History InterspeciesRomance / MythologyAndReligion

28th Jan '18 4:29:24 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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** One version of this says that the RealLife flag was a standard Harald Hardrada had left with a friend of his in Scotland before going to his fate at Stamford Bridge. This story is interesting enough in its own right though not quite as much as the idea that it was a gift from a fey-lover. Whatever the orgin, the real Fairy Flag still hangs in the Macleods' ancestral castle; it is real enough even if fairies are not.

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** One version of this says that the RealLife flag was a standard Harald Hardrada had left with a friend of his in Scotland before going to his fate at Stamford Bridge. This story is interesting enough in its own right though not quite as much as the idea that it was a gift from a fey-lover. Whatever the orgin, origin, the real Fairy Flag still hangs in the Macleods' ancestral castle; it is real enough even if fairies are not.
21st Jan '18 7:02:58 PM Everdream
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** The most bizarre one listed has to be the [[http://bestiary.ca/beasts/beast160.htm Leucrota,]] the offspring of a ''lioness'' and a ''hyena,'' {[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crocotta or dog and wolf]]) that randomly has a horse (or badger) head, a deer's hind quarters and cloven hooves, and is most known for it's CheshireCatGrin that spans from ear to ear with it's single ridge of bone (it lacks separated teeth). This...thing... [[NightmareFuel is supposedly the fastest thing alive, is the size of a donkey, and can mimic human speech to lure you to your death.]] One wonders what fantasy fiction would be like if this myth had survived to become a staple of fantasy, like unicorns and dragons did.

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** The most bizarre one listed has to be the [[http://bestiary.ca/beasts/beast160.htm Leucrota,]] the offspring of a ''lioness'' and a ''hyena,'' {[[https://en.([[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crocotta or dog and wolf]]) that randomly has a horse (or badger) head, a deer's hind quarters and cloven hooves, and is most known for it's CheshireCatGrin that spans from ear to ear with it's single ridge of bone (it lacks separated teeth). This...thing... [[NightmareFuel is supposedly the fastest thing alive, is the size of a donkey, and can mimic human speech to lure you to your death.]] One wonders what fantasy fiction would be like if this myth had survived to become a staple of fantasy, like unicorns and dragons did.
21st Jan '18 6:59:18 PM Everdream
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* Medieval bestiaries described the leopard as the result of a lion mating with a "pard": a mythical big cat resembling (and possibly based on shoddy accounts of) a cheetah.

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* Medieval bestiaries described the leopard as the result of a lion mating with a "pard": a mythical big cat resembling (and possibly based on shoddy accounts of) a cheetah. This idea is where it's name came from, as "leo" is Latin for lion.
21st Jan '18 6:54:10 PM Everdream
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** The most bizarre one listed has to be the [[http://bestiary.ca/beasts/beast160.htm Leucrota,]] the offspring of a ''lioness'' and a ''hyena,'' {[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crocotta or dog and wolf]]) that randomly has a horse (or badger) head, a deer's hind quarters and cloven hooves, and is most known for it's CheshireCatGrin that spans from ear to ear with it's single ridge of bone (it lacks separated teeth). This...thing... [[NightmareFuel is supposedly the fastest thing alive, is the size of a donkey, and can mimic human speech to lure you to your death.]] One wonders what fantasy fiction would be like if this myth had survived to become a staple of fantasy, like unicorns and dragons did.
26th Jul '17 8:02:37 PM Ardashir
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** They also describe camelopards/cameleopards (giraffes) as being the result of a camel and a leopard mating. [[ArtisticLicenseBiology Make of that what you will.]]

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** They also describe camelopards/cameleopards (giraffes) as being the result of a camel and a leopard mating. [[ArtisticLicenseBiology Make of that what you will.]]]]
* The Turkish origin myth had their forefathers being born from sex between a young warrior whose feet had been chopped off and a she-wolf that nursed him back to health.
9th Jul '17 3:49:50 PM nombretomado
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* One Chief of the Macleod clan according to legend fell in love with a Fey. After twenty years she grew lonely for FairyLand. She left him with a half-fey child. Later she heard the child crying and came back to lay a magic blanket on him. This magic blanket became the Fairy Flag that could give the Macleods fey-help three times when called upon (as might be expected, this was in [[ProudWarriorRace Highlanders Favorite Sport]]). Photos of it were taken into battle by Macleods in WorldWarII. As the allies won maybe the [[FridgeLogic Wee Folk were doing their job right]].

