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do you believe in mythical creatures??
Cthulhu at 8:00PM, July 5, 2007
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Damn you C'thulhu, with your debunking laughter and preceeing question… You make me feel so silly! D:

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ozoneocean at 8:05PM, July 5, 2007
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I heard the notion of unicorns was started in Medieval times (at least in Europe) by traders who sold Narwhale horns, claiming they came from magical horned horses called Unicorns.
Narwhal horns helped the myth, but they didn't start it. It's older than Medieval times anyway ;)
 
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Bekefel at 8:28PM, July 5, 2007
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Octoshite, that's my line.

Wait, what?

Haha, what?

No, wait?

Find your own thing. Anyway, on topic. Yes, considering any species that has not been uncovered could be described as a monster or something. Plus, it makes life more interesting.
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Argent_Nightmare at 3:35AM, July 6, 2007
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Just a note… in English, it's called an “Alip” or “Allip”
If I remember the legend(s) correctly, an Alip is a spectre born of dark will that feeds on fear and anguish, and is not technically a ghost, but rather is a semi-intelligent pseudo-ghost… Are we thinking the same thing, or no?
Again, if I remember correctly, an Alip appears in a dark hooded cloak or coat… and, allegedly, occasionally something more akin to a hooded sweatshirt in modern times. I suppose that even evil spirits can't escape the emogoth plague?
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beautifully_demonic at 12:33PM, July 6, 2007
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Just a note… in English, it's called an “Alip” or “Allip”
If I remember the legend(s) correctly, an Alip is a spectre born of dark will that feeds on fear and anguish, and is not technically a ghost, but rather is a semi-intelligent pseudo-ghost… Are we thinking the same thing, or no?
Again, if I remember correctly, an Alip appears in a dark hooded cloak or coat… and, allegedly, occasionally something more akin to a hooded sweatshirt in modern times. I suppose that even evil spirits can't escape the emogoth plague?
now that´s a very good point but still … mah dad says that the hooded figures or whatever they are that I see in the night are just some stupid brats but that´s nearly impossible since we live in the more obscure regions of Iceland … that might be a bit of a problem to solve the issue … I really wanna know what´s going on in my home
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Glarg at 5:02PM, July 6, 2007
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Lochness Monster- Disproven (but was a plausable theory)
Big Foot- Proven
El Chewy- N/A
Vampires- Proven (there ARE people who get fnag implants and drink blood you know)
Zombies- N/A
Werewolves- N/A (I only believe you can be a were wolf if some beastiality incident happened when some guy/girl got alittle to horny and screwed a wolf, resulting in a weird halfreed)
Mothman- Disproven
Birdman- Disproven
Lyger- Plausable
Ookapi- Proven
Dragons- Proven (someone found the ancient remains of a dead dragon)
Cyclops-N/A

So far that's all I know of.
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Puff at 5:14PM, July 6, 2007
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Cyclops-N/A
I heard that the Greeks used to find Mammoth skulls, and the large nostril cavity looked like a giant eye hole, and the Greeks thought they were the skulls of long-dead cyclopses. And damn you, C'thulhu, if you “Hahaha, what?” me I'll… I'll… Go cry in my pillow I suppose. D:
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Cthulhu at 5:23PM, July 6, 2007
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Dragons- Proven (someone found the ancient remains of a dead dragon)
You silly. That was “for entertainment purposes only”

Hahaha,-

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And damn you, C'thulhu, if you “Hahaha, what?” me I'll… I'll… Go cry in my pillow I suppose. D:

Nevermind.
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Bekefel at 6:45PM, July 6, 2007
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Glarg, you peaked my interest.

Links?
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Glarg at 7:37AM, July 7, 2007
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Glarg, you peaked my interest.

Links?
Don't be lazy, search.
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LIZARD_B1TE at 7:55AM, July 7, 2007
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Dragons- Proven (someone found the ancient remains of a dead dragon)
You silly. That was “for entertainment purposes only”

Yeah. I remember a thing on Discovery Channel that used that as a plotline. If you watched it after the credits, it was revealed that the whole show was fake.

Glarg
Werewolves- N/A (I only believe you can be a were wolf if some beastiality incident

That idea is silly. Werewolves can be attributed to Hypertrichosis ( “werewolf syndrome” )
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deletedbyrequest03 at 8:12AM, July 7, 2007
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TheMidge28 at 2:06PM, July 7, 2007
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just a thought…
by definition alone mythical creatures or creatures of myth are not real.
like a unicorn…
this would be considered a “mythical creature” and hence, not real.
If someone experienced, for instance, a “unicorn”, would it be safe to say then the creature would no longer be considered mythical but actual?
Or a better way to ask the question may be…
“Have any of you experienced something that based on all past experiences and knowledge you have had up to that point you can't explain?”


