the curse of the cat people

Here’s a list of weird/strange articles on wikipedia in no particular order for you to read and just add more useless knowledge in your puny human brain. General murder/death trigger warning for most.

Bloody Mary || Kennedy curse || Taman Shud Case || La Voisin || Greyfriars Bobby || Pripyat || Albert Fish || Mary Toft || The Cure for Insomnia || Roanoke Colony || John Murray Spear || Arecibo message || Nuckelavee || Phaistos Disc || Tanganyika laughter epidemic || Mad Gasser of Mattoon || Murder of Junko Furuta || Peoples Temple || Ed Gein || Stargate Project || Jackalope || Numbers station || UVB-76 || Bélmez Faces || Donner Party || Adam || Mariana UFO incident || Valentich disappearance || Cleveland Torso Murderer || Trepanning || Dyatlov Pass incident || Grey goo || Overtoun House || The Garden of Earthly Delights || Wilhelm Reich || Starchild skull || Original Night Stalker || Owlman || Ararat anomaly || British big cats || Jack the Ripper || Clapham Wood Mystery || Pope Lick Monster || Shadow person || Out-of-place artifact || Black Dahlia || Jersey Devil || Crawfordsville monster || Koro || Philadelphia Experiment || Glasgow smile || Roswell UFO incident || David Parker Ray || D. B. Cooper || Total Information Awareness || Goatman || Grey alien || Joachim Kroll || Peter Kürten || Gilles de Rais || Alien abduction || Joseph Vacher || Mothman || Polywater || Catacombe dei Cappuccini || Villisca Axe Murders || Grace Sherwood || Loveland frog || The Hermitage || Jatinga || Sankebetsu brown bear incident || Mongolian death worm || Devil’s Footprints || The Sick Child || H. H. Holmes || Dysaesthesia aethiopica || Bloody Benders || Lamia || Black Paintings || The Monster with 21 Faces || Shirime || Lina Medina || Exploding head syndrome || Quantum suicide and immortality || Mokele-mbembe || Spontaneous human combustion || Dulce Base || Chandre Oram || Oscar || Men in Black || Vladimir Demikhov || The Great Red Dragon Paintings || Bloop || Retroactive continuity || Elizabeth Báthory || Delphine LaLaurie || Silverpilen || Polybius || Guided rat || Robert J. White || Chelyabinsk meteor || Armin Meiwes || Big Crunch || Belchen Tunnel || Moberly–Jourdain incident || Boy Scout Lane || Princes in the Tower || Rosenheim Poltergeist || Peter Stumpp || Bermuda Triangle || Bachelor’s Grove Cemetery || Hill of Crosses || Self-immolation || Lycaon || Burke and Hare murders || Pykrete || Kate Morgan || List of unusual deaths || Sawney Bean || Rogue elephant of Aberdare Forest || Yoshio Kodaira || Incorruptibility || Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus || Toynbee tiles || Rat king || Sailing stones || Thalidomide || Jersey Shore shark attacks of 1916 || Tunguska event || Head transplant || List of cryptids || Borley Rectory || Sedlec Ossuary || Alien hand syndrome || Capgras delusion || Mellified man || Atuk || Monster of Glamis || Spring-heeled Jack || Allagash Abductions || Aokigahara || Raymond Robinson (Green Man) || Premature burial || Brain transplant || Nightmarchers || Decompression illness || Midgetville || Zombie || Mercy Brown vampire incident || Necromancy || Lamkin || Harry K. Daghlian, Jr. || Icelandic Phallological Museum || Neisseria meningitidis || Unit 731 || Bunny Man || Bubbly Creek || Malleus Maleficarum || Moll Dyer || Original Spanish Kitchen || Charles Bonnet syndrome || Voynich manuscript || Black Annis || True name || Dorothy Talbye trial || Black dog || Wandering Jew || Sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway || Yara-ma-yha-who || Rod Ferrell || The Juniper Tree

The fae

Living in Ireland I heard many stories about the fae.About they’re kind nature, the peaceful woodland spirits, playful tricksters, or even malicious beings.

