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TURKIC MYTHOLOGY » Albastı, the personification of guilt.

In Turkish folklore Al Basti has been often confused as both a Mare, a Succubus, as well as any number of Middle Eastern female spirits which are told to enter a man’s erotic dreams. However, the difference in the Al Basti legends is that she is not a sexual spirit, she rather visits those “who have guilty souls” and “come from families that have committed bloody crimes that have gone unpunished.”  Those who Al Basti visits are said to wake up in an intense fever. Due to her torments, she is also known as the ‘red mother’.

ALADDIN: PART III

ALADDIN DOESN’T GIVE A FUCK ABOUT THE FACT THAT THE GRAND VIZIER HAS DEMANDED HE BRING FORTY FUCKING MASSIVE BOWLS OF TREASURE AND FORTY REALLY FUCKING HOT SLAVES BEFORE HE’S ALLOWED TO MARRY THE PRINCESS BEDR-EL-BUDUR. HE RUBS HIS LAMP (NO THAT’S NOT A FUCKING EUPHEMISM, GET YOUR MINDS OUT OF THE GUTTER) AND ASKS THE IFRIT TO BRING HIM FUCKLOADS OF TREASURE. 

PLEASED BY THE TREASURE, THE SULTAN ASKS TO MEET ALADDIN, WHO SUDDENLY REALISES THAT HE LOOKS LIKE SHIT. HE RUBS HIS LAMP AGAIN (PERFECTLY INNOCENT. FUCK OFF) AND ASKS FOR A FUCKING AMAZING BATH WITH BUBBLES AND FANCY SHIT LIKE THAT AND ALSO SOME NEW CLOTHES, AND THE IFTI OBLIGES. IT DOESN’T HAVE A FUCKING CHOICE, ALADDIN IS ENSLAVING THE POOR THING. WHAT A DICKBAG. THEN HE ASKS FOR FORTY EIGHT SLAVES AND A PILE OF MONEY FOR HIM, AND TWELVE HOT GIRLS FOR HIS MUM, WHO HAS PRESUMABLY ALWAYS WANTED A FUCKING HAREM. 

THE WEDDING HAPPENS AND EVERYTHING IS FUCKING GREAT, AND THEN ALADDIN GETS THE IFRIT TO BUILD A MAJESTIC-AS-FUCK PALACE TO LIVE IN WITH HIS HOT NEW WIFE. THE PALACE IS INDEED MAJESTIC AS FUCK, AND EVERYONE IS HAPPY. THIS IS PARTLY BECAUSE ALADDIN KEEPS THROWING FUCKING MASSIVE PILES OF GOLD AT PEOPLE, BUT HEY, A LITTLE BRIBERY ALWAYS HELPS.

ALADDIN IS NOW SO FUCKING FAMOUS THAT EVEN THE EVIL MOORISH WIZARD (LAST SEEN IN PART I) HAS HEARD ABOOUT HIM AND HIS CRAZY MAGICAL BULLSHIT, AND DECIDES HE WANTS HIS FUCKING LAMP BACK. HE SHOWS UP AT THE PALACE ONE DAY WHEN ALADDIN IS OUT THROWING GOLD AT POOR PEOPLE, AND ASKS TO BUY THE LAMP. BEDR-EL-BUDUR SELLS IT TO HIM, BECAUSE SHE DOESN’T KNOW A FUCKING THING ABOUT THE IFRIT OR ANY OF THAT SHIT. THEN HE ASKS THE IFRIT TO MOVE THE PALACE TO HIS HOME IN AFRICA. OHHHH SHIT.

THE GRAND VIZIER DECLARES ALADDIN AN EVIL FUCKING WIZARD FOR KIDNAPPING THE PRINCESS, AND ORDERS HIM EXECUTED. ALADDIN IS ABOUT TO BE BEHEADED WHEN A FUCKING MASSIVE ANGRY MOB SHOWS UP AT THE PALACE AND STARTS TO FUCK SHIT UP UNTIL THE GRAND VIZIER HAS TO PARDON ALADDIN. HE’S GIVEN FORTY DAYS TO GET THE PRINCESS BACK, OR HE’LL BE FUCKING EXECUTED. 

