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Epic Beings and Creatures
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Description:
This category is for sightings (real or immortalized in statuary, art, or enactment) of figures, beings or creatures of mythic or epic status.
Expanded Description:
Our historical perspectives, world views, and cultural heritage are reflected the stories we tell and the figures we immortalize – our Epic characters and stories.

The purpose isn’t to debate the ‘realness’ of mighty, mythical, magical or mysterious beings/creatures… but we do have a few requirements for posting in this category.

Instructions for Posting a Epic Beings and Creatures Waymark:
The waymark should be of an “Epic” level figure (real or mythical). “Epic connotes a special status - a profound national or even universal relevance as well as greatness.” (Adeline Johns-Putra, University of Exeter. "Epic." The Literary Encyclopedia. 17 Aug. 2004. Accessed 13 April 2008.)

NAME:
Give the name of the Epic Being or Creature followed by the location of the exhibit. Here is the format:
Name of Epic Bring or Creature – Location of exhibit
Examples:
Swan maiden -- Malino, Sweden
Monument to Explorers Lewis & Clark -- St. Charles. Missouri, USA.

Coordinates:
Accuracy is the key. We suggest using a GPS.

Photograph:
You need at least one original picture. The object of the photo can be that of a statue, a mural, or even an event when part of the “epic” was acted out. There is a lot of flexibility here.

Narrative description:
Tell the story to answer the question, why should the figure, character, being, creature, etc. be considered 'Epic'? Your description will help the category managers determine if you have met this requirement, so please remember to share the story! We need just enough to be able to make the call according to our definition of what it takes to be ‘Epic.’

Don't limit yourself to a 'too' narrow view of what it takes to be Epic (see the definition above). Below you’ll see a link to a few resources to get the ideas flowing.

Needs a little inspiration?
Here is a link to Wikipedia’s mythical creatures list.
We’ll leave you with a parting thought. Who are today's Epic Beings...the stuff of legends...? Will there be bards singing tales of George W.? Churchill? Lenin? Trudeau? O'Higgins? Columbus? Likely not for most of them.

Variables:<
Most of the variables are optional - only "Exhibit Type" is required.

Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
To post a log for this waymark, take a picture of the location and tell at least 'a little' bit about your encounter, impression or experience.
Category Settings:
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Variables:
  • Time Period
  • Approximate Date of Epic Period
  • Epic Type
  • Exhibit Type
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Epic Beings and CreaturesDragon - Santa Clara, CA

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A dragon by a home in Santa Clara, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 6/26/2020

last visited: never

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Epic Beings and CreaturesBastet - San Jose, CA

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This sculpture is in San Jose's San Jose's Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: California

date approved: 1/7/2015

last visited: 11/12/2014

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Epic Beings and CreaturesIsis - San Jose, CA

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This sculpture is in San Jose's San Jose's Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: California

date approved: 1/13/2015

last visited: 11/12/2014

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Epic Beings and CreaturesIsis #3 - San Jose, CA

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This sculpture is in San Jose's Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: California

date approved: 2/2/2015

last visited: 11/12/2014

Image for Neith - San Jose, CAview gallery

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Epic Beings and CreaturesNeith - San Jose, CA

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Nieth is the Egyptian Goddess of war, hunting, weaving and wisdom.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: California

date approved: 2/2/2015

last visited: 11/12/2014

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Epic Beings and CreaturesAnubis - San Jose, CA

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This sculpture is located in San Jose's Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: California

date approved: 2/2/2015

last visited: 11/12/2014

Image for A'an (Thoth) - San Jose, CAview gallery

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Epic Beings and CreaturesA'an (Thoth) - San Jose, CA

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This sculpture is located in San Jose's Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: California

date approved: 2/2/2015

last visited: 7/24/2013

Image for Sekhmet - San Jose, CAview gallery

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Epic Beings and CreaturesSekhmet - San Jose, CA

