Gargoyles: Myths & Legends

(Written by Genocidal Smasher with additional research by Ecco1980)

 

Gargoyles: An Introduction

               The cartoon series “Gargoyles” was a highly original and complex cartoon show that managed to incorporate and successfully combine many folklore, legends, mythological and biblical stories along with the works of Shakespeare,

               and the legends of King Arthur into a massive universe connecting them all together. It broke the mold of the traditional Disney animated series with its dramatic plot and a diverse cast.

 

 

Gargoyles and Chimeras: A Brief History

 

              Gargoyles are believed to have been inspired from a number of different sources, including mythology, religion, history, and legends. The most common belief is that the mythological creature called the Chimera inspired them. The Chimera was a fire-breathing monster with the head of a lion, the body of a goat, and the tail of a serpent. The hero Bellerophon was sent to destroy the monster that terrorized his city. Along with him was his winged horse, Pegasus, and together they defeated the Chimera, thus freeing the city. As a result, stone statues were made resembling the Chimera as a remembrance of the horrid creature that Bellerophon destroyed and of his bravery in doing so.

 

              Other beliefs suggest that gargoyles were inspired from religious perceptions and the Bible. The creatures were meant

              to represent sin. Wrongdoing, or even the devil himself. Some believe that gargoyles were even partially inspired from skeletal remains of prehistoric dinosaurs. Others say that historic beasts and even star constellations inspired them. Whatever the case may be, the bottom line is that gargoyles have more depth to them then meets the eye.

 

              According to myths and legends, real gargoyle creatures were very majestic and mysterious animals. They were stone statues during the day, and magically turned into flesh and blood creatures during the night. The stone slumber was a way for them to rejuvenate themselves and even heal wounds accumulated from the previous night. In honor of these noble creatures, humans began carving stone statues based on them and thus became modern day gargoyles.

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MYTHICAL & LEGENDARY PLACES

 

Avalon

               Episode Appearaces: “Avalon,” “Ill Met By Moonlight” and “The Gathering”

 

               In the show…Avalon is the island where King Arthur is buried, where Oberon and Titania rule the Third Race, and where the children of the Wyvern clan of gargoyles live.

 

              In mythology…In Celtic mythology, Avalon is an island paradise in the West. In the legend of King Arthur, he is said to have been taken to Avalon after being mortally wounded. King Arthur remains at rest on Avalon inside the Hollow Hill until his

              country needs him.

 

              For more information, please visit: http://www.dracandros.com/Jebgarg/tge/avalon.htm

                                                                         http://monet.trident.tec.sc.us/cocoros/final_project/boat_project/legend.html

                                                                         http://www.isleofavalon.co.uk/

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Easter Island

               In the show… the Gargoyles traveled to Easter Island where Elisa loses her memory, and Angela and Bronx are captured by Nokkar, a space alien.

 

               In real life…Easter Island is found off of the South Pacific. The statues there are believed to have been modeled

               after space aliens.

 

               For more information, please visit:  http://www.netaxs.com/~trance/rapanui.html

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The Hollow Hill

              Episode Appearance: “Avalon: Part 3”

              In the show and in the Arthurian Legend, the Hollow Hill was Arthur’s resting place on the mystical island if Avalon.

 

            For more information, please visit: http://www.dracandros.com/Jebgarg/tge/hollhill.htm

                                                                       http://www.reocities.com/vortigernstudies/links.htm

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New Olympus

           Episode Appearance: “The New Olympians”

 

              In the show…New Olympus is a magical island where all of the creatures in Greek mythology reside. They live on the

              island because humans exiled them and thought they were dangerous because of the way they looked. They are the

              ancestors of the classic Greek creatures and call the island their home since Mount Olympus is no more. To make sure

             no humans come to the island, they set up a magical shield that hides the island from all radars, maps, and even the naked eye.

 

              In mythology…Mount Olympus was the home of the gods. The gods settled at the top of the mountain, which was of titanic proportions.

 

            For more information, please visit: http://www.dracandros.com/Jebgarg/tge/nolympus.htm

                                                                       http://www.classicsunveiled.com/mythnet/html/place.html

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MISCELLANEOUS

Bushido

              Episode: “Bushido”

 

                In the show…the gargoyles travel to Japan and meet a gargoyle clan who introduce them to the way of Bushido.

