The Book of Dzyan by Madame Blavatsky states this: Stanza II. 5. "The wheel whirled for thirty crores more. It constructed rupas: soft stones that hardened; hard plants that softened. Visible from invisible, insects and small lives. She shook them off her back whenever they overran the mother. . . . After thirty crores she turned round. She lay on her back; on her side . . . She would call no sons of Heaven, she would ask no sons of Wisdom. She created from her own bosom. She evolved water-men, terrible and bad."
"6. The water-men terrible and bad she herself created from the remains of others, from the dross and slime of her first, second, and third, she formed them. The Dhyani came and looked — the dhyani from the bright Father-mother, from the white regions they came, from the abodes of the immortal mortals. 7. Displeased they were. Our flesh is not there."
"No fit rupas for our brothers of the fifth. No dwellings for the lives. Pure waters, not turbid, they must drink. Let us dry them. 8. The flames came. The fires with the sparks; the night fires and the day fires. They dried out the turbid dark waters. With their heat they quenched them. The Lhas of the High, the Lhamayin of below, came."
"They slew the forms which were two- and four-faced. They fought the goat-men, and the dog-headed men, and the men with fishes' bodies. 9. Mother-water, the great sea, wept. She arose, she disappeared in the moon which had lifted her, which had given her birth. 10. When they were destroyed, mother-earth remained bare. She asked to be dried."
Now, based from the "Book of Dyzan" contains some interesting passages. They state of the Goddess producing beings called "water men", and how they were apparently wicked. Based from this excerpt states this: "They slew the forms which were two- and four-faced. They fought the goat-men, and the dog-headed men, and the men with fishes' bodies. 9. Mother-water, the great sea, wept." Here shows that there were half human and half animal creatures that was getting destroyed. It states that there were "Goat men", "Dog headed men", and "men with fish bodies".
This ties in with the story of Red Horn:"...Red Horn was one of the five sons of Earthmaker, whom the Creator fashioned with his own hands and sent to earth to rescue humanity. During his sojourn on earth, he contested both giants and water spirits, and led war parties against the bad spirits who plagued humanity."
This story is where "Hellboy" is somewhat derived from, as the story of "Red Horn", who is sometimes described as being red from head to toe and would battle the monsters, water spirits, giants and demons.
Now, let's reveal somethings based on creatures called "Mermaids", as they are deemed "water spirits". I remember a Youtube Documentary by a Christian Pastor called "The Dragon Revealed: The Secrets, Spirits, Powers behind Martial arts", to which had detailed interesting segments on the "spirit" behind the Martial Arts.
He reveals a clip based on a teacher name that had caught my eye. Here states Master Shimabuku having a dream about a half woman and half fish goddess, to which (after waking up from this strange dream) proceeds to make an emblem for his school in this Goddess' reputation. She is called "Megami", from "Isshinryu no Megami" school. However, he goes off on the subject of the flying dragon to be the red dragon when there are many colored variations to the same image, thus showing some baised beliefs just to promote Christianity.
Based from the website "nashvilledojo.com" states this: Isshinryu no Megami (Symbol of Isshinryu) "This emblem is a representation of Master Shimabuku’s dream and symbolic of the art he created after he awoke. The patch is often called Mizu Gami, which means ‘water goddess’. Originally the Isshinryu emblem was called ‘Isshinryu No Megami’, which means ‘Goddess of Isshinryu’. "However; most Isshinryu karateka incorrectly call it Mizu Gami, or ‘Water Goddess’. Master Eiko Kaneshi, Tatsuo’s right-hand-man who is a Shinto priest when asked if it was ‘Mizu Gami’ said it has nothing to do with water. Isshinryu no Megami or Megami for short, is correct.
Woman: Megami is a sea goddess, half woman, and half serpent. She symbolizes the quiet spirit of the true Karate practitioner but with the strength of the serpent if needed."
Left Hand Open: The sign of peace. Right Hand Fist: Represents strength if evil persists. Dragon: The dragon has forced himself above the turbulent sea, the troubles of life, into the quiet of the gray sky. Dragons are a sign of good luck. Master Shimabuku chose the name Tatsuo, which means “Dragon Boy.”
The Three Stars: May represent Shimabuku’s three chief instructors, Goju-Ryu, Shorin-Ryu, and Isshinryu, or the physical, mental, and spiritual aspects of Isshinryu.
The Gray Background: Represents the calm and quiet of the night, and that Isshinryu is to be used only for defense. The Writing: Isshinryu in Kanji.
The Troubled Water: The troubles of life above which the Karate Practitioner rises through training and growth. Here are some depictions on here, then I will connect this to another Goddess.
Now, let's connect this to the Goddess "Mami Wata". Here in the Wiki states this: "Mami Wata (Mammy Water) or La Sirene is a water spirit venerated in West, Central, and Southern Africa, and in the African diaspora in the Americas. Mami Wata spirits are usually female, but are sometimes male. The appearance of her hair ranges from straight, curly to kinky black and combed straight back."
"Most scholarly sources suggest the name "Mami Wata" is a pidgin English derivation of "Mother Water", reflecting the goddess's title ("mother of water" or "grandmother of water") in the Agni language of Côte d'Ivoire, although this etymology has been disputed by Africanist writers in favor of various non-English etymologies, for example, the suggestion of a linguistic derivation from ancient Egyptian and Mesopotamian, such as the Egyptian terms "Mami" or "Mama", meaning "truth" "Uati" or "Uat-Ur" for "ocean water". "While the exact context of the etymology has been challenged, the purpose of Mami Wata's name derived from pidgin English is to both distinguish her "otherness" and connection with the African and African diaspora. Mami Wata is understood to be a foreign spirit by Africans, and the recognition of her and her name is also a recognition of Africans comprehending worlds other than their own."
"Historical evidence for such deep antiquity of the goddess's tradition has never been offered. Commonly thought to be a single entity, the term has been applied to a number of African water deity traditions across various cultures. These African cultures were often matriarchal and though "Mami Wata" can refer to both male and female deities, they are most typically thought of as feminine and most often take on a female form in artistic representations."
"Mami Wata is often described as a mermaid-like figure, with a woman's upper body (often nude) and the hindquarters of a fish or serpent. In other tales, Mami Wata is fully human in appearance (though never human). The existence and spiritual importance of Mami Wata is deeply rooted in the ancient tradition and mythology of the coastal southeastern Nigerians (Efik, Ibibio, Igbo, Bahumono and Annang people). Mami Wata often carries expensive baubles such as combs, mirrors, and watches."
"A large snake (symbol of divination and divinity) frequently accompanies her, wrapping itself around her and laying its head between her breasts. Other times, she may try to pass as completely human, wandering busy markets or patronising bars."
"She may also manifest in a number of other forms, including as a man. Traders in the 20th century carried similar beliefs with them from Senegal to as far as Zambia. As the Mami Wata traditions continued to re-emerge, native water deities were syncretized into it."
"Traditions on both sides of the Atlantic tell of the spirit abducting her followers or random people whilst they are swimming or boating. She brings them to her paradisiacal realm, which may be underwater, in the spirit world, or both. Should she allow them to leave, the travellers usually return in dry clothing and with a new spiritual understanding reflected in their gaze. These returnees often grow wealthier, more attractive, and more easygoing after the encounter. Van Stipriaan further reports that other tales describe river travellers (usually men) chancing upon the spirit. She is inevitably grooming herself, combing her hair, and peering at herself in a mirror." 'Upon noticing the intruder, she flees into the water and leaves her possessions behind. The traveller then takes the invaluable items.Later, Mami Wata appears to the thief in his dreams to demand the return of her things. Should he agree, she further demands a promise from him to be sexually faithful to her. The agreement grants the person riches; refusal to return the possessions or to be faithful brings the man ill-fortune."
"Her worship is as diverse as her initiates, priesthood and worshippers, although some parallels may be drawn. Groups of people may gather in her name, but the spirit is much more prone to interacting with followers on a one-on-one basis. She thus has many priests and mediums in Africa, America and in the Caribbean who are specifically born and initiated to her."
"In Nigeria, devotees typically wear red and white clothing, as these colors represent that particular Mami's dual nature. In Igbo iconography, red represents such qualities as death, destruction, heat, being male, physicality, and power. In contrast, white symbolises death, but also can symbolize beauty, creation, being female, new life, spirituality, translucence, water, and wealth."
"This regalia may also include a cloth snake wrapped about the waist. The Mami Wata shrines may also be decorated in these colors, and items such as bells, carvings, Christian or Indian prints, dolls, incense, spirits, and remnants of previous sacrifices often adorn such places."
"Intense dancing accompanied by musical instruments such as African guitars or harmonicas often forms the core of Mami Wata worship. Followers dance to the point of entering a trance. At this point, Mami Wata possesses the person and speaks to him or her." "Offerings to the spirit are also important, and Mami Wata prefers gifts of delicious food and drink, alcohol, fragrant objects (such as pomade, powder, incense, and soap), and expensive goods like jewellery. Modern worshippers usually leave her gifts of manufactured goods, such as Coca-Cola or designer jewellery."
"Nevertheless, she largely wants her followers to be healthy and well off. More broadly, people blame the spirit for all sorts of misfortune. In Cameroon, for example, Mami Wata is ascribed with causing the strong undertow that kills many swimmers each year along the coast."
Image: "Van Stipriaan also believes that this period introduced West Africa to what would become the definitive image of Mami Wata. Circa 1887, a chromolithograph of a female Samoan snake charmer appeared in Nigeria. According to the British art historian Kenneth C. Murray, the poster was titled Der Schlangenbändiger ("The Snake Charmer") and was originally created sometime between 1880 and 1887."
"Dr. Tobias Wendl, director of the Iwalewa-Haus Africa Centre at the University of Bayreuth, was unable to confirm this after extensive searching (as Der Schlangenbändiger is a masculine term, the title seems suspect). He did discover a very similar photograph titled Die samoanische Schlangenbändigerin Maladamatjaute ("the Samoan Snake Charmer (fem.) Maladamatjaute") in the collection of the Wilhelm-Zimmermann Archive in Hamburg."
"Whichever the original image, it was almost certainly a poster of a celebrated late 19th-century snake charmer who performed under the stage name "Nala Damajanti", which appeared in several variations, particularly "Maladamatjaute", at numerous venues, including the Folies Bergère in 1886."
"This identification was also made by Drewal in a 2012 book chapter on Mami Wata. Despite exotic claims of her nationality, she was later identified as one Émilie Poupon of Nantey, France. This image—an enticing woman with long, black hair and a large snake slithering up between her breasts, ambiguous if she is human or mermaid beyond the image—apparently caught the imaginations of the Africans who saw it; it was the definitive image of the spirit." "Before long, Mami Wata posters appeared in over a dozen countries and the popular image was reproduced in 1955 by the Shree Ram Calendar Company in Bombay for the African market. People began creating Mami Wata art of their own, much of it influenced by the lithograph."
There is a great Documentary called "The Tribes and animals of the great Congo river: The river that swallows all rivers" by KBS, mentioning the Goddess "Mamiwata", and how she could kill a man by "eating the brains". Just like the Japanese man having a dream of this water Goddess, an African man is seen drawing the same depiction from his dream.
Now, when I started to learn about the Reptilian sightings, I usually hear these stories from the white majority, until I came across this segment of a Black woman in the 1950s, having to sight an actual reptilian being.
Now, this is based on a true story from an account of someone's Aunt, who had stated that in the 1950s, she was awoken by strange lights coming through her bedroom. She grabs her shotgun, then goes out of her house only to see a creature coming from her pond. The lady's Aunt was said to have a big property, and that her pond was not a small sized pond, but around the size of a small lake.
She states that she saw the creature coming towards her, and that she told it to stop, but it kept going until she shot it. Her husband is awaken to find that her wife had shot this creature, to which bled green blood. Then states that they later bury it somewhere, but never to speak about it to anyone (until she told her niece).
Then a few months later, she states that there were lights again coming through their window, and they saw that there were more of those creatures. She thought that they were coming out for revenge, but instead sees that they had found the burial place of the creature, and brought out his body from the ground. Then she states that they also brought out the creatures ship, to which was located under their pond. Till then the Aunt always states that she always carries her shotgun, just in case they come around again.
Based from this story was always fascinating to learn that a black couple in the 1950s, had encountered a strange looking reptilian creature. But when coming back around the interview again, I have noticed that the Aunt had described the creature as looking like a "frogman", to which seems interesting. Although, the man interviewing the Niece based on her Aunt's encounter, says it's a "reptilian", but based on what she stated is a frogman tells me these amphibian creatures may have variations aside from the "Merbeings" of the waters.
Now, based from the website "2strangefacts.com" states this: THE TRUE STORY AND MYSTERY OF LIZARD MAN OF SCAPE ORE SWAMP:
"The Lizard Man of Scape Ore Swamp (also known as the Lizard Man of Lee County) is a reptilian humanoid cryptid which is said to inhabit areas of swampland in and around Lee County, South Carolina along with the sewers in towns near the swamp. First sighting The first reported sighting of the horrifying lizard creature was made by Christopher Davis, a 17-year-old local, who said he encountered the creature while driving home from work at 2 AM on June 29, 1988."
"According to his account, Davis stopped on a road bordering Scape Ore Swamp in order to change a tire which had blown out. When he was finishing up he reported having heard a thumping noise from behind him and having turned around to see a large 7 foot tall creature running towards him."
"Davis said the creature tried to grab at the car and then jumped on its roof as he tried to escape, clinging on to it as Davis swerved from side to side in an effort to throw it off. After he returned home, Davis’ side-view-mirror was found to be badly damaged, and scratch marks were found on the car’s roof, though there was no other physical evidence of his encounter."
"Prior to Chris Davis coming forward to report his encounter, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office was called to the scene of a strange instance of vehicle damage. On the morning of July 14, 1988, deputies made their way to the residence, which was located in a small rural community known as Browntown on the outskirts of Bishopville, South Carolina."
