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What's the name of that mythical beast that consumes itself?
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RE: What's the name of that mythical beast that consumes itself?
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Strange Candy  Wrote: (01-30-2018 06:15 AM)
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I don't think that's quite on the nose. Thanks, though. Most promising lead so far.

I typed in "Mythical beast that swallows itself" and Ouroboros wikipedia is at the top. 1dunno1

Wow, the whole first page has links to Ouroboros stuff.

I only googled it for the spelling. chuckle I missed the U.

Cheater! Tissue

I was gonna give the correct answer! But you googled faster than i could type! Scream1

Are you AI? O.o chuckle

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RE: What's the name of that mythical beast that consumes itself?
Felix  Wrote: (01-30-2018 06:22 AM)
Cheater! Tissue

I was gonna give the correct answer! But you googled faster than i could type! Scream1

Are you AI? O.o chuckle

They're still looking for their answer. chuckle

Ouroboros came to mind first. I have to find anything else on google, nothing else came to mind. chuckle

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RE: What's the name of that mythical beast that consumes itself?

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RE: What's the name of that mythical beast that consumes itself?
Strange Candy  Wrote: (01-30-2018 06:27 AM)
Felix  Wrote: (01-30-2018 06:22 AM)
Cheater! Tissue

I was gonna give the correct answer! But you googled faster than i could type! Scream1

Are you AI? O.o chuckle

They're still looking for their answer. chuckle

Ouroboros came to mind first. I have to find anything else on google, nothing else came to mind. chuckle

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Because Guest/s are just being silly now. chuckle

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RE: What's the name of that mythical beast that consumes itself?
Felix  Wrote: (01-30-2018 06:34 AM)
Because Guest/s are just being silly now. chuckle

Well, I did find that other mythical creature. I can't find anything else though. lol

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Post: #21
RE: What's the name of that mythical beast that consumes itself?
Strange Candy  Wrote: (01-30-2018 06:20 AM)
LoP Guest  Wrote: (01-30-2018 06:17 AM)
There are quite a few myths out there. As the asker of the question, I think I'll know when I hear the correct answer. Assuming there's only one. But thanks!

True, so I kept looking.
Ok I found something else-

"Erysichthon, Who Got So Hungry He Ate Himself"
"Erysichthon is a unique sort of cannibal, famous for devouring the most shocking of victims - himself. In Greek mythology, Erysichthon, also sometimes called Aethon, cut down a huge oak in Demeter’s forest and killed a nymph, who cursed him as she died. To add to his woes, Demeter placed the spirit of insatiable hunger, Limos, in his stomach, which meant that the more he hate, the hungrier he got. Eventually, driven mad by his hunger, he ate himself - a prospect that is definitely a new level of terrifying. "

This sounds more promising. Ordered Demeter's sacred grove to be razed for a feast hall, and killed a nymph when he took an axe to a sacred tree who cursed him for his impudence. The Goddess's retribution was to punish the offender with insatiable hunger until it drove Erysikhthôn to exhaust his riches and eventually devour himself.

Your version seems a little, uhm, updated (shall we say). Here's another telling of the tale.

Erysichthon (That is, the tearer up of the earth)

Erysichthon was the son of Triopas. He was an arrogant and impious man who dared to fell timber in the sacred grove of Demeter. As punishment, Demeter sent Famine to dwell in Erysichthon's entrails, so that he was continuously tormented by an insatiable hunger. He ate up all the food in sight, and sold all his possessions to buy more, but still he was not satisfied. Finally he sold his own daughter, Mestra.

Mestra appealed to Poseidon, who had taken her virginity, for assistance, and Poseidon granted her the power to change into any shape she wished, thus enabling her to escape her new master. Her father discovered her ability and sold her many times thereafter. Even this was not enough to assuage his raging hunger, however, and he eventually began to gnaw upon his own limbs, continuing his desperate quest for food until he had consumed himself entirely.


https://pantheon.org/articles/e/erysichthon.html

Or perhaps this one:

In Greek mythology, Erysichthon or Erisichthon, was the King of Thessaly and son of Triopas. Erysichthon once ordered all trees in the sacred grove of Demeter to be cut down. One huge oak was covered with votive wreaths, a symbol of every prayer Demeter had granted, and so men refused to cut it down. Erysichthon grabbed an axe and cut it down himself, killing a dryad nymph in the process. The nymph's dying words were a curse on Erysichthon.

http://01greekmythology.blogspot.com/201...hthon.html

doomed

Still quite not on the nose, but certainly has overtaken Ouroboros for the lead in this competition.
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RE: What's the name of that mythical beast that consumes itself?
LoP Guest  Wrote: (01-30-2018 06:12 AM)
Strategos  Wrote: (01-30-2018 06:11 AM)
like the legend of the phoenix?

No smokers allowed.

Then I'm out!

Ouroboros a symbol of infinity? Wholeness? Nah.

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Cycle recycled and I'm next to nothing"







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Post: #23
RE: What's the name of that mythical beast that consumes itself?
LoP Guest  Wrote: (01-30-2018 06:37 AM)
Strange Candy  Wrote: (01-30-2018 06:20 AM)
True, so I kept looking.
Ok I found something else-

"Erysichthon, Who Got So Hungry He Ate Himself"
"Erysichthon is a unique sort of cannibal, famous for devouring the most shocking of victims - himself. In Greek mythology, Erysichthon, also sometimes called Aethon, cut down a huge oak in Demeter’s forest and killed a nymph, who cursed him as she died. To add to his woes, Demeter placed the spirit of insatiable hunger, Limos, in his stomach, which meant that the more he hate, the hungrier he got. Eventually, driven mad by his hunger, he ate himself - a prospect that is definitely a new level of terrifying. "

This sounds more promising. Ordered Demeter's sacred grove to be razed for a feast hall, and killed a nymph when he took an axe to a sacred tree who cursed him for his impudence. The Goddess's retribution was to punish the offender with insatiable hunger until it drove Erysikhthôn to exhaust his riches and eventually devour himself.