ALADDIN STORMS OVER TO AFRICA WHERE THE MOORISH WIZARD LIVES, STEALS THE LAMP BACK, AND FUCKING BEHEADS THE WIZARD AND STABS HIM THROUGH THE HEART, BECAUSE THAT’S THE ONLY WAY TO KILL A WIZARD. THEN THEY GO HOME, TELL THE SULTAN ABOUT THE EVIL FUCKING WIZARD, BURN THE BODY, AND LIVE HAPPILY EVER AFTER. IT’S GOT ONE FUCKING HELL OF A LOT MORE BEHEADING AND MURDER THAN THE DISNEY VERSION.

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→ myth figures: dragons

A dragon is a legendary creature, typically with serpentine or reptilian traits, that features in the myths of many cultures. There are two distinct cultural traditions of dragons: the European dragon, derived from European folk traditions and ultimately related to Greek and Middle Eastern mythologies, and the Chinese dragon, with counterparts in Japan (namely the Japanese dragon), Korea and other East Asian countries. The two traditions may have evolved separately, but have influenced each other to a certain extent, particularly with the cross-cultural contact of recent centuries. The English word dragon derives from Greek δράκων (drákōn), “dragon, serpent of huge size, water-snake”. X

theload  asked:

Because I saw someone suggest it, absolutely do NOT use golems in your world. Constructs are fine, but don't call them Golems. Golems are a very specific sort of creation, and one unique to the Jewish faith. On a similar note, I would avoid Genies/Djinn as well, seeing as they are more or less the Islamic version of fallen angels/demons.

Yeah I’m not using either so don’t worry

I’m calling the monsters based on fantasy golems either “Homunculi” or “Automotons,” depending on whether they’re actually living or just magitek robots.

And Djinn are super complicated, since they kinda work like angels, demons, and nephilim all wrapped up in one package.

More to the point, though, both of these are from Middle Eastern mythologies/religions, and unlike demons, behemoths, and leviathans, they didn’t become a part of European mythologies via the spread of Christinanity.  So I don’t have to worry about them until I decide to work on the Middle Eastern Mythologies Continent.

And considering how many monsters I have to cover with the European Mythologies Continent, that could take a long while.

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Name: Ifrit

Alternate Names: Efreet, Ifriti, Fire Djinn, Fire Genie, Afrit

Mythology: Middle Eastern Stories (Arabian Mythology)

Size: Large, but size-shifters    

Environment: Deserts, Fiery Places, Abyss, anywhere else  

In Mythika: The evil Djinn of Fire and desire, these are the dangerous djinn that make use of the reputation of other djinn to fulfill wishes but in the end always take advantage of the deals. Ifrit are known for their awesome abilities to animate fire into the most wondrous forms, they often create fire bats and lions or even dragons made out of flames, these are simply known as Fire Elementals. Whenever a ifrit draws near you can notice the fires acting weird like they are alive as if they are nervous or enthusiastic for being used by their master, they flicker and move in bizarre ways, these pyrotechnic abilities give Ifrit the reputation of masters of fire, and even Cacus (the fire lord) holds them dear in his armies. Ifrit are high-tier enemies and the most powerful of the Djinn species. Ifrit can take many sizes, appearing very small and the next moment as tall as a giant, they hate and fear the element of water, the most efficient way to kill these evil genies.

Linkhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ifrit

strawberrychalk  asked:

A dragon is a legendary creature, typically with serpentine or reptilian traits, that features in the myths of many cultures. There are two distinct cultural traditions of dragons: the European dragon, derived from European folk traditions and ultimately related to Greek and Middle Eastern mythologies, and the Chinese dragon, with counterparts in Japan (namely the Japanese dragon), Korea and other East Asian countries. Getting this result, you are generally viewed as the motherly figure of your

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strawberrychalk hat gesagt: friend group. You look after your friends and tend to their needs. For example, you probably lend your friends money or do favors for them without asking for anything in return. You don’t need anything else but the satisfaction that you’re helping your them out. You give the impression of being always easygoing and harmless, until someone pushes your buttons. When you lash out, you become NASTY. You will insult, unrelentingly rage, and spew every curse word until someone is on the floor crying,

strawberrychalk hat gesagt: especially when someone insults or hurts your friends. You’re very protective of the people that you love and NOT a force to be reckoned with.

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ALADDIN: PART I

THERE’S A KID CALLED ALADDIN LIVING SOMEWHERE IN CHINA, AND HE’S A LITTLE SHIT. HIS PARENTS ARE TRYING TO EARN MONEY AND STAY ALIVE, AND HE JUST WANTS TO FUCK OFF AND PLAY FOOTBALL WITH HIS SHITTY FRIENDS IN THE STREET. IN FACT, HE’S SUCH A USELESS LITTLE SHIT THAT HIS FATHER DIES OF SADNESS AT HOW SHIT HIS SON IS.