Here I will give some ways to appease them, and ward them. I will also tell about dangerous fae and how to ward them.

AVOIDING FAIRIES

In Ireland children were told to keep away from fairy mounds, fairy circles, certain places in the woods, certain trees, and some strange places. Fairy mounds can be identified as strange lone hills, often found in odd place. Fairy circles are mushroom circles. They are a naturally occurring pattern, however they are believed to be portals the their realm. And stepping in one may be dangerous. Steer clear of certain trees. It is believed that fae live in them, and if disturbed they would not be happy. Notable trees to stay away from include hazel, thorn, alder, and oak. An example of a strange place would be strange rock formations in a field, and that if disturbed or moved would upset the fae who made them.


Farmers didn’t go to their mill or barns at night. It was believed that the fae used the cover of darkness to grind their grain. Disturbing them while they worked could result in you having a failed crop or other curses.

Certain bodies of water were said to be the homes of kelpies, Corrigans, and other water fae. If you came to these waters alone, you could be pulled in, or lured to your deaths (corrigans are said to beautiful creatures that lure you to your death, were they drown you.) They would drown their victims, forcing their spirits to live in the fae realm forever.


WARDING FAE

Certain flowers such as primroses, were layed on the windowsills and hung over doors. This ensured that he house was kept safe from the fae.

Garlands were made from marsh marigolds. These were placed over the barn doors. This protected the horses from being ridden to death by the fae.

However, the most notable flower to protect yourself against the fae is St. John’s Wort. Wearing this flower provided the wearer protection from fairy magic and tricks. Sometimes my grandmother would scatter petals around the outside of the house, to try to provide protection.

Some said holly berries would repel them. (Unknown why. Unlike the others I was never told this. Maybe someone could clarify.)

A four-leafed clover would allow you to see the fae, even through their glamours, or invisibility. However, this would only work once. An old tradition was to sew them into clothing, or even a little bag (this is to be worn round the neck, though some say it just has to be held) this allowed the user to see them for every clover they had sewn.

Though these are quite nice forms of protection, iron is always the best form of protection. Many believe that iron burns the fairy. Some legends say that the crafted their weapons out of silver and gold because they couldn’t use the iron. If you kept an iron nail in your pocket the fae would be unable to take you to their realm. Often iron knives, sheers, and other sharp object were hung over or near the crib of a baby. This was to prevent the baby from being stolen and swapped with a changling child. ( I don’t recommend doing this as it could be dangerous to the baby.) Sometimes horseshoes, nails, or arrowheads would be placed over doors to stop fae from entering the house or room. An iron ring was worn to protect people, it was told that the fae could not go near the person who wears it.


APPEASING FAE

To be protected from them, and to even form a relationship with the fae; one must respect them, trust them, and leave offerings for them.

Leaving bread and milk out for them was said to protect the household that did it. It was also believed that one may gain their favour by doing this. This is also a notable way of appeasing the cat síth. Not only do they like bread and milk, they also like butter, cream, sugar, ale, honey, whiskey, and I find that they like dark chocolate.

If you’re crossing a body of water, or passing by a well you may drop a piece of silver in, or a coin in for the fae that lives in it.


Ever here the saying that if you spill salt you should throw some over your right shoulder? Well that applies to the fae. If salt is spilled one may throw some over their right shoulder so that the fae can have their share.


Many of the nicer variety were insulted when they saw human mortals lacking in hospitality to one another and treating each other badly. It’s was said that they would punish people like this very harshly. However, if you were kind and honest to people they were said to treat you nicely, or leave you be.

