Thursday, January 31, 2008

Valefor - Final Fantasy Summon Mythology

Valefor is one of the Aeons in Final Fantasy X. The names often related with evil or demon story, where he was described as "Hellish Grand Duke" and according to the stories, Valefor ruled 36 legions in the hell.

There are some theory about his appearance, some story mentioned that he shaped like a fallen angel, others mentioned Valefor had a lion body and human head. There is also a third theory which mention that Valefor had goose head and legs, body and tail of a lion hares. Curiously none of these three definitions coincide with what appears in Final Fantasy X, but it is true that his appearance in the game has an appearance of a demon.

Valefor is the protector of thieves and helps them steal. It also said that Valefor is know both of the events of the past and will happen in the future.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Phoenix - Final Fantasy Summon Mythology

The phoenix is a mythical creature mentioned in lots of different mythology, Phoenix known as a giant bird who receive different names depending on which culture is cited. These was various start from FĂȘng-Huang (China) until Benu (Egypt), or Ho-oh (Japan) and Yel (North America). At its origin, Phoenix was a small bird that lived in Eden. Phoenix was the only creature who did not want to taste the forbidden fruit, overcoming temptation. Unfortunately a spark came to a small nest and the bird burned, but as a reward for overcoming the temptation banned was granted immortality.

Phoenix emerged from the ashes like a giant bird of unmatched beauty and singing. In appearance, the phoenix resembles an eagle but ten times larger, is involved in fire and its reddish plumage is so beautiful that all animals were creating envy him. This magical creature symbolizes immortality, regeneration and ressurection. Some say that Phoenix lives during hundred years, and then incinerated in their own nest for a new Phoenix reborn from the ashes, others say it is able to live up to 1461 years, some even claim that during live 12954 years. Other theories for the regeneration of bird ensures that it dies steeped in his own semen and that the new Phoenix is responsible for carrying the body of his father to the holy city of Heliopolis where it is incinerated.

In Final fantasy series phoenix became the powerful summon to attack enemy and healing the party as well. In Final Fantasy VIII you will need an Phoenix Pinion to call him, he able to appear randomly when the party were annihilated and ressurect all party member at once.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Chimera - Final Fantasy Game Mythology

Chimera is one of monster that often appear in Final Fantasy series as powerful enemies that you must fight to continue the game. As long as I play Final Fantasy series, Chimera almost appear in all series. Visit this site to see complete Chimera appearance in Final Fantasy series.

But did you know that Chimera was taken from Greek Mythology as well? Some myth say that Chimera has family related with Hydra. Chimera also said as the mother of Sphinx, but on another story Chimera was created by Typhoon to revenge to Zeus. Some myth say that he have Lion head, Goat body, and has a dragon tail. But on some other myth say that he have three head which is Lion, Goat, and Dragon heads.

From the story Chimera also also able to cast fire from his mouth like a dragon and he like to eat humans. This make all Lycia's people live in danger. So the King of Lycia ask some of warrior to kill this creature. But most of them were dies because Chimera was very strong. Only one person could beat Chimera. That person is Bellerophon - a hero from Corinthia, he able to defeat Chimera because help from Pegasus, so he can attack Chimera directly from the sky.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Gilgamesh - Final Fantasy Summon Mythology

In Sumerian Mythology, Gilgamesh known as a legendary hero. He is a son of Uruk Emperor (Lugalbanda), who married a wise and beauty Goddess named Nisun. And just like Hercules he became half Human and half God that have a very great power. After his father die, he become the next King, but he couldn't manage his kingdom as a king. So the people of Uruk ask help from a God (Anu). Anu then ask a help from another God (Aruru) and then Aruru create a powerful human, Enkidu.

When Enkidu enter Gilgamesh kingdom, Gilgamesh ask him to fight, but after a long period there's no person who win, they agree to make a peace, then they become a best friend, and rule Uruk kingdom wisely. In Final Fantasy V Gilgamesh appear as boss battle that must defeated several time. Also in Final Fantasy VIII he take place of Odin Position when Odin killed by Seifer in Lunatic Pandora.

Gilgamesh also appear in Final Fantasy IX but only as a non playable character. He appear at the beginning of the game as Alleway Jack, and teach Vivi how to play card game for the first time. He will tell you his real name if you already mastered in Card Game.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Quetzalcoatl - Final Fantasy Summon Mythology

Along with Shiva Quetzalcoatl is the first Guardian Force (GF) owned by Squall in Final fantasy VIII he attack all of the enemy with his most powerful attack named Lightning Storm. the name Quetzalcoatl (mean Feathered Snake) was taken from a name of a god in Aztec mythology. He is a son of Virgin Goddess Coatlicue, that known as The Wise God of the Sky and also the god who create the earth.

