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25 June 2009 @ 04:28 pm
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Anyone know of any supernatural beings with wings that are NOT angels or faeries?


ETA: As cool as dragons are, I need something more humanoid. Should have said that. But now I keep thinking of dragons. Thanks a lot! ;)
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maychorianmaychorian on June 25th, 2009 08:33 pm (UTC)
... Dragons? Okay, not exactly supernatural, but in the same neighborhood. I LOVE SamnDean as dragonslayers.

Some depictions of demons and imps show them wings, too. Gargoyles.

I kinda want to bust out my D&D monster manual now and see what else in there. It's my best resource for possibly MotWs.
Working for the Mandroid: Dean Fishingmoonshayde on June 25th, 2009 08:36 pm (UTC)
I have some awesome books here, but none of them categorize by wings and it's annoying me LOL

Dragons won't work for me because I'm looking for something somewhat humaniod. Hmm.

Imps. Gargoyles. That's a start. I'll need more than that, though. Bobby has to know what he's talking about LOL

Prehumous Professor of Morbid Bibliomancyblpurdom on June 25th, 2009 08:40 pm (UTC)
Gargoyles are actually depictions of things like imps and cherubs in architecture; gargoyles aren't creatures themselves.
Working for the Mandroid: Chuck and Casmoonshayde on June 25th, 2009 08:43 pm (UTC)
That's okay. I always use myth as a start and bend it anyway.

I'm not really going to do gargoyles anyway.
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Working for the Mandroid: Sam Laughmoonshayde on June 25th, 2009 08:39 pm (UTC)
Oh, that would make a good joke though!
Prehumous Professor of Morbid Bibliomancy: River pointingblpurdom on June 25th, 2009 08:36 pm (UTC)
In addition to some demons and dragons there are Harpies, sphinxes, basilisks, griffins and hippogryphs, for a start.
Prehumous Professor of Morbid Bibliomancy: River on ceilingblpurdom on June 25th, 2009 08:38 pm (UTC)
Oh, and also winged horses, lions and bulls (the last two being two symbols of Gospel writers), as well as seraphim and cherubim (who are not technically angels).
Working for the Mandroid: Arrestedmoonshayde on June 25th, 2009 08:40 pm (UTC)
Wow, I have to brush up on my mythology. I know a lot, but I forgot half of these. Thanks.
Josephine: Blue Geckolovellama on June 25th, 2009 08:36 pm (UTC)
Working for the Mandroidmoonshayde on June 25th, 2009 08:44 pm (UTC)
Dragons are cool, but I'm not going with them this time. Hmm.
Nervous, Messed-Up Marionette: Bobby badasssuperbadgirl on June 25th, 2009 08:38 pm (UTC)

Working for the Mandroid: Mastermindmoonshayde on June 25th, 2009 08:45 pm (UTC)
I got Harpies. (Yes, I've got a list I'm using.) Hmm. Don't know the last two.

*runs off to look them up*
Nervous, Messed-Up Marionette: Deansuperbadgirl on June 25th, 2009 08:50 pm (UTC)
Ooh, the Mothman? The Jersey Devil?

The Mothman freaks me out since, y'know, moths freak me out. Now I want to use that one. ;)
Saa-chanmaureen_cohen on June 25th, 2009 08:44 pm (UTC)
Various pagan and ancient gods, were-creatures (there are were-birds).

I know more...I just can't remember right now.
flynn_boyant: Supernatural - Cas has mad skillsflynn_boyant on June 25th, 2009 09:00 pm (UTC)
Okay, google-fu don't fail me now. ;)

Well, right off I think of Dragons and/or winged serpents as well as Griffins.

Oh! And the Phoenix or the Fire Bird. Or the Thunderbird, coming from Native American folklore. Speaking of Native American, there would be many winged and/or bird related creatures taken from there. Although, I'm not that familiar personally.

Um, oh yeah, the harpy would be another one! And aren't Sirens human headed birds or bird-women?

I also found:

Angha: Dog/Lion/Peacock hybrid *I think* - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angha

BasCelik: A powerful and very evil winged man whose soul is not held by his body and can be subdued only by causing him to suffer dehydration - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BasCelik

Baykok: A flying skeleton - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baykok

Gamayun - Prophetic bird with a human head - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gamayun

Jatayu (Ramayana) - A demi-god in the form of a vulture - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jatayu_(Ramayana)

Shedu - Protective spirit with the form of a winged bull or lion with a human head - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shedu

Strix - Vampiric birds - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strix_(mythology)

Wyvern - Winged Reptile - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wyvern

Loony Loopy Lea Lovegood: HP: Lunachickadilly on June 25th, 2009 09:03 pm (UTC)

ETA: Ooops. I totally missed your edit. I guess a gryffin wouldn't work then.

Edited at 2009-06-25 09:09 pm (UTC)
I'd Sell My Soul for a Blunt Instrument ...: SPN Saints & Sinnersdodger_winslow on June 25th, 2009 09:22 pm (UTC)

mothmen ...
Gunhildagunhilda on June 25th, 2009 09:37 pm (UTC)
Gorgons (Medusa) were often portrayed with wings.
     Mandya_phoenixdragon on June 26th, 2009 04:12 pm (UTC)
Darn... Can't think of a darned thing, lol!

*hugs you*
LJ: Chloe quote from Reunion Part 21ljs_lj on June 26th, 2009 05:41 pm (UTC)
Sylphs? *has just reread some Mercedes Lackey*
Seisachtheiaclaudiapriscus on June 27th, 2009 07:59 am (UTC)
It's hard to think of things off the top of my head, because I'll recall images, but not what they actually were.

I know there are some Mesopotamian and Egyptian images, but all i was able to recall was this:

And i think somewhere, psychopomps were depicted that way...ahah, Vanth, the etruscan psychopomp.

There are also the furies (Erinyes), they were kind of spirits/demigods of vengence. The anger of the dead, vengeance for broken oaths, or committing crimes against the natural order of things - usually killing a family member (like Orestes!)