Travis’s Guide to Mythical Creatures #1

Hello everyone!

It’s Travis, and I feel that I need to share my intellectual insight on 2 debated mythical creatures with you.  Enjoy!

THE PEGASUS

Commonly referred to as the Unicorn,  this creature is a horse-like figure with wings strong enough to fly.  The name for this creature comes from the etymology name pihassas, meaning thunder and lightning.  During World War II, the silhouetted image of Bellerophon the warrior, mounted on the winged Pegasus, was adopted by the United Kingdom’s newly-raised parachute troops in 1941, as this image appeared on the trooper’s upper sleeve insignia.    A Pegasus symbolizes wisdom, poetry and water.  This creature is thought to have a profound symbolic esoteric in relation to the spiritual energy that allows to access to the realm of the gods on Mount Olympus.

Pegasus

THE UNICORN

The Unicorn is another mythical creature that resembles a white horse with a large, pointed, spiraling horn projecting from its forehead.  Unicorns aren’t found in Greek mythology, but writers of natural history mention them based on their belief in their existence.  In one of Leonardo da Vinci’s notebooks he has written:

“The unicorn, through its intemperance and not knowing how to control itself, for the love it bears to fair maidens forgets its ferocity and wildness; and laying aside all fear it will go up to a seated damsel and go to sleep in her lap, and thus the hunters take it.”

Unicorn origins are unclear, but the heritage of unicorns relate to the Single-Horned Goat, the Narwhal, the Oryx, and the Eland.  These creatures are also dated to have the tail of a lion, symbolizing strong and fierce passion for what is right.

Unicorn

PLEASE do not get these two mixed up or I will come to your house and fill your bed sheets with gummy bears.

~Travis~

ttyl ;D

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2 thoughts on “Travis’s Guide to Mythical Creatures #1

  1. I would rather like to think that you should have a writing style with complete sentences and proper grammar, else I enter your house and fill your sleeping quarters with Jelly Babies.

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