"When they arrived, homeowners Tom and Mary Waye showed them the vehicle in question. Police found that the chrome molding had been torn away from the fenders, the sidewalls were scratched and dented, the hood ornament was broken, the antenna was bent, and even some wires from the motor had been ripped out."
"Upon closer inspection, it appeared that parts of the molding had actually been chewed, as if an animal had used its teeth to inflict the damage. To further support the animal theory, the Wayes pointed out clumps of reddish colored hair and muddy footprints that had been left all over the car."
"While Sheriff Truesdale was investigating the car, locals informed him there might yet be another, more bizarre possibility. “While we were there looking over this situation, we learned that people in the Browntown community had been seeing a strange creature about seven feet tall with red eyes,” Truesdale told us. “Some of them described it as green, but some of them as brown. They thought it might be responsible for what happened."
"In the month that followed the Davis sighting there were several further reports of a large lizard like creature, and of unusual scratches and bite marks found on cars parked close to the swamp. Most of these are said to have occurred within a 3-mile (5 km) radius of the swamps of Bishopville. Two weeks after the Davis sighting, the sheriff’s department made several plaster casts of what appeared to be three-toed footprints – measuring some 14 inches (36 cm) in length – but decided against sending them on to the FBI for further analysis after biologists advised them that they were unclassifiable."
"On July 30, 1990, Bertha Blythers and her five children witnessed a strange creature near Scape Ore Swamp as they drove home from a restaurant in Bishopville. At approximately 10:30 p.m., they crossed over the interstate and were nearing the intersection of Hickory Hill Road when suddenly a large figure appeared out of nowhere and lunged toward the passenger side of the car. In a statement given to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, Bertha described the creature as being tall, wide, and having “two arms like a human.”
"She could only see it from the waist up, but there was no question that it was “big.” She was not able to make out any clear facial details in the short time it was in front of her, but she was quite sure the body was covered in brown hair. “I never seen anything like it before,” she told the police. “It wasn’t a deer or a bear. It was definitely not a person either."
"In February 2008, a couple in Bishopville, South Carolina, Bob and Dixie Rawson, reported strange damage to their vehicle, traces of blood, and the disappearance of some of their cats. Based on how the damage looks, some have claimed that this is the “return” of the Lizard Man In 2011, Bishopville, South Carolina residents, Leon and Ada Marshall, reported that their car had been mauled by some kind of animal."
"Former Lee County Sheriff stated that the damage on the car looks much like the damage from earlier incidents. Deputy Fletcher Williams inspected the car and surmised that teeth were responsible for the damage, as if the car had been “chewed up.” To further suggest that an animal had been the vandal, a clear trail of saliva was visible from “the front passenger door across the front of the vehicle to the driver door” and on the discarded strips of bumper material. He also found long white and brown hairs."
By the way, the last report was based on a hoax, as someone was clearly wearing a suit.
Now, I would hear and read about these accounts reptilians eating children, to raping people etc. People will state that much of the information was based on David Icke for the most part, but after listening to an interview from Jordan Maxwell, he stated that he was the one who told Icke about these strange phenomenon of reptile aliens living underground. And based from Jordan's account, he was told this in 1950 from the father of his "alien" girlfriend.
But when I would look online, I would hear from people like Alex Collier, to David Wilcox, explaining how the Reptilians would eat people and how they the people these religions. But I was not convinced at this point, because of the large disinformation that occurrs throughout the media. Of course, I would look up Movies based on the reptilians or a reptilian like entity, and how it's portrayed, but I would see their versions of these beings.
Then I came across this Youtuber called "Thunderwizarddotcom", and how he had stated of encountering an reptilian creature. Based from his experienced, he had stated that when he was 5 years old, he and his friend was playing a game at his friend's backyard. He stated when he went around the garbage cans, and saw a creature coming out ground was this dark scaly reptilian being. He states that this being was coming up out of the ground, like as if he was on an elevator. Apparently, as a child, he didn't know what to think of it, so he ran, and told his friend to not go over there because there is a monster there (though his friend believed that he was playing the game still). He describes this creature to looking like the monster from "Creature of the Black Lagoon".
Now, whether people want to take this with a grain of salt is up to them, but this is the second account of someone stating that these creatures would look like something "amphibian". Let's see the plot of this classic movie, and connect to the other movies and their significant symbolism. Based from the wiki states this:
"A geology expedition in the Amazon uncovers fossilized evidence (a skeletal hand with webbed fingers) from the Devonian period that provides a direct link between land and sea animals. Expedition leader Dr. Carl Maia orders his two assistants to stay in camp while he visits the marine biology institute. Carl reunites with his friend and former student, ichthyologist Dr. David Reed. David works at an aquarium in California, but more recently, he has been a guest at Carl's institute in Brazil to study lungfish."
"David persuades his boss, the financially minded Dr. Mark Williams, to fund a return expedition to the Amazon to look for the remainder of the skeleton. Soon after Carl leaves camp, a piscine amphibious humanoid, a living member of the same species from which the fossil originated, becomes curious about the expedition's camp."
"When its sudden appearance frightens the assistants, they panic and attack, and in response, the enraged Creature kills them both. The group goes aboard the tramp steamer Rita, captained by crusty Lucas. The expedition consists of David; Carl; Mark; David's girlfriend and colleague Kay Lawrence; and another scientist, Dr. Edwin Thompson. When they arrive at the camp, they discover Carl's assistants have been killed while he was away. Lucas suggests it was likely done by a jaguar, but the others are unsure. A further excavation of the area where Carl found the fossil turns up nothing."
"Mark is ready to give up the search, but David suggests that perhaps thousands of years ago, the part of the embankment containing the rest of the skeleton fell into the water and was washed downriver, broken up by the current. Carl says the tributary empties into a lagoon. Lucas calls it the "Black Lagoon", a paradise from which no one has ever returned. The scientists decide to risk it, unaware that the amphibious "Gill-man" that killed Carl's assistants has been watching them."
"Taking notice of the beautiful Kay, the creature follows the Rita all the way downriver to the Black Lagoon. Once the expedition arrives, David and Mark go diving to collect rock samples from the lagoon floor. After they return, Kay goes swimming and is stalked underwater by the Gill-man, who then gets briefly caught in one of the ship's drag lines."
"Although it escapes, the Creature leaves a claw behind in the net, revealing its existence. Subsequent encounters with the Gill-man claim the lives of Lucas's crew members, before the Creature is captured and locked in a cage aboard the Rita."
"It escapes during the night, attacking Edwin, who was guarding it. Kay smashes the Creature with a lantern, driving it off, but Edwin is severely injured. Following this incident, David decides they should return to civilization. Mark, who is obsessed with capturing (or killing) the Creature, objects. As the Rita tries to leave, they find the Gill-man has blocked the lagoon's entrance with fallen logs."
"While the others attempt to remove the logs, Mark is mauled to death while trying to capture the Creature single-handed underwater. The Gill-man then abducts Kay and takes her to its cavern lair. David, Lucas, and Carl chase after the Creature, and Kay is ultimately rescued. The Creature is riddled with bullets before retreating to the lagoon, where its body sinks into the watery depths."
Then from the wiki states from the movie "Leviathan": "Miss Martin, the CEO of Tri-Oceanic Corp., hires geologist Steven Beck to supervise an undersea mining operation for three months. The crew consists of members Dr. Glen 'Doc' Thompson, Elizabeth 'Willie' Williams, Buzz 'Sixpack' Parrish, Justin Jones, Tony DeJesus Rodero, Bridget Bowman and G.P. Cobb. While working outside their deep sea station in a pressure suit, Sixpack discovers a Soviet shipwreck, Leviathan."
"The crew salvage a safe from Leviathan, finding records detailing the deaths of several crew members as well as a video log from the captain. Sixpack also finds a flask of vodka which he shares with Bowman. Doc and Beck review the captain's video, which describes puzzling medical problems amongst his crew. They also discover that Leviathan was scuttled. The following morning, Sixpack feels sick and Doc discovers lesions along his back."
"He dies a few hours later, but Doc and Beck keep it quiet to avoid a panic. Doc checks the crew to confirm no one else is sick, but does not have the chance to examine Bowman. While Beck and Doc confer with Martin on the surface, Bowman begins feeling ill. She finds Sixpack's corpse, which is mutating and growing. When Bowman's hair starts falling out, she realizes the same thing is happening to her. Beck and Doc request emergency evacuation, but Martin reports a severe storm on the surface that will delay evacuation for 12 hours. Doc finds that Bowman killed herself. Her body is taken to sickbay, where it merges with Sixpack's. When the crew discovers the mutating bodies, they decide to dump both of them in the ocean. As they are about to "flush" the cadavers, the body bag begins squirming. Believing someone inside may be alive, the crew opens it. The creature inside claws Cobb before they eject it."
"They realize that Leviathan was experimenting on its unwitting crew with mutagens. The mutagen was mixed with the vodka that the crew, and later Sixpack and Bowman, drank. The ship was scuttled when the experiment escaped control. A tentacle was severed when the corpses were ejected; it mutates into a lamprey-like creature that attacks DeJesus in the kitchen. Jones seals the kitchen's pressure doors and goes for help."
"He asks Cobb to watch the door, but when he searches for a weapon, the creature assimilates DeJesus and rips its way out of the kitchen. It then grows tentacles that attack the crew. The creature attacks the medical bay, devouring blood and plasma from the cooler. This inspires Beck to use a pint of his blood to attract the beast, then attempt to flush it the same way they did with the Sixpack and Bowman creature."
"Doc ejects the escape pods so that no one can escape and risk bringing the mutagen to the surface. Beck consults with Martin for emergency evacuation. Martin assures them that they will not be left behind, but that she cannot carry out the rescue because of a hurricane. Cobb's injuries worsen, causing him to mutate and infect Doc. Williams escapes as Beck and Jones try trapping the creature."
"They escape to another part of the station. The crew tries accessing weather information through the computer, but it is blocked. Williams asks the computer for a financial report from the company and they discover that Tri-Oceanic Corporation has declared them dead, labeling it an accident."
"The creature damages vital systems, causing the pressure to drop and an implosion to occur. They decide to use their dive suits to escape. The creature attacks them, but is crushed by the lift as Beck escapes. They make it to the surface, which is calm and sunny. As they are met by a Coast Guard helicopter, the mutant surfaces nearby and tries to take Jones."
"He keeps it from escaping at the cost of his own life, and Beck throws a demolition charge into the creature's mouth, causing it to explode. After they are dropped off on a Tri-Oceanic oil drilling platform, the two survivors are greeted by Martin. Martin tells them she believed they would make it, smiling insincerely and asking how Beck feels. Beck punches Martin in the face, knocking her out, and then answers her question by saying "Better. A lot better."
Now, let's get back to the Aquatic beings to which people called them "reptilians". Based from learning about the Marvel character called "Aquaman", details that there were different races living in Atlantis. After the destruction, some retained their traditions and progressed, while others had digressed into a nefarious form. Some are shown as having "red hair", some having the bodies of fishes, and then there is a race called the "Trench", to which resembles like that to today's reptilian.
Based from the website "aquaman.fandom", states this on the "Trench": "The Trench are a canniballistic race of ocean-dwelling creatures whom were once one of the kingdoms of Atlantis before Atlan sunk the continent, condemning them to a fate of being mutated to survive the new conditions of their dwelling."
"The Trench rise from far beneath the ocean floor in search of one thing, food. With their first attack, they demonstrate a complete lack of empathy, relying on only the primal instinct to feed, even eating their own slain brethren. All the creatures seem to be similar with the exception of the king and queen of the race."
"When the King marks it's food, the others back off. After massacring a boat and local fishing community, the police call in Aquaman and Mera to help investigate. The police divers eventually find what looks to be a cocoon in the water, which contains a dog."
"Bringing the cocoon to the surface alerts the Trench, and they attack. While fighting off the creatures' attacks, the King marks Aquaman as food to be brought back to the ocean floor, where they originated. Aquaman fiercely battles the Trench King as Mera holds off the rest. The King calls for a retreat with their captured food as they dive back into the deep. Aquaman takes one of their fallen to be further examined."
"Mera and Arthur dive into the Marianas Trench to save the townspeople. They discover a crashed Atlantean ship that had been attacked by the creatures. They also find the spawn of the Trench creatures to be sick and dying. Arthur and Mera then discover the throne room/breeding chamber where the Queen and her King are."
"The Trench creatures were just trying to gather enough food for their Queen's children. Aquaman rips off the roof of the cave containing the cocooned townspeople and heads to the surface. The Trench, their King and Queen follow them as Arthur triggers a volcanic reaction with his trident. The Trench begins to collapse as Arthur seals it with another large rock."
Interesting enough, they resemble the creatures from the movie "Underwater". Based from the Wiki states this being to be called "Chthulu":
"In the film, Cthulhu has been reinterpreted and simplified as a very large organism, and has no known supernatural powers, sapience, or extraterrestrial origins. Nor does the sight of him invoke madness and insanity in the other characters. In the plot, Cthulhu is the alpha creature to a large swarm of underwater spawns, possibly Deep Ones or Xothians, but also never named in the film. He seems to behave with normal animalistic instincts, with no true malice. He acts as a kind of guardian of the abyss."
Cthulhu appears only towards the end of the movie. He begins destroying the underwater station where the protagonists are stationed. As the huge sea creature wreaks havoc, the other creatures pursue the human survivors in escape capsules in an attempt to destroy them."
"Norah, the protagonist, feeling doomed, sacrifices herself to destroy the creatures, by increasing the energy level in the station's reactors and causing the station to meltdown, hoping the explosion would kill all creatures, including the gigantic monster that was just beginning to extricate himself from the station."
"Although the explosion successfully engulfs the creatures, allowing the escape capsules to reach the surface, news reports reveal that Tian Industries has silenced all testimony from the survivors, withheld all details of the incident, and will resume operations, foreshadowing that the company has been aware of the creatures, and will continue to pursue them."
