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  • #16
    Originally posted by DubiousRuffian View Post
    Can you give any examples of which cultures/stories you're referring to? I'd love to read up on it.
    Well, the Strix themselves are straight out of Greek Mythology and spread with Hellenism. Hence why the genus name for wood owls is Strix.


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    • #17
      Originally posted by DubiousRuffian View Post
      Can you give any examples of which cultures/stories you're referring to? I'd love to read up on it.
      The Wikipedia page on owls provides a decent starting point, and then there's stuff like this.


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      • #18
        Originally posted by DubiousRuffian View Post
        Can you give any examples of which cultures/stories you're referring to? I'd love to read up on it.
        To the extent that there's any truth behind it, the original descriptions of mothman are very owl-like.


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        • #19
          Interesting to suggest a tie to the Hosts, and ironic they are less the Owl Host but the Wildman host.


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          • #20
            Originally posted by Michael View Post

            To the extent that there's any truth behind it, the original descriptions of mothman are very owl-like.
            Wow, that's a good call! The first time I wrote a human spirit, it was based on mothman, I believe as a creature with bird features! That idea became part of the Strix later!

            I am super-excited someone else saw it!


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            • #21
              From my understanding it was the Media that pushed the name Mothman. Originally the witness didn't describe an insect but more like something like a Bat, but it was during the Adam West craze so they didn't want to tangle up the story with the campy tv show and the Copyright mine field. So yeah Bats or Birds more then those night Butterflies.


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              • #22
                Originally posted by Draconis View Post
                Oh hey, where's that from? Like what's the original context?
                Dunno why he didn't give you a straight answer. It's from the booklet being discussed in this thread. The full book doesn't give that much more context. If you read up Werewolf lore you'll understand that bit of text better, I think. Here's the book where the text came from:

                https://www.storytellersvault.com/pr...&filters=45622

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Tomorrow's Nobody View Post

                  Dunno why he didn't give you a straight answer. It's from the booklet being discussed in this thread. The full book doesn't give that much more context. If you read up Werewolf lore you'll understand that bit of text better, I think. Here's the book where the text came from:

                  https://www.storytellersvault.com/pr...&filters=45622
                  Thanks for the clarification! But the text quoted there isn't actually from HIJACK, though it's the same idea. It sounds like it was posted somewhere else, significantly earlier.

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Draconis View Post

                    Thanks for the clarification! But the text quoted there isn't actually from HIJACK, though it's the same idea. It sounds like it was posted somewhere else, significantly earlier.
                    I'd forgotten about that, but I think it was an RPGnet thing where I offered to exchange setting secrets with another publisher.


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