DANGEROUS FAE

corrigans- A form of water sprite. They appear as beautiful beings who sing melodies like sirens. They mostly appear at night on a full moon. In sunlight they’re glamour goes away and their true ugly form is revealed. stay clear of bodies of water and the woods
Dullahan- The headless horseman. He is seen often in the country riding a dead horse with eyes like fire. He often has a whip made out of a spine. He roams the countryside looking for the dead. If you see him he is said to slash your eyes with his whip. Gold is said to ward them for a while.
Amadan Dubh- VERY DANGEROUS. The trickster fae. He’s a madman. Often seen dancing on lone hills to ghostly music. Cannot be reasoned with. He can place powerful, harmful curses on people. I do not know of any ways to ward him. (Maybe someone can clarify?)
Alp-luarcha- If you think it has crawled in your throats after falling asleep at a stream or other body of water, eat salted food. This will make it thirsty, and make it leave.
Bean sídhe or banshee- The only thing I know of is an iron ring, though when a person is dying nothing can keep her away as she wails.
Cat síth- it loiters around graveyards and open graves to steal the souls of those who have recently died. To try to distract it one may try dancing, singing, or telling riddles. This gives time for the souls of the deceased to pass on so that it cannot get them. I was also told that on Halloween (Samhain) a saucer of milk should be left out, this will provide good luck and protection, while those that didn’t would be cursed. If you are ever filled with a sense of dread and see a black cat with a tuff of white fur walk away slowly and then place a saucer of milk outside, then pray that this will be enough to appease it.
Boggart- It’s a malicious form of fae that takes over houses. Somewhat like a poltergeist. They cannot be reasoned with, and any attempts to appease them will annoy them. They don’t like holy water, crosses, iron, or agrimony. However, sometimes an exorcism is necessary. A family friend had to get this once.
Changling- To stop a child from being swapped keep a close eye on them, put them in a warm well lit room, stitching red thread in baby clothes and blankets was said to prevent them from being swapped, as well as hanging iron sheers or knives over the crib, or having them close by.
I hope this helps. If you have any questions or any clarifications feel free to message me.

The Signs as Studio Ghibli Quotes

Aries: “Sometimes you have to fight for the things that are worth fighting for.” - The Secret World of Arrietty

Taurus: “Once you’ve met someone you never really forget them.” -Spirited Away

Gemini: “Everybody, try laughing. Then whatever scares you will go away!” -      My Neighbor Totoro

Cancer: “A heart’s a heavy burden.” - Howl’s Moving Castle

Leo: “Just follow your heart and keep smiling.” - Kiki’s Flying Delivery Service

Virgo: “There’s not future for people who worship the future and forget the past.” - From Up on Poppy Hill

Libra:  “Always believe in yourself. Do this and no matter where you are, you will have nothing to fear.” -The Cat Returns

Scorpio:  “They say that the best blaze burns brightest when circumstances are at their worst.” -Howl’s Moving Castle

Sagittarius: “We each need to find our own inspiration. Sometimes it’s not easy.” - Kiki’s Flying Delivery Service

Capricorn: “Life is suffering. It is hard. The world is cursed. But still you find reasons to keep  on living.” - Princess Mononoke

Aquarius:  “It’s funny how you wake up each day and never really know if it’ll be one that will change your life forever.” - The Secret World of Arrietty

Pisces: “No matter how many weapons you have, no matter how great your technology might be, the world cannot live without love!” - Castle in the Sky

° ✧ SUPERHERO SENTENCE STARTERS.