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* One Chief of the Macleod clan according to legend fell in love with a Fey. After twenty years she grew lonely for FairyLand. She left him with a half-fey child. Later she heard the child crying and came back to lay a magic blanket on him. This magic blanket became the Fairy Flag that could give the Macleods fey-help three times when called upon (as might be expected, this was in [[ProudWarriorRace Highlanders Favorite Sport]]). Photos of it were taken into battle by Macleods in WorldWarII.UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. As the allies won maybe the [[FridgeLogic Wee Folk were doing their job right]].
16th Apr '17 7:19:01 AM superjerk28
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* Medieval bestiaries described the leopard as the result of a lion mating with a "pard": a mythical big cat resembling (and possibly based on shoddy accounts of) a cheetah.

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* Medieval bestiaries described the leopard as the result of a lion mating with a "pard": a mythical big cat resembling (and possibly based on shoddy accounts of) a cheetah.cheetah.
**They also describe camelopards/cameleopards (giraffes) as being the result of a camel and a leopard mating. [[ArtisticLicenseBiology Make of that what you will.]]
9th Mar '17 4:05:15 PM Sharlee
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*** The real life phenomenon "hybrid vigor" gives this an element of FridgeLogic.

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*** The real life phenomenon "hybrid vigor" gives this an element of FridgeLogic.FridgeLogic.
* Medieval bestiaries described the leopard as the result of a lion mating with a "pard": a mythical big cat resembling (and possibly based on shoddy accounts of) a cheetah.
4th May '15 2:35:24 PM nombretomado
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* OlderThanFeudalism: A special mention to Zeus/Jupiter in [[GreekMythology Greek]] and Roman mythology: not only is he an unfaithful god who seduces human women, he takes the appearance of various animals (swan, bull (!), a [[HaveAGayOldTime shower of gold]], etc.) to do so.

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* OlderThanFeudalism: A special mention to Zeus/Jupiter in [[GreekMythology [[Myth/GreekMythology Greek]] and Roman mythology: not only is he an unfaithful god who seduces human women, he takes the appearance of various animals (swan, bull (!), a [[HaveAGayOldTime shower of gold]], etc.) to do so.



* To avoid paying for the construction of [[NorseMythology Asgard]] (by triggering a late completion clause), Loki [[VoluntaryShapeshifting turned into]] [[GenderBender a mare]] in heat so the builder's horse would run off. He gave birth to Sleipnir, the eight-legged horse of Odin, who carries the honored dead to Valhalla. Loki's ''other'' animal children include the great wolf Fenrir and the Midgard Serpent, destined to kill Odin and Thor respectively.

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* To avoid paying for the construction of [[NorseMythology [[Myth/NorseMythology Asgard]] (by triggering a late completion clause), Loki [[VoluntaryShapeshifting turned into]] [[GenderBender a mare]] in heat so the builder's horse would run off. He gave birth to Sleipnir, the eight-legged horse of Odin, who carries the honored dead to Valhalla. Loki's ''other'' animal children include the great wolf Fenrir and the Midgard Serpent, destined to kill Odin and Thor respectively.
23rd Apr '14 5:13:16 PM gekolvr0734
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** It should be noted that in just all stories, the children of these pairings are always noted to be superior to normal human children - more intelligent, physically perfect, prodigies, magic abilities inherited from parents etc. Unlike many other religions, interspecies pairings were considered far more beneficial than stigmatizing.

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** It should be noted that in just all stories, the children of these pairings are always noted to be superior to normal human children - more intelligent, physically perfect, prodigies, magic abilities inherited from parents etc. Unlike many other religions, interspecies pairings were considered far more beneficial than stigmatizing.stigmatizing.
***The real life phenomenon "hybrid vigor" gives this an element of FridgeLogic.
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