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Old 09-05-2011, 10:09 PM
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The founder of the Ancient Qin Dynasty of China, Emperor Qin Shi Huang Di, calls himself "The Dragon King". Are there any legends regarding the title which he call himself?
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Old 10-04-2011, 12:04 PM
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Oh yes! Thanks for reminding me. I also remember his magical sword called Excalibur, which he pulled out of the rock.
I believe that it is generally held that the Sword in the Stone and Excalibur are two separate swords. Excalibur was given to Arthur by the Lady of the Lake sometime after he had already started his reign (and had pulled a different sword out of the stone, confirming him as the true king). Of course, as legend, all this stuff is contested.

King Arthur is one of my favourite legends. I just got interested in it again after playing the computer game Tomb Raider: Legend, where Lara Croft is on the search for Excalibur. Getting to wield it at the end of the game was beyond excellent!
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Old 10-04-2011, 10:02 PM
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I believe that it is generally held that the Sword in the Stone and Excalibur are two separate swords. Excalibur was given to Arthur by the Lady of the Lake sometime after he had already started his reign (and had pulled a different sword out of the stone, confirming him as the true king). Of course, as legend, all this stuff is contested.

King Arthur is one of my favourite legends. I just got interested in it again after playing the computer game Tomb Raider: Legend, where Lara Croft is on the search for Excalibur. Getting to wield it at the end of the game was beyond excellent!

Ah...Thanks for telling me. I have also played a video game with the Excalibur as my weapon, and it is depicted with a stone stuck on it. So it is definitely wrong...
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Old 10-04-2011, 10:08 PM
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The ancient Japanese Queen, Queen Himiko of Yamataikoku (lived about 2nd Century AD), is also legendary. She is also a Shaman.
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Old 10-10-2011, 03:01 PM
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One of my Direct Ancestors ForeFather's King Sigurd The II Ragnarsson he was a legendary King Of Denmark Through my connection to King Canute The Great.
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http://boards.ancestry.com/surnames....41.989/mb.ashx

here is another link http://genforum.genealogy.com/cgi-bi...nett::659.html
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Old 10-11-2011, 01:06 AM
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I do not think Qin Shi Huangdi claimed draconic ancestry. as for the title, it was probably just that. and used to identify himself with the strength and prestige dragons held in chinese culture
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Old 11-03-2011, 09:45 PM
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Japan's Prince Shotoku (c. 574 - 622; known in Japanese as Shotoku Taishi) is revered as a divine being. He is venerated by Japanese Buddhists as a Bodhisattva.

Here is an old painting of Prince Shotoku with his two sons:

http://www.lcv.ne.jp/~kohnoshg/site43/71.jpg

and as a Bodhisattva or a Buddhist God:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...ce_Shotoku.jpg
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Old 11-04-2011, 01:25 AM
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bodhisattvas are closer in concept to saints rather than dieties
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bodhisattvas are closer in concept to saints rather than dieties
I see...Thanks for the correction.
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Old 11-15-2011, 08:14 PM
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But if Bodhisattvas are only equivalent to Saints, why does Kan'non or Kuan Yin is revered by the Japanese as "Goddess of Mercy"?
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Old 11-15-2011, 08:27 PM
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Here is a picture of a Mannequin representing Queen Himiko. She is wearing Yayoi Period Robe. The Mannequin is kept at Kyoto's Costume Museum:

http://www.iz2.or.jp/fukushoku/f_disp.php?page_no=4
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Old 11-16-2011, 01:05 AM
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some sects of buddhism do have deities
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Old 11-21-2011, 03:31 AM
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Queen Boudica of the Iceni Tribe (d. ca. 60 or 61 AD), also known as Boadicea, is a Legendary Warrior Queen from the Early British Kingdom. There are stories and legends regarding her.

Here is one of the stories about Queen Boudica/Boadicea:

The Baldwin Project: Our Island Story by H. E. Marshall
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Old 07-16-2012, 10:17 AM
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Emperor Jimmu, Japan's First Emperor, is believed to be the great grandson of the Japanese Sun Goddess, Amaterasu. Emperor Jimmu has a pet, a mythical three-legged Raven or Yatagarasu. Here is an old print of Emperor Jimmu with his three-legged Raven:

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...immu-tenno.jpg
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Old 07-16-2012, 11:26 AM
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King Krakus is the legendary founder of the Polish city of Cracow.

Krakus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

There are also legends about his daughter, Princess Wanda.

Princess Wanda - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Three legendary brothers are said to have founded Poland, what is now the Czech Republic, and Russia.

Lech,

There are many more legends in Poland including a ruling family that came before the royal Piast family, the Popielids(Popielidzi). And there's also Popiel who was eaten by mice.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Popiel
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Although not royal himself, Folke Filbyter is considered the progenitor of the House of Bjšlby dynasty (also known as the Folkung dynasty) in Sweden: Folke Filbyter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia His statue is on the Main Square in my hometown. Members of the Bjšlby dynasty ruled Sweden 1216 - 1222 and between 1250 to 1364.
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Fabled King Arthur
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The Gaelic Irish Queen Medb/Maeve of Connacht








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Thank you for the information, I've never heard about this queen before.
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Thank you for the information, I've never heard about this queen before.
You're welcome,I think the above picture of Queen Maeve would make a very interesting avatar!

A few years ago I visited the supposed burial site of Queen Maeve in County Sligo

Knocknarea North Passage Tomb
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