that appears in both Hindu and Buddhist mythology. In Hindu myth, Garuda is a lesser divinity usually the vehicle (or vahana) of Vishnu, the supreme preserver deity. Hindus have bestowed various names of veneration upon him, including Amritaharana ("stealer of amrit") Gaganeshvara ("lord of the sky"), and Suparna ("having beautiful wings"), among others. Although considered a minor deity, Garuda has an independent Upanishad, the Garudopanidad, and a Purana, the Garuda Purana, devoted specifically to him. In Buddhism, the Garudas are an entire race of winged beings who exist in rivalry with the Nagas, serpentine sea creatures.
Garuda has been depicted in a variety of ways, although most often he has the upper body and wings of an eagle with the lower body of a human. His body is golden, his wings red, and his face is white, most notable for its prominent beak. He wears a crown on his head. Garuda typically has two or four arms, and his various adornments including earrings, anklets, and bracelets are rendered from serpents. In his hands he carries either the emblems of Vishnu or the pot of amrita; alternatively, when his hands are empty, they are held in the Anjalimudra, a pose of greeting typical of lesser dieties. When Vishnu is mounted upon his back, two of Garuda's hands support the preserver god's feet.

Garuda in Hinduism
Origins
The Vedas, composed in approximately the second millennium B.C.E., provide the earliest reference to Garuda, though by the name of Śyena (Sanskrit for "eagle"). In Rg Veda (1700C1100 B.C.E.), this mighty eagle fetches soma, the intoxicating ritual elixir, from either a crag in a rock or from heaven itself. Both the Mahabharata (c. 400 B.C.E. - 400 C.E.) and the Puranas, which came into existence much later, have Garuda performing similar mythological tasks, suggesting that Śyena and Garuda are one and the same figure.
Mythology
The story of Garuda's birth and deeds is told in the first book of the great epic Mahabharata. His father was the creator-rishi Kasyapa, while his mother was Vinata. Garuda was born out of a huge egg with the torso and limbs of a human male and the talons, wings and beak of an eagle. When he first burst forth from his egg, Garuda appeared as a raging inferno equal to the cosmic conflagration that consumes the world at the end of every age. Frightened by his power, the gods begged him for mercy and Garuda complied with their requests, significantly reducing himself in both size and vigor.
One day, Vinata entered into and lost a foolish bet with her sister Kadru, mother of serpents. As a condition of her defeat, she became her sister's slave. Resolving to release his mother from her newfound state of bondage, Garuda approached Kadru and her serpents and asked them what it would take to emancipate his mother. Kadru decreed that Garuda would have to bring them the elixir of immortality, also called amrita. This was a tall order indeed, considering that the amrita was at that time in the possession of the gods in heaven. Indra, the mighty king of the gods, guarded it jealously. In order to protect the elixir, the gods ringed it with a massive fire that covered the sky. They had also blocked the way to the elixir with a fierce mechanical contraption of sharp rotating blades. Lastly, they had stationed two gigantic poisonous snakes next to the elixir as deadly guardians.
Undaunted, Garuda hastened toward the abode of the gods, intent upon robbing them of their treasure. Well-aware of his powerful design, the gods met him in full battle-array. Garuda, however, defeated the entire host and scattered them in all directions. Taking the water of many rivers into his mouth, he extinguished the protective fire the gods had thrown up. Reducing his size, he crept past the rotating blades of their murderous machine. Finally, he eluded the two gigantic serpents they had posted as guards: even the quickest glance of these snakes was deadly so Garuda subdued them by blowing dust in their eyes. Taking the elixir into his mouth without swallowing it, he launched again into the air and toward the heavens. En route, he encountered Vishnu, who was impressed with Garuda's might. Rather than fighting the bird, Vishnu decided to reward him with a boon: the gift of immortality, even without drinking from the elixir. In return, Garuda gratefully requested that he become Vishnu's mount. Flying onward, Garuda encountered Indra. The king of the gods hit Garuda with his thunderbolt, but Garuda was virtually unscathed by the blow, losing but a single feather. Fully aware of Garuda's power, Indra called for a truce with Garuda, and so another exchange of pacts was undertaken: Garuda promised that once he had delivered the elixir, thus fulfilling the request of the serpents, he would make it possible for Indra to regain possession of the elixir and to take it back to the gods. Indra in turn gave permission to Garuda to have the nagas as food.
At long last, Garuda finally arrived before the anxiously waiting serpents. He handed them the pot of nectar, requesting that they cover it with sharp, spiky Darbha grass while taking their purificatory bath. Placing the elixir on the grass, and thereby liberating his mother Vinata from her servitude, he urged the serpents to perform their religious ablutions before consuming it. As they hurried off to do so, Indra descended from the sky to make off with the elixir and return it to heaven. When the nagas came back, they licked the darbha grass in absence of the pot and cut their tongues, leaving them with the forked tongues typical of serpents. From that day onward, Garuda was the ally of the gods and the trusty mount of Vishnu, as well as the implacable enemy of snakes, upon whom he preyed at every opportunity. Garuda is said to have been the first to teach humankind how to cure snake poison; moreover, worship of or meditation upon Garuda is said to remove snakes from one's path.

According to the Mahabharata, Garuda fathered six sons from whom were descended the race of birds. The members of this race were of great might and without compassion, subsisting on the nagas. Fittingly, Vishnu was their protector.

