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Basic intro here. I'm Nightingveil or Veil for short. I identify as djinn kin, possible gargoyle, with a winged-feline component when it was necessary. I'm a Gnostic (Collyridian) Shadow Hellenic Pagan by religious path, a mother, bisexual, have an MLIS degree, and have a cat and rat as pets. The Gnostic part of my religious path came first, with the Shadow Hellenic coming into the picture (I believe) as a way of drawing me into an understanding of my Otherkin type. The Shadow Hellenic has been explored since 2003, with the Otherkin coming a couple of years later.
2011-02-06 3:26
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Welcome <!-- sSmile --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- sSmile --> Out of curiosity, how did you conclude that you're djinn-kin and possibly gargoyle?

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2011-02-06 3:37
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It's been a cumulative thing. It began with approach by beings that the Greeks considered personifications or manifestations of events, such as night, sleep, dreaming, death, chaos, etc. After rituals and workings geared toward finding out more, I've come to believe these were faces they wore for humanity to have a way to communicate and tap into their energy. This is much like the 'typical' idea of deities, but djinn are creatures of smoke and fire. They can take on other forms for doing certain acts they're called on for, but they're not gods. They may be meant to reveal things or carry messages in some situations, but they're not angels, because that's not their primary function. In other words, aside from assigned duties, I don't know that they can do more. Besides just personal feeling, rituals, magick, etc I've done research into the historical aspects of djinn. I'm still working on this portion, but I have memories that have been corroborated by much of what I've read, and there are physical attributes that make sense in connection with these historical details.
2011-02-06 3:57
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Hello and welcome here.

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2011-02-06 5:52
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Hi Veil ;3
2011-02-06 7:31
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I don't suppose you think you're partly waterspout kin, so what do you mean by "gargoyle"?

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Ooh, a Djinn! Welcome!

What do you think of the way Djinn are represented in films? :3 If you've seen any in films... that is.
2011-02-15 9:54
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Sorry it has taken me so very long to get back to the forum. It's been an eventful year (mostly for the good).

Re: water spout kin, I think it would depend on how you mean that actually. The origins of gargoyles are from the area of Rouen, France, circa AD 631-641. A creature called the Garouille or Goji was said to have terrorized the area and been killed by St. Romanus, former chancellor to Clotaire II. Like a dragon, it was said to have had a long neck, bat-like wings, and the ability to breathe fire. After it was killed, the Church attempted to burn it's entire body, but head and neck would not burn. So, they attached these to the front of the actual church face to ward off evil spirits. So in that sense, I would say...I identify as gargoyle.

As for the representations of gargoyles in movies, most of the ones I've seen have appeared more like demons. There is another post on the forum about the difference between demons (daimons, daemons) and djinn, so I won't go on and on about that topic. I can see physical similarities, but not personality or purpose-wise. Demons, to me, are more chaotic or set out to do ill-will, while djinn have choice, free-will, and act more like messengers (without being as high-ranking as say angels).
2011-12-31 2:00
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Lo and welcome to the forums.
Hope you're not the sort to take unkindly to questions and doubt (and so far you don't seem to be) as people here tend to be curious.
No one means any harm by it, is more a sign of respect if anything. You know, treating you like an intelligent person able to discuss things without being overly defensive and such. <!-- sSmile --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- sSmile -->

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2011-12-31 14:36
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I have no idea what Shadow hellenic is. I know what gnostic is (if I assume you are using it they way I think) but not the other.

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