Jump to content
Lord_Chris

Monsters and Myth!

Recommended Posts

''KATHERINE CROSS''

The strange Case of One Katherine Cross is still a puzzlement today. The young Oklahoman Woman (A US Mid-Western State) died in 1917. Living in the small Town of Konawa, as our story has thus progressed, nothing would seem out of the ordinary. That is until One reads Her Epitaph on Her Gravestone. Cross, you see, was ''killed by Human Wolves'' (or as many have stated – ''Werewolves''). Found in a state of ''ravaging'' (torn up), Cross did not live long. Medical examination determined that there seemed to a ''deliberate method'' to Her injuries – not consistent with a ''mere animal''. Such crimes were unknown in the remote Oklahoma. Naturally, a Supernatural approach was attached. It had to be the work of Wolfmen (roaming the countryside for victims). As such, Her Headstone was carved to relate this fact ''Killed By Human Wolves''. In time, research has found that perhaps Cross (who was not a Black-American or of ''Mixed'' Race), was killed by The infamous Ku Klux Klan (although for what reason is never made clear). Another popular myth, is that Cross died as the result of a botched abortion. Still, How Did She Meet Her End?

 

                                                                     spacer.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

''LIMBO''

The Religious concept of ''Limbo'' is a Roman Catholic ideology, which traces it's origins to The Early Middle Ages (7th Century AD). Seen as a realm on the outer region of Hades, it was populated with the early Patriarchs of The Old Testament. Here after death, their Soul resided – neither in a state of punishment or eternal joy. This was due to the theory that without redemption from The Messiah (Christ, who would serve as the metaphorical ''bridge of Salvation'' with His sacrifice on The Cross), could not achieve ''Heavenly Perfection''. Additionally, infants and children not baptized were alloted a form of Limbo (thru no fault of their own). With the spiritual sacrifice of Christ, it was assumed that during His three days of ''laying in death'' prior to His Resurrection, Christ traveled to Limbo to ''release The Souls'' of The Old Testament Patriarchs (Moses, Joshua, Adam and a very long list of Biblical figures). Infants too were allowed to ''enter into Paradise'' as well. This ideology was perpetuated throughout The Dogma of The Early Church. Although somewhat modified, even The Eastern Rite Church (Orthodox), followed a similar view and teaching.

 

Although not written of in the traditional Western Bible, much of this information was gleaned from what has become known as The Apocryphal Texts (or Books of Forbidden Knowledge). Despite the rather ominous descriptive, these were seen as possible Gospels, whose Authorship was in question or could not be established beyond a reasonable doubt. While not released to The Faithful, some of the information was seen as relative, and was studied (in secret) by Clergy. Much of the theory of Limbo came from The ''Gospel of Jesus Christ'' (written, it was said, by Christ). With the advent of The Great Split (Protestantism) and it's various sub-sects, the theory of Limbo was discredited. One either went to Heaven or Hell, without pause or reflection. Judaism too has a version of Limbo, as does Islam. In Art (mostly Medieval) – Limbo was portrayed as a place of neither ''darkness nor light'', where One is very much aware of ''where'' they are. Mostly in thoughtful prayer for their ''Day of Redemption'', many Scholar cite that the theory of Purgatory was too born out of the theory of Limbo.

 

                                                                                    spacer.png

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

''THE MAN WITHOUT A BODY''

1957s ''The Man Without A Body'' was a Black & White British produced ''B''-Movie, which even today stands as a classic example of British Horror 'schlockery''. When reviewed, The Film was attacked on both sides of The Atlantic. However, steadfast ''B''-Movie Horror Fans have in recent years embraced it, making it worth a watch (for laughs if nothing more). The Film deals with an uber wealthy businessman diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor. He learns of a Doctor performing futuristic experiments in France, involving brain transplants. Spending vast amounts of monies to finance our ''French Dr. Frankenstein'', The Millionaire learns that a brain can be transplanted into another body, with a like transfer of certain ''personality traits''.

 

It becomes necessary to find a brain worthy of such a wealthy and powerful Man. It is decided that a quick raid to a Paris Cemetery to retrieve the head of noted 16th Century Mystic Nostradamus (who somehow has not seen His brain decompose in any way). Hooked to various machines of the Doctor's design, Nostradamus Head comes to life (even speaking English). Pleased, The Businessman taps into Nostradamus' ability to foresee the future, to manipulate stocks and business concerns. The Businessman awaits impatiently for His transplant. However, when our Businessman finds His girlfriend has been secretly dating one of The Doctors on the transplant team. He kills His cheating gal and fatally wounds the disgraceful Doc. However, His Partner is able to use Nostradamus Head and Brain to reanimate his recently deceased friend. However, the Doc removes the young man's head and attaches Nostradamus (ala early version of HP Lovecraft's ''Reanimator'').

