Re: Racial Themes (was Re: password retrieval) 1998 09:48:51 -0500"

From: d. hall (dhall@OOI.NET)
Date: 09/02/98

>>>>>> thus on Wed, 2 Sep 1998 09:48:51 -0500, The wrote:

>> There are two types of serpent people, Naga, which have no arms, and just a
>> human head, and Yuan-ti, which are three breeds, of which the common one is
>> snake people with upper torso's, and snake head, and snake lower body.

> Note that this does not come from any Chinese mythology I ever heard
> about. :) Especially not Ching Dynasty's Forbidden City.  Hmmm...  making
> up stuff about cultures you don't know about is the surest way of selling
> things, but it's not authentic to say the least.

Pardon?  I'm just quoting an AD&D creature... I have to assume most people
are familiar with these concepts, since Diku is AD&D based.  I make no
claims to being a Chinease mythology specialist.  And no where in my post
did I even connect my references to what you mention, so I have to wonder
exactly who you're directing your comments to.


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