Garudas in Other Traditions
Buddhism
In Buddhist mythology, the garudas (Pli: garuḷ) are a race of enormous predatory birds of great intelligence and social organization. Another name for the garuḍa is Suparṇa (Pli: supaṇṇa), meaning "well-winged" or "having good wings." Garuda is occasionally depicted as the vehicle of Amoghasiddhi, one of the five Dhyani or "self-born" Buddhas. The term Garuda is sometimes even used as an epithet for the Buddha himself.Like the ngas, garudas combine the characteristics of animals and divine beings, and so they are considered to be among the lowest devas or gods in Buddhism.

Just as in Hinduism, the garuḍas are enemies to the Nagas, whom they hunt. The garuḍas at one time caught the ngas by seizing them by their heads, although the ngas quickly learned that by swallowing large stones, they could make themselves too heavy to be carried in the garuda's talons, wearing them out and eventually killing them from exhaustion. According to Pandara Jtaka (J.518), this secret was divulged to one of the garuḍas by the ascetic Karambiya, who subsequently taught him how to seize a nga by the tail and force him to vomit up the stone he had swallowed. In the Mahasamyatta Sutta, the Buddha is shown making temporary peace between the Nagas and the garuḍas.

The exact size of a garuda is uncertain, but its wings are said to have a span of many miles. Buddhist mythology claims that when a garuda's wings flap, they create hurricane-like winds that blow down houses and darken the sky. According to the Kkt Jtaka, J.327, a human being is so tiny in comparison to a garuda that a man can hide inside the plumage of a garuda's wings without being noticed. Garudas are also capable of tearing up entire banyan trees from their roots and carrying them off.

The garudas are ruled by kings and live together in large cities. Their dwellings are in groves of the simbal, or silk-cotton trees. They are apt protectors of wherever it is they reside, and garuḍas were among the beings appointed by Śakra to guard Mount Sumeru and the Trayastrimsa heaven from the attacks of the asuras. At least some of them have the magical power of changing into human form when they wish to have dealings with people. On some occasions Garuḍa kings have had romances with human women in this form.
Southeast Asia
The Sanskrit word garuda has been borrowed and modified by the languages of several Buddhist countries in Southeast Asia. In Burmese, garuḍas are called ga-lon. In Japanese a garuḍa has traditionally been called Karura, while the form Garuda has been brought into usage in contemporary Japanese fiction. In Thai, the word for a garuḍa is Krut (ครุฑ).Thailand and Indonesia use the garuḍa as their national symbols. One form of the garuḍa, used in Thailand as a sign of Royal family, is called Krut Pha, meaning "garuda acting as the vehicle of god." The Indonesian national airline is called "Garuda Indonesia." has also appropriated the symbol of Garuda, referring to him as Khangard, a servant of Yama, the god of death. According to popular Mongolian belief, Khangard is guardian of the Bojdochan-ula mountain range, and appears on the flag and coat of arms of Ulan Bator, the Mongolian capital city.
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Post on 15-5-2012 12:13 PM |All posts

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hanuman
Hanuman (Sanskrit: हनुमान्, Hanumn), is a Hindu deity who is an ardent devotee of Rama, the seventh avatar of Lord Vishnu, and a central character in the Indian epic Ramayan. A general among the vanaras, Hanuman is a disciple of Lord Rama in the war against the demon king Ravan. Also known as Anjaneya, Maruti, Maharudra, Pavanputra, Kesharinandan, Arbiter, Anjaniputra, Bajrang Bali and Hanumat, Hanuman's exploits are much celebrated in a variety of religious and cultural traditions,[1] particularly in Hinduism, to the extent that he is often the object of worship according to some bhakti traditions,[2] and is the prime deity in many temples known as Hanuman Mandirs.
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Post on 15-5-2012 12:14 PM |All posts
Birth
An idol of Anjani Mata, having son Hanuman in her lap in the Anjani Mata temple, Chomu.

Hanuman was born to Anjana, a female vanara, and Kesari, a male vanara, in Anjana Giri mountain. Another name for Hanuman is "Anjaniputra" which means son of Anjana. His mother was an apsara who was born on Earth as a female vanara due to a curse. She would be redeemed from this curse on her giving birth to an incarnation of Lord Shiva, and endowed with the Supreme Power of exalted devotion to Bhagwan Hari. Hanuman is endowed with 28 transcendental divine opulences, with perfection in each. Anjana, along with her husband Kesari, performed intense prayers to Lord Shiva to beget Him as her Child. Pleased with their devotion, Shiva granted them the boon they sought.[3] Hence, Hanuman is also known as "Maharudra" because he was born of the boon given to Anjana by Shiva, who is also known as Rudra. The Valmiki Ramayana states that Kesari is the son of Brihaspati and that Kesari also fought on Rama's side in the war against Ravana.[4]

Several different traditions account for Hanuman's birth. One is that at the time that Anjana was worshipping Lord Shiva, elsewhere, Dasharatha, the king of Ayodhya, was performing the Putrakama Yagna in order to have children. As a result, he received some sacred pudding, payasam, to be shared by his three wives, leading to the births of Rama, Lakshmana, Bharata, and Shatrughna. By divine ordinance, a kite snatched a fragment of that pudding and dropped it while flying over the forest where Anjana was engaged in worship. Vayu, the Hindu deity of the wind, delivered the falling pudding to the outstretched hands of Anjana, who consumed it. Hanuman was born to her as a result.[4][5]

Hanuman, in one interpretation, is the incarnation or reflection of Shiva.[6] Other interpretations, such as that of Dvaita, consider Hanuman to be the son of, or a manifestation of, Vayu, god of wind.