"Due to being reinterpreted from an abstract cosmic entity to a creature with a corporeal organic form, Cthulhu can be perceived with the naked eye by humans. Cthulhu maintains most of his consistent characteristics that have become iconic among Lovecraft fans and writers. He is as large as a mountain, has a grotesque, vaguely humanoid upper body (unseen lower body), and a head with octopus-like characteristics."
"He has an elongated skull with four eyes, a chin covered with a beard of tentacles, and a jaw that displays many layers of fangs and teeth and a lower jaw that appears to split in two. He has protrusions around his body that resemble emaciated bone-like wings."
Then from this connects to the "Deep Ones". Based from the wiki states this:
"The Deep Ones are creatures in the Cthulhu Mythos of H. P. Lovecraft. The beings first appeared in Lovecraft's novella The Shadow Over Innsmouth (1931), but were already hinted at in the early short story "Dagon". The Deep Ones are a race of intelligent ocean-dwelling creatures, approximately human-shaped but with a fishy appearance."
"The females would regularly mate with voluntary human males along the coast, creating societies of hybrids. Numerous Mythos elements are associated with the Deep Ones, including the legendary town of Innsmouth, the undersea city of Y'ha-nthlei, the Esoteric Order of Dagon, and the beings known as Father Dagon and Mother Hydra. After their debut in Lovecraft's tale, the sea-dwelling creatures resurfaced in the works of other authors, especially August Derleth."
"Lovecraft provides a description of the Deep Ones in The Shadow Over Innsmouth: I think their predominant color was a greyish-green, though they had white bellies. They were mostly shiny and slippery, but the ridges of their backs were scaly. Their forms vaguely suggested the anthropoid, while their heads were the heads of fish, with prodigious bulging eyes that never closed."
"At the sides of their necks were palpitating gills, and their long paws were webbed. They hopped irregularly, sometimes on two legs and sometimes on four. I was somehow glad that they had no more than four limbs. Their croaking, baying voices, clearly used for articulate speech, held all the dark shades of expression which their staring faces lacked..."
"They were the blasphemous fish-frogs of the nameless design—living and horrible. Lovecraft describes the Deep Ones as a race of undersea-dwelling humanoids whose preferred habitat is deep in the ocean (hence their name). However, despite being primarily marine creatures, they can come to the surface and can survive on land for extended periods of time."
"All Deep Ones are immortal; none die except by accident or violence, and they can grow to massive size. They are said to serve the beings known as Father Dagon and Mother Hydra, as well as Cthulhu.They are opposed by mysterious beings known as the Old Gods, whose powerful magic can keep them in check. This detail is one of the vestigial hints that August Derleth developed as the mostly unnamed Elder Gods."
Esoteric Order of Dagon: "The Esoteric Order of Dagon was the primary religion in Innsmouth after Marsh returned from the South Seas with the dark religion circa 1838. It quickly took root due to its promises of expensive gold artifacts and fish, which were desired by the primarily-fishing town. The central beings worshipped by the Order were the Father Dagon and Mother Hydra, and, to a lesser extent, Cthulhu."
"Dagon and Hydra were seen largely as intermediaries between the various gods rather than as gods themselves. Even so, the cultists sacrificed various locals to the Deep Ones at specific times in exchange for a limitless supply of gold and fish. When they ran out of locals, they would go to other places to kidnap people to be sacrificed. Eventually, things became so bad that the US government sent the police force to apprehend Marsh and his cult."
"The Esoteric Order of Dagon (which masqueraded as the local Masonic movement) had three oaths that members had to take. The first was an oath of secrecy, the second, an oath of loyalty, and the third, an oath to marry a Deep One and bear or sire its child. Due to the latter oath, interbreeding became the norm in Innsmouth, resulting in widespread deformities and many half-breeds."
"The Esoteric Order of Dagon was seemingly destroyed when one of Obed Marsh's "lost descendants" sent the U.S. Treasury Department to seize the town. As a result, the town was more or less destroyed and the Order was thought disbanded."
Deep One hybrid: "The backstory of The Shadow over Innsmouth involves a bargain between Deep Ones and humans, in which the aquatic species provides plentiful fishing and gold in the form of strangely formed jewelry."
"In return, the land-dwellers give human sacrifices and a promise of "mixing"—the mating of humans with Deep Ones. Although the Deep One hybrid offspring are born with the appearance of a normal human being, the individual will eventually transform into a Deep One, gaining immortality—by default—only when the transformation is complete."
"The transformation usually occurs when the individual reaches middle age. As the hybrid gets older, he or she begins to acquire the so-called "Innsmouth Look" as he or she takes on more and more attributes of the Deep One race: the ears shrink, the eyes bulge and become unblinking, the head narrows and gradually goes bald, the skin becomes scabrous as it changes into scales, and the neck develops folds which later become gills."
"When the hybrid becomes too obviously non-human, it is hidden away from outsiders. Eventually, however, the hybrid will be compelled to slip into the sea to live with the Deep Ones in one of their undersea cities."
Father Dagon and Mother Hydra: "Mother Hydra and her consort Father Dagon are both Deep Ones overgrown after millennia ruling over their lesser brethren. Together with Cthulhu, they form the triad of gods worshipped by the Deep Ones (their names are inspired by Dragon, or Dagon, the Semitic fertility deity, and the Hydra of Greek mythology)."
"Mother Hydra is not to be confused with the entity in Henry Kuttner's story "Hydra". Y'ha-nthlei "Cyclopean and many-columned Y'ha-nthlei" is the only Deep One city named by Lovecraft. It is described as a great undersea metropolis below Devil's Reef just off the coast of Massachusetts, near the town of Innsmouth. Its exact age is not known, but one resident is said to have lived there for 80,000 years."
"In Lovecraft's story, the U.S. government torpedoed Devil's Reef, and Y'ha-nthlei was presumed destroyed, although the ending of the story implies it survived. The name Y'ha-nthlei may have been inspired by the Lord Dunsany character "Yoharneth-Lahai", "the god of little dreams and fancies" who "sendeth little dreams out of PEGANA to please the people of Earth."
"Other authors have invented Deep One cities in other parts of the ocean, including Ahu-Y'hloa near Cornwall and G'll-Hoo, near the volcanic island of Surtsey off the coast of Iceland. Anders Fager has described the city of "Ya' Dich-Gho" as located in the Stockholm skerries. It is accidentally destroyed in 1982 during a Swedish submarine-hunt."
"At least two surviving Deep Ones live in Stockholm. One of them sells aquarist's supplies. The destruction of Ya' Dich-Gho is described in "When Death Came to Bod Reef"; the city's history in "Herr Goering's Artefact" and the life of the survivors in "Three Weeks of Bliss".
Based from the website "villains.fandom.com" states this: "I think their predominant color was a grayish-green, though they had white bellies. They were mostly shiny and slippery, but the ridges of their backs were scaly. Their forms vaguely suggested the anthropoid, while their heads were the heads of fish, with prodigious bulging eyes that never closed."
"At the sides of their necks were palpitating gills, and their long paws were webbed. They hopped irregularly, sometimes on two legs and sometimes on four. I was somehow glad that they had no more than four limbs. Their croaking, baying voices, clearly used for articulate speech, held all the dark shades of expression which their staring faces lacked ... They were the blasphemous fish-frogs of the nameless design - living and horrible. Description of Deep Ones."
"The Deep Ones, also known as Merrow, are arguably one of Lovecraft's most iconic monsters next to the legendary Cthulhu and have inspired innumerable parodies, rip-offs and homages in almost all forms of media imaginable."
"They are semiaquatic beasts under the command of Dagon and Mother Hydra, two ancient, oldest Deep Ones and lesser Elder-Things who are also worshiped by the dangerous religious cult known as the Esoteric Order of Dagon, and their sinister worship of the Great Old Ones often puts them at odds with humanity: however, these devious and manipulative creatures have a liking of interbreeding with humanity to produce monstrous offspring that will grow more and more alien as they grow older until eventually they return to the ocean to be with their own kind."
"Through millennia humanity had advanced so much in terms of civilization that they can match Deep Ones in terms of firepower on even terms. So rather than confronting humanity outright, Deep Ones decided to conquer humanity with more subtle approach: infiltrating into human society and create hybrid races who would in time become Deep Ones themselves and overrun humanity's population."
"And Innsmouth, was merely Deep Ones' stepping stone of their expansionist plot. Their plan seemed to be foiled by Robert Olmstead as he revealed the location of the Deep One city Y'ha-nthlei to the government in which the US Navy sent submarines to torpedo the place but failed to destroy it entirely. However, it was at least gave the human the awareness of the Deep Ones to combat them in the long term."
This Artist' depiction is interesting....
So, the stories of "Father Dagon" and "Mother Hydra", connects to the Hindu God Shiva and the Goddess Kali. It becomes evident that word "Vatica" applies to the Etruscan Goddess "Vatika", who would be known as the Black Goddess Kali. Dagon the black God has an "interesting" connection to these particular beings, but let's see what the creature called "Kappa" is about:
"A kappa (河童, river-child)—also known as kawatarō (川太郎, "river-boy"), komahiki (駒引, horse-puller), kawatora (川虎, river-tiger) or suiko (水虎, water-tiger)–is an amphibious yōkai demon or imp found in traditional Japanese folklore. They are typically depicted as green, human-like beings with webbed hands and feet and a turtle-like carapace on their backs."
"A depression on its head, called its "dish" (sara), retains water, and if this is damaged or its liquid is lost (either through spilling or drying up), the kappa is severely weakened. The kappa are known to favor cucumbers and love to engage in sumo wrestling. They are often accused of assaulting humans in water and removing a mythical organ called the shirikodama from their victim's anus."
"The name kappa is a portmanteau of the words kawa (river) and wappa, a variant form of 童 warawa (also warabe) "child". Another translation of kappa is "water sprites". The kappa are also known regionally by at least eighty other names such as kawappa, kawako, kawatarō, gawappa, kōgo, mizushi, mizuchi, suitengu."
"Its names kawaso meaning "otter", dangame "soft-shelled turtle", and enkō "monkey" suggest its outward resemblance to these animals. The name komahiki or "steed-puller" alludes to its reputed penchant to drag away horses. The kappa has been known as kawako in Izumo (Shimane Prefecture) where Lafcadio Hearn was based, and gatarō was the familiar name of it to folklorist Kunio Yanagita from Hyogo Prefecture."
"Kappa are said to be roughly humanoid in form and about the size of a child, inhabiting the ponds and rivers of Japan. Clumsy on land, they are at home in the water, and thrive during the warm months. They are typically greenish in color (or yellow-blue), and either scaly or slimy skinned, with webbed hands and feet, and a turtle-like carapace on their back. Inhuman traits include three anuses that allow them to pass three times as much gas as humans. Despite their small stature they are physically stronger than a grown man."
"One peculiar trait is that kappa have a cavity on their head called a sara ("dish", "bowl", or "plate") that retains water or some sort of liquid, which is regarded as the source of the kappa's power or life force. This cavity must be full whenever a kappa is away from the water; if it ever dries out, or if its water is spilled, the kappa loses its power and may even die."
"The kappa are sometimes said to smell like fish, and they can swim like them. According to some accounts, kappa's arms are connected to each other through the torso and can slide from one side to the other. While they are primarily water creatures, they do on occasion venture onto land. When they do, the "dish" on their head can be covered with a metal cap for protection. A hairy kappa is called a hyōsube."
"Kappa are usually seen as mischievous troublemakers or trickster figures. Their actions range from the comparatively minor, such as looking up women's kimono if they venture too near to water, to the outright malevolent, such as drowning people and animals, kidnapping children, raping women and at times eating human flesh."
"Though sometimes menacing, it may also behave amicably towards humans. While younger kappa are frequently found in family groups, adult kappa live solitary lives. However, it is common for kappa to befriend other yōkai and sometimes even people As water monsters, kappa have been blamed for drownings, and are often said to try to lure people into water and pull them in with their great skill at wrestling."
"They are sometimes said to take their victims for the purpose of drinking their blood, eating their livers, or gaining power by taking their shirikodama (尻子玉), a mythical ball said to contain the soul, which is located inside the anus. Kappa have been used to warn children of the dangers lurking in rivers and lakes, as kappa have been often said to try to lure people to water and pull them in. Even today, signs warning about kappa appear by bodies of water in some Japanese towns and villages.
"Lafcadio Hearn wrote of a story in Kawachimura near Matsue where a horse-stealing kappa was captured and made to write a sworn statement vowing never to harm people again. In many versions the kappa is dragged by the horse to the stable where it is most vulnerable, and it is there it is forced to submit a writ of promise not to misbehave.
Based from the Hellboy Character of "Abe Sapien" details this: Fictional biography:
"Sapien began his life as Langdon Everett Caul, a Victorian scientist and businessman who became involved with the Oannes Society, an occult organization who believed in life and all knowledge having come from the sea. After retrieving a strange jellyfish-like deity from an underwater ruin, Caul and the other members performed an arcane ritual that inadvertently ended with the creature's release and Caul being turned into an ichthyo sapien."
"Believing him to be Oannes reborn, the society sealed the developing icthyo sapien's body in a tube of water in the hidden laboratory beneath a Washington, D.C.. hospital until such time as he was fully formed. Forced to abandon the site by the outbreak of the American Civil War, the Society never found occasion to return for Caul, and there he stayed until he was found by workmen in November 1978."
"With no memory of his life before, the icthyo sapien received a new name from a piece of paper attached to the tube, dated the day of Abraham Lincoln's assassination (April 14, 1865). Abe Sapien was taken to the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense (BPRD) for a grueling round of research by curious BPRD scientists and was saved from vivisection by an empathetic Hellboy."
