Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Stories

"Where the Wild Things Are" is a great example of showing the archetype The Friendly Beast. In the story, big gruesome monsters meet a boy and befriend him by making him their king and also letting him live with them. They may have a look about them that can be somewhat ferocious, but really, they're timid and caring.








Current Events

A good example of a modern day example of this archetype could be animals rescuing children or saving their lives. In Argentina, a dog rescued a baby shortly after it was left hopless in the middle of nowhere and brought it to safety.
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=952_1219660909

Poetry

"Wilderness" By: Carl Sandburg


http://www.bartleby.com/134/22.html

Art Work


In this picture, the elephant can be represented as a friendly beast. Elephants have helped people throughout history whether it was carrying items or even giving people rides. They may have the appearance of a huge harmful creature, bu they are sentimental and caring beasts.

Music

"Blackbird" by the Beatles


Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Take these broken wings and learn to fly
All your lifeYou were only waiting for this moment to arise.
Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Take these sunken eyes and learn to see
All your life
You were only waiting for this moment to be free.
Blackbird fly blackbird fly
Into the light of the dark black night.
Blackbird fly blackbird fly
Into the light of the dark black night.
Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Take these broken wings and learn to fly
All your life
You were only waiting for this moment to arise
You were only waiting for this moment to arise
You were only waiting for this moment to arise.

Miscellanous

Another example of a friendly beast would be in the story of "The Lion and the Mouse" By Aesop...

"A small mouse crept up to a sleeping lion. The mouse admired the lion's ears, his long whiskers and his great mane.
"Since he's sleeping," thought the mouse, "he'll never suspect I'm here!"
With that, the little mouse climbed up onto the lion's tail, ran across its back, slid down its leg and jumped off of its paw. The lion awoke and quickly caught the mouse between its claws.
"Please," said the mouse, "let me go and I'll come back and help you someday."
The lion laughed, "You are so small! How could ever help me?"
The lion laughed so hard he had to hold his belly! The mouse jumped to freedom and ran until she was far, far away.
The next day, two hunters came to the jungle. They went to the lion's lair. They set a huge rope snare. When the lion came home that night, he stepped into the trap.
He roared! He wept! But he couldn't pull himself free.
The mouse heard the lion's pitiful roar and came back to help him.
The mouse eyed the trap and noticed the one thick rope that held it together. She began nibbling and nibbling until the rope broke. The lion was able to shake off the other ropes that held him tight. He stood up free again!
The lion turned to the mouse and said, "Dear friend, I was foolish to ridicule you for being small. You helped me by saving my life after all!"
http://www.storyarts.org/library/aesops/stories/lion.html

If you'd like to take the Archetype personality quiz click on this link...http://vara-sundaisy.fateback.com/quizmania/charrole.html

Subcategories

There are different categories of being a friendly beast...
*Greek Gods and Goddesses have animals with them such as Zeus' eagle, Athena's Owl, Artemis' deer, and how Jesus is like the lion.
*Each animal is significant such as the butterfly; which is believed to be "the keeper of the power"
-For more sacred animals, go to this site: http://www.tylwythteg.com/tylwythteg/sacred.html