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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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Image for Prince Bruncvík / Kníže Bruncvík - Charles Bridge (Prague)view gallery

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Epic Beings and CreaturesPrince Bruncvík / Kníže Bruncvík - Charles Bridge (Prague)

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Depicted life-size stone statue of prince Bruncvík (kníže Bruncvík), hero of one of the oldest and most popular Czech national legends, decorates pillar of Gothic Charles Bridge in Prague.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dorcadion Team

location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia

date approved: 3/15/2015

last visited: 9/3/2017

Image for Vodník / Vodanoy / Water Sprite - Kampa Island (Prague)view gallery

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Epic Beings and CreaturesVodník / Vodanoy / Water Sprite - Kampa Island (Prague)

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This statue of popular supernatural being from Czech and Slavic fairytales - vodník (vodanoy, wassermann, water sprite) - is guarding the wheel of Grand priory mill (Velkoprevorský mlýn) in Kampa Island in Lesser Town of Prague...

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dorcadion Team

location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia

date approved: 1/24/2011

last visited: 6/30/2018

Image for Young Triton in the Great Pálffy Garden / Tritonek ve Velké Pálffyovské zahrade (Prague)view gallery

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Epic Beings and CreaturesYoung Triton in the Great Pálffy Garden / Tritonek ve Velké Pálffyovské zahrade (Prague)

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Depicted Baroque statue of young mythological Greek god Triton decorates fountain in the Great Pálffy Garden (Velká Pálffyovská zahrada) below Prague Castle.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dorcadion Team

location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia

date approved: 5/5/2015

last visited: never

Image for Heracles fighting Cerberus in the Ledebour Garden / Herakles bojující s Kerberem v Ledebourské zahrade (Prague)view gallery

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Epic Beings and CreaturesHeracles fighting Cerberus in the Ledebour Garden / Herakles bojující s Kerberem v Ledebourské zahrade (Prague)

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Depicted Baroque sculpture of Heracles fighting Cerberus (Greek mythology), key part of currently defunct fountain, decorates stairway in the lower part of Baroque Ledebour Garden (Ledebourská zahrada) below Prague Castle.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dorcadion Team

location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia

date approved: 5/5/2015

last visited: never

Image for Sv.Jiri a drak / St. George and dragon, Prazsky hrad, CZview gallery

WW1.3 km

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Epic Beings and CreaturesSv.Jiri a drak / St. George and dragon, Prazsky hrad, CZ

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Sv. Jiri bojujici s drakem na basilice sv. Jiri. / St. George fighting with dragon on Basilica of St.George.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dáin & Olík

location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia

date approved: 12/10/2010

last visited: 7/1/2018

Image for Sv.Jiri a drak / St. George and dragon, Praha, CZview gallery

NENE1.3 km

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Epic Beings and CreaturesSv.Jiri a drak / St. George and dragon, Praha, CZ

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Sv. Jiri bojujici s drakem / St.George fighting with dragon.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dáin & Olík

location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia

date approved: 10/27/2010

last visited: 10/2/2017

Image for Hercules and Cerberos, Praha, CZview gallery

NWNW1.4 km

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Epic Beings and CreaturesHercules and Cerberos, Praha, CZ

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Sochy Herkula a Kerbera v kasne / Fountain with statues of Hercules and Cerberos.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dáin & Olík

location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia

date approved: 10/26/2010

last visited: 4/4/2015

Image for Hercules and Nemean Lion, Praha, CZview gallery

SWSW1.8 km

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Epic Beings and CreaturesHercules and Nemean Lion, Praha, CZ

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Socha Herkula bojujiciho s Nemejskym lvem / Statue of Hercules fighting with Nemean lion.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dáin & Olík

location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia

date approved: 1/25/2011

last visited: 5/7/2019

Image for Statue of Libuše and Premysl - Praha, Czech republicview gallery

SS2.6 km

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Epic Beings and CreaturesStatue of Libuše and Premysl - Praha, Czech republic

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Premysl the Ploughman and his wife Libuše are legendary ancestor of the Premyslid dynasty and the Czech people as a whole.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia

date approved: 11/3/2016

last visited: 5/4/2019

Image for Ctirad and Šárka - Vyšehrad, Prague, Czech Republicview gallery

SS2.6 km

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Epic Beings and CreaturesCtirad and Šárka - Vyšehrad, Prague, Czech Republic

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Monumental statuary of Ctirad and Šárka, central protagonists of "The Maidens' War", a Czech legend about an uprising of women against men in 7th century AD.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vraatja

location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia

date approved: 6/28/2016

last visited: 8/30/2019

Image for Mercury and the Infant Bacchus - Chateau Roztoky, Czech Republic-view gallery

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Epic Beings and CreaturesMercury and the Infant Bacchus - Chateau Roztoky, Czech Republic-

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Bronze statuary of Mercury and the Infant Bacchus in a garden of Chateau Roztoky near Prague.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vraatja

location: Středočeský kraj, Czechia

date approved: 2/16/2015

last visited: 10/8/2017

Image for Sv. Jiri a drak / St. George and dragon, Pruhonice, CZview gallery

SESE13.8 km

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Epic Beings and CreaturesSv. Jiri a drak / St. George and dragon, Pruhonice, CZ