"Thereafter, Abe entered the ranks of the BPRD as a valued field agent, embarking on his first mission with Hellboy in 1979. At Cavendish Hall, during the climax of Seed of Destruction, Sapien was possessed by the spirit of long-dead whaler Elihu Cavendish. Cavendish was a contemporary of Langdon Caul, who killed the mad monk Rasputin, foiling his plans to unleash the Ogdru Jahad to destroy the world."
"During the subsequent "Girescu affair" during Wake the Devil, Abe and a fellow agent were led into a trap which left the agent dead and Abe with a broken arm. Rasputin's vengeful spirit appeared before him and prophesied that Sapien will one day be speared to death. In Plague of Frogs, Rasputin's prediction came true when Sapien was impaled by a spear and apparently killed by one of the Ogdru Jahad's followers."
"Sapien appeared to die and had an out of body experience that brought him to his former life in antebellum America. Witnessing his past self's actions, Abe entered Caul's body prior to his transformation, creating a spiritual/mystical time loop before Abe returned to live in the present, where he made a fast recovery and began to do research into his past life. As a result, Abe learns of Edith Howard, Langdon Caul's wife, who drowned herself out of madness. She had become a specter, who was finally exorcized after she attempts to have Sapien resume his life as Caul."
"In Garden of Souls, Sapien was contacted by Panya, an ageless mummy trapped by the Oannes Society. Members of the society were sequestered away on a hidden island in Indonesia, their now-withered psychic forms contained in cyborg bodies. Aware of the imminent apocalypse, the society was determined to save at least some of mankind's spiritual essence, and were poised to use bombs to cause massive tidal waves which would devastate the southern hemisphere."
"The souls of those killed could then be harvested by the Society in vat-grown bodies made expressly for the purpose, granting them god-like powers. Horrified, Abe managed to single-handedly destroy the society and escape with Panya, and in so doing finally came to terms with the ghosts of his past; he was truly a separate identity from Langdon Caul, who would likely have agreed willingly to the society's plan. Abe has since fully returned to the BPRD and continues to be one of the most trustworthy agents."
"However, in King of Fear, Abe led a return mission into the Hyperborean underworld and was confronted by the supervillain the Black Flame, who had gathered a vast army of frogs and Hyperboreans to usher in the apocalypse."
"The Flame revealed that Abe was going to be the epicenter of this new Earth and that he was a fully evolved version of the frog monsters: one of the New Men first mentioned in Hellboy: Conqueror Worm by Rasputin. While Abe rejected the idea, many of the BPRD field agents are now wary of him, most notably Andrew Devon; in New World, there is visible tension between Devon and Abe implying that Devon thinks Abe should be much more closely monitored."
"A vision of the future in King of Fear by Liz Sherman showed that, by that time, Abe will have a more monstrous form. In Gods, Abe was shot by a psychic girl named Fénix, in whom the BPRD has shown interest. According to Professor O'Donnell, Fénix is equal to the ancient Hyperborean shamans who keep the Ogdru Hem for entering in Earth after Hyperborea's fall using the Vril energy."
"Fénix says, before shooting Abe, that she knows who he is, implying that she figured Abe's condition as an evolved form of the frog monsters. Abe is last seen in a helicopter, being treated for his bullet wounds. Devon witnesses the shooting, but lies when asked regarding it later. In Monsters, it is revealed that Abe's condition in the BPRD headquarters suddenly worsened, and, despite putting him on life support to keep his body alive, he suffered extensive brain damage."
"His doctors declared him brain dead. However, he miraculously recovered, but began mutating further: he grew taller, his limbs and neck lengthening, and his nose receded, all while he was comatose. Abe eventually awakened, discovered his transformation, and stumbled into the empty monitor room, to discover the world in apocalypse while he was out."
"Panya confronted Abe, telling him what happened and that Hellboy has died. Taking Panya's advice, Abe fled the BPRD, stealing a truck, to go out on his own and discover if he is involved in the apocalypse. Kate Corrigan, highly desiring her friend's return, sends agents to bring him home but eventually give in due to more pressing matters."
"In the Abe Sapien series, Abe traveled through the US on a quest to prove he was not part of the apocalypse and avoid the BPRD (fearing death and dissection from Devon's influence), first travelling to the Salton Sea to inspect the Ogdru Hem there, then back to Texas where he was shot and finally to the undersea temple where Langdon Caul found the relic that transformed him."
"Because of his appearance and heroism, Abe was seen as something as prophet in a growing religion humanity was creating to deal with the "Hell on Earth". Abe although was not the only one looking into his origin, Gustav Strobl was magically weakened due to the turmoil in hell caused by Hellboy and became desperate and disillusioned by the fact it was nearly the end of everything and he didn't have significant part to play."
"Sensing Abe was important, both men the Black Flame was partially telling the truth. Abe was the "Adam" of the race of man to replace the old after the apocalypse but not instrumental in it and most of all not connected to the Ogdru Jahad and the frogs."
"Abe was psychically contacted by Shonchin, who revealed that the jellyfish entity was an ancient hyperborean shaman of the right hand, who transcended to that form after being martyred by worshipers of the black goddess."
"This revelation finally confirmed to Abe that he was a gestalt of the shaman and Caul (a combination of hyperborean and man), destined to usher the next race of man, a amphibious race with a connection and innate knowledge of the Vril."
"In The Devil You Know, following the destruction of the Ogdru Hem, the apocalypse resumed after the destruction of a powerful demon when Rasputin was brought back to the physical world, revealed to have become host to the power of the destroyed Ogdru Jahad's power."
"He was confronted by Abe, Liz and the recently resurrected Hellboy in the streets of New York, where Abe was quickly killed by Rasputin breaking his back. Abe's body fell to the bottom of the river were Ichthyoplankton flowed out of a wound across his chest."
"After Hellboy killed Rasputin at the cost of his own life, his and Hecate's spirits called upon Liz to cleanse the damaged Earth of the Ogdru Jahad's corruption, releasing her full power, reducing the earths surface to a smoking cinder so Hellboy could enter Hecate (as an iron maiden) and his blood remade the world anew. Abe's spawn survived Liz's cleansing and left the sea to occupy the land where they found Liz in a hyperborean crystal."
Now, there would be plenty of movies dealing with underwater creatures in the Oceans. There is the movie "Cold Skin", detailing the mermaid beings. The movie "Sea Beast", along with "Killer fishmen". The lists goes on and on at this point, so I know these beings are what they call "Water Spirits".
Then there is the movie called "Into the Mouth of Madness", by the legendary John Carpenter. Based from the Wiki states this:
"In the Mouth of Madness is a 1994 American horror film directed and scored by John Carpenter and written by Michael De Luca. It stars Sam Neill, Julie Carmen, Jürgen Prochnow, David Warner and Charlton Heston. Neill stars as John Trent, an insurance investigator who visits a small town while looking into the disappearance of a successful author of horror novels, and begins to question his sanity as the lines between reality and fiction seem to blur."
"Informally, the film is the third installment in what Carpenter refers to as his "Apocalypse Trilogy", preceded by The Thing (1982) and Prince of Darkness (1987). In the Mouth of Madness pays tribute to the works of author H. P. Lovecraft in its exploration of insanity and its title, the latter being derived from the Lovecraft novella At the Mountains of Madness. Distributed by New Line Cinema, In the Mouth of Madness received mixed reviews upon release, but has since garnered a cult following."
"In the midst of an unspecified disaster, Dr. Wrenn visits John Trent, a patient in a psychiatric hospital, and Trent recounts his story: Trent, a freelance insurance investigator, has lunch with a colleague, the owner of an insurance company, who asks Trent to work with his largest client investigating a claim by New York-based Arcane Publishing."
"During their conversation, Trent is attacked by a man wielding an axe who, after asking him if he reads popular horror novelist Sutter Cane, is shot dead by police. The man was Cane's agent, who went insane and killed his family after reading one of Cane's books."
"Trent meets with Arcane Publishing director, Jackson Harglow, who tasks him with investigating the disappearance of Cane and recovering the manuscript for his final novel. He assigns Cane's editor, Linda Styles, to accompany him. Linda explains that Cane's stories have been known to cause disorientation, memory loss and paranoia in "less stable readers".
"Trent is skeptical, convinced the disappearance is a publicity stunt. Trent notices red lines on the covers of Cane's books, which, when aligned properly, form the outline of New Hampshire and mark a location alluded to be Hobb's End, the fictional setting for many of Cane's works."
"They set out to find the town. Linda experiences bizarre phenomena during the late night drive, and they inexplicably arrive at Hobb's End in daylight. Trent and Linda search the small town, encountering people and landmarks described as fictional in Cane's novels."
"Trent believes it all to be staged, but Linda disagrees. She admits to Trent that Arcane Publishing's claim was a stunt to promote Cane's book, but the time distortion and exact replica of Hobb's End were not part of the plan. Linda enters a church to confront Cane, who exposes her to his final novel, In the Mouth of Madness, which drives her insane; she begins embracing and kissing Cane passionately."
"A man approaches Trent in a bar and warns him to leave, then commits suicide. Outside the bar, a mob of monstrous-looking townspeople descend upon him. Trent drives away from Hobb's End, but is repeatedly teleported back to the center of town. After crashing his car, Trent awakens inside the church with Linda, where Cane explains that the public's belief in his stories freed an ancient race of monstrous beings which will reclaim the Earth."
"Cane reveals that Trent is merely one of his characters, who must follow Cane's plot and return the manuscript of In The Mouth of Madness to Arcane Publishing, furthering the end of humanity. After giving Trent the manuscript, Cane tears a giant photograph of his face open, creating a portal to the dimension of Cane's monstrous masters."
"Trent sees a long tunnel that Cane said would take him back to his world, and urges Linda to come with him. She tells him she can't, because she has already read the entire book. Trent races down the hall, with Cane's monsters close on his heels. He trips and falls, then suddenly finds himself lying on a country road, apparently back in reality."
"During his return to New York, Trent destroys the manuscript. Back at Arcane Publishing, Trent relates his experience to Harglow. Harglow claims ignorance of Linda; Trent was sent alone to find Cane, and the manuscript was delivered months earlier. In the Mouth of Madness has been on sale for weeks, with a film adaptation in post production."
"Trent encounters a reader of the newly released novel, who is bleeding from his altered eyes, and murders him with an axe, being arrested for murder and sent to the asylum. After Trent finishes telling his story, Dr. Wrenn judges it a meaningless hallucination."
"Trent wakes the following day to find the asylum abandoned. He departs as a radio announces that the world has been overrun with monstrous creatures, including mutating humans, and that outbreaks of suicide and mass murder are commonplace."
"Trent goes to see the In the Mouth of Madness film and discovers that he is the main character. As he watches his previous actions play out on screen, including a scene where he insisted to Linda "This is reality!" Trent begins laughing hysterically before breaking down crying; finally realizing he was a character in the book all along."
Based from the "Villains.fandom.com", states they are called the "Wall of Monsters":
"The Wall of Monsters are a group of minor antagonist in the 1994 horror movie In the Mouth of Madness. History The Wall of Monsters are a group of ancient evil beings who sought to enter the world once again. They found a route to reality through belief, and as such gave their stories to horror author Sutter Cane."
"Cane was able to keep the monsters at bay, keeping them behind a gigantic door in the basement of a morose church. The Door were eventually opened by Sutter Cane when he tore himself open like paper letting them into our world."
"Cane did manage to tear apart reality, seemingy banishing the monsters and placing him in the role of God. Later the reader of the new book of Cane begins to transform into the same creatures as those on the Wall of Monsters. At the end of the movie, the creatures are eventually freed and proceed to destroy humanity and rule all of the universe".
Based from the "Emerald Tablets" on the Chapter "Key of Wisdom" states this:
"Speak I of Ancient Atlantis, speak of the days of the Kingdom of Shadows, speak of the coming of the children of shadows. Out of the great deep were they called by the wisdom of earth-men, called for the purpose of gaining great power. Far in the past before Atlantis existed, men there were who delved into darkness, using dark magic, calling up beings from the great deep below us."
"Forth came they into this cycle. Formless were they of another vibration, existing unseen by the children of earth-men. Only through blood could they have formed being. Only through man could they live in the world. In ages past were they conquered by Masters, driven below to the place whence they came."
"But some there were who remained, hidden in spaces and planes unknown to man. Lived they in Atlantis as shadows, but at times they appeared among men. Aye, when the blood was offered, for they came they to dwell among men. In the form of man they amongst us, but only to sight were they as are men. Serpent-headed when the glamour was lifted but appearing to man as men among men. Crept they into the Councils, taking forms that were like unto men."
"Slaying by their arts the chiefs of the kingdoms, taking their form and ruling o'er man. Only by magic could they be discovered. Only by sound could their faces be seen. Sought they from the Kingdom of shadows to destroy man and rule in his place. But, know ye, the Masters were mighty in magic, able to lift the Veil from the face of the serpent, able to send him back to his place."
"Came they to man and taught him the secret, the WORD that only a man can pronounce. Swift then they lifted the Veil from the serpent and cast him forth from the place among men. Yet, beware, the serpent still liveth in a place that is open at times to the world. Unseen they walk among thee in places where the rites have been said. Again as time passes onward shall they take the semblance of men."
Now, I have addressed this in "Legends of Atlantis", as these Entities are shown to have serpent like features, thus connecting to the Children of the Shadows. But based upon them coming from the "Deep", details that these creatures would be the "Water Spirits". Those would be those "Merbeings" and other underwater creatures, that are said to be called up through a certain sacrifice. It states through "blood", meaning through "bloodletting" or human sacrifice can they walk among men.
But based on this segment becomes conflicting, because the Hindu God Murugan and Shiva, is worshiped from the Devotees cutting and piercing themselves till they bleed. This is shown with some Sufi groups, Shiite Groups, and Roman Catholic worshipers, doing the same bloodletting act towards Baal and Ashtoreth. Apparently, "blood" is considered a form of worship to these types of entities.
