Saturday, December 1, 2012

Folklore

Darth Vader: A fallen star warrior, Vader is both a fierce warlord and a powerful wizard, locked inside a suit of black armor. The wind is said to be his breath, the thunder his voice. He possesses a fiery sword and the ability to rob those of their breath from a distance. His daughter is Mara,mthe redheaded witch. In a case of great irony, his son is Luke Skywalker, one of the greatest heroes.

Green Giant: It is said those who are overcome with great rage become Hulks, large, angry beast men of great destruction and little reason. The best-known is the Green Giant, a protector of the forest who can be appeased by farmers who take care of the earth. Largely the most benevolent of the Hulks, he still a fearsome engine of destruction should his anger be roused.

Elvis: King of the Rock Elves, magical beings possessed of a great musical talent. Elvis is said to pass as a mortal minstrel, but those with a good ear will suspect that he walks among us. Elvis sightings are very common, but not always believed.

Jessica: Called the Queen of Rabbits, it's believed Jessica was a fertility goddess at some point. Jessica is a being composed of light and rainbow, and is said to be a being of such allure, no man can resist her. It's said she has many beasts in her thrall, and give them the gift of speech.

Joker: An evil, laughing clown, who is the embodiment of debauchery and irresponsibility. Those who succumb to manic fits are said to be possessed by him. It is said the best way to escape evil Joker madness is to read scripture and hold a spartan, modest lifestyle. Ballads tell of those who have experienced unbelievable tragedy, become dark knights, are impervious to his seductive madness.

Jabba: When people pass by the swamps, they wonder if that awful stench is Jabba, a corpulent disgusting creature, with an insatiable appetite for food, good, spices, and of course, women. Jabba is infamous for his whisking away of beautiful women to serve as his concubines. He made the mistake one day, though, of capturing Leia, the intended of Luke Skywalker.

Man of Steel: the greatest champion of all, the mysterious Man of Steel possesses a range of qualities that can only be described as...super. There is nobody faster, stronger, or possessed of keener senses--he can even see through walls. He wears a red cape that allows him to fly, or at least jump towers in a a single bound. His great power is matched only by his virtue, and he carries no weapons. Americans cite him as an example of superiority, as many tales tell of his besting pagan warriors like Hercules, Thor, and even the princess of the Amazons, who he took as a wife.

Spiderman: A young man explored an enchanted forest, where he was bitten by a spider, giving him t speed, the ability to scale walls, and the knowledge to spin webs. However, an act of selfishness cost him the life of his uncle, so the spiderman was forced to atone for his neglect. This dark, weird hero, travels through the shadows taking on goblins, wizards and reptiles, performing great heroic feats, but never to enjoy glory as penance.

Yoda: If you are in a swamp and see a tiny green man, heed what he has to say. He is the wisest of all beings, even though he speaks in riddles and a strange way of talking which is hard to interpret. But to listen to Yoda is to find the path of light. Many of the mightiest star warriors count his as their teacher, including the wizard Ben who himself is regarded as one the great mentors.