Depend on Aztec Mythology, the universe have a lot of period on it's development, and Quetzalcoatl is a god that will create all human on every period an will spread them all over the world. First he will take the Bone and the blood from the human on one period and then he created the human from the blood and bones on the next period. Because of his duty he known as the god of the Death and the god of Resurrection. Quetzalcoatl also known in Toltects as lord of Tula, and After he death he turn into a planet near the earth which is Venus.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Fenrir - Final Fantasy Summon Mythology

Fenrir or fenris is a name of a wolf that appear in Norse Mythology, which as a Wolf that predicted will kill every God that he meet in God Annihilation (Ragnarok). He is son of God of Evil (Loki) with a Frost Giantess (Angrboda). Because the god afraid to him, even Odin didn't dare to face him directly, he then kidnapped and taken to the Asgard. In Asgard sealid with Gleipnir ( A rope that made by the Dwarf from farious strong materials), maybe the rope looks very brittle but the rope was absolutely strong to seal Fenrir.

But to seal Fenrir, a God named Tyr must sacrifice his hand to seal this wolf, to prove that the seal wasn't dangerous for Fenrir. He sealed on a stone and his mouth also sealed with a piece of sword to make sure that he wouldn't bit anyone else. For thousand of years only Tir who dare and allowed to get near him. But Fenrir finally free at Ragnarok and kill a lots of God, and his first victim was Odin, the lord of the God. In Final Fantasy Series he appear as one of Eidolons in Final Fantasy IX, also become one of the summon and also mobs in Final Fantasy XI.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Typhoon - Final Fantasy Summon Mythology

There are a lot of horrible creature in every Mythology. One of them is Typhoon, a giant creature shaped like a giant snake that able to shot fire from his eyes. Depend on the stories, he nominate himself as the king of the world because his great power. But there is one God that able to beat him which is Zeus. With his Lightning weapon Zeus beat him and became the ruler of the god. Zeus than take him to a prison below Mountain of Etna in Sisilia to make sure that he won't disturb anyone else. But before he lost he create a monster that have same attitude, Evils, and also has a great power. That monster is Chimera.

In Final fantasy series Typhoon appear as summon in Final Fantasy VII, but in this game Typhoon appear in a cute face and far from horrible shape.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Pandora - Final Fantasy Game Mythology

Pandora also known in Greek Mythology as the first woman that appear on the earth also the one who bring all sadness, diseases, pain and miseries. Before that time human didn't know about pain, diseases and all kind of miseries, but one day the Gods give some test to Pandora and give her a black box with a very beautiful carvings and relics. And the Gods tell Pandora to never open the box whatever that happen.

But because Pandora's curious, she open the box and make all kind of miseries out and directly attacking all of mankind. But along with all miseries also come the opposite of them which is "Hope". Since than the world "Pandora's Box" spread all over Greek. In Final Fantasy VII, Pandora Box become one of Enemy Skill, and in Final Fantasy VIII, become the last place that visited by Squal and party before go to time compression which is "Lunatic Pandora"

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Chaos (Chaoz) - Final Fantasy Summon Mythology

Chaos same like Titan also appear in Greek Mythology. Long time before earth and universe created, the things that only exist is darkness. At that time the ruler of universe is Chaos, The God of the Darkness. There is no creature of even god dare to face with him, because mentioned that he has a very horrible face. After he maried, he have some child that have similar attitude like him. Only one of his child different which is Gaea. After Gaea matured, Gaea eliminate his father domination, and then he created Earth and Universe and all of living things.

Chaos appear in most of RPG game, and he always appear in a evils attitude with a very great power. In Final fantasy series he appear as Final Boss in Final Fantasy III and even Chaos became Vincent Valentine last Limit Break.

Chaos in Old Greek Myth

Monday, January 14, 2008

Ixion - Final Fantasy Summon Mythology

In Greek Mythology, mentioned that Ixion is son from God of War, Ares. In every myth stories he appear as a bad person with his various bad attitude. He married with Dia, and in one of the story he trapped Dia's father because denied to give him a kind of money and riches. He take his Dia's father into "Eiones" which is some kind of hole with fire surrounding it. He must be have hard punishment from Zeus but Zeus forgive him because actually Zeus fall in love with Dia, Ixion's wife.

But after dare to disturb Hera (Zeus's wife) Zeus finally give him a punishment which is placed him in Tartarus (Deepground-Hell). In Final Fantasy series Ixion appear as on of powerful Aeon in Final Fantasy X also become one of the greatest Esper in Final Fantasy XII .

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Titan - Final Fantasy Summon Mythology

Titan mentioned in Greek myth. Titan (or Titaness = female) is a Giant creature that been one of 12 primeval. All of them is sons of Uranus and Gaea. There are twelve of them which are Kronos, Lapetus, Hyperion, Oceanus, Coeus, Creus, Theia, Rhea, Mnemosyne, Phoebe, Tethys and Themis. When they matured they kill their parent and they be a king of the universe at the sort period.

They was beaten by Zeus with help from the Cyclops and Giant Hecatoncheires with 100 hands. After that Zeus put them into Tartarus (hell). But they was released by Hades and make attack to Olympus. They take over Olympus and almost beat Zeus. But with the help from Hercules they was beaten once more. Titan appear as summon with Earth element. Appear in Final Fantasy III, Final Fantasy V, Final Fantasy VI, Final Fantasy VII, and Final Fantasy XI. With his powerful attack "Anger of the Earth".