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Velka malba na fasade zamecke budovy. / Big mural at chateu building.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dáin & Olík

location: Středočeský kraj, Czechia

date approved: 12/2/2010

last visited: 10/6/2018

Image for Vodnik / Water Sprite (Ptice, Czech Republic)view gallery

WW17.4 km

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Epic Beings and CreaturesVodnik / Water Sprite (Ptice, Czech Republic)

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Water Sprite on Willow / vodník na vrbe

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member rsc_cz

location: Středočeský kraj, Czechia

date approved: 3/5/2011

last visited: 7/2/2018

Image for Vodnik / Water Sprite, Suchomasty, CZview gallery

SWSW33.5 km

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Epic Beings and CreaturesVodnik / Water Sprite, Suchomasty, CZ

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Dreveny vodnik v Suchomastech. / Wooden water sprite in Suchomasty.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dáin & Olík

location: Středočeský kraj, Czechia

date approved: 11/16/2010

last visited: 5/21/2011

Image for Atlas - zamek / chateau, Benatky nad Jizerou, CZview gallery

NENE36.5 km

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Epic Beings and CreaturesAtlas - zamek / chateau, Benatky nad Jizerou, CZ

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?Zed zamku je zdobena sochami Atlase, Herkula, Podzimu a Zimy. --------- Chateu wall is decorated by statues of Atlas, Hercules, Autumn and Winter.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dáin & Olík

location: Středočeský kraj, Czechia

date approved: 1/10/2011

last visited: 4/21/2018

Image for Neptune - God of the Sea, Konopište Chateau, Czech Republicview gallery

SESE38.5 km

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Epic Beings and CreaturesNeptune - God of the Sea, Konopište Chateau, Czech Republic

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Statue of Neptune, the Roman god of freshwater and the sea, as a central figure of the early-Baroque fountain in Chateau Konopiste park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vraatja

location: Středočeský kraj, Czechia

date approved: 2/2/2015

last visited: 8/16/2019

Image for Plasský vodník, Plasy, PS, CZ, EUview gallery

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Epic Beings and CreaturesPlasský vodník, Plasy, PS, CZ, EU

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Water spirit in city Plasy.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Arogant

location: Plzeňský kraj, Czechia

date approved: 8/25/2011

last visited: 10/15/2011

Image for Good Fairy Tale Dragon - Jicín, Czech Republicview gallery

NENE77.1 km

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Epic Beings and CreaturesGood Fairy Tale Dragon - Jicín, Czech Republic

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More than 2 meters high statue of dragon guarding the town of fairy tales - Jicín

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vraatja

location: Královéhradecký kraj, Czechia

date approved: 5/16/2011

last visited: 4/14/2018

Image for Prometheus - Jicín, Czech Republicview gallery

NENE77.4 km

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Epic Beings and CreaturesPrometheus - Jicín, Czech Republic

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A typical depiction one of the Greek' Titans Prometheus with the Eagle tearing at his liver is part of monument dedicated to Karel Havlicek Borovsky,a Czech writer and political journalist, which is located in Jicin.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vraatja

location: Královéhradecký kraj, Czechia

date approved: 11/16/2015

last visited: 6/29/2017

Image for Vodník ceský (Vodnikus Boheme), river Berounka, PM, CZ, EUview gallery

SWSW80.1 km

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Epic Beings and CreaturesVodník ceský (Vodnikus Boheme), river Berounka, PM, CZ, EU

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The water sprite painting near the river Berounka.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Arogant

location: Plzeňský kraj, Czechia

date approved: 3/16/2011

last visited: 4/28/2012

Image for Unicorn -- Plzen (Pilsen), Czech Republicview gallery

SWSW83.7 km

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Epic Beings and CreaturesUnicorn -- Plzen (Pilsen), Czech Republic

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The White Unicorn House and Apothecary on Square of the Republic, Plzen. Unicorn head is located on the historic pharmacy building on Republic Square.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member torfik

location: Plzeňský kraj, Czechia

date approved: 10/10/2009

last visited: 9/3/2019

Image for Golden Dragon, Americka, PM, CZ, EUview gallery

SWSW84 km

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Epic Beings and CreaturesGolden Dragon, Americka, PM, CZ, EU

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Zlatý drak jako reklama na cínskou restauraci. Golden Dragon as an advertisement for a Chinese restaurant.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Arogant

location: Plzeňský kraj, Czechia

date approved: 10/20/2010

last visited: 3/12/2018

Image for Pilsner Rubber Pegas - Czech Republic, EUview gallery

SWSW87.7 km

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Epic Beings and CreaturesPilsner Rubber Pegas - Czech Republic, EU

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Socha okridleneho kone v Plzni / A statue of a winged horse in Pilsen

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member 3am

location: Plzeňský kraj, Czechia

date approved: 11/6/2010

last visited: 11/26/2012

Image for Perseus - Dohalice, Czech Republicview gallery

EE93.5 km

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Epic Beings and CreaturesPerseus - Dohalice, Czech Republic

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Sandstone statue of one of the major heroes of Greek myth,Perseus, on the shore of a small river Bystrice at village Dohalice.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vraatja

location: Královéhradecký kraj, Czechia

date approved: 9/24/2012

last visited: 4/19/2014

Image for Poseidon - Pardubice, Czech Republicview gallery

EE96.1 km

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Epic Beings and CreaturesPoseidon - Pardubice, Czech Republic

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Greek God of the sea, storms, and, as "Earth-Shaker," of earthquakes in the middle of housing estate in Pardubice, which is named after him.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vraatja

location: Pardubický kraj, Czechia

date approved: 11/10/2010

last visited: 3/9/2017

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