Another story of Hanuman's origins is derived from the Vishnu Purana and Naradeya Purana. Narada, infatuated with a princess, went to his God Lord Vishnu, to make him look like Sri Vishnu, so that the princess would garland him at Swayamvara. He asked for a Hari-Mukh. Hari is the name of Lord Vishnu and Mukh means face. But Vishnu instead bestowed him with the face of a monkey. Unaware of this, Narada went to the princess, who burst into laughter at the sight of his monkey face before all the king's court. Narada, unable to bear the humiliation, cursed Vishnu, that Vishnu would one day be dependent upon a vanara. Vishnu replied that what he had done was for Narada's own good, as he would have undermined his own powers if he were to enter matrimony. Vishnu also noted that Narada's request for Hari has the dual Sanskrit meaning of vanara. Upon hearing this, Narada repented for cursing his idol. But Vishnu told him not repent as the curse would act as a boon, for it would lead to the birth of Hanuman, an avatar of Shiva, without whose help Rama (Vishnu's avatar) could not kill Ravana. Since there are two distinct sects in Hinduism, Shaivas and Vaishnavas. some believe that the story that Hanuman is an avatar of Shiva might have come to link both the sects in harmony.

References to Hanuman in classical literature could be found as early as those of 5th to 1st century BC in Panini's Astadhyayi, Abhiseka Nataka, Pratima Nataka, and Klidsa's Raghuvaṃśa.
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Birth place

Multiple places in India are claimed as the birth place of Hanuman. Hanuman was born on 'Anjaneya Hill', in Hampi, Karnataka.[7] This is located near the Risyamukha mountain on the banks of the Pampa, where Sugreeva and Sri Rama are said to have met in Valmiki Ramayana's Kishkinda Kanda. There is a temple that marks the spot.Even Trimbakeshwar, Anjan, a small village about 18 km away from Gumla, houses "Anjan Dham", which is said to be the birth place of Hanuman.[8] The name of the village is derived from the name of the goddess Anjani, mother of Mahaveer Hanuman. Aanjani Gufa (cave), 4 km from the village, is believed to be the place where Anjani once lived. Many objects of archaeological importance obtained from this site are now held at the Patna Museum. Another belief is that Anjaneri (or Anjneri) mountain, located 7 km from Trimbakeshwar in the Nasik district, is also claimed as the birthplace of Hanuman.[9] A cave in a hill near Gokarna, one of the oldest temple towns of India, is also said to be the birth place of Hanuman. This cave has had a Hanuman temple for a long time. Gokarna, situated in west coast of Karnataka, is known for Atma Linga of Shiva, installed by Ganapathi to save it from the hands of Ravana long before Ramayana days. Sri Ramachandra Pura Math one of the leading Shankara Peethas is situated 3 kilometers away from this birth place of Hanuman.He is Pavan putra and amsa of Lord Shiva.He can expand himself to the size of universe (this was the boon given by Lord Brahma)
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Childhood
Hanuman Mistakes the Sun for a Fruit by Bhawanrao Shriniwasrao Pant Pratinidhi

As a child, believing the sun to be a ripe mango, Hanuman pursued it in order to eat it. Rahu, a Vedic planet corresponding to an eclipse, was at that time seeking out the sun as well, and he clashed with Hanuman. In the nature of Rahu, the Tamas Guṇa predominated. To convey a message to the universe that Satva Guṇa always prevails, Hanuman thrashed Rahu and goes to take sun in his abode.[10] Indra, king of devas, was approached by defeated Rahu with disappointment, complaining that a monkey child stopped him from taking on Sun, as is permitted by you so that Solar eclipse could not take place. This enraged Indra, who responded by throwing the Vajra (thunderbolt) at Hanuman, which struck his jaw. He fell back down to the earth and became unconscious. Upset, Vayu deva went into seclusion, withdrawing air along with. As living beings began to asphyxiate, Indra withdrew the effect of his thunderbolt, and the devas revived Hanuman and blessed him with multiple boons.[4]

Brahma then gave Hanuman a boon that would protect him from the proverbial irrevocable curse called Brahmas curse-Brahmashap. Brahma also said: "Nobody will be able to kill you with any weapon in war." From Brahma he obtained the power of inducing fear in enemies, of destroying fear in friends, to be able to change his form at will and to be able to easily travel wherever he wished. From Shiva he obtained the boons of longevity, scriptural wisdom and ability to cross the ocean. Lord Shiva assured safety of Hanuman with a band (kavach) that would protect him for life. Indra blessed him that his weapon Vajra, will no longer be effective on him and his body would become stronger than Vajra.Varuna blessed baby Hanuman with a boon that he would always be protected from water. Agni blessed him, Saying, "Fire will never burn you." Surya gave him two siddhis of yoga namely "laghima" and "garima", to be able to attain the smallest or to attain the biggest form . Vayu blessed him with more speed than he himself had. Yama, the God of Death blessed him healthy life and free from his weapon Yama Danda, thus death would not come to him. Kubera showered his blessings declaring that Hanuman would always remain happy and contented. Vishwakarma blessed him that Hanuman would be protected from all his creations in the form of objects or weapons A permanent mark was left on his chin (हनुः hanuḥ "jaw" in Sanskrit), due to impact of Vajra, explaining his name.[4][11]

On ascertaining '''Surya''' to be an all-knowing teacher, Hanuman raised his body into an orbit around the sun and requested to Surya to accept him as a student. Surya refused and explained claiming that he always had to be on the move in his chariot, it would be impossible for Hanuman to learn well. Undeterred, Hanuman enlarged his form, with one leg on the eastern ranges and the other on the western ranges, and facing Surya again pleaded. Pleased by his persistence, Surya agreed. Hanuman then learned all of the latter's knowledge. When Hanuman then requested Surya to quote his "guru-dakshina" (teacher's fee), the latter refused, saying that the pleasure of teaching one as dedicated as him was the fee in itself. Hanuman insisted, whereupon Surya asked him to help his (Surya's) spiritual son Sugriva. Hanuman's choice of Surya as his teacher is said to signify Surya as a Karma Saakshi, an eternal witness of all deeds. Hanuman later became Sugriva's minister.[4][12]