❛ I’m here to fight for truth, and justice, and the American way. ❜
❛ You wanna get nuts? Come on! Let’s get nuts! ❜
❛ I hope justice is found here today… before justice finds you. ❜
❛ Give me a scotch. I’m starving. ❜
❛ Our ancestors called it magic but you call it science. ❜
❛ I come from a land where they are one and the same. ❜
❛ This is my gift, my curse. Who am I? I’m _______. ❜
❛ Cats come when they feel like it. Not when they’re told. ❜
❛ How am I supposed to tell crime to shut up if I have to shut up? ❜
❛ I don’t know the meaning of the word “quit”. ❜
❛ You can’t trap justice! It’s an idea, a BELIEF! ❜
❛ Sometimes people deserve to have their faith rewarded… ❜
❛ He may have my soul but he doesn’t have my spirit. ❜
❛ Didn’t I kill you already? ❜
❛ Thirty hours of pain all at once, all for you. ❜
❛ I have something to give you. I don’t want it anymore. ❜ 
❛ And some day, when he’s needed, we will see him again. ❜
❛ Listen to me very carefully, my friend: Killing will not bring you peace. ❜
❛ Wise man say forgiveness is divine, but never pay full price for late pizza. ❜
❛ You get hurt, hurt ‘em back. You get killed… walk it off. ❜
❛ Some men just want to watch the world burn. ❜
❛ I believe there’s a hero in all of us. ❜
❛ Because he’s the hero this city deserves, but not the one it needs right now. ❜  
❛ So, we’ll hunt him, because he can take it.  ❜
❛ With great power comes great responsibility. ❜
❛ Would you rather die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain? ❜
❛ That’s kind of catchy. It’s got a nice ring to it. ❜
❛ You know all those dangerous mutants you hear about in the news? ❜
❛ Why do we fall, sir? So that we can learn to pick ourselves up. ❜
❛ Beneath this mask there is an idea. ❜  
❛ You will give the people an ideal to strive towards. ❜
❛ They will kill you if they get the chance. Do not give them that chance. ❜
❛ At least I’ve chosen a side. ❜
❛ You ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight?  ❜
❛ Oh, no… this is Earth… isn’t it? ❜
❛ Dead or alive, you are coming with me. ❜
❛ Sometimes you gotta run before you can walk. ❜
❛ Let’s put a smile on that face. ❜
❛ Sorry about the window folks, I kinda misjudged the landing. ❜
❛ There is you. There is I. There is no we. ❜
❛ It’s not who I am, but what I do that defines me. ❜
❛ Peace was never an option. ❜
❛ You won’t kill me out of some misplaced sense of self-righteousness. ❜
❛ I think you and I are destined to do this forever. ❜
❛ Sometimes we have to be steady, and give up the thing we want the most. ❜
❛ You’re making me angry. You wouldn’t like me when I’m angry. ❜
❛ Big man in a suit of amour. Take that off, what are you? ❜
❛ They can’t be bought, bullied, reasoned, or negotiated with. ❜
❛ But you’re a Superhero! They always get the girl, right? ❜
❛ Aren’t you curious about how I get around so fast? ❜
❛ That is why I show you my work! That is why you are here! ❜
❛ You have a knack for saving my life. I think I have a superhero stalker. ❜
❛ Remember? Your little “accident” in the laboratory…? ❜
❛ Why didn’t you kill me? I would’ve killed you in an instant. Answer me! ❜
❛ Remember to chisel that into my tombstone. ❜
❛ What happened to you? How did you become this? ❜
❛ No hard feelings, Point Break. You’ve got a mean swing. ❜
❛ Apparently I’m volatile, self-obsessed, and don’t play well with others. ❜
❛ You put those people together, you can’t expect what’s going to happen… ❜
❛ A hero? Like you? ❜
❛ Put on the suit. ❜
❛ Have you got a suit? ❜
❛ Superheroes? In New York? Give me a break! ❜
❛ The world has gotten even stranger than you already know. ❜
❛ We will not stand by as evil wipes out billions of innocent lives. ❜
❛ If we’re gonna work together you might wanna try trusting me a little bit. ❜
❛ I would be grateful to die surrounded by my friends. ❜
❛ If you kill me, you’re gonna miss the biggest score you’ve ever seen. ❜
❛ But everyone has a weakness. And a weakness can be leveraged. ❜
❛ My job is to keep you alive until you die. You understand that? ❜
❛ Devils don’t come from hell beneath us. No, they come from the sky. ❜
❛ Next time they shine your light in the sky, don’t go to it. ❜
❛ How many good guys are left? How many stayed that way? ❜
❛ Is it stealing if you steal from another thief? ❜
❛ Whatever you do, wherever you go, I will be watching you. ❜
❛ No matter how many times you save the world, it always manages to get back in jeopardy again. ❜

anonymous asked:

