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Author Topic: Cecaelia: A Hybrid Mythic Creature For All The Squid Lovers  (Read 3980 times)
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« on: December 08, 2014, 04:22:31 am »

I discover today a mythological creature who may appeal to steampunkers's love of squids:
http://www.succubus.net/wiki/Cecaelia

Some pics:

Two quite infamous gazetteer of the species:
http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20140520234646/powerlisting/images/1/16/1561_Ursula_40_detail.JPG
http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130405024333/villains/images/7/7e/Morgana_the_Sea_Witch.JPG

Sex Up Versions of Ones Of Them:
http://www.inspirefirst.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/j-sexified-disney-villians-the-little-mermaid-ursula.jpg
http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/31/f7/f1/31f7f1a39a0280995a5e39705d81bc62.jpg

Other spécimens:
http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110626235900/warriorsofmyth/images/1/14/Cecaelia-06.png
http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs21/f/2007/247/b/6/Cecaelia_by_GENZOMAN.jpg
[url=http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120114113949/warriorsofmyth/images/4/4e/Cecaelia_Octopus.JPG]http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120114113949/warriorsofmyth/images/4/4e/Cecaelia_Octopus.JPG

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-r8sGoFyAz48/T1RnpANQiYI/AAAAAAAAHt0/hESk7nLNtcE/s1600/subler-octopus-cecaelian-romancing-saga.png
http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2012/252/8/8/cecaelia___moleskine__by_agnes_green-d5e62kb.jpg
http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2010/183/7/c/Cecaelia_Attacks___FC_Commish_by_ewgraphics.jpg
http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2010/342/6/2/cecaelia_by_amethystpurple1805-d34h5j6.jpg

And just because we all get this song in our heads now (seriously, i never believed i would see the day i will discover Ursula was actually based on a actual mythycal creature) :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUfc6gNxfNk


« Last Edit: December 08, 2014, 04:37:14 am by chicar » Logged

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« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2014, 05:21:06 am »

Succubus.net?  SuccuWiki?  What's going on with you Chicar? Cheesy

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Cecaelia by Genzoman and Moleskine are the 2 most interesting illustrations
http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs21/f/2007/247/b/6/Cecaelia_by_GENZOMAN.jpg
http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2012/252/8/8/cecaelia___moleskine__by_agnes_green-d5e62kb.jpg

But my Google Fu is not finding actual references to historical mythological creatures under the name Cecaelia
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« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2014, 05:36:53 am »

Well, the wiki suggests Cecaelia is a more recent name for them, so that could be part of the problem.
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« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2014, 04:44:46 pm »

Succubus.net?  SuccuWiki?  What's going on with you Chicar?





A another Google Fu failure in my side, that what going on. Tongue

That was the more exhaustive informations i found. What pretty much beg the question of where the name actually originated.

Edit: Well that and  this wikipedia page in spanish:
http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cecaelia

Google's Translation:
A Cecaelia (pronounced foreign to cecilia zɛ - zɛ - lɪɑː ) is a mythological creature that occasionally appears in the art (mostly Japanese) , literature and media , combining the head, arms and torso of a woman (more rarely a man) and from the lower torso down , the tentacles of an octopus or squid , much like a mermaid or demon of the sea. The term is derived primarily from the distorted pronunciation of a character in a comic magazine in black and white Vampirella Magazine in early 1970 , which shows a hybrid between women and octopus called " Cilia " [ citation needed ] .

Other common terms used are " octopus - mermaid ", " octo - mermaid ", " octo - human " and variants thereof. While the broader term siren ( Latin - " maiden of the sea" ) , may also apply , Cecaelia are generally considered a species not related to the sirens . Moreover , often Cecaelia are known as " sea witches " .


And yes, it seems to be a modern invention like owlbears and gnolls. Howewer, the origin of the term seem to suggest than it is inspired by the greek sea monster Scylla, who was effectively described as having the upper torso of a woman, six dog heads around the waist  and six snakes in guise of legs. In other term, pretty much the lovecraftian variant of a cecaellia.
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« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2014, 05:49:21 pm »

There's also the caecilia, legless lizards.
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« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2015, 09:16:34 am »

Here, free-of-charge, and copyright free for any and all to use:

Homo polypus

That would be the creature's scientific designation. Whatever the beast's "common" name, well, that's up to you.

(Incidentally, Homo piscis would be the designation for "traditional" mer-folk.)

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« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2015, 02:06:19 pm »

Cecaelia, you’re breaking my heart
 You’re shaking my confidence daily

(Biopedant powers activate! Caecilians are amphibians, not reptiles, and therefore better described as legless salamanders than legless lizards.)
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« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2015, 02:10:03 pm »

Your mama is a legless salamander.  Tongue
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« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2015, 09:12:46 am »

Yo Mama!
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« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2015, 02:19:02 am »

You mama has so many tentacles...
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« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2015, 09:17:44 am »

http://antimatter-games.com/products-page/miniatures/deepwars/dark_mariners/cephalid-siren/
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