 

               In real life… This term refers to the moral code principals that developed among the samurai (military) class of Japan, on a

               basis of national tradition influenced by Zen and Confucianism. The first use of the term apparently occurred during the civil

              war period of the 16th century; its precise content varied historically as samurai standards evolved. Its one unchanging ideal

              was martial spirit, including athletic and military skills as well as fearless facing of the enemy in battle. Frugal living, kindness

              and honesty were also highly regarded.

 

              For more information, please visit:  http://www.shotokai.cl/filosofia/06_ee_.html

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World War II

            Episode: “M.I.A.”

 

              In the show…Goliath, Angela and the others travel to London, England. Goliath uses the Phoenix Gate to go back in time to meet rescue Griff during WW II.

 

             In real life… the war started with the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, USA.

 

              For more information, please visit:  http://www5.playnet.com/bv/wwiiol/index.jsp

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MAGICAL TALISMANS & ITEMS

The Cauldron of Life

                 Episode Appearance: “The Price”

 

                 In the show…Xanatos acquired the Cauldron of Life, anticipating granting

                 himself immortality. He captures Hudson and planned to test the potion of

                 him first.

 

                 For more information, please visit:  http://www.dracandros.com/Jebgarg/tge/cauldron.htm

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Excalibur

      Episode Appearance: “Pendragon”

 

           In the show…King Arthur retrieves his sword, Excalibur, from the Lady of the Lake.

 

            In Mythology…In Arthurian legend, King Arthur’s magic sword was given to him by the mysterious Lady of the Lake.

 

           For more information, please visit: http://www.dracandros.com/Jebgarg/tge/excalibr.htm

                                                                      http://www.britannia.com/history/h12.html

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The Eye of Odin

            Episode Appearances: “High Noon,” “Eye of the Beholder,” “Avalon,” and “Eye of the Storm”

 

              In the show…The Eye of Odin is one of the three magical talismans along with the Phoenix Gate and the Grimorum.

              The one who wears the eye becomes extremely powerful in the physical definition. But since no one but Odin himself

             can truly control the eye, anyone else that wears it becomes corrupted by it.

 

              In mythology…Odin sacrificed one of his eyes for the privilege of drinking from Mimir, the fountain of wisdom.

 

             For more information, please visit: http://www.dracandros.com/Jebgarg/tge/eyeodin.htm

                                                                        http://ancienthistory.about.com/cs/odinmyth/

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The Grimorum Arcanorum

           Episode Appearances: “Awakening,” “Temptation,” “Enter MacBeth,” “Long Way to Morning,” “Vows,” “High Noon,” and “Avalon”

 

              In the show…The Grimorum Arcanorum is an ancient book of magic and spells, created by the original Magus, the resident mage of Emperor Augustus in ancient Rome. The book falls into the possession of many in the show. It is the book from

               which the initial spell was cast on the gargoyles, making them sleep in stone hibernation for 1,000 years.

 

            In reality…Grimorum is derived from the word “grimoire.” A grimoire is a manual of black magic often used for invoking

            demons and spirits.

 

            For more information, please visit: http://www.dracandros.com/Jebgarg/tge/grimorum.htm

                                                                       http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=grimoire

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Medici Tablet

          Episode Appearance: “Hunter’s Moon”

 

                 In the show… The Medici Tablet is a stone tablet, previously owned by the Medici family of Florence, Italy,

                upon which was inscribed the Fulfillment Spell. Demona stole it in 1495 and held it until her attempt to wipe

                 out humanity on the Hunter's Moon of 1996.

 

                 In real life… The Medici family of Florence, Italy were very wealthy and erected many cathedrals and museums in their name.

                              

               For more information, please visit:

              http://dir.yahoo.com/Regional/Countries/Italy/Arts_and_Humanities/Humanities/History/People/Medici_Family/

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The Phoenix Gate

            Episode Appearances: “Vows,” “High Noon,” “Avalon,” “M.I.A.” and “Future Tense”

 

              In the show…The Phoenix Gate is a magical talisman that can take the user anywhere in the sea of time. 

             All one has to do is think of a place in time, speak the incantation, and a ball of fire will sweep them to that time.

 

              In mythology…The Phoenix was a bird in Egyptian mythology that lived in the desert for 500 years and then consumed

              itself by fire, later to rise renewed from the ashes.

 

            For more information, please visit: http://www.dracandros.com/Jebgarg/tge/phoenixg.htm

                                                                       http://www.loggia.com/myth/phoenix.html

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Praying Gargoyle

          Episode Appearance: “Hunter’s Moon”

 

                 In the show…Demona acquired the Praying Gargoyle in Paris, France in 1495 AD to prepare for the Fulfillment Spell

                she attempted in 1996.

