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  1. #1
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    Look at this... Its Interesting...

    I was playing the first Golden Sun and I noticed this...
    Thor
    Meteor
    Boreas
    Judgment
    Procne
    Tiamat
    Neptune
    Cybele
    Atlanta
    Kirin
    Nereid
    Ramses
    Jupiter
    Mars
    Mercury
    Venus
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    Those are summons in the game... I just noticed it today... The reason I was playing Golden Sun is because Comcast was acting up yet again! Anyway I just tought that I would post that.[/b]

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    Kirin is a god from Chinese fables/stories/whatever

    and Tiamat is a big ass bloated dragon in Babylonian myth

    so they aren't exclusive to FFXI

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    Kirin is also a summon in FFTA

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    Serket and a lot of other old NMs are from mythology too.

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    there are a BUNCH of RL based NMs in FF. Alot of them based on mythology. Their drops are sometimes based on the myth too.

    Fafnir for instance.
    (btw, this is all from memory of another thread so some of i its probably wrong)
    Fafnir in norse myth was a person who then aquired a ring, also the name of those Gilfinder gloves Fafnir drops. This ring made him greedy and he turned into a dragon to guard his riches. He had a marking on his head called the same thing the Enmity headgear fafnir drops.

    Also, Nidhogg is the dragon that was eating the bottom of the world tree called Yggdrasil (Starcraft Anyone? Yggdrasil = Her Overlord thing)

    so its not suprising that other games use the same monster names

    (bad grammer/spelling. brain is fried from studying for an AP Test ><)

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    mithra is a god from iranian/zoroastrian mythology

    angra mainyu is also their version of the devil, ahriman was an alternative name for him

    indra and simurgh are also from persian mythology. check out http://www.pantheon.org - like almost every name for everything in ff11 is taken from irl mythology

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    the name Bikwin can be derived from the word 'god' in all languages

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    it means fag in my language.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Razz
    it means fag in my language.
    lol

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    tiamat was the name of the fiend of wind in FF1 it was a 4 headed dragon if i remember correctly

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    Kirin was also a summon in FFVI (aka the best game in the series).

    Tiamat was the Babylonian goddess of the salt waters. Marduuk eventually split her in half and formed the oceans and the firmament. (Which means "the ocean of the sky".)

    The other two grand wyrms, Jormungand and Vrtra, are also dragons in various mythologies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashen
    Their drops are sometimes based on the myth too.

    Fafnir for instance.
    (btw, this is all from memory of another thread so some of i its probably wrong)
    Fafnir in norse myth was a person who then aquired a ring, also the name of those Gilfinder gloves Fafnir drops. This ring made him greedy and he turned into a dragon to guard his riches. He had a marking on his head called the same thing the Enmity headgear fafnir drops.
    Ridill and Hrotti (Rotti) were magical swords that was part of the treasure of Fafnir, which Sigurd would possess.

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    Kirin is a beer also i think

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    Quote Originally Posted by LAGUNA
    Kirin is a beer also i think
    I know I'm there.

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    ..

    Kirin also means giraffe in modern Japanese, how annoying for them.

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    Ohh and Nidhogg also means "tearer of corpses"....sweet....

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