Now, when I came across the movie "Midnight Meat Train", the "Conductor" that held Bradley Cooper's character up by his neck and tore his tongue out, had detailed him some interesting clues as to what's going on. He states that these creatures have always been here, even before man existed on this Earth. This is what the other legends states of the different races in the Underworld are considered "Primordial", and are very ancient compared to today's standards. But let's see the wiki on this movie, and connect the dots from there:
"The Midnight Meat Train is a 2008 American horror film based on Clive Barker's 1984 short story of the same name, which can be found in Volume One of Barker's collection Books of Blood. The film follows a photographer who attempts to track down a serial killer dubbed the "Subway Butcher", and discovers more than he bargained for under the city streets."
"The film was directed by Ryuhei Kitamura, and stars Bradley Cooper, Leslie Bibb, Brooke Shields, Roger Bart, Ted Raimi and Vinnie Jones. Its script was adapted by Jeff Buhler, the producer was Tom Rosenberg of Lakeshore Entertainment, and it was released on August 1, 2008. Producer Joe Daley, a long-time friend of Buhler's, brought the two writers together and helped develop the script, along with producers Anthony DiBlasi and Jorge Saralegui, for their and Clive Barker's production company Midnight Picture Show, which was responsible for Book of Blood, the next film adaptation from the anthology of short stories that spawned The Midnight Meat Train."
"Leon is a photographer who wants to capture unique gritty shots of the city. He is crushed when, instead of giving him his big break, gallery owner Susan criticizes him for not taking enough risks. Emboldened, he heads into the city's subway system at night, where he takes pictures of an impending sexual assault before saving the woman."
"The next day, he discovers she has gone missing. Intrigued, he investigates reports of similar disappearances. His investigation leads him to a butcher named Mahogany, who he suspects has been killing subway passengers for the past three years. Leon presents his photos to the police, but Detective Hadley disbelieves him."
"Leon's involvement quickly turns into a dark obsession, upsetting his girlfriend Maya, who is also disbelieving of his story. Leon follows Mahogany onto the last subway train of the night, only to witness a bloodbath. The butcher kills several passengers and hangs their bodies on meat hooks. After a brief scuffle with Mahogany, Leon passes out on the train. He awakes the next morning in a slaughterhouse with strange markings carved into his chest."
"A concerned Maya and her friend Jurgis examine Leon's photos of Mahogany, leading them to the killer's apartment. After breaking in, Jurgis is captured, though Maya escapes with timetables that record over a hundred years of murders on the subway. She goes to the police but finds Hadley still skeptical."
"When Hadley presses Maya to return the timetables, she demands answers. At gunpoint, Hadley directs her to take the midnight train to find Jurgis. Leon heads to a hidden subway entrance in the slaughterhouse, arming himself with several knives."
"He boards the train as Mahogany completes his nightly massacre and corners Maya. Leon attacks the murderer with a knife, and the two fight in between the swinging human flesh. Human body parts are ripped, thrown, and used as weapons. Jurgis, hung from a meat hook, dies when he is gutted."
"The train reaches its final stop, a cavernous abandoned station filled with skulls and decomposing bodies. The conductor appears, advising Leon and Maya to "step away from the meat." The true purpose of the abandoned station is revealed, as reptilian creatures enter the car and consume the bodies of the murdered passengers."
"Leon and Maya flee into the cavern. Mahogany, battered, fights to the death with Leon. After Leon stabs a broken femur through his throat, Mahogany only grins in his dying throes, saying, "Welcome!" The conductor tells Leon the creatures have lived beneath the city long before the subway was constructed, and the butcher's job is to feed them each night to keep them from attacking subway riders during the day."
"He picks up Leon, and with the same supernatural strength as the deceased butcher, rips out Leon's tongue and eats it. The conductor brings Leon's attention to Maya, who has been knocked unconscious and is lying on a pile of bones. The conductor forces Leon to watch as he cuts Maya's chest open to remove her heart."
"He says that, having killed the butcher, Leon must take his place. Detective Hadley hands the train schedule to the new butcher, who wears a ring with the symbol of the group that feeds the creatures. The killer walks onto the midnight train and reveals himself as Leon."
These 8 pointed star symbolism connects to the "gateway to Hell" in the movie "Event Horizon. Based from the Wiki states this: "In 2047, a distress signal is received from the Event Horizon, a starship that disappeared during its maiden voyage to Proxima Centauri seven years previously that has mysteriously reappeared in a decaying orbit around Neptune. The rescue vessel Lewis and Clark is dispatched."
"Its crew – Capt. Miller, second-in-command Lt. Starck, pilot Smith, medical technician Peters, engineer Ensign Justin, doctor D.J. and rescue technician Cooper – is joined by Dr. William Weir, who designed the Event Horizon. He briefs the crew on the ship's experimental gravity drive, which generates an artificial black hole and uses it to bridge two points in spacetime, reducing travel time over astronomical distances."
"The distress signal seems to consist of a series of screams and howls but D.J. believes he can discern the Latin phrase "Liberate me" ("Save me") being spoken. Upon boarding the Event Horizon, the crew finds evidence of a massacre. As they search for survivors, the ship's gravity drive activates, briefly pulling Justin into the resulting portal and causing a shock wave that damages the Lewis and Clark, forcing the entire crew to board the Event Horizon."
"Justin emerges in a catatonic state, traumatized by what he saw on the other side. He attempts suicide by decompression, but is saved by Miller, forcing the crew to place him in stasis. The team begins to experience apparitions of individuals from their past that only they can see, hallucinations corresponding to their fears and regrets: Miller sees Corrick, a subordinate he was forced to abandon to his death, Peters sees her son whom she left with her ex-husband with his legs covered in bloody lesions and Weir sees an eyeless vision of his late wife, who committed suicide, urging him to join her."
"The crew soon discover a video log of the Event Horizon's crew fornicating and mutilating each other shortly after first engaging the gravity drive. The video log ends with a shot of the Event Horizon's captain (holding out his own eyes gouged from their sockets) speaking the complete Latin phrase from the earlier distress call, which D.J. translates as "Liberate tutemet ex inferis" ("Save yourself from hell").
"Deducing that the ship's gravity drive opened a gateway to a hellish dimension outside the known universe, and that the Event Horizon has somehow attained sentience, Miller decides to destroy the Event Horizon and orders an evacuation. Peters is lured to her death by a hallucination of her son. Weir, who has gouged his own eyes out and is now possessed by the evil presence, uses an explosive device to destroy the Lewis and Clark."
"The explosion kills Smith and blasts Cooper off into space. Weir kills D.J. by vivisecting him and corners Starck on the bridge. Miller confronts Weir, who overpowers him, and initiates a 10-minute countdown until the Event Horizon will return to the other dimension by activating the gravity drive."
"Cooper, having used his space suit's oxygen supply to propel himself back to the ship, appears at the bridge window. Weir shoots at him and is blown into space by the ensuing decompression. Miller, Starck, and Cooper survive and manage to seal off the ship's bridge. With their own ship destroyed, Miller plans to split the Event Horizon in two and use the forward section of the ship as a lifeboat. He is attacked by manifestations of Corrick which turns out to be the resurrected Dr. Weir. Miller fights him off and detonates the explosives, sacrificing himself."
"The gravity drive activates, pulling the ship's stern section into a black hole. Starck and Cooper enter stasis beside a comatose Justin and wait to be rescued. Seventy-two days later, the wreckage of the Event Horizon is boarded by a rescue party, who discover the remaining crew still in stasis."
"Starck sees Weir posing as one of the rescuers and screams in terror; this is revealed to be a nightmare with Starck waking up moments later. Cooper and the rescue team comfort the newly awakened and terrified Starck as the bulkheads close."
Apparently, Howard P. Lovecraft's "Shadow over Innsmouth", "Dagon" and "Call of Cthulu" has a connection to the Amphibian Entities that brought culture to mankind. Based from "Call of Cthulu" states this: "The Call of Cthulhu" is a short story by American writer H. P. Lovecraft. Written in the summer of 1926, it was first published in the pulp magazine Weird Tales in February 1928. "
Plot summary: "The story's narrator, Francis Wayland Thurston, recounts his discovery of various notes left behind by his great uncle, George Gammell Angell, a prominent professor of Semitic languages at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, who died during the winter of 1926, suspecting eldritch goings-on after being bumped into by a "nautical-looking negro". The first chapter, "The Horror in Clay", concerns a small bas-relief sculpture found among the notes, which the narrator describes: "My somewhat extravagant imagination yielded simultaneous pictures of an octopus, a dragon, and a human caricature."
"... A pulpy, tentacled head surmounted a grotesque and scaly body with rudimentary wings.” The sculpture is the work of Henry Anthony Wilcox, a student at the Rhode Island School of Design, who based his creation on a delirious dream of "great Cyclopean cities of titanic blocks and sky-flung monoliths, all dripping with green ooze and sinister with latent horror.” References to both Cthulhu and R'lyeh are included in letters written by Wilcox."
"Angell also discovers reports of "outre mental illnesses and outbreaks of group folly or mania" around the world (in New York City, "hysterical Levantines" mob police; in California, a Theosophist colony dress in white robes while awaiting a "glorious fulfillment"). The second chapter, "The Tale of Inspector Legrasse", discusses the first time the Professor had heard the word "Cthulhu" and seen a similar image."
"At the 1908 meeting of the American Archaeological Society in St. Louis, Missouri, a New Orleans police official named John Raymond Legrasse asked the assembled antiquarians to identify an idol carved from a mysterious greenish-black stone. Legrasse had discovered the relic months before in the swamps south of New Orleans, during his raid on a supposed voodoo cult."
"The idol resembles Wilcox's sculpture, and represented a "thing, which seemed instinct with a fearsome and unnatural malignancy, was of a somewhat bloated corpulence, and squatted evilly on a rectangular block or pedestal covered with undecipherable characters.” On November 1, 1907, Legrasse led a party of fellow policemen in search of several women and children who disappeared from a squatter community."
"The police found the victims' "oddly marred" bodies being used in a ritual where 100 men—all of a "mentally aberrant type"—were "braying, bellowing, and writhing" and repeatedly chanting the phrase: "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn". After killing five of the participants and arresting 47 others, Legrasse interrogated the men before learning "the central idea of their loathsome faith":
"They worshipped, so they said, the Great Old Ones who lived ages before there were any men ... and ... formed a cult which had never died ... hidden in distant wastes and dark places all over the world until the time when the great priest Cthulhu, from his dark house in the mighty city of R'lyeh under the waters, should rise and bring the earth again beneath his sway. Some day he would call, when the stars were ready, and the secret cult would always be waiting to liberate him." The prisoners identify the confiscated idol as Cthulhu himself, and translate their mysterious phrase as "In his house at R'lyeh, dead Cthulhu waits dreaming."
"One particularly talkative cultist, known as Old Castro, named the center of their cult as Irem, the City of Pillars in Arabia, and referred to a phrase in the Necronomicon: "That is not dead which can eternal lie, And with strange aeons even death may die.” One of the academics present at the meeting, William Channing Webb, a professor of anthropology at Princeton, states that during an 1860 expedition to the western coast of Greenland, he encountered "a singular tribe of degenerate Eskimos whose religion, a curious form of devil-worship, chilled him with its deliberate bloodthirstiness and repulsiveness".
"Webb claims the Greenland cult possessed both the same chant and a similar "hideous" fetish. Thurston, the narrator, reflects that "My attitude was still one of absolute materialism, as I wish it still were.” In the third chapter, "The Madness from the Sea", Thurston reads an article dated April 18, 1925, from the Sydney Bulletin, an Australian newspaper."
"The article reports the discovery of a derelict ship in the Pacific Ocean with only one survivor—a Norwegian sailor named Gustaf Johansen, second mate on board the Emma, a schooner which originally sailed from Auckland, New Zealand. On March 22, the Emma encountered a heavily armed yacht, the Alert, crewed by "a queer and evil-looking crew of Kanakas and half-castes" from Dunedin. After being attacked by the Alert without provocation, the crew of the Emma killed everyone aboard, but lost their own ship in the battle."
"Commandeering their opponent's vessel, the surviving crewmembers travel on and arrive at an uncharted island in the vicinity of 47°9′S 126°43′W. With the exception of Johansen and a fellow sailor (who then died as they made their way back to Auckland, New Zealand due to madness from seeing whatever was on that uncharted island), the remaining crewmembers perish on the island. Johansen never reveals the cause of their death. Thurston travels to New Zealand and then Australia, where at the Australian Museum he views a statue retrieved from the Alert with a "cuttlefish head, dragon body, scaly wings, and hieroglyphed pedestal".
"While in Oslo, Thurston learns that Johansen died suddenly during an encounter with two Lascars near the Gothenburg docks. Johansen's widow provides Thurston with a manuscript written by her late husband, which reveals the fate of everyone aboard the Emma. The uncharted island is described as "a coastline of mingled mud, ooze, and weedy Cyclopean masonry which can be nothing less than the tangible substance of earth's supreme terror—the nightmare corpse-city of R'lyeh". The crew struggle in comprehending the non-Euclidean geometry of their surroundings. When one of the sailors accidentally opens a "monstrously carven portal", he releases Cthulhu: "It lumbered slobberingly into sight and gropingly squeezed Its gelatinous green immensity through the black doorway."
"... The stars were right again, and what an age-old cult had failed to do by design, a band of innocent sailors had done by accident. After vigintillions of years, Great Cthulhu was loose again and ravening for delight." Before fleeing with his crewmembers, almost all of whom are killed, Johansen describes Cthulhu as "a mountain [that] walked or stumbled". Johansen and a sailor named Briden climb aboard the yacht before sailing away. However, Cthulhu dives into the ocean and pursues their fleeing vessel."
"Fortunately, Johansen turns his yacht around and rams it into the creature's head, which bursts with "a slushy nastiness as of a cloven sunfish"—only to immediately begin regenerating. The Alert escapes from R'lyeh, with Briden having gone insane and dying soon afterwards. After finishing the manuscript, Thurston realizes he's now a possible target, thinking: "I know too much, and the cult still lives."