Hanuman was mischievous in his childhood, and sometimes teased the meditating sages in the forests by snatching their personal belongings and by disturbing their well-arranged articles of worship. Finding his antics unbearable, but realizing that Hanuman was but a child, (albeit invincible), the sages placed a mild curse on him by which he became unable to remember his own ability unless reminded by another person. It is hypothesised that without this curse, the entire course of the Ramayana war might have been different, for he demonstrated phenomenal abilities during the war. The curse is highlighted in Kishkindha Kanda and Sundara Kanda when Jambavantha reminds Hanuman of his abilities and encourages him to go and find Sita.[4] The specific verse that is recited by Jambavantha is:

        आप वायु के सामान ही शक्तिशाली हैं
        आप बुद्धिमान, विख्यात, एवं अविष्कारक हैं
        इस संसार में ऐसा कुछ भी नहीं है जो आपके लिए कठिन हो
        आप ही हैं जो हर बाधा को दूर कर सकते हैं.


        You are as powerful as the wind;
        You are intelligent, illustrious & an inventor.
        There is nothing in this world thats too difficult for you;
        Whenever stuck, you are the one who can help.
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Post on 15-5-2012 12:16 PM |All posts
The Sundara Kanda, the fifth book in the Ramayana, focuses on the adventures of Hanuman.
Meeting Sri Rama

Hanuman meets Rama during the Rama's 14-year exile.[13] With his brother Lakshmana, Rama is searching for his wife Sita who had been abducted by Ravana. Their search brings them to the vicinity of the mountain Rishyamukha, where Sugriva, along with his followers and friends, are in hiding from his older brother Vali.

Having seen Rama and Lakshmana, Sugriva sends Hanuman to ascertain their identities. Hanuman approaches the two brothers in the guise of a brahmin. His first words to them are such that Rama says to Lakshmana that none could speak the way the brahmin did unless he or she had mastered the Vedas. He notes that there is no defect in the brahmin's countenance, eyes, forehead, brows, or any limb. He points out to Lakshmana that his accent is captivating, adding that even an enemy with sword drawn would be moved. He praises the disguised Hanuman further, saying that sure success awaited the king whose emissaries were as accomplished as he was.[13]

When Rama introduces himself, the brahman identitifies himself as Hanuman and falls prostrate before Rama, who embraces him warmly. Thereafter, Hanuman's life becomes interwoven with that of Rama. Hanuman then brings about friendship and alliance between Rama and Sugriva; Rama helps Sugriva regain his honour and makes him king of Kishkindha. Sugriva and his vanaras, most notably Hanuman, help Rama defeat Raavana and reunite with Sita.

In their search for Sita, a group of Vanaras reaches the southern seashore. Upon encountering the vast ocean, every vanara begins to lament his inability to jump across the water. Hanuman too is saddened at the possible failure of his mission, until the other vanaras and the wise bear Jambavantha begin to extol his virtues. Hanuman then recollects his own powers, enlarges his body, and flies across the ocean. On his way, he encounters a mountain that rises from the sea, proclaims that it owed his father a debt, and asks him to rest a while before proceeding. Not wanting to waste any time, Hanuman thanks the mountain and carries on. He then encounters a sea-monster, Surasa, who challenges him to enter her mouth. When Hanuman outwits her, she admits that her challenge was merely a test of his courage. After killing Simhika, a rakshasa, he reaches Lanka.
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wukong
Sun Wukong (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: O; pinyin: Sn Wkng), also known as the Monkey King is a main character in the classical Chinese epic novel Journey to the West (Chinese: [ӛ; pinyin: Xyuj). In the novel, he is a monkey born from a stone who acquires supernatural powers through Taoist practices. After rebelling against heaven and being imprisoned under a mountain by the Buddha, he later accompanies the monk Xuanzang on a journey to retrieve Buddhist sutras from India. The TV series Monkey and upcoming film The Monkey King are both based on this book.

Sun Wukong possesses an immense amount of strength; he is able to lift his 13,500 jn (8,100 kg or 17,881 lbs) staff with ease. He is also superbly fast, able to travel 108,000 li (54,000 kilometers or 33,554 mi) in one somersault. Sun knows 72 transformations, which allows him to transform into various animals and objects; he has trouble, however, transforming into other people, because he is unable to complete the transformation of his tail. He is a skilled fighter, capable of holding his own against the best generals of heaven. Each of his hairs possesses magical properties, and is capable of transforming either into a clone of the Monkey King himself, or various weapons, animals, and other objects. He also knows spells that can command wind, part water, conjure protective circles against demons, and freeze humans, demons, and gods alike.[1]

The origin of Sun Wukong is considered by some American, Chinese, and Indian scholars to be influenced by both the Hindu deity Hanuman from the Ramayana and elements of Chinese folklore
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Medusa
n Greek mythology, Medusa (Greek: έĦϦԦҦ, Mdousa, "guardian, protectress") and some times known as the Gorgon, was a monstrous chthonic female character essentially an extension of an apotropaic mask whose gaze could turn on-lookers to stone. She was born of Phorcys and Ceto or in some cases, Typhon and Echidna (Pre-Titan gods). She had two sisters, Stheno and Euryale both of whom were immortal. Medusa on the other hand was not. They lived on an island at the end of the world.

In other versions she was a human with blonde hair and she had no sisters. She slept with Poseidon in Athena's temple, so Athena punished Medusa by turning her into a monster with hair made of snakes and is sometimes described to be half snake herself!