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The Scrolls of Merlin

         Episode Appearance: “A Lighthouse in the Sea of Time”

 

               In the show…MacBeth acquired the Scrolls of Merlin, hoping to find very powerful spells, but instead realizes that

               they are Merlin’s private diaries.

 

               In mythology…Merlin was a wizard friend and mentor to King Arthur Pendragon.

 

            For more information, please visit: http://www.dracandros.com/Jebgarg/tge/merlin.htm

                                                                       http://www.britannia.com/history/h12.html

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Mayan Sun Amulet

          Episode Appearance: “The Green”

 

                 In the show…Jackal and Hyena were determined to destroy the amulet.   This was the one thing that allowed gargoyles

                 to keep from turning to stone during the day. Obsidiana, Tourqasa, and the others in the rainforest would take turns wearing

                  a jewel necklace around their neck in order to protect the trees.

 

 

                 For more information, please visit: http://www.dracandros.com/Jebgarg/tge/mayansun.htm

                                                                            http://vampirerpg.free.fr/Thaumaturgy/Sun_Amulet.html

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THE MYTHOLOGICAL CHARACTERS

Anansi the Spider

             Episode Appearance: “Mark of the Panther” and “The Gathering Part I”

 

              In the show…Avalon sent the gargoyles to Africa where they encountered Anansi. People come to the spider to ask

              for wishes, but each wish comes with a price, as afterwards one must become Anansi’s servant and hunt for him. One

             man wished for himself and his ex-lover to be turned into panthers so they could be together. The consequence was that

             the two of them did not become panthers, but rather morphed into panthers when they became angry. In the end, the

              humans and the gargoyles had to defeat Anansi.

 

              In mythology…Anansi is a trickster spider in African folklore of the Ashanti people of Ghana. Like all tricksters, he is a

              shape shifter and a manipulator.

 

            For more information, please visit: http://www.dracandros.com/Jebgarg/tge/anansi.htm

                                                                       http://www.anansi.org/webwalker/story1.htm

                                                                       http://www.drawandtell.com/sandbiblio/anansi.html

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Anubis

         Episode Appearance: “Grief” and “The Gathering Part I”

 

             In the show…the gargoyles ventured to Egypt and met a man named Emir, who attempted casting a spell that would

             merge his soul with that of Anubis. He wished to do so because his son had died. It was his hopes that becoming Anubis

             would give him the power to bring him back. In the end, however, he learned that death cannot be reversed and that one

            day, he and his son would be reunited…in the afterlife.

 

              In Mythology…Anubis is the god of the dead in Egyptian mythology. After people died, their heart was weighed against

              that of the feather of truth. If they were pure hearted and had a good soul, the heart would weigh less that the feather and

              they would be permitted into the afterlife. If their heart was not pure, it would outweigh the feather and a horrible beast would come to consume their souls. He is worshipped for invented embalming, which was necessary to preserve the dead. Anubis

               is often depicted as a jackal or a man with the head of a jackal.

 

           For more information, please visit: http://www.dracandros.com/Jebgarg/tge/anubis.htm

                                                                      http://www.touregypt.net/ANUBIS.htm

                                                                      http://www.dracandros.com/Jebgarg/tge/papytoth.htm

                                                                      http://www.dracandros.com/Jebgarg/tge/emir.htm

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Banshee

            Episode Appearances: “The Hound of Ulster” and “The Gathering”

 

             In the show…The Banshee traps the gargoyles and thinks that their dog, Bronx, is the Hound of Ulster, who is he

             companion of the Celtic hero Cuchulainn. The Banshee and Cuchulainn were enemies in ancient times, but he was

             reborn as a mortal human, and forgot who he really was. The Banshee assumed the form of a human and befriended

             him only to make sure he would never remember who he was and therefore live and die as a mortal. Bronx meets the

             human form of Cuchalainn, and then remembers his true identity and once again defeats the Banshee.

 

              In mythology…In Gaelic folklore, the Banshee was a female spirit whose singing outside a house was believed to foretell

              the death of its own inhabitants. Banshee in Irish Gaelic is called “bean sidhe,” which means “supernatural woman.” They

              have messy hair and huge hollow eye sockets. Banshees wear ripped white sheets that flap around They are very closely related to the bean-nighe cointeach.

 

            For more information, please visit: http://www.dracandros.com/Jebgarg/tge/banshee.htm

                                                                        http://www.resort.com/~banshee/home/banshee_definition.html

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Boreas

            Episode Appearance: “The New Olympians”

 

            In the show…Boreas was the leader of the New Olympians.

