(I’ve heard the theory that the order of names on the marauder’s map are the order in which the marauders achieved their first transformation, so this is me expanding on that a little.)
-Remus achieved his transformation first, obviously. He was the one who suggested putting the names in order of transformation, partly so he could be first, but mostly to shut a bickering James and Sirius up.
-Peter was, surprisingly, the first to achieve his animagus. James, Peter, and Sirius had been sitting in the dorm room making what felt like their hundredth attempts and it just… happened.
-Sirius achieved his almost directly after. Since Peter did it, he was obviously sure that he could do it.
-It took James about a month longer. The first time he transformed, he had stubbly little nubs in place of his antlers, and Sirius made as many jokes as he could about James being a late bloomer in increasingly public places.
A really late TUTOR TUESDAY on antlers which ARE NOT horns, so ya’ll can stop razzin’ me about not putting them on last weeks tutorial! If you have any tutorial recs send ‘em in here or my personal! Keep practicing, have fun, and I’ll see you next week!
Sorry for the inactivity! I’ve been in Nepal for the last two weeks and now I’m jet lagged to all hell. The good thing is I have the silent nights to work on jewelry for my next update! So here’s an antler piece with smokey Quartz and monarch opal 🙌🏻❤
Qilin is a mythical hooved chimerical creature known in Chinese and other East Asian cultures, said to appear with the imminent arrival or passing of a sage or illustrious ruler. It is a good omen thought to occasion prosperity or serenity. It is often depicted with what looks like fire all over its body.
According to legends, it is one of 9 sons of a dragon, which can distinguish between good and evil. It is sometimes included in the list of four noble animals, along with the Chinese dragon, phoenix and tortoise. The mention of this mythical animal goes back to the days of Confucius. Back then, it had a more peaceful appearance. When walking, it did not cause any harm even to insects (like the image of the Lamb in Christian mythology). When stepping on the grass it did not crush it. It fed on magic grasses. It could walk on water and fly. Carved on gravestones, it would protect from evil spirits, as well as accompany the dead to heaven. However, over time it changed its appearance and symbolism - once a symbol of peace and gentleness, it also acquired the features of power and strength.