Fox Mr. Sinister (holding Rogue's chin): "So beautiful, yet so strong."
Fox Wolverine: "Well, I always did think I was kinda cute. Nice of you to mention it."
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He then retires, gets married, and has a bunch of kids before dying and getting buried next to Muhammad.
So yeah, the Muslim religion holds Jesus in extremely high regard.
"When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up."
- C.S. Lewis
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I've done a tiny bit of reading on the book of Enoch, him being thought the power of angels, how he became the angel Metatron for fighting of some egyptian sorcerors. The origin of the Watchers sometimes called the Grigori. I've also read of how some ancient teachers are said to have found ways to enter heaven.
But its not part of my system of belief. Just as the Deuteracanonicals aren't considered an essential part of the bible by some other Christian denominations and just as Islam doesn't consider the New Testament and Old Testament as essential as the Quran, many books such as the book of Enoch aren't included.
This does not mean I am not open to discuss them. And I do find the ideas and perspectives represented in their writings as fascinating.
I don't know if this was caused by cross pollination of ideas. But in the Philippines there are creatures known as dwende or dwarves. These creatures can either be helpful or harmful to humans. Some of these creatures are said to sometimes give a lot of good luck or prosperity to humans. But if you disturb their home, that can be in a form a mound of earth, they will exact vengeance on the perpetrator. That would include causing a part of that person to swell. There have also been stories of people's souls being taken by these creatures into their realm, even against their will. An example of this happening is when said creature falls in love with a human woman.
In our folklore, fairies are kinda in-between - they're not quite the kind of really dangerous trixter beings you see in the Celtic traditions, but they're not quite harmless pixies either. They're mostly associated with fog and dancing on fields, and can curse humans with illness and misfortune if offended. Also, they can invite people to dance with them, but that's a very bad idea because apparently time runs faster in their realm so you'll get kind of a Twin Paradox problem once the fun is over.
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Sometimes you lose things which you don't expect losing. It doesn't make the hurt any less.
I think this really depends on the social circles one lives in. Learning of things that came before and finding the relationships between different beliefs takes a bit of legwork, that many may be too busy or uninterested to do. I don't see anything wrong with that considering that they have to pay the bills and take care of their own.Originally Posted by Omegastorm;14455275[B
But it was nice to have read a bit of other beliefs.
Now that we are in the subject of mythology, faeiries and other creatures of the supernatural. I'd like to introduce you all to some I find interesting.
The Tikbalang. A creature with a humanoid body but a horse head.
Tikbalangs are said to scare travelers and lead them astray. Tikbalangs play tricks on travelers such that they keep on returning to an arbitrary path no matter how far he goes or where he turns. Supposedly this is counteracted by wearing one's shirt inside out. Another countermeasure is to ask permission out loud to pass by or, not to produce too much noise while in the woods in order not to offend or disturb the tikbalang.
A superstition popular with the Tagalog of Rizal Province is that Tikbalangs are benevolent guardians of elemental kingdoms. They are usually found standing at the foot of large trees looking around for anyone who dare to bestow malignancy on their kingdom's territory.
A common saying has it that rain from a clear sky means Kinasal na si Irene.(Filipino, "a tikbalang is getting married".) This was most likely derived from a similar Spanish proverb that claimed a witch was getting married when there was rain on a sunny day.
According to traditional folklore, the tikbalang can also transform itself into human form or turn invisible to humans. They like to lead travelers astray.
Tikbalang are generally associated with dark, sparsely populated, foliage-overgrown areas, with legends variously identifying their abode as being beneath bridges, in Bamboo or Banana groves, and atop Kalumpang or Balete trees.
The Kapre. It is a creature that lurks on top of large trees smoking some sort of cigar. It is a giant Just like the dwende I stated previously, the kapre is said to provide some good luck to those its in good terms with. There were some stories of the kapre walking on people's roofs during the night. Thus causing the sound of footsteps.
Kapres are said to dwell in big trees like acacias, mangoes, bamboo and banyan (known in the Philippines as balete). It is also mostly seen sitting under those trees. The Kapre is said to wear the indigenous Northern Philippine loincloth known as bahag, and according to some, often wears a belt which gives the kapre the ability to be invisible to humans. In some versions, the kapre is supposed to hold a magical white stone, a little smaller in size than a quail egg. Should any person happen to obtain this stone, the kapre could grant wishes.