 

            In Mythology…In Greek mythology, Boreas is the god who personifies the north wind. Boreas is also the name for a

             wind from the north, literally.

 

            For more information, please visit: http://www.dracandros.com/Jebgarg/tge/boreas.htm

                                                                       http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boreas

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Coyote

           Episode Appearance: “Cloud Fathers”

 

             In the show and in Native American mythology, Coyote is a trickster. David Xanatos created a robot of the same name

             in honor of the trickster.

 

            For more information, please visit: http://www.dracandros.com/Jebgarg/tge/coyote.htm

                                                                       http://www.dracandros.com/Jebgarg/tge/xanatos.htm

                                                                       http://www.pittstate.edu/engl/nichols/coyote.html

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Cuchulainn

           Episode Appearance: “The Hound of Ulster”

 

            In the show…The Celtic hero was reincarnated as a mortal human named Rory who is unaware of his true identity.

 

            In mythology…Cuchulainn is an ancient Gaelic hero who is the son of the Irish god Lugh. His name means “The Hound

           of Culainn,” but he was first called Setana. He received the name “Cuchulainn” by killing the dog of Culann that attacked

           him. Because Culann had no dog to protect him anymore, Cuchulainn trained him a new one.

 

           For more information, please visit: http://home.fiac.net/marshaw/setanta.htm

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Ekidna

       Episode Appearance: “The New Olympians”

 

            In the show…Ekidna is a Furie who lives on New Olympus with the other creatures of Greek mythology.

 

             In Mythology…Erinyes, or Furies, were creatures of darkness in Greek mythology. They are often referred to as the

             daughters of Gaea and Uranus; sometimes they are called the daughters of the Night. They were put on earth to punish

             sinners, and as long as there was sin on earth they could never die. Furies had snakes for hair and eyes that dripped tears

            of blood.

 

           For more information, please visit: http://www.dracandros.com/Jebgarg/tge/ekidna.htm

                                                                      http://www.in2greece.com/english/historymyth/mythology/names/furies.htm

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The Golem

            Episode Appearance: “Golem”

 

              In the show…the gargoyles visit Prague where a man named Max Loew creates a Golem as his servant. However,

              the forces of power over the Golem shift into the wrong hands as Halcyon Renard uses it for wrong. In the end, the

             rightful creator, Max, reclaims control over the golem and teaches it to be a protector of the city.

 

              In Mythology…The Golem is a Jewish legend. It is an image or form that is given life through a magical formula. A golem frequently took the form of a robot, or automation. The creatures were sometimes believed to offer special protection to

              Jews. The best known of the golem stories concerned a Rabbi Loew of 16th century Prague, who was said to have created

              a golem that he used as his servant.

 

          For more information, please visit: http://www.dracandros.com/Jebgarg/tge/golem.htm

                                                                     http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/golem.html

                                                                     http://www.dracandros.com/Jebgarg/tge/maxloew.htm

                                                                     http://www.dracandros.com/Jebgarg/tge/rabbilow.htm

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Griff

            Episode Appearances: “M.I.A.” and “Pendragon”

 

             In the show…”Griff” is the name of an animal gargoyle that resembles a griffin.  He lives in London with hits two other

             clan members, Leo and Una.

 

             In Mythology…a griffin is a mythological creature that has the head and wings of an eagle, and the body of a lion

              (and occasionally the tail of a serpent). They are magical creatures that live in the mountains and build nests of gold.

               Instead of laying eggs, they lay agate stones from which their young hatch.

 

           For more information, please visit: http://www.dracandros.com/Jebgarg/tge/griff.htm

                                                                      http://www.online-mythology.com/griffin_gryphon/

                                                                      http://www.dracandros.com/Jebgarg/tge/una.htm

                                                                     http://www.dracandros.com/Jebgarg/tge/leo.htm

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Helios

            Episode Appearance: “The New Olympians”

 

            I n the show…Helios lives on New Olympus and has hair of flames.

 

             In Mythology…In Greek mythology, Helios is the sun god, son of the Titans Hyperion and Thea. He’s also the brother

             of Selene, goddess of the moon, and Eos, goddess of dawn. Helios rode a golden chariot across the sky bringing daylight

             to the Earth. At evening he sank into the western ocean, from which he was carried in a golden cup back to his palace in

             the east.