 

Feeling cheated, our dying Businessman tracks down the hulking Corpse (which apparently lost all of Nostradamus intelligence), to a local Medieval Bell Tower. After a climatic fight, the Businessman falls to His death and a lumbering Nostradamus gets caught up in the Bell Rope. Tripping, the head pops off, killing the frightful Wrath.

 

                                                    spacer.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

KURDALAEGON

The ''Deity'' Kurdalaegon is associated with The Ossetian Peoples (Iranian Descent), who lived in The Caucasus Mountain Region of Russia and surrounding Regions. ''He'' was seen as a Patron of Blacksmithing and Metal Workers. He is also associated with offering aid to those Souls (recently departed), who may lose their way enroute to Heavenly Judgment). A common story associated with Kurdalaegen, is that when lost Souls (who are riding Horses) lose their horseshoe, He will shoe them without charge and set them back on their way. Although Western Culture associates Kurdalaegon as a ''God'', Ossetian Mythology did not. He was seen as a ''Helper'' of The Gods, but with Deity status. With His abilities as a Metal Worker (with molten iron and fire), many state that The Ossetian's may have modeled Kurdalaegon after the comparable Roman God, Vulcan.

 

                                                                     spacer.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

MEDICINE BAG

The ''Medicine Bag'' is a common feature of many Western Films and Novels. Associated with a Native American ''Medicine Man'' (Shaman), these were in reality a real artifact of many Indian Tribal Religious beliefs. These sacks were variable in size and design, often embellished with beads and other forms of Tribal Art. The bag was kept by the Tribal Shaman, into which was kept various artifacts needed to protect The Tribe from harm. In addition, The Tribal Shaman used His Bag to ensure a successful Tribal Hunt (for food), as well as success in battle.

 

Depending on The Tribe, The Bag contained various sacred articles such as bone, feathers or stones. Each was linked to a particular Tribal ''legend'' and it's alleged ''power'' came from the ''skill'' of The Medicine Man and His ability to manifest it. Often, Tribal Braves carried their own smaller bags into battle or hunt, these carrying what The Brave perceived as ''lucky'' items. These Charms were often either blessed by The Medicine Man, by placing them inside His Bag (transferring some of His power and protection into The Brave's bag). Bags were made of hide, sewn by The Medicine Man and made when He was ''in training'' for His future position. A Bag is not ''passed down'', but is buried with The Medicine Man when He dies. Prior to His ''turning over'' His position to His ''replacement'', His ''magic'' is ''poured into'' the New Bag – mixing with whatever trinkets His replacement has selected.

 

                                                         spacer.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On ‎29‎/‎09‎/‎2020 at 05:33, Crusader1307 said:

A Bag is not ''passed down'', but is buried with The Medicine Man when He dies. Prior to His ''turning over'' His position to His ''replacement'', His ''magic'' is ''poured into'' the New Bag – mixing with whatever trinkets His replacement has selected

Interesting that the bag is not passed down. It reminds me of a Pendulum a bit in that you aren't supposed to touch somebody else's Pendulum because everybody's energy is different and it automatically adjusts to your frequency when you use it (i.e. not to contaminate it). Every Pendulum is also different and reacts to different people in different ways, it's very much like the scenes from Harry Potter "the wand chooses the Wizard", Pendulums work very much the same way. 

When I got my Amethyst Pendulum I knew it was right straight away and it reacted very well with me, just by holding it for the very first time it was swinging insanely fast side to side (which is my yes position).

Is there any reason why the bag is buried with him, could it be a similar thing?


Quote

The fields have eyes, and the woods have ears.

⁠— Geoffrey Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales: The Knight's Tale

Useful Articles

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good observation about The Pendulum! Similar in some ways (from a Western point of view, of course). As for taking The Medicine Bag to ''The Happy Hunting Ground'', it was considered ''bad mojo'' to give to another, or even retain it after death. When a Shaman was buried - so was His Bag.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

''GHOST SHIP''

The American Made, 2002 Horror ''romp'' called ''Ghost Ship'' – while sadly spurned by Critics, is a modern Cult favorite. A color Horror-Fantasy fare, the story deals with a private Marine Salvage Company that is contracted to find a long missing, 1950s Luxury Liner (The SS ''Antonio Graza''). The Ship, along the apportioned style of a ''Titanic'', mysteriously vanished in 1962 – with all passengers and crew. As Sea Legend dictates, many Ships since have reported ''seeing'' the lamented ''Ghost Vessel'', with most sightings resulting in the loss of those who saw it!

 

Recruited by a creepy Client in a seedy New England Port, The Crew of a Salvage Vessel find the ''Graza'' (in all her rotting and rusty splendor) – adrift in the North Atlantic. Boarding Her and claiming salvage rites (probably worth millions), The Crew soon learns the scary ''secret'' of what happened to The ''Graza''. Apparently, back in 1962, The ''Graza'' was transporting it share of wealthy and Elite Clientele, along with a shipment of millions in gold bullion. A Terrorist Heist, resulted in poisoning half of the passengers and crew with the rest meeting their grisly end on The Main Deck Promenade during a dance (a scene that must be seen to be appreciated!)

