So hello again guys and girls,
Welcome to another Edition of Journal with AudeS.
This time, I have to things to list into this journal, which might be
or might be not interesting, but you decide.
Both things are a little bit inspired by Celtic folklore, so it will be
rather old-fashioned. But nothing with fairies so far.
Instead, I take two things, which are interesting for a bunch of
different reasons for me.
1.) Concept for a God of the Earth in SoB.
I have constructed a basic pantheon already, but haven't decided
on a solid design for some of it's gods, yet. But I got an idea about
the god representing earth. Since I didn't want to take Behemoth
for this one, I made research and found some other creature, which
suits this role pretty well. And it's not even a mythological one, it's
an animal, which can be found all over Europe.
I'm speaking of making a god based on a badger. The European one,
and not the honey badger or American badger. The original meles
The way how I came on this idea was quite simple. I made some
research about animal symbolism about crows and ravens and
found stuff from Celtic folklore. Right below or above was also some
information about badgers, which are closely related to the earth
and by that also to magic, as they resemble the process of returning
to the origin.
So, the design might be anthropomorph, like that of many, many gods,
who resemble animals. And hence, I think also about what kind of
clothing to give him. Most likely an armor, a robe or just ordinary stuff.
2.) Upgrade your Guard Dog into a Guard Werewolf!
This one also has some inspiration from Celtic folklore. There is a creature,
which is a hyrbid between man and wolf... actually, there are quite a few
creatures, which are man-wolf hybrids, as my research went.
The type of werewolf I'm talking about is called a Faoladh, for which I
still need a translation, but it's basically a different sort than what most
people are used to. Instead of a bloodthirsty monster, which kills of any
living being it comes across, it's actually having a protective role.
The Faoladh would protect children, wounded people and those who came
And I was actually considering to make something like a short story out
of that. Now, I just need some help with making up a setting. Like deciding
on where to let it take place. I thought an American city would make sense,
since it's a place, where cultures of all kind are present. But then I would
need to decide what for a city I would take.
Well, that's it alread. Hope you all have a nice day!