 

            For more information, please visit: http://www.dracandros.com/Jebgarg/tge/helios.htm

                                                                       http://www.theoi.com/Ouranos/Helios.html

                                                                       http://www.theoi.com/Ouranos/Helios.html

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King Arthur Pendragon

            Episode Appearances: “Avalon: Part II and III” and “Pendragon”

 

              In the show…He is awakened from the Hollow Hill to assist the Avalon gargoyles in saving their home from the evil

              sorcerer, the Archmage.

 

             In Mythology…King Arthur is a myth/legend based on a real person. His epic stories and adventures have been

             shared and became what is now known as “Arthurian Mythology.”

 

            For more information, please visit: http://www.dracandros.com/Jebgarg/tge/arthur.htm

                                                                       http://www.britannia.com/history/h12.html

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Kiron

            Episode Appearance: “The New Olympians”

 

            In the show…Kiron is a guard at the prison in New Olympus.

 

            In Mythology…the centaur is a creature with the upper body of a man and the lower body of a horse.

 

            For more information, please visit: http://www.dracandros.com/Jebgarg/tge/kiron.htm

                                                                       http://www.winshop.com.au/annew/Centaurus.html

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The Lady of the Lake

            Episode Appearance: “Pendragon” and “The Gathering Part I”

 

            In the show…She gives King Arthur and the gargoyles a clue as to where to find Excalibur.

 

             In Mythology…The Lady of the Lake is a supernatural woman in Arthurian Legend. She is the one who gave King Arthur

             his sword, Excalibur. She lives in an underwater palace in the lake.

 

            For more information, please visit: http://www.dracandros.com/Jebgarg/tge/ladylake.htm

                                                                       http://www.reocities.com/CapitolHill/4186/Arthur/htmlpages/kingarthurfaq6.html

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Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster

            Episode Appearance: “Monsters”

 

             In the show…the gargoyles come to Loch Ness because an evil scientist named Anton Sevarius as captured one of

             the monsters and wants to capture its mate as well. It’s his goal to have both of the creatures so he can collect their

             DNA and create new monsters on his own. The gargoyles help free the monsters and spoil Sevarius’ plans.

 

              According to legend…Nessie, the Loch Ness monster is a prehistoric dinosaur that lives in the loch in Scotland. Though

             she has never been proven to exist, many people claim to have seen her in person. Her true existence remains a mystery.

 

          For more information, please visit: http://www.nessie.co.uk/

                                                                      http://www.dracandros.com/Jebgarg/tge/sevarius.htm

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Nokkar

           Episode Appearance: “Sentinel”

 

            In the show…Nokkar is a space alien who lives on Easter Island. He was sent there as a sentinel. He captures the

           gargoyles thinking that they are spies from the other aliens his kind are at war with. Of course, the war is over and Nokkar

           doesn’t know about it because he’s stranded on the island. He resembles the Megaliths on Easter Island.

 

              According to legend…The Megaliths of Easter Island are said to have been carved in honor of space aliens the

              ancient people of the island encountered. Though a more common belief is that they were made in honor of their gods,

              or other beings the natives worshipped.

 

            For more information, please visit: http://www.dracandros.com/Jebgarg/tge/nokkar.htm

                                                                       http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/easter/

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Oberon

            Episode Appearances: “Ill Met By Moonlight” and “The Gathering Part I & II”

 

            In the show…Oberon is the ruler of the Third Race known as “Oberon’s Children.” He lives on Avalon.

 

            In Mythology…Oberon is the king of the faeries in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

 

           For more information, please visit: http://www.dracandros.com/Jebgarg/tge/oberon.htm

                                                                      http://www.allshakespeare.com/midsummer.php

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Odin

             Episode Appearance: “The Eye of the Storm” and “The Gathering”

 

              In the show…the gargoyles came to Norway, where Odin resides. In Goliath’s possession is the magical talisman

               known as the Eye of Odin. Odin knows that Goliath has it, and tries to bargain with him to get it back. Goliath refuses

               and the two battle for the eye. In the end, Odin gets repossession of the Eye, which restores his full powers once again.

 

               In Mythology…In Norse mythology, Odin is the king of the gods. He had three wives, all of whom were earth goddesses,

               and his oldest son is Thor, god of thunder. His greatest treasures were his eight-footed steed, Sleipner, his spear, Gungnir,

               and his ring, Draupner. Odin was also the god of wisdom, poetry, and magic. He sacrificed his eye for the privilege of drinking from Mimir, the fountain of wisdom.

