Geschöpfe, sowohl realer Natur als auch fiktiven, ja mythologischen Ursprungs, denen ich in der Begleitung durch Videospiele, Literatur und etwaige Künste begegnete, und die eine besondere Faszination und einen nachhaltigen Eindruck bei mir hinterlassen.
Harry Potter: Dementoren
Der Herr der Ringe: Hexenmeister von Angmar (Fürst der Nazgûl)
Kusuriuri, Medicine Seller in: Mononoke.
SphinxEdgar Allan Poe: The Sphinx
Near the close of exceedingly warm day, I was sitting, book in hand, at an open window, commanding, through a long vista of the river banks, a view of a distant hill, the face of which nearest my position had been denuded by what is termed a land-slide, of the principal portion of its trees. My thoughts had been long wandering from the volume before me to the gloom and desolation of the neighboring city. Uplifting my eyes from the page, they fell upon the naked face of the bill, and upon an object–upon some living monster of hideous conformation, which very rapidly made its way from the summit to the bottom, disappearing finally in the dense forest below. As this creature first came in sight, I doubted my own sanity–or at least the evidence of my own eyes; and many minutes passed before I succeeded in convincing myself that I was neither mad nor in a dream. Yet when I described the monster (which I distinctly saw, and calmly surveyed through the whole period of its progress), my readers, I fear, will feel more difficulty in being convinced of these points than even I did myself.
Estimating the size of the creature by comparison with the diameter of the large trees near which it passed–the few giants of the forest which had escaped the fury of the land-slide–I concluded it to be far larger than any ship of the line in existence. I say ship of the line, because the shape of the monster suggested the idea- the hull of one of our seventy-four might convey a very tolerable conception of the general outline. The mouth of the animal was situated at the extremity of a proboscis some sixty or seventy feet in length, and about as thick as the body of an ordinary elephant. Near the root of this trunk was an immense quantity of black shaggy hair- more than could have been supplied by the coats of a score of buffaloes; and projecting from this hair downwardly and laterally, sprang two gleaming tusks not unlike those of the wild boar, but of infinitely greater dimensions. Extending forward, parallel with the proboscis, and on each side of it, was a gigantic staff, thirty or forty feet in length, formed seemingly of pure crystal and in shape a perfect prism,–it reflected in the most gorgeous manner the rays of the declining sun. The trunk was fashioned like a wedge with the apex to the earth. From it there were outspread two pairs of wings- each wing nearly one hundred yards in length–one pair being placed above the other, and all thickly covered with metal scales; each scale apparently some ten or twelve feet in diameter. I observed that the upper and lower tiers of wings were connected by a strong chain. But the chief peculiarity of this horrible thing was the representation of a Death's Head, which covered nearly the whole surface of its breast, and which was as accurately traced in glaring white, upon the dark ground of the body, as if it had been there carefully designed by an artist. While I regarded the terrific animal, and more especially the appearance on its breast, with a feeling or horror and awe–with a sentiment of forthcoming evil, which I found it impossible to quell by any effort of the reason, I perceived the huge jaws at the extremity of the proboscis suddenly expand themselves, and from them there proceeded a sound so loud and so expressive of wo, that it struck upon my nerves like a knell and as the monster disappeared at the foot of the hill, I fell at once, fainting, to the floor.
Dark Souls: Basilisk
Franz Kafka: Die Sorge des Hausvaters. Via Byung-Chul Han: Abwesen.
Eine sternförmige Zwirnspule.
Griechisch Κλωθώ "Spinnerin", ist in der griechischen Mythologie eine der drei Moiren. Ihre Aufgabe ist es, den Lebensfaden zu spinnen, der von Lachesis bemessen und von Atropos abgeschnitten wird. In römischer Zeit trägt Klotho eine Spindel, Lachesis ein Losstäbchen oder einen Globus und Atropos Schriftrolle oder -tafel oder eine Sonnenuhr.
Harpyie, in Erinnerung gerufen durch BR alpha, via tvinfo:
Bereits bekannt durch Dark Souls, konkret die Painted World of Ariamis.
Am Sonntag inspirierte mich eine Eingebung, da er vor kurzem auch Geburtstag hatte, zu einem neuerlichen Besuch von Vinzenzens Blog Fauchbauch:
Wilddruden (in Erinnerung gerufen durch Vinzenz)
Mittwoch, 16. März 2016
Als Ronja die Mattisfestung verließ, kaufte sie sich - gegen den ausdrücklichen Wunsch ihres Vaters - als erstes einen Energydrink.
Danach ging sie in den Park und fütterte die Wilddruden.
Die Recherche zu diesen mir natürlich bereits aus dem Ronja-Film bekannten Vogel-Kreaturen führte ich, via Google, sogleich wieder zu den Harpyien.