Perseus was instructed by his soon to be father to get the Gorgon's head. He used Hades's clap of invisibility, winged sandals from Hermes, a sword and a mirrored shield. After slicing her head off in her sleep, Pegasus and the giant Chrysaor sprouted. Perseus then flew off the island on Pegasus to escape her sisters who had woken up! He later returned to his soon to be father and turned him to stone with the gorgon's head.
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Post on 15-5-2012 12:30 PM |All posts

Montauk usa

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Montauk Monster

Montauk MonsterThis is a featured page
On the morning of 30th July 2008, a monster has apparently washed up on the beach at Montauk, NY.

Montauk Monster - Mythical Creatures and Beasts

Photographs have been released of the bizarre carcass of an unknown creature, hairless, with flippers, teeth and what appears to be a beak.

Well, I'm as much an expert on never-before-seen sea monsters as anyone, so here's what I think. It's either an unknown species, a mutation, something created by evil geniuses in a lab or a hoax. Or a space alien.
In order of unlikeliness...

Unknown species - highly unlikely. For a creature this size to have never been seen before would be amazing, especially as it appears to be mammalian, so it would live around the surface of the sea.

A mutation - very unlikely. For something to mutate this much and yet still live long enough to grow to what seems at least a couple of feet long would take some seriously weird stuff - like being bitten by a radio-active sea-spider or something.

Something created by evil geniuses in a lab - pretty unlikely. I just don't think science is at a stage where we can create our own animals to order.

A hoax - most likely. Just because that's what people like to do. It's kind of cool, though.

If it's a space alien, then what's it doing dead on a beach? Did it fall out of the saucer's hatch when they were buzzing the Hamptons looking for someone to abduct?
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Post on 15-5-2012 12:46 PM |All posts

Mothman

The Mothman is one of the strangest and most terrifying of anomalous creatures ever to be recorded in America. Between November 12, 1966 and December 15, 1967, it terrorized citizens in the Point Pleasant area of West Virginia. It was said to have been encountered by at least 100 people over the course of that year. According to author John A. Keel (The Mothman Prophecies, 1975) who was on hand investigating the reports during the time of the sightings, the creature was reported to be roughly man-shaped, either grey or brown, and between five and seven feet tall. Its body was wider than a man's. It did not appear to have a head, but rather its "eyes" were set on the upper chest. These "eyes" were very large, and alternately described as glowing red lights, or a reflected red like a bicycle reflector. When it walked it shuffled on what appeared to be human-like legs, but no feet were ever observed. Rather than arms it had bat-like wings which it did not flap. It was always seen to glide. The non-flapping of the wings, even in ascent, is particularly disturbing.

Indeed, it was reported to regularly ascend straight up like a helicopter - and again be it noted, without any wing-action. (In regards to the wings, John Keel determined that a man the size and heft of the Mothman would require 24 foot wings to be able to glide.) It was fast in flight, able to pace cars going over 100 miles an hour. In flight it emitted a humming soAnother image of the mythical Mothmanund and often emitted a "mouse-like squeaking." Occasionally it was heard to also emit a screeching sound something like a woman screaming. (This "woman screaming" sound is common among anomalous creatures, particularly the Bigfoot creatures.) No one who saw it was indifferent to the creature - it struck terror into the hearts of all its viewers. Recently, interest in Mothman has been rekindled due to the release of the movie
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Basilisk
From Greek basilisk means "king", "ruler of the snakes` kingdom". It's other translation can mean "little crown".

Basilisks are said to be creatures of great evil. Almost every time a basilisk is described, there is the little detail that they
can kill a person with one glance, and can turn a person to stone when their eyes meet through a ghost or a reflective
surface. Basilisks have many different forms, depending on the myth.
Traditionally, the basilisk is a small snake twelve fingers long, with a spot on it's head, that lives in Africa. It issupposedlykilled by the scent of aweasel'surine.
Some myths say basilisks are giant snakes that
have venom stored in their teeth, and if one of its teeth just scratch your skin, you will die; unless you have a Phoenix or
a store of Phoenix tears nearby. Other myths say that the basilisk is a giant, ugly rooster that hatched from a chicken's
egg being incubated by a frog or toad. The rooster basilisk is usually described as having dead parasites falling off of its
feathers. This myth says that if the basilisk sees its reflection, it will explode, and the resulting dust is lethal if
inhaled. In most basilisk myths, the basilisk will die if it hears the crowing of a rooster.
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Post on 15-5-2012 01:01 PM |All posts

Banshee
Banshees are believed by some to be spirts of nature or pre-Christian Gaelic deities. In Theosophy and in Celtic Christian religion, they are commonly called "fallen angels". In English, they are described as a "fairy" or "fairy woman".

The Banshee is also said to be tasked with the job of warning selected members of ancient Irish families of the time of their death. According to tradition, the banshee was only said to cry for four major families but this list seems to have been extended due to marriage.

Apparently in terms of clothing, she either wears a grey, hooded cloak or a grave robe meant for the unshriven dead. Those who where not allowed to find "absolution".

Banshee usually come in three of many forms, the first being a young woman, the second being a rich middle-aged lady or matron, and the third being of a fraglie old woman. Another being, the bean-nighe (washing woman). In this form, she is apparently seen washing the bloodstains out of the fated person clothes.

Rarely seen but heard, her mourning call is often given at night when someone is about to die. In 1437, Scottish King James the I is said to have been approached by one such being. There have been numerous reports of same thing happening to members of the royal court and other high-profile members of Irish society.