Now, I came across a Youtuber called "Paranormal Researcher Paul Stonehill", and he investigates interesting UFOs and such. I would recommend the reader to look him up, as I see he does excellent work on certain subjects. One subject that he covered was the mysterious humanoid fishmen that were seen on Lake Baikal. Based from "Mysteriousuniverse" details this segment on Lake Baikal:
The Deep Mysteries of the World’s Deepest Lake:
"In the southern part of the Russian region of remote, frigid and untamed cold known as Siberia lies a lake unlike any other on Earth. Lying nestled within the rugged Siberian wilderness is the enormous Lake Baikal, the deepest and most ancient lake on the planet, and so renowned for its beauty that it is sometimes referred to as “The Pearl of Russia.” It is a majestic place not only remarkable for its deep water, but also for its deep mysteries, for Lake Baikal has long been the epicenter for a wide variety of weird happenings and high strangeness."
"Lake Baikal is a rift lake, meaning it was formed within a deep rift created by tectonic movement along fault lines, and lies in the Russian region of Siberia, between the Irkutsk Oblast to the northwest and the Buryat Republic to the southeast. At 5,387 feet (1,642 meters) deep and with a surface area of 12,248 square miles (31,722 square kilometers) it is the deepest lake in the world and the seventh largest by surface area."
"The lake is so large and so deep that it is estimated to hold 20% of the world’s unfrozen fresh water. At an estimated 25 million years old, Lake Baikal is also considered to be the oldest existing lake in the world as well. The lake is known for not only its size, but also its remarkably crystal clear water and biodiversity. Lake Baikal is home to a large variety of species found nowhere else on earth and this rich ecology and biodiversity has earned it the nickname “The Galapagos of Russia,” and helped it to be designated as aUNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996."
"Considering its remote and wild locale, its enormity, and how ancient it is, it is perhaps no surprise that Lake Baikal has a long history of bizarre events, strange occurrences, legends, myths, and folklore. Some of the earliest stories stretch far back into history to its very creation, with local legend saying that the lake was formed by the impact of a gigantic rock falling from the sky."
"From there, the lake’s weird history began. Ghengis Khan was said to have been born on the lake’s Olkhon Island, which is the third largest island lake in the world, and there is a legend that Jesus Christ once visited here. Jesus allegedly proclaimed the land north of the lake to be blessed and the land south of it to be of no worth, which is why to this day local folklore says that corn will not grow in these cursed lands south of the lake. There is a myriad of mysteries to be found at Lake Baikal. One of these is the alleged presence of a mysterious lake monster long feared by locals."
"The native Buryat people of the region call the creature Lusud-Khan or Usan-Lobson Khan, which translate to “Water Dragon Master,” and it is said to resemble some kind of giant sturgeon, with a prominent snout and armored plating along the back. In modern times, there are occasional reports from fishermen of the elusive creatures breaking the surface or of seeing huge black shapes soaring through the crystal clear water below, but accounts of strange beasts in the lake go back hundreds of years. Early Chinese explorers of the lake, which they called the North Sea, also reported seeing these beasts, which they referred to as “gods of the lake” and “dragon fishes.” The alleged monsters of Lake Baikal are also represented in ancient petroglyphs found along the Baikal cliffs."
"There is aditionally a large stone stele, a carved stone slab erected as a monument, located on the bank of the Yenisei river near the village Askiz which is estimated to date to between the 3rd and 9th century BC and depicts some sort of mysterious water monster. The image carved into the stone shows a large, lizard-like creature with a forked tongue, wicked claws, and plate-like armor along its back. The bizarre creature is depicted standing upright submerged in water, indicated by the image of a fish hovering nearby."
"It is unclear what connection this mysterious carving has, if any, to the giant fish-like monsters said to lurk in the lake. The lake is home to many unique species of fish and other animals, including the rare freshwater seal known as the Baikal seal (Pusa sibirica), but there is no known species of creature known to be present here that matches the size of what is reported for the Lake Baikal monster."
"Large mysterious lake monsters are not the only things said to haunt Lake Baikal. The area has long been known for its UFO related weirdness as well. There have long been numerous reports of strange lights and alleged alien spacecraft over the lake, but perhaps the most interesting stories come from declassified Soviet era documents compiled on unexplainable incidents by the Russian navy under the command of deputy Navy commander Admiral Nikolay Smirnov."
"Although the documents are not completely focused on UFOS or even Lake Baikal in particular, the two make regular appearances and the documents mention numerous UFO related incidents and sightings around Lake Baikal nevertheless. One such account describes how in 1958, a Russian TU-154 plane crashed into the lake’s frigid waters after allegedly being pursued by a UFO. Other reports come from various fishermen, who have seen strange lights hovering over the lake, cruising underwater or even spectacularly erupting from below the waves to shoot into the sky above."
"People have also reported UFOs rapidly descending from the heavens only to gently alight upon the surface of the lake and float like a boat. One of the most bizarre accounts related to aliens and UFOs at Lake Baikal allegedly happened in 1982, when navy divers in the lake reported encountering humanoid creatures that were dressed in silvery suits about 164 feet (50 meters) underwater. The report claims that three of the divers were killed when they tried to pursue the creatures and four divers were seriously injured. The Russian government denies that any of the accounts in their documents stem from otherworldly sources and maintains that everything described must have some natural explanation."
"The reports of lights and humanoid creatures in Lake Baikal’s depths have, perhaps not surprisingly, led to theories that aliens could have underwater bases here, and there are other bizarre reports of strangeness in the lake that seem to somewhat support this far out notion. In 1977, a deep water submersible called Paysis was involved in scientific research operating at a depth of 1,200 meters in the dark, frigid water."
"At one point, the vehicle’s spotlight turned off and it was in complete darkness until a sudden bright beam shone upon it from an outside source. The blinding light reportedly remained fixed on the submersible for several seconds before flickering out and once more leaving the sub in cold blackness. It has never been satisfactorily explained what the source of the light was. There is also an unexplained and powerful magnetic anomaly occurring within a deep part of the lake’s rift, where the tectonic plates pull apart."
"The anomaly has not been explained and has reportedly suddenly and inexplicably grown in size twice in the past 50 years. Other weird phenomena coming from the depths are reported sudden surges or eruptions of water inexplicably shooting upwards and strange, inexplicable mass fish die offs. These are usually explained as being caused by trapped gasses belching up from the bottom, but the source remains unknown."
"Another phenomenon on Lake Baikal that may or may not have anything to do with sea monsters, UFOs, or aliens is the reports of various vessels mysteriously vanishing in its waters. The lake holds many anomalous zones that are particularly known for the disappearance of ships, such as an area on the western shore known as Cape Ryty, an area with so many reported vanishings that the locals consider it to be cursed and to bring sure death upon who ever goes there. The island of Great Ushkan’i, near Cape Sun, as well as the huge island of Olkhon are other cursed zones known for swallowing vessels. Olkhon is known for a place called “The Devil’s Crater,” from where one of the most recent and well known disappearances of a vessel comes."
"On June 16, 2011, the pleasure boat Yamaha departed from a village in the Kabansk area of Buryatia with an experienced crew of four to test out a new motor and never returned. It was reported that the crew were all seasoned sailors, yet contact with the vessel was lost shortly after their departure when a sudden fog rolled in."
"When the fog burned off, the Yamaha was gone. Although the boat was well in range of cellular service, none of the cell phones of the crew could be reached, as if they were completely out of the network. In addition, other than the fog bank, conditions on the lake were said to be placid and perfectly safe for boating at the time, so what happened to the Yamaha and its crew? Nobody knows."
"Several extensive search and rescue operations were launched to try and locate the Yamaha, but they turned up no wreckage and not one clue as to the vessel’s fate. It was as if the Yamaha was swallowed by the lake itself. Locals think they know the answer, as it is believed that the area in question occasionally produces horrific sudden whirlpools that appear like a crater upon the surface, hence the name “Devil’s Crater,” and suck in anything unfortunate to be nearby."
"Local legend says that these mysterious chasms in the water are gateways to hell, through which the souls of sinners pass. Perhaps these whirlpools hold the key to the many missing ships on the lake, but they would not explain the other, more bizarre accounts of ships disappearing for long periods of time only to reappear with crews that claim they have been only gone for a few hours."
"Perhaps just as bizarre as the disappearance of vessels is the sudden and inexplicable appearance of various objects upon Lake Baikal. Locals have claimed to see ships and even things that have no business being on the water such as trains and castles suddenly materializing on the lake and often blinking out of existence just as quickly. Scientists believe that this may be the result of potent mirages formed by the unique properties of Lake Baikal."
"In the summer, warm air flows over the frigid water and in the winter there are extreme cold and clear conditions, all of which combine to create layers of air with differing densities that refract, distort, and reflect upon the lake’s calm, transparent surface to create highly vivid and realistic mirages. It is thought that such mirages could be at least partly to blame for missing ships such as the Yamaha, as they could lead them astray or cause them to crash into the rocky shoreline."
"There are even reports that such mirages are sometimes accompanied by anomalous magnetic disturbances, which could theoretically confound a ship’s navigational equipment. Are these mirages merely the result of conspiring natural forces or do they represent some other, more supernatural occurrence?"
"As with many of the lake’s other mysteries, no one really knows. Lake Baikal has its share of natural mysteries as well as all of the spooky, bizarre stuff. It has an incredibly high amount of biodiversity for such a cold lake that is frozen for most of the year, and most of its species are endemic. The freshwater Baikal seal has long confounded biologists as no one can really figure out how it got here."
"The Baikal seal is most closely related to the Arctic seal or ringed seal, (Pusa hispida), and yet Lake Baikal is completely isolated and located hundreds of kilometers from the nearest sea. There are many theories on how this happened, with perhaps the most prevailing idea being that they arrived through a sea passage that once linked the lake to the Arctic Ocean and the seals subsequently adapted to a freshwater environment. The lake currently harbors an estimated 80,000 to 100,000 of the enigmatic freshwater seals and they are not considered to be threatened."
"Lake Baikal has also shown itself to be rich in resources not typical for a freshwater lake. From 2008 to 2010, two Russian submersibles known as the Mir made a remarkable discovery 1637 meters under the surface. Researchers operating the Mirs found a special type of ice high in concentrations of natural gas, called “gas hydrates,” which are in fact found elsewhere, particularly on the deep ocean floor, but never in freshwater environments."
"This unusual finding could mean that the ice-laden lake potentially holds vast reserves of an important, untapped fuel source although extraction methods for gas hydrates have not been perfected as of yet. It is still not totally understood why gas hydrates should be found in this freshwater lake and not in others. The two Mir submersibles also collected data on a good number of previously unknown species lurking in the dark, icy depths of the lake."
"Another baffling natural phenomenon on the lake occurred in 2009, when strange, huge circles with diameters of up to 2.7 miles (4.4 km) started to appear in the lake’s ice during particularly cold months. The bizarre circular ice formations were first spotted by astronauts aboard the International Space Station and their discovery immediately ignited speculation as to their cause. Of course there was the inevitable theory that the circles were the result of alien activity, but in the end scientists came to a more rational, yet possibly more worrying explanation."
"It is currently believed that the ice circles are the result of methane gasses gurgling up from the bottom and resulting in swirling warm water currents that then formed the circular formations on the lake ice. The reason this is worrying is that it could indicate that Lake Baikal’s spring ice has been diminishing more rapidly in recent years. When coupled with global warming, this could have disastrous consequences for the lake’s ecosystem and biodiversity, which rely heavily on the lake’s cycles of ice."
"Lake Baikal is truly one of the world’s most beautiful, remote, and amazing lakes. Full of mysteries both natural and perhaps supernatural, it is a vast, deep, yawning chasm of majestic beauty. What are the answers to the enigmas that are here lurking within the crystal clear depths and just beyond our understanding?"
"Is this a place flung far from the familiar world of our current knowledge? Is this a place that sits on some mysterious divide between the realms of what we know, what we think we know, and what we will never know? How deep does the rabbit hole go here at the world’s deepest lake deep in the wilderness of Siberia? Ancient, awe inspiring, mysterious, beautiful, all of these words fit Russia’s Lake Baikal perfectly. Full of deep waters and deep mysteries, Lake Baikal is certainly like no other place on Earth."
Based from Paul Stonehill's research, he details many people's accounts of seeing humanoid fishmen in the waters of Central Asia, and states that many overlook the UFO situations that occur in Central Asia. So, when taking my time to listen to these accounts based on his research, records detail the description of these "fishmen" to having webbed hands, having big eyes, some are considered to be Giant humanoids, sometimes having pointed ears, and having a milky white complexioned skin.
Now, this isn't the first time that these entities are described in a similar manner, in fact, there are sources based on the "merbeings" having the complexion like the "Moon", thus connecting to the "milky complexioned skin". Then I came upon this website "the-adepts.fandom" stating this excerpt: Nephilim:
"The Nephilim are the bastard offspring of fallen angels copulating with human women. Said to be usually disfigured (most Nephilim have minor mutations like webbed hands, six fingers, etc.) the Nephilim are both mysterious and terrifying in what they represent. Since they have angelic blood flowing in their veins they are capable of great feats of strength, and they are said to receive visions of the near future often."
Based from the video "The Mysterious Ancient fish and serpent Gods- Were they real?", shows the lecturer mentioning these fishmen Entities has having "six fingers" and webbed hands. So, when I came across this information based on the Nephilim and the "webbed" hands, other sources would state that they are based on the "Greys" to the "Reptilians", however, I find that isn't truly the case, but far different than from what we are told.
So, as I was listening to Paul's different UFO accounts on these humanoids that live in lakes, Oceans and seas, then things start to connect to the Book "The Sirius Mystery" and why this plays a huge part. There is a theory thatthe Nephilim having "webbed hands", details that these beings were produced from the Amphibian Gods that brought their ways. Based from Paul's research, he does mention how the women would go missing in certain areas of the waters, thus may link to the promiscious nature of these Entities. In the medical fields they would call it "syndactyly" or webbed fingers or toes.
