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Welcome to the Final Fantasy Forums’ Mythology Manual Noticeboard!

This shall serve as a hub for the Mythology Manual article series. Any news relating to the FFFMM shall be posted here so that it is easier to keep up to date.


What is the Mythology Manual?

The FFFMM is an article series which seeks to explore the mythological and historical origins of many of the Final Fantasy series’ most popular monsters, summons, characters, and concepts.

The intention is to investigate particular subjects and see what can be extracted from them. Every article is slightly different since the Final Fantasy creators have adapted material in very different ways. Some articles will be more clearly grounded in fact, and others may be more speculative in explaining what may have been done with the sources, intentional or otherwise. Likewise, some articles shall be longer pieces with much to say, whereas others will turn out to be small nuggets of information with little room for expansion.

The opinions expressed in each article are the author's own and may not represent the ‘official’ opinion of FFF, Square-Enix, or any other group or individual.

We would like discussion on your own opinions if they differ from (or are in accordance with) those expressed in these articles! You may respond to an article with your comments at any time.


Announcements:

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The Mythology Manual has now been added to the forum’s Navigation Bar at the top of the page. If you click on the tab then you will find that every published article is listed and can be visited following the appropriate link!

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Community Tokens and Activities:
To benefit from the new Community Token currency system on FFF there will now be CT rewards handed out to people who comment on a Mythology Manual article. The post must contribute towards a discussion, but if it qualifies then the member shall earn 1 CT!

There shall also be ‘Activities’ posted as comments in various Mythology Manual articles. The nature of these ‘Activities’ will vary depending on the subject matter. As examples they may include crosswords, sketches, or ‘What if?’ scenarios. Complete the task and you shall gain a reward (i.e ranging from between 1-5 CT).

Quizzes shall also be gradually released in the Study Panel if you wish to test yourselves on subjects covered by the Mythology Manual.

For those who want to go the extra mile and earn more CT, keep an eye out for updates in old articles. New 'Activities' will always be announced in this thread too.


Current Issues:

Issue 1: The Carbuncle
Issue 2: Ultros
Issue 3: Alexander
Issue 4: Wedge and Biggs
Issue 5: Red XIII
Issue 6: Shiva
Issue 7: Ixion
Issue 8: Faris

Halloween Special: Phantom Train / Doomtrain.


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Mythology Manual Community Tokens Table.

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Activity - Faris - Hoist the Colours!

5

22/03/18

sly

Activity - Faris - Hoist the Colours!

5

18/02/18

daredevil

Comment - Red XIII

1

29/12/17

JigoKuu

Comment - Ixion

1

21/08/16

JigoKuu

Activity - Ixion Crossword

2

16/08/16

Mitsuki

Activity - Ixion Crossword

3

15/08/16

Mitsuki

Comment - Ixion

1

02/08/16

Cabbage

Comment - Phantom Train / Doomtrain

1

01/11/15

Razberry Knight

Comment - Wedge and Biggs

1

22/07/15

AuronX

Comment - Wedge and Biggs

1

18/07/15

Mitsuki

Comment - Alexander

1

07/05/15

AuronX

Comment - Alexander

1

06/05/15

Mitsuki

Comment - Ultros

1

22/03/15

Ilyena

Comment - The Carbuncle

1

12/01/15



NOTE: - This table is a work in progress as I calculate retrospective CT. If you feel that you earned CT in the past, do not worry. I'll notice it and add it to the table in due course.

Red font = awarded already.


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A note about CT in Mythology Manual (slightly different to the rules of other articles).
Any comment which contributes to a discussion of the article shall be counted.
Praise of the articles (whilst welcome and appreciated) will not qualify for CT unless a contribution to the subject matter is also made.
Once a member earns 1 CT any subsequent posts in the same article will not be considered until 1 week has passed. Future posts must genuinely contribute to the topic.

Activity based CT will be counted separately as and when activities are posted. Keep an eye out for updates!





 

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Here is the first activity. I decided to create a quick crossword for the latest article. I will go back to other articles for other activities.


Ixion Activity 1:

Complete the following crossword and send your entry by PM to Dionysos.
Save the image and work on it in an image editing program or on paper if you wish.

Reward for completion = 3 CT
Reward for near-completion = 2 CT
Reward for an attempt = 1 CT


Crossword created with Puzzlemaker at DiscoveryEducation.com

Clues:
Across:

4. Wild mares live here
6. Binder of Ixion
7. The name of Ixion's rape victim translates into this familiar word
11. Tribe of Ixion
13. Mountain abode of Ixion's brood
14. Greek Hell
15. True name of a weapon which lends its name to an Ixion attack
17. Ixion's element
20. A more familiar ally


Down:
1. Father-in-Law of Ixion
2. Ixion's common attack
3. Feathered serpent
4. Geological formation where Ixion's temple is located
5. Ixion's punishment
7. Mythical hippo-hominids
8. Ixion's temple
9. Weather phenomenon which is sometimes imagined as the way certain equine monsters were born
10. Chiron's mother
12. Misidentified rhinoceros
16. All Fayths have these
18. Wife of Zeus
19. Cloud animated by Zeus


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Want to earn CT? We have a different sort of activity this time!

Red XIII Activity 1:
Species Swap: Red XIII as a human.


Considering the themes discussed in the article, what might Red XIII / Nanaki have looked like if he was a human character? Design and draw him (using any method you wish) and post your drawing in the Red XIII article comments or in a Private Message to Dionysos.

This is not a competition. Do not worry if you do not consider yourself an artist. The quality of your drawing will not be judged! You will still earn 5 CT for your efforts in completing the task.

If you do not want to draw and would prefer to post a written description, you can do so and earn 2 CT instead of 5 CT.

As with all Mythology Manual activities, there is no deadline.
 

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Want to earn CT? Here is the latest Mythology Manual activity!

Click here for the related article.


Faris Activity 1:
Hoist the Colours!

Captain Faris’ crew does not appear to have a very creative pirate flag. The secret pirate headquarters uses a variant of the Jolly Roger (with a skull and cutlasses) to adorn their walls.

This the most recognisable form of flag to signify a ‘pirate’ in popular culture, but in the historical ‘Golden Age’ pirates often designed their own flags to promote their own message. Sometimes they did use a black background (signifying that they would give quarter), but many used the red background to signify that no quarter will be given.

To see an idea of real pirate flags see:
Spoiler!
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Your task is to design a pirate flag. This can be a flag for Faris’ crew, or a flag for your own piratical endeavours (I take no responsibility for these…).

This is not a competition. Do not worry if you do not consider yourself an artist. The quality of your drawing will not be judged! You will still earn 5 CT for your efforts in completing the task.

If you do not want to draw and would prefer to post a written description, you can do so and earn 2 CT instead of 5 CT.

As with all Mythology Manual activities, there is no deadline.


There is more of a reason behind this one… Any flags that you produce may be used in an upcoming event(s)!
 
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