ONE DAY, AN EVIL MOORISH WIZARD SHOWS UP AND TELLS ALADDIN HE’S HIS UNCLE. THEN HE BUYS THE KID OFF HIS POOR LONG-SUFFERING MOTHER, WHO IS VERY GLAD TO SEE THE BACK OF HIM. ALADDIN IS A USELESS LITTLE SHIT, AND THE LARGE PILE OF GOLD IS SIGNIFICANTLY MORE USEFUL AND LESS RUDE.

THE EVIL WIZARD FUCKS OFF WITH ALADDIN AND TAKES HIM TO A REMOTE HILL, WHERE HE DOES SOME MAGIC BULLSHIT AND MAKES A FUCKING MASSIVE HOLE IN THE GROUND OPEN. ALADDIN TRIES TO RUN AWAY, AND THE WIZARD SMACKS HIM OVER THE HEAD WITH A STICK AND KNOCKS HIM OUT. ALADDIN MAY BE A COWARDLY LITTLE SHIT, BUT THE WIZARD IS A DICK.

WHEN HE WAKES UP, ALADDIN GETS GIVEN A RING AND SENT DOWN INTO THE HOLE WITH INSTRUCTIONS TO FETCH A SHITTY LAMP FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE CAVE. ON HIS WAY DOWN, HE FILLS HIS UNDERWEAR WITH SPARKLY JEWELS AND GOLD AND SHIT LIKE THAT, AND HOPES THAT HIS UNCLE WON’T NOTICE THE WEIRD LUMPS. 

THE WIZARD ASKS FOR THE LAMP BEFORE HE PULLS HIM OUT OF THE HOLE, AND ALADDIN TELLS HIM TO FUCK OFF, BECAUSE HE’S A SELFISH LITTLE SHIT. UNFORTUNATELY, HE ENDS UP STUCK IN THE HOLE WITH NO WAY OUT, BECAUSE HIS UNCLE ISN’T LETTING HIM OUT TILL HE GETS THE LAMP. HE RUBS THE RING AS A STRESS RELIEF, AND IT FUCKING GLOWS. WHAT THE FUCK? THINKS ALADDIN, AND RUBS IT A BIT MORE TO SEE WHAT SORT OF CRAZY SHIT HAPPENS. 

A FUCKING MASSIVE IFRIT BLASTS OUT OF THE RING, AND HELPS HIM GET OUT. ALADDIN’S A BIT SURPRISED BY THIS CRAZY BULLSHIT, BUT HE JUST ACCEPTS IT AND FUCKS OFF HOME TO GIVE HIS MOTHER THE PILE OF TREASURE HE HID IN HIS PANTS.

THEY LIVE HAPPILY AT HOME FOR A BIT WITH THEIR FUCKING MASSIVE PILE OF TREASURE, UNTIL ONE DAY ALADDIN’S MOTHER TRIES TO CLEAN THE LAMP. IT GLOWS. WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH ALL THIS TREASURE? THAT’S RIGHT, THIS SHIT IS ALL POSSESSED. ANOTHER IFRIT FLIES OUT OF THE LAMP, AND ALADDIN AND HIS MUM ENSLAVE THE POOR THING TO BRING THEM FOOD AND RICHES. THEY’RE BOTH DICKS. 

THEN ONE DAY ALADDIN SEES THE DAUGHTER OF THE SULTAN (DESPITE THE FACT THAT THIS IS SET IN CHINA. THE GEOGRAPHY IS A BIT FUCKED UP). SHE’S REALLY FUCKING HOT, AND HE FALLS MADLY IN LOVE WITH HER. THIS IS GOING TO BE A FUCKING DISASTER…

bugcthulhu  asked:

There's also Lamassu (man-headed bulls with wings), bucentaurs (centaurs with lower halves of bulls), the scottish Spriggans, and good ole' gremlins since you're also doing jenny hanivers

I might hold on Lamassu until I figure out what I’m doing with all the various Middle Eastern mythologies.  Well, all the ones other than Christianity, I guess.

Bucentaurs would be a fun counterpart to Minotaurs.  Spriggans are definitely going to be a thing, and gremlins… hmm, well, they’re a little modern, but that’s no longer a huge problem.  Plus they’d make a fun goblin sub-group.