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Behemoth - Final Fantasy Game Mythology

One of monster that often appear in Final Fantasy Series is Behemoth. Behemoth appear like a bull that have purple colored of all it's skin, have a great horn and also a little wing shaped in his back. This monster have a great power so you will be difficult to beat it if you don't have enough level.

But did you know that information about Behemoth was found on Bible ? Depend on the reference in the Bible, Behemoth is the largest creature in the world that created by the God in Sixth day world creation. And on another story Behemoth often related with Bahamut. The tales say that this two creature always fight and God punish and destroy them to save other live. They also mentioned will come back at Judgment Day or Ragnarok to fight one more time until the end. Btw, the word Behemoth was taken from Hebrew word (b'hemmah) that mean Beast.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Leviathan - Final Fantasy Game Mythology

This creature is famous because known in some of Mythology. Leviathan known as the God of the Sea by Japanese. Leviathan (or Lotan ) also mentioned in Canaanite myth that known as evil dragon with seven head that killed by Baal. In Ugaritic Myth, Leviathan known as God of the Evil. Leviathan also mentioned in Bible as a Sea creature that shaped like a giant snake. From the myth known he have a very solid skin that able to destroy any kind of weapon.

Leviathan have a lightning eyes so he able to see in the most darkest side of the sea. Because his appearance always start with the Evil aura, Leviathan mentioned as one of Anti-Divine symbol. In Final Fantasy series Leviathan appear as powerful Summon, with his "Tidal Wave" skill that will drowning all enemies into the end of the ocean.

Ifrit - Final Fantasy Game Mythology

Evreet or Ifrit was known as a mythology from Saudi Arabia which is the second genie from five Genies that have a very powerful power. He also have a high intelligence. From the myth this creature known have a giant body, and a very horrible face with fire as his blood. And from other story known that Evreet able to transform into any kind of human that he want. Although he isn't immortal but he can live for thousand of years.
But Efreet also able to wounded like a normal human. And known that the fire which burning as his blood at the end will burn himself also, and that will cause his death. The human also can catch this creature with a Talisman or any kind spells. Ifrit also known in Indian mythology as well. In Final Fantasy game he appear as a powerful summon in almost all series with his powerful skill "Hell Fire"

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Tantalus Profille

Tantalus was a group of Thief from Lindbulm, but they aren't bad like common thief. Even Regent Cid Fabool order them to kidnap Garnet in Alexandria because he knows that Queen Brahne start acting suspicious. They held a theater drama show and play "I Want to Be Your Canary" in Alexandria to kidnap Garnet. They lead by Baku and and have 8 member which is Zidane, Blank, Cinna, Marcus, Ruby and Nero brother (Zenero, Benero, and Genero) .

Baku Profile
Baku is the leader of Tantalus, he have very great power and also have wisdom. But don't see that from his appearance. He also adopt and raise Zidane when he found Zidane in Lindbulm harbor without know anithing. Baku also is a strict leader who will beat any member that disobey his will. Like he beat Zidane when Zidane attempt to leave Tantalus and seek for his birthplace. He also beat Cinna at South Gate because Cinna disobey him.

Blank Profile
Blank is a member of Tantalus, he has a read hair and always looks cool in his appearance. At the evil forest he sacrifice himself and being petrified to save Zidane and other Tantalus member. He also give a Worldmap to Zidane that seen in the FMV right before he petrified. But he was saved by Marcus with Supersoft and help Zidane to save Garnet from Zorn and Thorn.

Marcus Profile
Marcus is a member of Tantalus, he has close relation with Blank. After Blank was petrified in Evil Forest he travelling around the world to find an item called Supersoft that will able to save his friend. Marcus also help Garnet and Steiner beating Black Waltz on the Train when Garnet and Steiner decide goes back to Alexandria. He also caught and put in a jail shaped like a bird cage in Alexandria castle.

Cinna Profile
Cina is one member of Tantalus that always bring his hammer anywhere. He very like eat. In the South Gate he found a bunch of Cake he decided to stay in there and leave other Tantalus member head tack to Lindbulm after find Supersoft to help Blank. Baku who feel that Cinna has disobey his order beat him with his "Super Tornado Tantalus Punch."

Ruby Profile
Ruby is the one and only Tantalus female member. After the abduction of Princess garnet she accidentally left inside the Town of Alexandria, She open a mini Theater in back alleys of Alexandria. And she can be always found in there every you visit Alexandria in the game. At some scene of the game, knows that she and Blank have feeling each other but nothing ever happen because them always show it in agresive ways. If you read al moogles letter there is a time she give Zidane a letter that ask him to be an actor in her theater but that never realized until the game ending.

Nero Brother Profile
Nero Brother consist of three person which is Zenero, Benero and Genero. Zenero and Benero is a tantalus member but Genero isn't. They only have their reunion in Alexandria during the disc 3 of Final Fantasy IX.

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