Each time Abe van Zonneveld (sunandreign) is about to tell a big lie, he would say, "to be honest," "honestly speaking," "frankly." Each time he is in a disadvantage situation and tries to defend himself, he would say, "I don't really care."I don't mind he is racist or such, the disgust of him lies in he is being so at the same time he denies it in front of people in order to win in an argument and to manipulate others. I repeat it again: HE LIES ALL THE TIME.

you’ve sent this to me, a humble Cat Blog……this is somehow a message for Me, a Humble Cat Blog……who is Abe……nonny, who are you…

do you want a cat photo? here’s an old one: Pangur staring at Wednesday with the same fear & suspicion I now bring to Answering This Cursed Ask

‘Terry Pratchett’ Sentence Starters
  • “Only in our dreams are we free. The rest of the time we need wages.”  
  • “The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.”  
  • “Some humans would do anything to see if it was possible to do it.”
  • “Stories of imagination tend to upset those without one.”   
  • “Style. That’s what people remember.”
  • “Sometimes it’s better to light a flamethrower than curse the darkness.”
  • “Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.”
  • “The trouble is, you can shut your eyes but you can’t shut your mind.”
  • “In ancient times cats were worshiped as gods… They have not forgotten this. ”
  • “Time is a drug. Too much of it kills you. ”
  • “There isn’t a way things should be. There’s just what happens, and what we do. ”
  • “In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded. ”
  • “It’s not worth doing something unless someone, somewhere, would much rather you weren’t doing it.”
  • “What is there in this world that truly makes living worthwhile?”
  • “Don’t think of it as dying, just think of it as leaving early to avoid the rush.”
  • “No! Please! I’ll tell you whatever you want to know!”
  • “The enemy isn’t men, or women, it’s bloody stupid people and no one has the right to be stupid.”
  • “Oh, you’d like something simpler?”
  • “And what would humans be without love?”
  • “Even if it’s not your fault, it’s your responsibility.”
  • “You have to start out learning to believe the little lies.”
  • “They’re not the same at all!”
  • “It would seem that you have no useful skill or talent whatsoever.”
  • “I’d rather be a rising ape than a falling angel.”
  • “Just erotic. Nothing kinky. It’s the difference between using a feather and using a chicken.”
  • “Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.”
  • “All gods are bastards!”
  • “If you trust in yourself, and believe in your dreams, and follow your star… You’ll still get beaten by people who spent their time working hard and learning things and weren’t so lazy.”
  • “Go on, prove me wrong.”
  • “This isn’t life in the fast lane, it’s life in the oncoming traffic.”
  • “Do you know what happens to lads who ask too many questions?”
  • “Did I do anything last night that suggested I was sane?”
  • “Do you think it’s possible for an entire nation to be insane?”
  • “If you don’t turn your life into a story, you just become a part of someone else’s story.”
  • “This I choose to do. If there is a price, this I choose to pay. If it is my death, then I choose to die. Where this takes me, there I choose to go. I choose. This I choose to do.” 
  • “When in doubt, choose to live.”  
  • “Of course I’m sane, when trees start talking to me, I don’t talk back.”
  • “Goodness is about what you do. Not who you pray to.”  
  • “The secret is not to dream.. The secret is to wake up.”  
  • “To save the world takes one cold son of a bitch.”
  • Host: the host makes an attempt to sneak his newfound companion into the conference room, being careful so as not to disturb the other members
  • Wilford: what's this about a new companion?
  • Host: the host freezes, his mind reeling as he tries to come up with a convincing lie. He hugs his jacket tightly to hide the creature being kept within
  • Wilford: you do realize I can hear you right?
  • Host: the host realizes this and curses his gift of narration
  • Wilford: what could you of all people possibly be hiding?
  • Host: the host proclaims that he has no idea what you're talking about. Meanwhile, the feline struggles within the confines of his jacket, mewing in distaste at being contained
  • Wilford: ...
  • Host: ...
  • Wilford: ...
  • Host: the host asks meekly if he can keep the cat
Time to Address Something