Your version seems a little, uhm, updated (shall we say). Here's another telling of the tale.

Erysichthon (That is, the tearer up of the earth)

Erysichthon was the son of Triopas. He was an arrogant and impious man who dared to fell timber in the sacred grove of Demeter. As punishment, Demeter sent Famine to dwell in Erysichthon's entrails, so that he was continuously tormented by an insatiable hunger. He ate up all the food in sight, and sold all his possessions to buy more, but still he was not satisfied. Finally he sold his own daughter, Mestra.

Mestra appealed to Poseidon, who had taken her virginity, for assistance, and Poseidon granted her the power to change into any shape she wished, thus enabling her to escape her new master. Her father discovered her ability and sold her many times thereafter. Even this was not enough to assuage his raging hunger, however, and he eventually began to gnaw upon his own limbs, continuing his desperate quest for food until he had consumed himself entirely.


https://pantheon.org/articles/e/erysichthon.html

Or perhaps this one:

In Greek mythology, Erysichthon or Erisichthon, was the King of Thessaly and son of Triopas. Erysichthon once ordered all trees in the sacred grove of Demeter to be cut down. One huge oak was covered with votive wreaths, a symbol of every prayer Demeter had granted, and so men refused to cut it down. Erysichthon grabbed an axe and cut it down himself, killing a dryad nymph in the process. The nymph's dying words were a curse on Erysichthon.

http://01greekmythology.blogspot.com/201...hthon.html

doomed

Still quite not on the nose, but certainly has overtaken Ouroboros for the lead in this competition.

2 for 2 for Strange Candy, in terms of promising leads. Not quite there yet though ... Hugs
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RE: What's the name of that mythical beast that consumes itself?
LoP Guest  Wrote: (01-30-2018 06:37 AM)
This sounds more promising. Ordered Demeter's sacred grove to be razed for a feast hall, and killed a nymph when he took an axe to a sacred tree who cursed him for his impudence. The Goddess's retribution was to punish the offender with insatiable hunger until it drove Erysikhthôn to exhaust his riches and eventually devour himself.

Your version seems a little, uhm, updated (shall we say). Here's another telling of the tale.

Erysichthon (That is, the tearer up of the earth)

Erysichthon was the son of Triopas. He was an arrogant and impious man who dared to fell timber in the sacred grove of Demeter. As punishment, Demeter sent Famine to dwell in Erysichthon's entrails, so that he was continuously tormented by an insatiable hunger. He ate up all the food in sight, and sold all his possessions to buy more, but still he was not satisfied. Finally he sold his own daughter, Mestra.

Mestra appealed to Poseidon, who had taken her virginity, for assistance, and Poseidon granted her the power to change into any shape she wished, thus enabling her to escape her new master. Her father discovered her ability and sold her many times thereafter. Even this was not enough to assuage his raging hunger, however, and he eventually began to gnaw upon his own limbs, continuing his desperate quest for food until he had consumed himself entirely.


https://pantheon.org/articles/e/erysichthon.html

Or perhaps this one:

In Greek mythology, Erysichthon or Erisichthon, was the King of Thessaly and son of Triopas. Erysichthon once ordered all trees in the sacred grove of Demeter to be cut down. One huge oak was covered with votive wreaths, a symbol of every prayer Demeter had granted, and so men refused to cut it down. Erysichthon grabbed an axe and cut it down himself, killing a dryad nymph in the process. The nymph's dying words were a curse on Erysichthon.

http://01greekmythology.blogspot.com/201...hthon.html

doomed

Still quite not on the nose, but certainly has overtaken Ouroboros for the lead in this competition.

Not much of a competition, those are the only two I can find. chuckle

And I'm not whipping out my big mythology book to see if any are in there. lol
He has quite the story, and is probably in my book (I haven't gotten too far.)

I got that paragraph from Ranker, so it was their telling of it. Jhikpghf

And as I think of other mythical thingies I know of from different parts of the world, none come to mind known for eating themselves. Ttpcmasm Dang. Google is letting me down too.

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RE: What's the name of that mythical beast that consumes itself?
Life.
Life feeds on life.
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RE: What's the name of that mythical beast that consumes itself?
Found it! Ascidiacea.

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(Special thanks to those who submitted serious replies. It was a big help!)
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RE: What's the name of that mythical beast that consumes itself?
LoP Guest  Wrote: (01-30-2018 06:51 AM)
Found it! Ascidiacea.

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(Special thanks to those who submitted serious replies. It was a big help!)

A sea squirt? Blink Rofl

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GooGle
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RE: What's the name of that mythical beast that consumes itself?
dig  Wrote: (01-30-2018 06:55 AM)
GooGle

Ascidiacea comes up only as sea squirts. I am lost. chuckle

Help!

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Strange Candy  Wrote: (01-30-2018 06:56 AM)
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GooGle

Ascidiacea comes up only as sea squirts. I am lost. chuckle

Help!
GooGle will consume itself by 2102.

What do you need help with exactly?
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