 

            For more information, please visit: http://www.dracandros.com/Jebgarg/tge/odin.htm

                                                                       http://ancienthistory.about.com/cs/odinmyth/

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Proteus

              Episode Appearance: “The New Olympians”

 

              In the show…He is the evil one on New Olympus that us bent on destruction, and is a shape shifter.

 

              In Mythology…In Greek mythology, he was the son of Poseidon aka Neptune, who was the god of the sea.

             Proteus was a shape shifter able to form himself into anything or anyone he desired.

 

            For more information, please visit: http://www.dracandros.com/Jebgarg/tge/proteus.htm

                                                                       http://www.theoi.com/Kronos/Proteus.html

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Puck

             Episode Appearances: “The Mirror,” “Future Tense,” “The Gathering,” and “Possession”

 

             In the show…He is Oberon’s personal servant.

 

            In Mythology…Puck was Oberon’s practical joking servant in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. He was mischievous and

           caused trouble for the lovers in the play by casting love potions on them and mix-matching the couples.

 

            For more information, please visit: http://www.dracandros.com/Jebgarg/tge/puck.htm

                                                                       http://www.allshakespeare.com/midsummer.php

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Raven

            Episode Appearance: “Heritage”

 

              In the show and in mythology, Raven is culture hero and trickster, prominent in the Native American and Inuit mythology

             of Alaska. The gargoyles come to Queen Florence Island off the coast of Canada where he has taken over the island and

            driven all the people off it. Only one young man named Nick aka Natsilani and his grandmother remain. Nick must battle Raven

            to reclaim the island of his people.

 

            For more information, please visit: http://www.dracandros.com/Jebgarg/tge/raven.htm

                                                                       http://www.ankn.uaf.edu/Marshall/raven/RavenSoutheastMyth.html

                                                                       http://www.dracandros.com/Jebgarg/tge/natsilne.htm

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The Shaman

            Episode Appearance: “Walkabout”

 

              In the show…In Australia, the matrix, which are the first real forms of A.I. (artificial intelligence), have become

              dangerously smart. The Shaman tells Goliath that he can only stop the matrix by confronting it in the dreamtime.

 

            In mythology…The Aborigine people of Australia believed that dreams were real, and that it was another dimension

            called the dreamtime. Dreams were a consciousness in another realm.

 

            For more information, please visit: http://www.dracandros.com/Jebgarg/tge/shaman.htm     

                                                                       http://www.dracandros.com/Jebgarg/tge/matrix.htm

                                                                       http://www.astronomy.pomona.edu/archeo/australia/australia4/australia4.html

                                                                       http://fusionanomaly.net/dreamtime.html

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Taurus

              Episode Appearance: “The New Olympians”

 

              In the show…Taurus is a descendent of the legendary Minotaur. His father was the security chief of New Olympus,

              but was slain by the criminal Proteus during his last escape attempt before the arrival of the Avalon travelers. Taurus

              became the security chief in his father’s place.

 

              In Mythology…The Minotaur was a creature in Greek mythology that was half man and half bull. Young Athenian men

              and woman were sacrificed in the Cretan labyrinth to it until Thesus killed him.

 

            For more information, please visit: http://www.dracandros.com/Jebgarg/tge/taurus.htm

                                                                       http://www.minotaur-websites.com/minomyth.htm

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Titania

             Episode Appearances: “Ill Met By Moonlight” and “The Gathering Part I & II”

 

              In the show…She is Oberon’s wife.

 

               In Mythology…Titania was the queen of the faeries and the wife of Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

               She and her husband had a distant relationship with one another.

 

            For more information, please visit: http://www.dracandros.com/Jebgarg/tge/titania.htm

                                                                        http://www.allshakespeare.com/midsummer.php

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The Weird Sisters

            Episode Appearances: “City of Stone,” “High Noon,” “Avalon,” and “The Gathering”

 

              In the show…The Weird Sisters, Luna, Phoebe, and Selene, are mysterious beings that play a role in many of the

              storylines. They were born on Avalon and protect its entrance so that no one or foreign magic can enter the isle.

 

              In Mythology…The Weird Sisters (also spelled as the Wyrd Sisters) were sometimes known as the Fates. In the

              Shakespeare play MacBeth, they were the three witches that MacBeth encountered. They are called the Weird Sisters

               with “weird” meaning “having the power to control fates.”

 

           For more information, please visit: http://www.dracandros.com/Jebgarg/tge/sisters.htm

                                                                      http://www.dracandros.com/Jebgarg/tge/macbeth.htm

                                                                     http://www.novelguide.com/macbeth/characterprofiles.html