Last night we someone in our community tried to kill themselves. @alfred-the-cat-writes/ @bat-lakota had been on the receiving end of some horrible anon hate, telling her to kill herself, and last night she tried.

@redhoodshood was kind enough to let us know that she did not succeed, and is now recovering. But now she’s on the receiving end of similar anon hate.

I want to make something clear. I take this shit seriously. The fact that I am cursing should be a clue as to how mad I am. It’s a well known fact that I’m a bit older than most people on this site. I’m 23 and a teacher, and I take bullying very seriously. I take the fact that someone tried to end their life seriously.

I’m asking, that if you’re getting this kind of hate, that you turn off anon for a while. Cut the evil off at it’s source. Because that is what this is, evil.

Slytherin Aesthetics

feel free to add more below! inspired by @shitslytherinssay ’s blog (♥️♥️♥️)

•the crunch of leaves in the middle of fall when they get stepped or jumped on
•The nip of the chilly winter air biting at your nose
•the crackling of the fire when another piece of kindling is thrown in
•short bursts of poetry combined with pictures that have no relation to them
•the burning feeling you get when you stare at something too long
•the warm mist of tea as it cumulates on the cup while you inhale the scent
•instantly messing up the art that some barista put a lot of work into when they give you your drink
•the crisp gliding of yellow book pages as you turn them
•the comforting feeling that comes with light rain and cloudy skies
•lots of snow in one night that immediately melts into a giant puddle the next day
•pondering over whether or not the entire human race is just an au or not
•the way your lips subconsciously part as you slowly lean in to kiss someone
•little mason jars filled with jam and little sprigs of parsley that have a bandanna tied around the center
•sighing as you breathe in the smell of your freshly cleaned laundry
•the intoxicating feeling you get when you get to stay home from school
•the quiet hissing of metal against skin
•sticky beads of sweat that roll across your forehead when you overthink something repeatedly
•piping hot chocolate the nearly scalds your tongue because you weren’t paying to attention and you didn’t cool it off
•feeling content and happy when you think that someone made you loads of flower crowns out of whatever was available (then realizing that they got it at a gift shop outside of town)
•perfectly shaved legs rubbing against freshly dried sheets
•staying up until 3am on a school night
•man buns & half shaved heads
•the anxiety that comes with college applications and sats
•sobbing over the fact that “DEAN MADE CAS A MIXTAPE, A MIXTAPE!!!”
•obsessively posting random crap on tumblr that people somehow like
•lumpy space princess thinking that she’s the shit
•the last phone charger breaking only a week after the headphones
•jamming out to 1975 in your underwear on a stormy Tuesday afternoon
•reading Harry Potter and, “fuck you dumbledore.”
•gorging on Chinese food while watching the entire series of friends in the span of a single weekend
•listening to Halsey and feeling angsty and badass as fuck
•snuggling closer into the covers while curling your toes as you fall asleep
•going to Starbucks and ordering one of those “pumpkin lattes” just to be an “annoying ass White person”
•wearing crystal necklaces that supposedly give you “strength” and other shit
•going to sleep until 3pm because you just don’t give a fuck
•the silent internal screaming that happens whenever it’s finals week
•warm laughter that occurs when a stupid yet meaningful joke is told
•blaring pop music until ears went numb
•always using emojis that make no sense to the conversation
•the painful howls of wolves when the full moon peeks out
•sucking cherries off of their stems only to eat the stems as well
•browsing through various otp prompts but never writing about any of them
•wearing eyeglasses in the dark and feeling like such a badass
•lipstick stains across dusty bathroom mirrors in a secondhand supermarket
•randomly placed books in the wrong section of the library than where they’re supposed to be
•screaming along to three days grace in hello kitty pajamas on a hot Wednesday night in the middle of summer
•learning languages only to do nothing with the newfound knowledge
•speaking through glances and hushed tones
•the crinkle of candy wrappers between fingers when their squished as they get thrown away
•thor’s smile as he watches his bf dizee live his dream
•naming a cat queso just because of that one time and that one Mexican restaurant
•leather jackets being thrown over shoulders as their wearers saunter down the hallway
•the smell of cinnamon and apple wrapped up in pure sugar
•Baz attacking the mole on Simon’s neck as if it were a target
•cursing someone out in another language
•"we saw the same sunset.“
•the exhausting moment when you get up and go to the bathroom early in the morning and you trip, and you just kinda lay there
•the squeaks of mattresses that happen when a hoard of people jump on them
•the life or death moment when you can’t get to your phone in time and it’s about to die
•crying as “Talking To The Moon” by Bruno Mars plays in a bar at 2am on a loop
•sighing when you realize that you made several grammatical errors in your writing and your already turned it in
•the sound of sneakers screeching against newly waxed gym floors