Kapres are not necessarily considered to be evil, unlike the manananggal. Kapres may make contact with people to offer friendship, or if it is attracted to a woman. If a Kapre befriends any human, especially because of love, the Kapre will consistently follow its "love interest" throughout life. Also, if one is a friend of the Kapre then that person has the ability to see it and if they were to sit on it then any other person could see it.
Kapres are also said to play pranks on people, frequently making travelers become disoriented and lose their way in the mountains or in the woods. They are also believe to have the ability to confuse people even in their own familiar surroundings; for instance, someone who forgets that they are in their own garden or home is said to have been tricked by a Kapre. Reports of experiencing Kapre enchantment include that of witnessing rustling tree branches, even if the wind is not strong. Some more examples would be hearing loud laughter coming from an unseen being, witnessing lots of smoke from the top of a tree, seeing big fiery eyes during night time from a tree, as well as actually seeing a Kapre walking in forested areas. It is also believed that abundant fireflies in woody areas are the embers from the Kapre's lit tobacco pipe.
Now there's the Manangal. Its usually depicted as human who's other half would sprout wings and split from the rest of its body. If my memory serves me right it is said to have its tongue lengthen. It would then use the tongue in some way(like a probscis) to devour unborn infants by puncturing the mothers womb by ripping through the belly button.
The manangal is said to be frightening creature with talon like claws and who emits a 'tik tik' sound. In some stories I've heard it is said that the sound grows softer as it comes closer and louder as it goes farther away. Hence people who think that the creature has left are fooled by the creature and leave themselves vulnerable to attack. In some stories the mananggal also uses a strange oil that prevents the body of the creature from being held.
I think I remember stories of the creature attacking a man riding a tricycle. There are other stories of the husband awakening to see the mananggal trying to feed on the unborn child in his wife's womb. He then grapples with the tongue and and slices it off with a machete.
It is said the way to finally defeat a manangal is to find its lower half and poison it with salt and some herbs. The upper half would then be unable to reconnect with it when the sun rises and it burns.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ManananggalA manananggal is described as being a hideous, scary vampire-like creature (as opposed to an aswang), capable of severing its upper torso in order to fly into the night with huge bat-like wings to prey on unsuspecting, pregnant women in their homes; using an elongated proboscis-like tongue, it sucks the hearts of fetuses or the blood of an unsuspecting, sleeping victim. The severed lower torso is left standing, and it is said to be the more vulnerable of the two halves. Sprinkling salt or smearing crushed garlic or ash on top of the standing torso is fatal to the creature. The upper torso then would not be able to rejoin and will die at daybreak. The name of the creature originates from sinalalala used for a severed torso: manananggal comes from the Tagalog tanggal (cognate of Malay tanggal), which means "to remove" or "to separate". Manananggal then means "the one who separates itself" (in this case, separates itself from its lower body). It is a saying that a manananggal's attack can be avoided by death. The most prominent characteristic of a manananggal is its ability to dispatch its torso from its legs.
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Sometimes you lose things which you don't expect losing. It doesn't make the hurt any less.
What does any of this have to do with Naruto?
This is kind of a Naruto thread. I mean, I get that thread drifts are inevitable, but this is a tad extreme.
Suffering is a fact of life. You survive if you find a reason to endure it.
COCAINE IS MY GOD AND I AM THE LIVING INSTRUMENT OF ITS WILL!!
snowflame, new guardians #2
wanna make some quick cash?
Does Kishimoto plan on ending the manga any time soon.
? I demand intricate back stories on the rest of the villages... I.e cloud, mist and rock
I mean at one point Kumo had like five jinkuri level fighters why did they not troll the rest of the ninja world?
Mist is just bloody but why? And who are the new seven swordsmen of the mist?
And I don't know anything about rock....
Do you want fries with that? WHO THE HELL DO YOU THINK I AM?!
The Insanity of Sasuke Uchiha
The No-Life King was both shocked and enraged when he eventually made his way outside and found Seras sparkling in the sunlight. “Police Girl, what do you think you're doing?!” Alucard bellowed, causing Seras to emit a surprised 'gasp'. “Stop that this instant!”
“Oh... M-Master, I-I was just... just...”
“You were sparkling!!!” Alucard shouted.
The Truth about FF
So the chance of a Part 3 is kind of slim then?