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A sculpture of Sekhmet on display at the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 8/16/2014

last visited: 11/12/2014

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Epic Beings and CreaturesHorus - San Jose, CA

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A sculpture of Horus at the Rociscurcian Park in San Jose.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 10/27/2020

last visited: never

Image for Mosaic Dragon - San Jose, CAview gallery

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Epic Beings and CreaturesMosaic Dragon - San Jose, CA

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A mosaic of a dragon at Gardner Academy.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 6/23/2016

last visited: never

Image for Momotaro - - San Jose, CAview gallery

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Epic Beings and CreaturesMomotaro - - San Jose, CA

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A statue of a Momotaro a Japanese folk hero. In Guadaulpe River Park. The statue is celebrating the city's sister city of Okayama.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member ucdvicky

location: California

date approved: 10/14/2008

last visited: 3/18/2009

Image for Dragon - San Jose, CAview gallery

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Epic Beings and CreaturesDragon - San Jose, CA

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A dragon outside a home on Minor Ave in San Jose.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 3/13/2016

last visited: never

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Epic Beings and CreaturesMerlion - Cupertino, CA

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A merlion fountain in Cupertino, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 4/17/2011

last visited: never

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Epic Beings and CreaturesDragon - San Jose, CA

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This dragon is a ride at Happy Hollow Park and Zoo.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: California

date approved: 6/18/2015

last visited: 11/15/2014

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Epic Beings and CreaturesDragon - San Jose, CA

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A 2d dragon at Happy Hollow.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 7/13/2017

last visited: never

Image for Dragon - Happy Hollow - San Jose, CAview gallery

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Epic Beings and CreaturesDragon - Happy Hollow - San Jose, CA

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This dragon is in San Jose's Happy Hollow.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 10/27/2011

last visited: 11/15/2014

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Epic Beings and CreaturesDragon - San Jose, CA

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This dragon is part of the Keep-Around Carousel at Happy Hollow Zoo.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: California

date approved: 5/21/2015

last visited: 11/17/2014

Image for Sea Monster - Mclaughlin Park - San Jose, CAview gallery

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Epic Beings and CreaturesSea Monster - Mclaughlin Park - San Jose, CA

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This sea monster is located in the middle of McLaughlin Park in San Jose.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 2/6/2011

last visited: never

Image for Aztec Idol - San Jose, CAview gallery

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Epic Beings and CreaturesAztec Idol - San Jose, CA

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An Aztec Idol in a parking lot in San Jose.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 8/15/2013

last visited: never

Image for Bass Pro Shop Mermaid  - San Jose, CAview gallery

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Epic Beings and CreaturesBass Pro Shop Mermaid - San Jose, CA

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A mermaid in the arms of Uncle Buck at Bass Pro Shops in San Jose.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 12/12/2015

last visited: never

Image for Chinese guardian lions - San Jose, CAview gallery

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Epic Beings and CreaturesChinese guardian lions - San Jose, CA

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These Chinese guardian lions on King Rd in San Jose.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 1/17/2012

last visited: never

Image for Creature Mural - San Jose, CAview gallery

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Epic Beings and CreaturesCreature Mural - San Jose, CA

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A mural at George Leyva School in San Jose.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 9/21/2018

last visited: never

Image for Winged Lion - Saratoga, CAview gallery

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Epic Beings and CreaturesWinged Lion - Saratoga, CA

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Winged Lions as the bench legs in Montalvo, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 2/15/2017

last visited: never

Image for Mermaid - Mountain View, CAview gallery

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Epic Beings and CreaturesMermaid - Mountain View, CA

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A mermaid in cast iron in downtown Mountain View.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 1/16/2019

last visited: never

Image for Gryphon - Palo Alto, CAview gallery

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Epic Beings and CreaturesGryphon - Palo Alto, CA

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A Gryphon on a sign of a Stringed instrument store in Palo Alto, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 5/1/2014

last visited: never

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