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originally posted by: yulka
I had a dream, just a voice, calmly said, only three are chosen to carry the legacy, only three can endure the pain and only three can give it further.
originally posted by: chewi
a reply to: AnuTyr
What. You can summon aliens at will or it has been successful 3 times. I have loads of questions but maybe you can answer them by giving a brief description.
The name "Transformer" comes from Salishan tribes of the Northwest Coast, where it is a literal translation of the name of a certain type of mythological figure or god (also rendered as "Changer" or "He Who Changes.") These Transformer characters are very prominent throughout the Northwest Coast. In some tribal traditions, the Transformer figure creates men from animals, animals from men, or both; in all of them, he transforms the landscape and changes monsters into ordinary creatures or inanimate objects. In some tribes, the Trickster and Transformer characters have merged together, usually in the character of Coyote or Raven (who are sometimes referred to as "Trickster-Transformer figures" for that reason.) Although the name "Transformer" comes from the Northwest Coast and is not used by tribes from other regions, the character traits of the Transformer figure-- and some of the typical Transformer stories-- are sometimes ascribed to culture heroes or other mythological figures throughout Native North America. For this reason, those heroes and gods are often referred to as transformers by folklorists as well, even if their transformation of the world may be secondary to their monster-slaying adventures, teaching of civilization and culture to the people, and/or trickster behavior.