The quality of her voice varies to region to region. Some describe it as 'low and pleasant' which can be used to comfort people or generally just to make them feel good and others as 'a mix of a wail of a woman and a moan of an owl' which can hypnotize many. Some also take to singing songs to do the work, and put power into it without changing the sound.

When several banshees appear at once, it is said that a person great or holy has died. Banshee are commonly decipted as having long, fair hair which they comb with a silver comb. If one is to see such a comb, it is suggested not to pick it up or that person might be spirited away. Though to some the comb is simply a gift to someone they love or feel is important.

Banshee are fairly popular and enjoy the same status (in Ireland) as leprechauns. One possible origins of the Banshee are keeners. Woman in Ireland that sing songs of lament at funerals. The majority of these women quite possibly could be banshees that feel the need to sing in an attempt to raise or lower the feelings of those attending.


Banshees also apear in places where there is great sorrow and pain.
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Post on 15-5-2012 01:05 PM |All posts

Buraq
Buraq atau juga disebut eja Al-Buraq (bahasa Arab: البراق , dari segi bahasa bererti "kilat cahaya". Ia adalah sejenis makhluk menyerupai haiwan, besar sedikit dari himar (keldai) dan kecil sedikit dari baghal (haiwan kacukan keldai dan kuda).Diriwayatkan juga buraq ini merupakan makhluk yang menyerupai haiwan lagenda iaitu seekor kuda putih yang bersayap burung berbulu pelepah yang besar.Namun ada juga yang mengatakan buraq menyerupai burung putih yang besar. Walaubagaimanapun ia dijadikan oleh Allah bukan dari jenis yang berdarah, berdaging dan bertulang belulang seperti haiwan, sebaliknya ia diciptakan daripada cahaya.
Buraq merupakan makhluk tunggangan Nabi Muhammad SAW dari Makkah ke Baitul Maqdis dalam peristiwa Israk Mikraj

Hikmah dijadikan buraq yang berfungsi sebagai kenderaan dan pesawat angkasa menyerupai seekor binatang walaupun unsur kejadiannya daripada cahaya, adalah bagi memudahkan Nabi Muhammad s.a.w. memahami tujuan Jibril datang membawa makhluk menyerupai haiwan untuk dikenderai oleh Nabi s.a.w. dalam peristiwa Isra dan Mi'raj. Kerana kenderaan yang lazim digunakan oleh manusia pada ketika itu ialah haiwan sama ada unta atau kuda dan seumpamanya.

Buraq mempunyai kelajuan yang luar biasa iaitu selangkah kakinya memacu, bergerak sejauh mata memandang. Sesuai dengan hakikat 'zat' lembaga buraq yang dijadikan oleh Allah SWT dari cahaya.

Ahli sains juga mendapati bahawa pergerakan yang paling pantas di alam maya ini ialah cahaya. Dalam kelajuan seperti cahaya, membolehkan Nabi s.a.w. tiba di Masjid al-Aqsa Baitul Muqaddis dalam waktu yang singkat.
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Post on 15-5-2012 01:06 PM |All posts
Dalil

Didalam sepotong hadis yang diriwayatkan oleh Imam Bukhari dan Imam Muslim ada disebutkan,...kemudian aku diberikan seekor binatang yang bukan bangal (peranakan kuda dengan keldai) namun melebihi keldai putih. Al Jaruud mengatakan kepadanya,Itu adalah Buraq wahai Abu Hamzah. Anas mengatakan,Betul. Dia (binatang) itu meletakkan langkahnya sejauh pandangan mata...

Selain itu terdapat juga hadis yang diriwayatkan oleh Imam Bukhari seperti berikut:
        Aku telah dibawa oleh seekor Buraq,seekor haiwan berkulit putih dan panjang,lebih besar daripada keldai tapi kecil sedikit daripada baghal. Setiap langkahnya bersamaan dengan sejauh mata memandang.(Riwayat Shahih Bukhari)        

Al Hafizh Ibnu Hajar mengatakan bahwa bukan bangal dan melebihi keledai putih demikianlah disebutkan berikutan ia adalah binatang tunggangan atau dengan melihat lafaz buraq. Hikmah pensifatan itu adalah sebagai isyarat bahawa orang yang menungganginya adalah dalam keadaan aman bukan dalam keadaan perang atau ketakutan. Atau pula untuk menampakkan mukjizat yang terjadi kerana kecepatannya yang sangat cepat dengan menunggangi seekor binatang yang tidak pernah disifatkan dengan sifat seperti itu jika menurut keadaan normal. (Fathul Bari ...

Didalam hadis yang diriwayatkan oleh Tirmidzi dari Hudzaifah bin al Yaman mengatakan bahawa Rasulullah S.A.W telah diberikan seekor binatang yang punggungnya panjang dan langkahnya adalah sepanjang mata memandang. Mereka berdua (Rasulullah S.A.W dan Malaikat Jibril a.s.) tidaklah terpisahkan diatas punggung buraq sehingga mereka menyaksikan syurga dan neraka ... kemudian mereka berdua kembali pulang ke tempat semula (ketika berangkat)... (Abu Isa mengatakan bahawa ini adalah hadis hasan shahih)

Imam Nawawi menyebutkan bahawa para ahli bahasa mengatakan, Buraq adalah nama binatang yang ditunggangi Rasulullah S.A.W di malam Israk. Az Zubaidiy didalam al Mukhtashar al Ain dan pemilik kitab at Tahrir mengatakan, Buraq adalah binatang yang ditunggangi oleh para Nabi a.s.

