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Obito_Tennyson

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Hello, world. I became very curious with how Pokemon are based on mythology lately when I heard that so many Pokemon <b>are</b> based on ancient mythology. I knew that something was up when Pokemon and Naruto both had the "Red Nine Tailed Fox." That was just too much of a coincidence for both series to include foxes that were red and had nine tails. I also heard something about Shriftey based off of something as well as Pokemon such as Froslass. I would like to hear what you guys know about what Pokemon are related to what mythological creature?

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Gioku

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There are literally tons of Pokémon based on just as many myths... I'll go find my favorites and come back later~ :)


Okay, so here's one I was actually just reading about today:
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Volcarona
The name is just "Volcano"+"Corona", alluding to its fire type and relation to the sun.

But it's actually many different things all crammed into one; the main three being a moth, a tiger lily, and the sun (the spots representing both sun spots and the spots found on tiger lilies).

But there are a few mythological entities (all sun-based) that it also has its roots in:
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Its head is similar to the headpiece of Hathor, the Egyptian Sky Goddess, whose headpiece represented the sun.

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Possibly even more closely related is the Seraph, an "angel of fire", depicted as having six (red) wings and no legs.


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