To that question I answer “yes”.

Also my belief or lack there of in “unicorns” does not negate or validate there existence. :) :) :) :) :)
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RDraconis at 7:01PM, July 7, 2007
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I think that there's something closely resembling our mythical creatures on other planets somewhere, but not on earth. Not that I'm saying it's impossible or anything. ^^

I dunno, I really like mythology and stuff- whether it's real or not.
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ozoneocean at 7:31PM, July 7, 2007
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Use of the word “myth” doesn't define something's reality or lack thereof, it's just a word used by people for various reasons. ;)

And as I've said, “unicorns”, “dragons” etc were real, in that this is how our ancestors defined unusual creatures that they didn't have much experience with. The whole “myth” idea and the fairy stories that surrounded them came later. Reality and history are more complicated than you'd think…

Do some reading on Dragons and unicorns, it's quite interesting to see how these ideas developed.

Werewolves as we know them now were never even mythical. Those come straight from 20thC Hollywood: the limits of the technology at the time meant that “wolf men” were the best they could do for the moves, so that's how those things came about. Werewolves in stores were humans who fully transformed, or wolves who fully became human. Other animals could do it as well, from rabbits to tigers…
 
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monsterfriend at 8:49PM, July 7, 2007
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i believe it we have creatures in louisianna called dalupe garoo cajun werewolf i've see it many a night it scares the hell out of me cajuns are told to throw rice at the front and back door to keep them from entering because they have to count every grain why i may never know but they do so that keeps them busy until sunrise when they must flee for the sun hurts them
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LIZARD_B1TE at 5:26AM, July 8, 2007
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There is actually a good possibility that Chupacabra is real, just not in the way we immagine it (as a giant lizard). An animal called the Elmendorf Beast was recently discovered. It resembles a hairless canine and was responsible for the deaths of various livestock… hmm… sound familiar? It's easy to see how a hairless dog-like creature may resemble a lizard if you were to see one in the dark.
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TheMidge28 at 7:56AM, July 8, 2007
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Use of the word “myth” doesn't define something's reality or lack thereof, it's just a word used by people for various reasons. ;)

And as I've said, “unicorns”, “dragons” etc were real, in that this is how our ancestors defined unusual creatures that they didn't have much experience with. The whole “myth” idea and the fairy stories that surrounded them came later. Reality and history are more complicated than you'd think…

Do some reading on Dragons and unicorns, it's quite interesting to see how these ideas developed.


taken from Dictionary.com:
myth
noun
1. a traditional or legendary story, usually concerning some being or hero or event, with or without a determinable basis of fact or a natural explanation, esp. one that is concerned with deities or demigods and explains some practice, rite, or phenomenon of nature.
2. stories or matter of this kind: realm of myth.
3. any invented story, idea, or concept: His account of the event is pure myth.
4. an imaginary or fictitious thing or person.
5. an unproved or false collective belief that is used to justify a social institution.

a myth by definition is unproved or false.
if a myth proved true it would no longer be a myth but actual occurance.

I concur that interpretation has a lot to do with explanation of occurances throughout history, and the language and the collective experience at the time was not able to express what had happened well enough…or they did.
That's the funny thing about history…
each new generation reinterprets it through the paradigm of the present time.
revisionist to some extent.

Also the recommendation on do some reading…
You might want to tone that down a bit.
it comes across as though your saying I am ignorant or unread.;)
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MagickLorelai at 1:21PM, July 9, 2007
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Do I believe in Mythological creatures? Absolutely. In THIS world? Not at all. :) Where do I think they are? Somewhere we aren't actively. :3 I'll leave it at that.

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Red Slayer at 2:29PM, July 9, 2007
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Werewolves as we know them now were never even mythical. Those come straight from 20thC Hollywood: the limits of the technology at the time meant that “wolf men” were the best they could do for the moves, so that's how those things came about. Werewolves in stores were humans who fully transformed, or wolves who fully became human. Other animals could do it as well, from rabbits to tigers…
Actually, werewolves have an origin in greek mythology, when Zeus transformed king Lycos into a man-wolf for killing his son Arcas.
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kennatsu at 2:54PM, July 9, 2007
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I don't suppose anyone believes in the “Flying Spaghetti Monster”… right?
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marine at 3:02PM, July 9, 2007
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TheMidge28 at 4:33PM, July 9, 2007
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huh?
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marine at 7:02PM, July 9, 2007
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