These Amphibian Gods giving culture to mankind should actually give the readers clues to the apparent "Fallen Angels". The reader should also be aware that this is what H.P. Lovecraft's "Shadow over Innsmouth" is based on, as the Gods that came from the Oceans taught the people civilization, however, that isn't the only thing that happened.
It seems that this event would take place after the destruction of the apparent Atlantis. Since these Entities gave mankind this knowledge, nothing else happened but the growth of the religions of the Gods and their traditions flourishing throughout the world. How is it since after the cataclysm that occurred in the Atlantis, all of a sudden they just show up and start helping mankind by teaching them writing, reading, argiculture ect.? This should tell you that "this" Thoth and the Atlanteans would be "Oannes" or the Amphibian Gods that brought their Atlantean religions and knowledge to mankind. See "(The Lord of Sirius series")
This is reminiscent to the 200 fallen angels teaching humans war, agriculture, civilization, medicine etc. And the story of Prometheus giving fire to mankind shows that this parallelism are obvious.The story of the "Amphibian Gods" giving the "knowledge" and "teaching" mankind is literally the same story as Azazel, Samyaza and the 200 angels making a pact, and teaching mankind the "secrets of Heaven". But since this was brought to them, this isn't the only thing they gave, without exchange of course.
Now, I had stated in "Nag Hammadi" Chapter that the dog headed God who is known as Sirius, is based on the Dragon Gods that came down from Heaven. This is where the "Crest" connects to those "Amphibian" race as they are found all over the world. This reveals the same tradition being from the Gods and "Sons of God".
Then based on the God of fire battling the Dragon God and the "Water Spirit", details them with their religion to the inhabitants on Earth. Now, based from the Ancient battle details the Fire God Set defeating Osiris, but is demonized as the evil one when it's really the other way around. In the Chinese story of Zhurong, it details that the fire God defeats the water God Gong Gong, who again, is the Dragon God Osiris. However, then comes the recurrected God defeating the other. So, based from the Skell story still details that Skell would be defeated by Illao, but is resurrected with the heart to defeat Illao, who then cuts him up into pieces. This merely symbolizes the Bacchic cult and the resurrection story of the Nommo.
Then from there comes the arrival of the Gods or water spirits, that brought the black stone. This is where Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A space Odyssey" comes in as the "black monolith" comes to Earth. Then the symbolism of the hairy Barbarians or creatures learning their ways, as this is Oannes, Vishnu's Matsya form or "this" Thoth and the Atlanteans coming in bringing the apparent "culture" to the world.
Now, it should be noted as you look at certain pictures, the Black Goddess Diana's legs is closed together like that of a "fish" and having "fins" on her feet. This is what Robert Temple's book "The Sirius Mystery" is based on, as the description of Zeus' legs was considered "one leg" and having scales like his brother Poseidon. The same is stated on Osiris, as the closed legs symbolizes the fish body, and the "scales" that he is ordained with. They are said to be androgynous and have the face of "beast", as the Nag Hammadi scripture details. This is pretty much where the Mystery of these religions are based on, but as you see, these Entities are shown with the fish and crest symbolism, thus connecting to Dagon.
This is based from one of the stories connecting to Red Horn called Waterspirits (Wakcéxi) by Richard L. Dieterle:
"Waterspirits" is a name given to a powerful and often devious race of shape-changing spirits called Wakcéxi,a word of obscure meaning that has little to do with water. It is most probably fromwąk,"person," andcexi,"difficult," an appropriate designation given the ambivalent and often sinister nature of Waterspirits.1Nevertheless, it is not clear how an /ą/in a hypotheticalpreform*Wąkcexicould have transmuted into a simple /a/.To this, compare Dakota,Uŋktéḣi,Uŋḣćéġila, "the Dakota god of the waters; a fabled monster of the deep; the whale; an extinct animal, the bones of which are said to be sometimes found by the Indians."2In any case, the English name "Waterspirits" is appropriate enough, for, "If there was no Wakcexi there would be no water."3Water is the very mystical body of the Wakcéxi, who express their physical force in the form of waves and whirlpools.4Earthmaker created the Waterspirits and the Thunders first among the spirits,5giving the Thunders control over the waters of heaven and the Waterspirits suzerainty over those of the lower world."
"Wakcexi have their own natural and distinctive theriomorphic form. It is said that "the Wakcéxi, the water spirits or gods, good and bad, ... have each the form of scaly, four-footed beasts, with horns like an ox, and a tail indefinitely long, but with nearly human faces."6Walking Cloud said, "The water spirit, I am told, has a long tail winding around his body, and has two horns."7Some of these attributes can be seen in the inset drawn by a Hocąk artist. Other depictions have a strangely feline appearance, looking like a panther in the fore parts, but having a huge serpentine tail that can wrap round an entire hill. Their body, legs, and horns may assume the form of any animal.8The snake is particularly common,9but others sources also mention Beaver Waterspirits (Rap Wágᵋcexi), Elk Waterspirits (Hųwą́gᵋcexi), Deer Waterspirits (Ca Wágᵋcexi),10and Bear Waterspirits.11This spectrum of variation seems to be a mirror image of the variety of raptorial forms assumed by various Thunderbirds.The ox-like horns of some Waterspirits recallGreekwater deities like Acheloos. Still other Waterspirits are characterized by having long ears.12All Wakcéxi possess an appendage called a "scent bag" which can yield very powerful medicines.13However, the odor is not agreeable to humans. A child who had been abducted by a Waterspirit was returned to her human mother, but the child's odor was so repulsive that her mother fainted. Eventually the odor faded away.14Waterspirits are also differentiated by their color. The Red Waterspirits not only shoot jets of water, but shoot geysers of fire upward at their enemies.15A green(co)Waterspirit created the Wisconsin Dells,16but after diving into Devil's Lake, he perpetrated many evils against the human race.17A purple Waterspirit blessed K who soon afterwards founded the Medecine Rite within Mt. Trempealeau.17.1The Waterspirit of the sacred color white, founded the Hocąk Waterspirit Clan.18Another White Waterspirit bestowed the blessings of his body upon the Medicine Rite.19White Waterspirits, at least, have round, red armpits."
"Waterspirits appear to fall into two tribes like all other spirits, Good Waterspirits and Bad Waterspirits. Waterspirits generally are associated with evil powers, but the Good Waterspirits are beneficent and try to use these dangerous powers to help humanity.21On the other hand, there is a tribe of Wakcéxi, specifically called "Bad Waterspirits,"22who are said to be spotted rather like snakes.23These may be more prone to inflict retribution. Once a group of Waterspirits were assigned the role of punishing Holy One for his hubris in saying that he was the onlywákącąk(holy) being on earth. They killed his only brother and made his skin into a door flap. In revenge, Holy One killed two of the sons of the Chief of the Waterspirits, then stole back his brother's hide.24Waterspirits are particularly associated with punishing those who sin in connection with water. When a pair of twins hunted sturgeon for sport, the spirit of the river overwhelmed them.25When a Sioux warparty pursued Hocąk warriors across Green Lake, the Waterspirit to whom they had made so many offerings rose up and destroyed the enemy with a series of whirlpools."
"Waterspirits are rarely seen above ground or water. As the English version of their name suggests, they live in bodies of water or behind waterfalls,27but they also have subterranean abodes lined with luminescent white clay28or blue earth. More than one story describes it as "chalk."29This substance is the dung of the Waterspirits.30Consequently, when the bodies of two brothers were washed up on the shores of Lake Koshkonong, the discovery of white clay in their ears and nostrils demonstrated beyond doubt that they had been killed by a Waterspirit.31Usually, they live under hills or earthen mounds like those of beavers,32the resemblance being such that powerful spirits sometimes call Wakcéxi "beavers."33It is said that, "the earth is an island in the ocean, and is held up by the Wakcéxi,"34and that "there is another earth under [us], where the Wakcéxi reside, which they designate as theMąnompákaor the 'Second Earth', and sometimes the 'Earth Under'."35It is through this subterranean pathway that such Waterspirits asTraveler(a spirit deity in control of the earth), are able to roam to the four corners of the world. The roads of the Waterspirits were originally closer to the surface, but one of the accomplishments of Trickster was to push them farther down. The Mississippi was once inhabited only by Waterspirits and was one of their primary roads. The whirlpool, the "hole in the river," was another such road, but Trickster also pushed these down.36Waterspirits are found at the farthest reaches of creation, where four of them hold down the corners of the world as Island Weights.37Similarly, the boundaries of theWazija, the territory of the Hocągara, are also marked by the presence of Waterspirits at key points."
"When Earthmaker created the world he looked down and shed his tears into the void. These tears became the waters, which are the essence of the Waterspirit's being. Then he put down land and the creatures that were to live on earth. However, the whole was unstable and whirled about, so he placed four Waterspirits at its corners to stabilize it.39Just as the waters mirror the sky above, so the creative process of Waterspirits is a reversed mirror image of that of Earthmaker. The waters are at first still, then they begin to rotate until a whirlpool forms. Then various noxious creatures are ejected from the whirlpool. Finally, out of the depths comes fire (the opposite of water), and only then does the Waterspirit emerge.40A Waterspirit who arose from the depths to give a human a blessing, only appeared after a burning log emerged from the whirlpool.41Before the Waterspirit himself emerges, scouts (Waíxgi) surface to insure that no Thunderbirds are about.42Earthmaker assigned to a green Waterspirit a particularly important creative role. This Waterspirit dug out a great channel with his teeth, melting the snow and ice as he went. From a whirlpool he threw off all kinds of game animals, and firing quills from his hide, he covered the landscape in trees. What he created is called the "Wisconsin Dells," a land fashioned as a new hunting ground for the Hocągara."
"Waterspirits can be very dangerous, creating whirlpools that have sucked under many a canoe.44In the deep water off Governor's Island in Lake Mendota, there lay a den of Waterspirits who caused great disturbances in the water and overturned canoes.45The Waterspirit of Green Lake created whirlpools by swirling her arms up. Those who did not make the proper offerings, would be sucked under.46They often deliberately set out to capsize boats with their tails.47Some Waterspirits are known to have eaten deer and elk whole.48Their ferocity is not limited to swallowing swimming cervids, but extends even to the eating of human flesh.49One Waterspirit used to eat children who swam in the Mississippi. When their bodies were found they had holes in the top of their heads.50Waterspirits are particularly pleased with human offerings. A young man was once tricked by his brothers into a deep diving contest. The other brothers came up short, and the eldest cried out to the Waterspirit that his brother was a sacrifice. The brother never came back up. However, through the intercession of a Bear Spirit, his sister was able to find him in the middle of the winter. He was at the center of the lake with his feet sunk into the ice. She was later able to revive him.51Once the green Waterspirit of Devil's Lake demanded the sacrifice of a maiden every year. A human spirit incarnation named "River Child" was born when a human placed the bones of a sturgeon into a deerskin. River Child discovered from talking to his sturgeon father that the Waterspirit of Devil's Lake was vulnerable in the corner of the left eye of his central head, so River Child launched an expedition against him which he kept secret from the medicine men, inasmuch as they were thought to be in league with the Waterspirit. In the end, River Child himself had to kill the Waterspirit by stabbing him in the vulnerable eye with a knife. Afterwards, whenever there was a thunder storm, the spirit of the Waterspirit could be heard shrieking.52Waterspirits can usually be propitiated by offerings of tobacco and red feathers, which the cautious always present before crossing a dangerous body of water.53When travelers came to a lake or river, they would "... put tobacco in the water out of respect to the water spirit. He owned all the water. After that they can drink all they want and go across it, or swim. Then nothing would happen to them. This was the custom. This was calledtani wókišu('tobacco - placing on water')."54The Waterspirit of Green Lake is even the beneficiary of a special devotional festival which has paid off in Hocąk military victories."
"The Waterspirits are mortal enemies of the Thunderbirds, with whom they perpetually war. This struggle originates from the earliest times:It is one of the old traditions that when the Thunder Birds orWinaxífirst appeared, they lit fires (by lightning) somewhat indiscriminately, striking everything they came across, even to the Wakcéxi or Spirits of the Water and Under Earth, whom they kill and eat of — that is the Indians say whenever the lightning kills or blasts anything, they "eat it"; ... that is the substance is extracted and taken up. They say that whenever a hill is struck by lightning ... it is because a Wakcéxi is concealed under it (that is in its water-springs) whom the Thunders thus kill and eat."
"A human once went hunting with a Thunderbird. The Thunderbird kicked over a large mound which he called a "beaver lodge." When the "beaver" came out, the human shot him. Thus they ate broiled Waterspirit that night.57On another occasion, a human who married into the Thunderbirds went hunting for Waterspirits. He found two red ones sunning themselves. He descended upon them in the form of a feather, and shot both of them with his arrows. The other Waterspirits chased after him, but he was just barely able to escape. His Thunderbird kin later returned to get the dead Waterspirits for a feast. From their hides they made blankets. As a reward for his feat, the human was given the Thunderbird Warclub.58A young man who had been captured by the Bad Thunderbirds, went out hunting with Little Pigeon Hawk, the nephew of the Chief of the Thunders. He fired an arrow at a "beaver" but when he retrieved it, he found that it had chalk on it. When he returned to the area, he found that he was able to kill one of these creatures, in fact a Waterspirit, but an animal that the Thunders called a "beaver." Human are better at hunting Waterspirits because these creatures are usually invisible to other forms of life."