Ibnu Duraid mengatakan bahawa buraq berasal dari kata al barqi beerti kilat, berikutan sifatnya yang sangat cepat. Ada yang mengatakan, Dinamakan buraq dikerana ianya terlalu bersih, mengkilat dan sangat cepat. Ada yang mengatakan, Kerana warna putihnya. Al Qodhi mengatakan, Kemungkinan dinamakan buraq kerana ia memiliki dua warna, dikatakan syaatun barqoo (kambing kilat) apabila disela-sela bulunya yang berwarna putih terdapat bercak-bercak hitam Dia berkata, (apa yang terkandung) didalam hadis itu disifatkan bahawa buraq itu berwarna putih. Boleh jadi ia dari jenis kambing kilat dan ia terbatasi dengan warna putih. (Shahih Muslim bi Syarhin Nawawi al israa bi rosulillah...)

Terdapat juga hadis lain yang diriwayatkan oleh Imam Bukhari seperti berikut:
       

Kemudian dia (Jibrail a.s.) membawa Buraq yang memiliki wajah rupawan dan bertali kekang, bertubuh tinggi, berkulit putih, lebih besar dari keledai tetapi lebih kecil daripada baghal. Dia dapat menjejakkan kakinya sejauh pandangannya. Dia memiliki telinga yang panjang. Setiap kali dia melewati gunung, kaki belakangnya bisa memperpanjang langkahnya dan ketika ia menuruni bukit kaki depannya akan memperpanjang jangkauan. Dia memiliki dua sayap pada kedua pahanya yang dapat memberikan kekuatan untuk kedua kakinya.(Riwayat Shahih Bukhari)
       
Impak kebudayaan

    Tembok Barat di Baitulmuqaddis dipanggil sebagai Tembok Buraq di mana baginda menambat Buraq di situ.
    Dua syarikat penerbangan dipanggil sempena Buraq iaitu syarikat penerbangan Libya, Buraq Air dan syarikat penerbangan Indonesia, Bouraq Indonesia Airlines.
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Post on 15-5-2012 01:09 PM |All posts

Chimera
The Chimera was a monstrous beast which ravaged the countryside of Lycia in Anatolia that was to be able to breath fire. There have been many discriptions of how it looks but in all the descriptions is it's half lion, goat & serpent,

The Chimera had the head/body of a lion, a goat head & a tail, tipped with a serpent's head


Next to the dragon, the chimera is the second most popular beast to guard portals.

The chimera is also female and is the youngest daughter of Echidna and Typhon. She is also said to be the last child the two had together.

The word chimera is also used in modern pop-culture within both the fantasy and science-fiction communities to refer to unnatural beings created from the combination of two or more animals by means other than breeding.

The Chimera may have once been identified with the winter-rising Constellation, Capricorn (the serpent-tailed goat).
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Defeat of the ChimeraBellerophon slaying the Chimera

The hero Bellerophon was commanded to slay it by King Lobates. He rode into battle against the beast on the back of the winged horse Pegasus. When Bellerophon spotted the beast, he tried to slash off the beast with some arrows or damaging it by his sword/spear.
When Bellerophon came close to the beast, avoiding & dogging the Chimera's fire, he pulled out his lead-tipped spear & placed it in the Chimera's mouth, melting her breath & explodes into flames.
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Cyclops
In Greek mythology a cyclops (pronounced /ˈsaɪklɒps/), or kyklops (Greek ύʦ˦ئ), is a member of a primordial race of giants, each with a single eye in the middle of its forehead. The plural is cyclopes (pronounced IPA: /saɪˈkloʊpiːz/) or kyklopes (Greek ύʦ˦ئЦς). In English, the plural cyclopses is also used. The name is widely thought to mean "round-" or "wheel-eyed".


Hesiod describes one group of cyclopes and Homer describes another. In Hesiod'Toy Cyclopss Theogony, Zeus releases three Cyclopes, the sons of Uranus and Gaia, from the dark pit of Tartarus. They provide Zeus's thunderbolt, Hades' helmet of invisibility, and Poseidon's trident, and the gods use these weapons to defeat the Titans. In a famous episode of Homer's Odyssey, the hero Odysseus encounters the Cyclops Polyphemus, the son of Poseidon and a nereid (Thoosa), who lives with his fellow Cyclopes in a distant country. The connection between the two groups has been debated in antiquity and by modern scholars.

Hesiod's Cyclops

In the Theogony, the Cyclopes C Arges, Brontes, and Steropes C were the primordial sons of Uranus (Sky) and Gaia (Earth) and brothers of the Hecatonchires. They were giants with a single eye in the middle of their forehead and a foul disposition. According to Hesiod, they were strong, stubborn, and "abrupt of emotion". Collectively they eventually became synonyms for brute strength and power, and their name was invoked in connection with massive masonry. They were often pictured at their forge.
Uranus, fearing their strength, locked them in Tartarus. Cronus, another son of Uranus and Gaia, later freed thThe Cyclops, a 1914 painting by Odilon Redon. e Cyclopes, along with the Hecatonchires, after he had overthrown Uranus. Cronus then placed them back in Tartarus, where they remained, guarded by the female dragon Campe, until freed by Zeus. They fashioned thunderbolts for Zeus to use as weapons, and helped him overthrow Cronus and the other Titans. The thunderbolts, which became Zeus' main weapons, were forged by all three Cyclopes, in that Arges added brightness, Brontes added thunder, and Steropes added lightning. These Cyclopes also created Poseidon's trident, Artemis' bow and arrows of moonlight, Apollo's bow and arrows of sun rays, and the helmet of darkness that Hades gave to Perseus on his quest to kill Medusa. According to a hymn of Callimachus, they were Hephaestus' helpers at the forge. The Cyclopes were said to have built the "cyclopean" fortifications at Tiryns and Mycenae in the Peloponnese. The noises proceeding from the heart of volcanoes were attributed to their operations.