 

Since this time, the now ''cursed'' Ship wanders the sea lanes – waiting for unsuspecting salvage vessels to come aboard. The real reason, The Ship needs Souls. Remember the creepy Client who hired the Crew to begin with? Turns out He's a type of ''Flying Dutchman'' of sorts – cursed to sail the seas for a along ago ''sin''. His only way to redemption? To fill The ''Graza'' with Souls for His Master (The Devil). Predictable side plot lines, with above average creepy special effects, makes ''Ghost Ship'' a plodding at times, but nonetheless enjoyable Halloween feature – best watched at night! Give it a try!

 

                                             spacer.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

''DEATH SHIP''

In keeping with a ''nautical''theme, 1980s ''Death Ship'' is an obviously easy addition into the venue of American ''B'-Movie Drive-In Fare. However, as unknown as this Film is, it still packs a late night Horror ''punch'' still today. The Film centers around a disgruntled Passenger Liner Captain (played with worthy grittiness by American Film Character Actor of the 1960s and 1970s George Kennedy) – who is making His last voyage before being retired against His will. His Vessel picks up a mysterious Vessel bearing down on His Ship at ''ramming speed''. Before any move can be made, the mysterious Vessel rams and sinks the passenger Liner, with only 6 survivors (including our good Captain).

 

Very quickly, The Captain of The Passenger Liner is taken over (possessed). Putting on the former Captain's Kreigsmarine Uniform, He ''becomes'' the former, and sets about killing the survivors – one by one. Down to a few left, they are able to escape The ''Death Ship'' (after killing the nutty Captain), and revealing the grisly ''secret'' in the Ships' hold. Adrift once again and eventually rescued – who will believe their fantastic story? The final scene shows another Passenger Ship in the future, being pursued by the Nazi ''Death ship'' – to start the cycle anew. Although a bit cheesy at times, ''Death Ship'' is a welcome addition to any Halloween Horror flick Party. Watch!

 

                                            spacer.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

''EVENT HORIZON''

Moderate Budgeted, 1997s ''Event Horizon'' was a Horror/Sci-Fi ''Fear Feast'' which is often overlooked as a classic piece of the genre. Dealing with the mysterious disappearance of a Mission Starship and Crew in the year 2047 (The Ship's name was ''Event Horizon''), a Rescue Crew is dispatched from Earth when after decades, The Ship suddenly appears around Neptune. The Ship's original designed is part of the effort, and He is quickly possessed by the ''soul'' of The Ship. As it is explained, the purpose of The ''Horizon's'' Mission was to open up a stable transit ''worm-hole like'' path between our Universe and another, as a means of traveling such distances easier. What it really did was establish that ''Hell'' was a real inter-dimensional place, accessed via the worm-hole opened by ''Horizon''.

 

The Rescue Crew is subjected to mental attacks revealing their fears and regrets in life;. Soon, reality is merged with fantasy, making just what is ''real'' just as confusing as what is not. The Designer (now taking over by The Ship – which has become ''alive''), serves as ''Conductor'' for the Rescue Crew's souls. The end is a fairly creepy and scary jump into non-reality – that should be experienced with all your Living Room lights off.

 

                                             spacer.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

MADSTONE

From The American Ozark Mountain Region and the peoples that live there – ''Madstones'' were seen as a form of Folk Magic (Healing). Also known as a ''Beozar Stone'', these strange ''rocks'' are actually not stones at all, but the calcified secretion from the stomachs of various animals (mostly Bovine). It is not clear as to why they form, but they are seen as a form of digestion aide. As early as the 17th Century AD, ''Madstones'' were seen as a form of healing remedy. When procured, The Stone was placed onto a person who suffered poisoning (of any form). By leaving The Stone on the affected area, it was thought to ''draw out'' the affliction – healing the sufferer. Conversely, those thought to have been given the disease Rabies were likewise ''healed'' with Madstones. After the ''cure'' was administered, The Stone was no longer used. Part of the ''origin'' of The Madstone, is that they can never be sold for money (hence they will not work). As such, true Madstones are very rare and hard to find (save examples in some Museums).

 

                                                                        spacer.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

''FERN FLOWER''

Although not a true flowering plant, The Fern Flower is a component of many Slavic Myths regarding it. It is said that One finding The Plant, which grows in deep woods and forests – is seen as great good fortune for those who do. Wealth, long life and the ability to ''understand'' the ''speech'' of any animals, made The Fern Flower the source of many legends and quests. Not to be undone however, the mere act of just going out and picking one, was frought with great danger. The Fern Flower was guarded by Evil Woodland Spirits – intent on killing those foolish enough to try. Not withstanding, some (as the legend goes), were successful. The Fern Flower featured prominently into Late Medieval Central European writings.

 

                                                                                spacer.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×
×
  • Create New...