"When the Thunders wanted to rid themselves of an unwelcome human in their midst, they invited him to come with them to view a Waterspirit that they were not able to reach with their weapons. When the human looked over the cliff, they pushed him so that he fell into the water, where he was presumably eaten by the Waterspirit.60When the Waterspirits fight the Thunderbirds, they fire jets of water skyward and counter the lightning of the Thunderbirds with huge boulders which they catapult out of the water.61The rocks strewn around Boulder Lake in Wisconsin, for instance, are said to have been the vestiges of a great battle between the Thunders and the Waterspirits.62When the Waterspirit Traveler fought the son of the Chief of the Thunders, he shot him down with a rainbow. Yet this was not enough to kill him, and he had to induce his human companion to finish the Thunderbird off. The result of this was that the human and his kinsmen were cursed by the Thunders and came to a tragic end.63Others say that the Thunderbird was captured by the Waterspirits. They made peace with the Thunderbirds by allowing the captive to marry the daughter of their chief and in exchange for the Thunders sparing the life of their chief, they made them ahinŭ́kwaguoffering ("to dip for women")."
"The offspring of this marriage between opposites was a merman once seen from time to time at Devil's Lake.64Whenever the Thunders fly over the Ocean Sea that surrounds the earth, they come under attack by Waterspirits, who often kill the weakest among them.65Ocean Duck (a Thunder), who was trying to make it back to his people, made offerings to a Waterspirit of tobacco, a white deerskin, and a red woven yarn belt tied to each of his horns if he would ferry him across the waters. The Waterspirit said that he would, but that he was to be told if any clouds formed, as he would have to turn back. So they set out, but when the clouds formed Ocean Duck said nothing, and made the Waterspirit travel so fast that he ran aground, plowing up everything in his path. Then Ocean duck called out to the Thunders to take the Waterspirit as an offering, and from the clouds they descended to eat him up completely, except for his scent bag. From this Ocean Duck made lethal medicines that burst people's stomachs.66Sometimes the war between Thunders and the Wakcéxi is euhemerized. In the story of Brave Man, also known as "Waterspirit Bluehorn"(Wakcéxi Hecoga),his prisoners have their lips and ears cut off (as birds have neither) and the remainder have their eyes burst (as lightning comes from the eyes of Thunderbirds).67This combat sometimes spills over into human affairs. Once a man married both a Thunderbird woman and a Waterspirit woman, who soon fell to fighting one another out of jealousy. Ever after this singular trauma, humans adopted monogamy as the proper form of marriage."
Allied to the Thunders, if not one himself, is the famous son of Earthmaker, Redhorn. He is also Heroka, the chief of a race of diminutive spirits whose arrows are inerrant. He is known to the spirits asĮco-horúšika, "He who has Faces on his Earlobes." He is allied to Morning Star, but it is his affinities with the Thunders that makes him inimical to the Waterspirits. His jealous brothers induced him to help them court an unusually beautiful woman. She was, in fact, a Waterspirit in human form. She enticed him to move over a trap door, and he fell into the underworld of the Bad Waterspirits. There he was chained down, while his captors contemplated his future as a meal. However, like Samson reinvigorated, he broke his irons and seized a flaming brand with which he put the Waterspirits to flight. With this brand he even lit the waters afire,69just as he had in the form of Heroka, when he removed his single horn and set fire to the Ocean Sea.70On another occasion, Redhorn led a warparty against two Red Waterspirits. The warparty attacked from the air, and as they fought, the Red Waterspirits shot up jets of flame at them. One of the Waterspirits actually killed Turtle by wrapping his long tail around him and dragging him under the water. Ghost, the older Twin, revived Turtle after they had killed the two Waterspirits."
"The blue of water and cloudless sky is the emblematic color of the Waterspirits, and when the gray clouds of the Thunderbirds vanish from the sky, a fisherman may catch a rare glimpse of one sunning himself on the banks of a river or a lake. When they bask in the sun, they always take the fat of their entrails and lay it out. It is at this time that they may be vulnerable to attack, so they are generally very cautious.72When a Waterspirit is going to offer his body as a blessing, he will stipulate that the beneficiary meet him again on a clear day.73It is said of Waterspirit Bluehorn that "Thus a blue sky did when he came to live among the humans, say the old people when they tell stories."74The Waterspirits can therefore have a profound identity with the blue sky. While Bluehorn slept, one of his sisters tied his four queues of hair to the four corners of his lodge (like the vault of the sky anchored at the cardinal points), then called upon the Thunders to take him. When they captured Bluehorn, he was bent over backwards like the sky, and just as the gray clouds occlude the sky, so the Thunders ate Bluehorn as they went along. However, his nephews, the Twins, rescued him, and as the nebulous Thunderbirds scattered, Bluehorn was restored in body."
"Those who seek blessings from Waterspirits, like most fasters, typically make their vision quest in the winter. However, a Waterspirit will require that another meeting be made in the summer when he will bestow the blessing of medicine from his own body. In return, he will ask for tobacco, white deer skin, a dog, and red feathers (eagle down).76Waterspirits offer their own bodies up for medicine, but require that they be carved up with a purered cedarknife.77Great care must be taken to follow the Waterspirit's instructions perfectly. He must be killed and his medicines extracted in just a certain way, and should there be a mistake, the Waterspirit will suddenly turn into impervious stone.78In one case, when the beneficiary of this medicine turned it to evil purposes, the Waterspirit turnedhimto stone.79The recipient of the blessing takes something from each of the parts of the Waterspirit's body, and these are placed upon a clean white deerskin. There they transform themselves into the medicines promised."
"The blood of a Waterspirit is made intowasé, a sacred red paint.80When the man returns home with these medicines, he must give a Medicine Feast (Mąką́wohą) in honor of the Waterspirits and the medicines themselves.81Waterspirits may give very great blessings, and the bones that they yield up to shamans are the most powerful medicine known.82One medicine obtained from the ground bones of a Waterspirit isNąsuhimąháp. This was an antidote to a certain kind of witchcraft. If a woman were to obtain some hair from a man's head, she might place it in a jar full of a certain kind of medicine, and as long as it remained there, she had control over him. This could be undone by making an incision in the scalp and placing someNąsuhimąhápin the cut.83Another potent osteological medicine iswaracą́-hisgeja.
When the man comes to the sick man, the medicine is measured out with a wooden spatula (mąką́hirohira). He puts water in a small medicine stirrer wooden bowl and sings the proper song. ... Then he pours the medicine into the water. If medicine circulates around in bowl, the man will live; otherwise, he will die."
"This medicine was said to be infallible. Another part of a Waterspirit's body is his scent bag, a round pouch, red in color, located under its arms.85From the scent bag can be made evil medicine that can cause a person's stomach to burst.86
Receiving a blessing from a Waterspirit face to face has collateral benefits, including a long and prosperous life. Such a man could also guarantee success in hunting by performing theWaną́cĕrehírite.87A Waterspirit dreamer (Wają́ca) who paints his face red with Waterspirit blood, will find that on visiting other tribes they will be induced to give him an abundance of gifts.88Once a female Waterspirit gave a little girl a necklace with a single shell attached, but this shell had the power to grant the girl's every wish and to keep her forever from want.89Another called "'Waterspirit Woman," granted Hare the power to make all things answer to his command so that he could work without labor. However, he violated a prohibition and lost this power for himself and all humanity.90Once a girl was blessed by a spirit who said he was chief of theWak’aicu, "Those having a Holy Tooth." He said that he was created by Earthmaker himself. This spirit was apparently the chief of the Waterspirits. In her fasting dream, the spirit climbed a tree in the middle of a lake and wrapped himself around it, then he spit one of his teeth into it. When the girl told her father of this vision and blessing, he told her to refuse it, as the spirit who gave it was evil. Thus she did, but the spirit told her that he had a good and an evil side to his body, and had she accepted his blessing, she would have been able to cure weak and nervous people.91A Waterspirit once blessed Mąnį́xete’ų́ga with the power to transform himself into an otter. In this form he swam to get relief for the embattled Hocągara who were trapped on Doty Island by the Illinois."
"Sometimes Waterspirits adopt human beings into their families. Once a little girl was abducted by a Waterspirit woman who raised her as her own child. She kept her dressed in the very best finery, includingwampumnecklaces. Eventually she returned the child to her mother because she pitied them for the suffering they endured in being deprived of their daughter.93Once a chief's son disgraced himself, so his father sewed him up into a bearskin and threw him into a river. He was rescued and raised by a Waterspirit. However, he turned into a merman, a fish from the waist down, and it was with great difficulty that he was later restored to his former condition.94A human once married two Waterspirit women and had children by them."
"Waterspirits sometimes incarnate themselves as human beings, and indeed, the Waterspirit Clan of the Hocągara was founded by such as these;96yet a Waterspirit in human guise can often be known by a tell-tale blue birthmark somewhere on the person's body.97Waterspirits that assume the form of human females are said to be extraordinarily beautiful.98There was one, judging from her nameWakcexíwįka,"Waterspirit Woman," whose unparalleled beauty was particularly expressed in her singular red hair.99Once the Waterspirit Traveler and his sister were reborn as humans. Traveler intended to augment his power by assuming human form and gaining spiritual blessing from fasting. However, when he and his sister were reborn, they did not remember their former spiritual existence, and had to learn everything anew. Originally Traveler ate nothing but mulberries, so he was known as "the mulberry picker." Eventually he went courting at a village where he met his brother-in-law Turtle. There he married a princess, and Traveler's orphan friend married Traveler's sister. Traveler and his sister went home to the spirit village of the Waterspirits, but his brother-in-law could not go with his wife since he was still living in the flesh."
"One day the two mischievous sons of the brother-in-law took him to the spirit village anyway, but they created such havoc that they were sent back to earth, where they later made themselves great. The brother-in-law was allowed to be a sole exception and lived in the Otherworld with the Waterspirits.100The Waterspirit Clan in the Hocąk nation was founded by a great white Waterspirit that arose from Within Lake (Green Bay) out of a whirlpool. When he arrived at Red Banks, where the other clans had assembled, they recognized him as a chief. Thus it is said that the Waterspirit Clan is the chief clan of the lower moiety just as the Thunderbird Clan is the chief of the upper moiety. The people of this clan are descended from Waterspirits. Thus they hold that water is their sacred possession, and when a Waterspirit clansman dies, a blue spot is painted on his forehead as a symbol of this aqueous nature.101Once a year in March when the ice clears from the rivers, the Waterspirit Clan gives a feast in honor of the Waters (Nį Wohą́). After giving tobacco and red feathers to the Waters, they feast on meat."
In the later Hindu texts like the Puranas, Varuna is also a Dikpalaor guardian of the western direction. He is depicted as a youthful man, mounted on Makara (crocodile) and holding a Pasha(noose, rope loop) and a pitcher in his hands.He has multiple wives and fathered many children, including the Vedic sage Vasishtha.
He is also mentioned in the Tamil grammar work Tolkāppiyam, as Kadalon the god of sea and rain.He is found in Japanese Buddhist mythology as Suiten.He is also found in Jainism."
"In Hindu tradition, the theonym Váruṇa (Devanagari:वरुण) is described as a derivation from the verbal rootvṛ ("to surround, to cover" or "to restrain, bind") by means of a suffixal-uṇa-, for an interpretation of the name as "he who covers or binds", in reference to the cosmological ocean or river encircling the world, but also in reference to the "binding" by universal law orṚta."
"Georges Dumézil(1934) made a cautious case for the identity of Varuna and the Greek god Ouranos at the earliest Indo-European cultural level.The etymological identification of the name Ouranos with the Sanskrit Varuṇa is based in the derivation of both names from thePIE root*ŭerwith a sense of "binding" – the Indic king-god Varuṇa binds the wicked, the Greek king-god Ouranos binds the Cyclopes. This derivation of the Greek name is now widely rejected in favour of derivation from the root *wers-"to moisten, drip" (Sanskrit vṛṣ "to rain, pour").
"In the earliest layer of the Rigveda, Varuna is the guardian of moral law, one who punishes those who sin without remorse, and who forgives those who err with remorse.He is mentioned in many Rigvedic hymns, such as 7.86–88, 1.25, 2.27–30, 8.8, 9.73 and others.His relationship with waters, rivers and oceans is mentioned in the Vedas. Rig veda 10.123 says Hiranyapaksha (golden winged bird) as the messenger of Varuna. The golden winged messenger bird of Varuna may not be a mythical one but most probably flamingos because they have colourful wings and the sukta further describes Vulture as the messenger of Yama, the beaks of both these birds have similar morphology and flamingos are seen nearby seashores and marshlands."
"Varuna and Mitra are the gods of the societal affairs including the oath, and are often twinned Mitra-Varuna.Both Mitra and Varuna are classified as Asuras in the Rigveda (e.g.RV 5.63.3), although they are also addressed as Devas as well (e.g.RV 7.60.12).Varuna, being the king of the Asuras, was adopted or made the change to a Deva after the structuring of the primordial cosmos, imposed by Indra after he defeats Vrtra."
It seems that if Varuna was the King of the Gods or King of Heaven and then demoted to being the God of the seas, it's likely the overthrow of Uanus in the same event. Though, based on Uranus and Saturn can be linked as Dagon as well.. Here is a segment on the creature called "Makara:
Makara appears as the vahana(vehicle) of the river goddess Ganga, Narmada, and of the god of the ocean,Varuna.Makara are considered guardians of gateways and thresholds, protecting throne rooms as well as entry ways to temples; it is the most commonly recurring creature in Hindu and Buddhist temple iconography, and also frequently appears as agargoyleor as a spout attached to a natural spring. Makara-shaped earrings calledMakarakundalasare sometimes worn by Hindu deities, for example Shiva, Vishnu, Surya, and Chandi. Makara is also the insignia of the love god
Kamadeva, who has no dedicated temples and is also known asMakaradhvaja, "one whose flag depicts a makara".
"It is generally depicted as half terrestrial animal in the frontal part (stag, deer, or elephant) and half aquatic animal in the hind part (usually of a fish, a seal, or a snake, though sometimes a peacock or even a floral tail is depicted). Though Makara may take many different forms throughout Hindu culture, in the modern world, its form is always related to the marsh crocodile or water monitor."