Apollo slew the Cyclopes in revenge when Zeus killed his son, Asclepius, with a Cyclopes-forged thunderbolt.

Homer's Cyclopes

The Cyclopes were huge one-eyed monsters that resided on an island with the same name. Commonly, the term "Cyclops" refers to a particular son of Poseidon and Thoosa named Polyphemus who was a Cyclops. Another member of this group of Cyclopes was Telemus, a seer.

Polyphemus

In Book 9 of Homer's Odyssey, a scouting party led by Odysseus lands on the Island of the Cyclopes and discovers a large cave. They enter into the cave and feast on food they find there. This cave is the home of Polyphemus, who soon returns. Odysseus and his crew attempt to befriend him in the cave; but he traps them instead. He proceeds to eat several crew members, whereupon Odysseus devises a cunning plan for escape. To make Polyphemus unwary, Odysseus gives him a skin of very strong, unwatered wine. When Polyphemus asks for Odysseus' name, he tells him that it is 'Outis', Greek for 'no man' or 'nobody'. Once the giant falls asleep as a result of being drunk, Odysseus and his men take the spit from the fire and drive it through Polyphemus' only eye. Polyphemus' cries of help are answered by the others of his race; however, they turn away from aiding him when they hear that "Nobody" is the cause of his woes.

Odysseus and his companions blind Polyphemus. Laconian black-figure cup, 565C560 BC.
In the morning, Odysseus ties his men and himself to the undersides of Polyphemus' sheep. When the Cyclops lets the sheep out to graze, the men are carried out. Since Polyphemus has been blinded, he cannot see the men, but feels the backs of his sheep to make himself sure that the men are not riding them. As he sails away, Odysseus shouts "Cyclops, when your father asks who took your eye, tell him that it was Odysseus, Sacker of Cities, Destroyer of Troy, son of Laertes, and King of Ithaca", which proves to be a catastrophic example of hubris. Knowing his attacker's name, Polyphemus asks his father Poseidon to prevent Odysseus from returning home to Ithaca, or to at least deprive him of his ship and crew.
This tale from the Odyssey is more humorously told in the only surviving satyr play, entitled Cyclops by Euripides.

The Sicilian Greek poet Theocritus wrote two poems circa 275 BC concerning Polyphemus' desire for Galatea, a sea nymph. When Galatea instead married Acis, a Sicilian mortal, a jealous Polyphemus killed him with a boulder. Galatea turned Acis' blood into a river of the same name in Sicily.
Origins

skull of a dwarf elephant displayed in the zoo of Munich, Germany.
Walter Burkert among others suggests that the archaic groups or societies of lesser gods mirror real cult associations: "it may be surmised that smith guilds lie behind Cabeiri, Idaian Dactyloi, Telchines, and Cyclopes." Given their penchant for blacksmithing, many scholars believe the legend of the Cyclopes' single eye arose from an actual practice of blacksmiths wearing an eyepatch over one eye to prevent flying sparks from blinding them in both eyes. The Cyclopes seen in Homer's Odyssey are of a different type from those in the Theogony; they were most likely much later additions to the pantheon and have no connection to blacksmithing. It is possible that legends associated with Polyphemus did not make him a Cyclops before Homer's Odyssey; Polyphemus may have been some sort of local daemon or monster originally.

Another possible origin for the Cyclops legend, advanced by the paleontologist Othenio Abel in 1914, is the prehistoric dwarf elephant skulls C about twice the size of a human skull C that may have been found by the Greeks on Crete and Sicily. Abel suggested that the large, central nasal cavity (for the trunk) in the skull might have been interpreted as a large single eye-socket. Given the inexperience of the locals with living elephants, they were unlikely to recognize the skull for what it actually was.

Veratrum album, or white hellebore, an herbal medicine described by Hippocrates before 400 BC, contains the alkaloids cyclopamine and jervine, which are teratogens capable of causing cyclopia (holoprosencephaly). Students of teratology have raised the possibility of a link between this developmental deformity and the myth sharing its name.
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Post on 15-5-2012 01:19 PM |All posts
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Post on 16-5-2012 02:38 PM |All posts
Cam x mustahil kan monster2 kat atas nie wujud berjuta2 tahun dulu.. Kalau tak camne manusia boleh lakarkan balik rupa2 raksasa nie. Mesti ada yang pernah terserempak
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Post on 17-5-2012 02:26 PM |All posts

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Titanoboa

ORANG ramai melihat replika ular raksaksa Titanoboa.

WASHINGTON, Amerika Syarikat (AS) - Sebuah replika ular prasejarah raksaksa sepanjang sebuah bas sekolah dipamerkan kepada orang ramai di sini semalam.
Titanoboa ialah ular prasejarah terbesar di dunia dengan memiliki panjang sekitar 16 meter.
Reptilia pemangsa itu dipamerkan di Muzium Nasional Sejarah Semulajadi bersama haiwan bertulang belakang lain hingga Januari 2013.
Fosil Titanoboa pertama kali ditemui di sebuah lombong arang batu di Colombia pada 2004.
"Ular ini ini menjadi bukti betapa ajaibnya alam semula jadi," kata seorang saintis yang turut membantu membuat penemuan tersebut, Carlos Jaramillo.
Menurutnya, ular itu memiliki berat lebih 1,000 kilogram.
Ia ditemui berhampiran beberapa fosil pokok, penyu gergasi sebesar meja makan dan haiwan lain yang dipercayai berusia lebih 60 juta tahun dahulu iaitu era selepas kewujudan dinosaur.



  



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