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Author Topic: Deities associated with birds?  (Read 6020 times)

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Re: Deities associated with birds?
« Reply #15 on: May 12, 2014, 08:09:57 pm »
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All that being said, robins in February may simply be a harbinger of the God of Global Climate Change, whom we should probably all be paying much more attention to. I shall call him Steve, and placate him with offerings of bicycling to work. All tremble before Steve!

 
My UPG is that the God of Global Climate Change is Welsh and named Ythfck. He is ritually invoked as in "Ythfck, is it snowing in May?" and "Ythfck, is it 90 degrees in March?" His handmaidens are the goddesses Snoday, Polarvortex, and Al Gore.
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Re: Deities associated with birds?
« Reply #16 on: May 13, 2014, 02:20:43 pm »
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My UPG is that the God of Global Climate Change is Welsh and named Ythfck. He is ritually invoked as in "Ythfck, is it snowing in May?" and "Ythfck, is it 90 degrees in March?" His handmaidens are the goddesses Snoday, Polarvortex, and Al Gore.


As a Welsh person, this made me roar with laughter. I love it - thanks for that! :)
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Re: Deities associated with birds?
« Reply #17 on: May 13, 2014, 02:38:10 pm »
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The ancient Mesopotamian goddess Ishtar/Inanna was depicted as a bird-woman. She is a goddess of war, fertility, love, and sex.  She reminds me also of The Morrigan from Irish mythology.


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Re: Deities associated with birds?
« Reply #18 on: May 13, 2014, 03:37:15 pm »
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As a Welsh person, this made me roar with laughter. I love it - thanks for that! :)

 
I actually have no idea if that's even pronounceable in Welsh, but I figured any word that has a Y and no vowels had to be at least as Welsh as the Potato Goddess is Irish. ;)
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Re: Deities associated with birds?
« Reply #19 on: May 13, 2014, 03:57:53 pm »
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I actually have no idea if that's even pronounceable in Welsh, but I figured any word that has a Y and no vowels had to be at least as Welsh as the Potato Goddess is Irish. ;)

To be pronounced like that it would be spellt more like yddfwc I think
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Re: Deities associated with birds?
« Reply #20 on: May 13, 2014, 04:09:05 pm »
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All that being said, robins in February may simply be a harbinger of the God of Global Climate Change, whom we should probably all be paying much more attention to. I shall call him Steve, and placate him with offerings of bicycling to work. All tremble before Steve!


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Lol.  Every time I see a Robin (or rather, a pic of one since they pretty much don't exist where I live), I'm going to think, "Steve".  Hahaha. XD

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Re: Deities associated with birds?
« Reply #21 on: May 13, 2014, 04:47:27 pm »
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To be pronounced like that it would be spellt more like yddfwc I think

 
Yddfwc, hm? I can work with that. XD
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Re: Deities associated with birds?
« Reply #22 on: May 13, 2014, 06:04:59 pm »
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Yddfwc, hm? I can work with that. XD

 
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Re: Deities associated with birds?
« Reply #23 on: May 13, 2014, 06:40:38 pm »
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My UPG is that the God of Global Climate Change is Welsh and named Ythfck. He is ritually invoked as in "Ythfck, is it snowing in May?" and "Ythfck, is it 90 degrees in March?" His handmaidens are the goddesses Snoday, Polarvortex, and Al Gore.

 
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Re: Deities associated with birds?
« Reply #24 on: May 14, 2014, 12:26:47 am »
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My UPG is that the God of Global Climate Change is Welsh and named Ythfck. He is ritually invoked as in "Ythfck, is it snowing in May?" and "Ythfck, is it 90 degrees in March?" His handmaidens are the goddesses Snoday, Polarvortex, and Al Gore.

 
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« Reply #25 on: May 14, 2014, 01:26:15 am »
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What, the 'no religion bashing' rule? You're pretty safe in this case; it's quite clear in context that this is a case of 'Cauldronites on a satirical romp'.

(And I'll just stand over here with the heretics, because 'Ythfck' is highly amusing, and because I know just enough about how Welsh pronunciation works to see why 'Yddfwc' is at least twice as funny. )

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Re: Deities associated with birds?
« Reply #26 on: May 14, 2014, 09:50:41 am »
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Yddfwc, hm? I can work with that. XD

 
Right.  Yddfwc is getting some shrine space, near Kalahira, Mephala, and Alduin.
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Re: Deities associated with birds?
« Reply #27 on: May 15, 2014, 12:18:30 pm »
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Just had to say: Love your avatar, Airelinn! ;)

Thanks, yours is pretty awesome too! Lol I didn't realize there was one so similar when I made mine until I started posting and reading more haha. XD
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Re: Deities associated with birds?
« Reply #28 on: May 15, 2014, 12:53:44 pm »
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Thanks, yours is pretty awesome too! Lol I didn't realize there was one so similar when I made mine until I started posting and reading more haha. XD

 
Yours looks like it might be a crow, except I'm not seeing a beak projecting outwards; otherwise, its proportions could make it an accipiter (the "true" hawks) in silhouette?

Whereas the proportions of mine suggest either a buteo (the "buzzard" hawks) or an eagle.

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Re: Deities associated with birds?
« Reply #29 on: May 15, 2014, 02:04:56 pm »
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Yours looks like it might be a crow, except I'm not seeing a beak projecting outwards; otherwise, its proportions could make it an accipiter (the "true" hawks) in silhouette?

Whereas the proportions of mine suggest either a buteo (the "buzzard" hawks) or an eagle.

(We should start a Peterson's Field Guide to the Identification of Avatars)


You might not see a beak because I edited it in photoshop to remove the background a few years ago when I was still new at photoshop...so it's very possible I set the tolerance a little high on the magic eraser there lol. But yeah, it's a crow...at least that's a pic that came up on google when I searched "crow" hehe.  For a lot of years now, Crows and the Morrigan have kind of been my go-to guides. : )


Yours also reminds me of the red-tailed hawk we've got around here. They look a lot like the ravens in the sky so it can be hard to tell until they get close or screech. The hawk calls give me the chills. I'd sooo hate to be a small animal running around when they screech like that hehe.

Love the idea of a field guide. We'll make an app so when the subject comes up someone will be able to say, "Wait, I got this: there's an app for that!" XD

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