Saturday, January 17, 2009
Hils/Firefrost 2009 Animal Guides
Your "Animals" for 2009 are both mythical creatures really. We have Gryphon and Dragon. Ok... I know Gryphon isn't a bird but it does fly... still on the flight kick for me I see.
This will be a little different just because these aren't animals you are going to be able to see in nature or at a zoo. However, there are tons of books with pictures, statues, stuffed animals, etc. of a lot of mythical beings. Especially Dragons.
Let's start with Dragon. There are many types of Dragons... but let's look at "Western/European" and "Eastern/Asian" differences. European ideas are that dragons are something powerful, evil, something that needs to be dominated and many times killed. They have large wings, breathe fire, all that is Powerful. Eastern ideas are different are different. They are spiritual, beings who are celebrated and part of celebrations, good fortune, and power. They are revered. Both are about freedom, power, majesty.
So which Dragon are You, or which do you need to learn from? Both. Look at these more and learn about the many aspects. In Asian culture there are many specific dragons in legend with lots of different symbolism.
Book meanings for Dragon: vitality, abundance, might, arrogance, majesty.
Next we have Gryphon. Again, a creature who flies. In this picture notice the book under his claw/paw? Also the stone arch that leads into a black unknown? He is a keeper of Knowledge. There is much of this to learn for you this year. We aren't talking normal facts and figures kind of stuff... we're talking deep, mysterious, seriously hidden wisdom that not a lot of people know. He is also an animal of great power. A combination of lion and eagle... such royal, regal creatures. All of your creatures are actually. Also the aspect of him guarding the knowledge... so guardianship is something else for you to work with.
Book meanings for Gryphon: Guardianship, Perceptiveness, Vehemence, Sophistication.
VERY powerful and serious, deep animals. Profound maybe is a good word. Will be an interesting year.