(urth) 17 megatherians
bsharporflat at hotmail.com
Thu May 18 20:27:21 PDT 2006
>I've never understood why people assume this. "Megatherians" = "Big
>animals". Why think of Abaia, Erebus et al as "animals"?
>On the other hand, I suppose you could think of the "Group of 17" as
>composed of 17 individuals each under the control of a different
>"megatherian". But to me it's a red herring.
I use the megatherian term as a convention only, is there an alternate term?
So Thalassocrat is of the school who feel "they" (is it even 17?) are human?
I profess no strong stance at this juncture. However, Abaia is refered to
as "great beast" is he not?
And Wikipedia chimes in with- (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Therian)
>Therian in the English language has two distinct definitions:
>-In taxonomy, the term refers to a member of Theria, a subclass of advanced
>mammals. -In anthropology and in certain psychological/spiritual
>subcultures, therian refers to a variety of >otherkin who identify with
>animals or shapeshifters; a person who believes in, possesses some
> >characteristics of, or subscribes to the spiritual or shamanic (not the
>folkloric) definition of >therianthropy or who belongs to the therianthropy
ooh I like the idea of Wolfe using of a bit of both of those definitions but
that second one..whew! It happens over and over. Is he a genius or what?
But I think we are getting somewhere....piece by piece....
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