5

i wanted to draw an age progression for my dnd character, friday. he’s a catfolk rogue. he’s also cursed by the goddess bastet because his parents committed an evil act, so he gives bad luck to everyone he gets close to. specifically, people who’s lives he gets involved in tend to get in bad accidents and die.

get it. black cat crosses your path. heh

Thoughts On... The Mummy (1999)

So, Let’s talk about The Mummy (1999) and why it’s my favorite mummy movie. I’m going to keep it at 4 points. So, let’s start with…

1) It is set in Egypt.

I know that sounds weird, but I love when movies about monsters are set in that country. It feels weird to have a Mummy movie set in England. As someone that loves Egyptian culture, it feels like the Egyptian elements are being picked apart rather than explained when Egyptian Mummy movies are set in other countries (or never focus on the Egyptian side of things.)

When movies take something meant to be from Egypt and just use nothing from that culture other than name dropping, it feels flat and without heart.

Originally posted by allison-laheys

2) The Mummy (1999) uses the Egyptian Culture and Myths

      2a) The Mummy (1999) really embraces the country it is set in. It takes great pains to remind viewers the lead heroine is half Egyptian. It takes moments to education the viewers on the history of Egypt. It teaches viewers about burial rites and has a scene where Evie lights up the temple. That trick with the mirrors is a theory that’s held as to how the tombs meant have been lite. It clearly doesn’t waste a scene when it can educate about the old world.

Originally posted by steamartpunk

     2b) It uses the myths well. Let’s take a moment to really marvel at how they did this film. From the Mummy being freaked by cats, to how he regains his strength. As anyone that knows, Egyptian curses were meant to stop grave robbers. What does the movie do? They have the Mummy kill those who stole from him in order to regain his strength. (Not random people) It even states it’s only those who have his Canopic Jars, an element carried over into The Mummy Returns.

Add that to a fear of cats because they were watchers of the underworld and it’s a pretty good use of Egyptian myths. (Again! The myths aren’t used as name dropping but as major parts of the story.)

3) The time line of events makes sense. By this I mean, the opening is very cut and dry. When Imhotep crossed the line, he was put in a common coffin with the spells sanded off and placed in a ready built temple meant for someone else. 

Unlike another movie were things were special built for a person, Imhotep was more of a well thought out rush job. Bonus, to make it even safer, they posted people to watch over the tomb for years. Because merely hiding a body wasn’t good enough to ensure the evil being wouldn’t return.

4) It honors the source it was made from. There’s a lot of small nods to the movie it was based off. It had the twisted love story elements like the original too with the Mummy wanting to bring back his former lover. Which gives a more human and understandable side to our monster.