Mythos Hack

  1. KING TYRANUS: Revived by science, tragic king Tyranus Rex eats his father Hamalco.
  2. PARADISE LOST: A group of castaways seek to overthrow the divine order.
  3. LUSIADS: A sea captain journeys to India to avenge his brother Vali, but finds peace.
  4. ENUMA ELIS: The god Marduk seeks a musician to compose for his beloved, Elise.
  5. “In time all this will be myth, confused and glorious. The details matter less than those who tell it.”

Definition/Summary:

All these items are seemingly fragmented and humorously combined. The lore of each items flavor text has been combined with other real life or obscure items that have similar stories and names. See Expanded info for a long detailed explanation

Mythos

  • Myth or mythology
  • Set of beliefs or assumptions about something
  • Reoccurring assumptions

Hack

  • Act of computer hacking
  • Use a computer to gain unauthorized access to data in a system

 

Expanded info:

“KING TYRANUS: Revived by science, tragic king Tyranus Rex eats his father Hamalco.”

“Oedipus Rex aka Oedipus Tyrannus and Jurassic Park combined”

Oedipus Tyrannus

  • A one-act play by Sophocles that is perhaps the best known of all Greek tragedies
    Considered to be Sophocles’s finest work
    Performed in 429 BC and followed by a sequel Oedipus at Colonus
    In his Poetics, Aristotle held up Oedipus Rex as the paradigm of the genre
    The theme, of a son murdering his father and marrying his mother, was adopted by Freud as a symbol of the hidden desires that (supposedly) exist in all male children
  • Set in Thebes after Oedipus has become king and wed Jocasta, wife of his murdered predecessor, Laius. Oedipus pronounces a curse on the murderer and swears to avenge Laius
  • When Teiresias, the blind prophet, accuses the king himself, Oedipus banishes him along with Creon, Jocasta’s brother, whom he suspects of plotting against him
  • Jocasta convinces Oedipus that he must be innocent, since an oracle said that Laius would be killed by his own son
  • However she also reveals that Laius was killed at the junction of three roads, reminding Oedipus that he once killed a man at such a place
  • Oedipus gradually realizes that he is the dead king’s son and has married his own mother
    Jocasta commits suicide and Oedipus blinds himself, leaving Thebes to be ruled by Creon

Jurassic Park *via AnonPig research

Hamalco blend of two characters in story John Hammond and Ian Malcolm

Jurassic Park is a 1990 science fiction novel written by Michael Crichton, divided into seven sections

  • A cautionary tale about genetic engineering, it presents the collapse of an amusement park showcasing genetically recreated dinosaurs to illustrate the mathematical concept of chaos theory and its real world implications
  • Also related to the film of the same name

John Hammond is one of the novel’s primary antagonists. He is the owner of Jurassic Park and founder of InGen laboratory and research

  • Hammond takes little responsibility for the park or its failures and instead blames others for anything that goes wrong. He blames the people he selected as the park’s senior staff by saying they all have character flaws that prevent his vision for the park from being realized

Dr. Ian Malcolm is a mathematician who specializes in a branch of mathematics known as “Chaos Theory”

  • Throughout Jurassic Park, he makes several predictions based on chaos theory about the consequences and ultimate failure of attempting to control nature, which often turn out to be correct
  • During his time on the island, Malcolm is seriously injured during the initial Tyrannosaur attack
  • Although he is declared dead at the end of the novel, in the sequel, he explains that the declaration was premature
  • Thanks to timely intervention by surgeons from Costa Rica, he survives the ordeal, but ends up with a permanent leg injury, requiring a cane to walk
  • In the film adaptation, Malcolm does not use a cane

“PARADISE LOST: A group of castaways seek to overthrow the divine order.”

Paradise Lost the poem and pun on the term Castaways: “Shipwrecked or Lost people”

  • Epic poem about The Book of Genesis by 17th-century English poet John Milton 1667
  • Tells o the Fall of Man, the rebellion and punishment of Satan and the creation of Adam and Eve
  • Begins after Satan and the other rebel angels have been defeated and banished to Hell, or, as it is also called in the poem, Tartarus
  • Done entirely in English this retelling of Genesis incorporates the names of several previously name Greek Gods and pulls them into the story arc of Satans solitary rally against the abyss
  • Satan becomes ruler of the underworld vows to overthrow God and his divine rule

“LUSIADS: A sea captain journeys to India to avenge his brother Vali, but finds peace.”

Epic poem Os Lusíadas and the epic poem Ramayana featuring Vali

Os Lusíadas by the poet, soldier, and sailor Luís de Camões (circa 1524–80)

  • (The Lusiads) is the national epic of Portugal and first published in 1572, it celebrates the great Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama (1469–1524) and the achievements of Portugal and its people in venturing out into the Atlantic, rounding the tip of Africa, and forging a path to the East Indies
    The poem’s twin symbols are the Cross and the Astrolabe, and its celebration of a turning point in mankind’s knowledge of the world unites the old map of the heavens with the newly discovered terrain on earth

In the Hindu epic Ramayana, vanara Vali was king of Kishkindha, husband of Taara, a son of Indra, and Elder brother of Sugriva and father of Angada

  • He was killed by Lord Rama, an Avatar of Vishnu
    In Hare Krishna belief-system, Vali was reincarnated as Jara (the hunter) who killed Krishna with an arrow tipped with a shard of iron from a club borne by Samba (Krishna’s son by Jaambavati)
  • Rama’s slaying of Vali had a special significance. At the beginning, Vali argued with Lord Rama, why he had to kill him in a cowardly way
  • Vali was then convinced and also asked his son Angada to stand by his uncle Sugriva and assist in the divine work of lord Rama
  • It is also said by ISKCON that Rama promised Vali to give him a chance to avenge his unjust murder, so Vali was reincarnated as a hunter and archer Jara
  • Jara was the cause of the death of Shri Krishna when he struck his feet by an arrow mistaking them to be a deer

ENUMA ELIS: The god Marduk seeks a musician to compose for his beloved, Elise.

The Enuma Elish Babylonian epic poem and famous piano piece, Fur Elise by Beethoven

  • The Enuma Elish is a Babylonian epic poem describing the beginnings of the cosmos, the birth of the gods, the rise and rule of the god Marduk, and the creation of humanity
  • The title “The Seven Tablets of Creation”, is derived from the opening lines of the piece, ‘When on High’. All tables containing the myth date back to 1100 BCE
  • Tablet 1: Apsu (freshwater god) and Tiamat (sea goddess) were the two primeval gods. Other gods representing the horizon, Anshar and Kishar are born. They make up the border between earth and sky. The sky god Anu is born to Anshar and Kishar, who in turn bears Ea (goddess representing Earth). These gods turn out to be so ill-mannered that Apsu determines to slay them. Before this could happen, Ea kills Apsu. Tiamat transforms into a Dragon/Serpent to avenge her husband. At the same time, Marduk (city god of Babylon) is born to Ea
  • Tablet 2: Tiamat represents malevolence and chaos as the goddess of the sea. All gods fail to defeat her
  • Tablet 3 & 4: Marduk challenges Tiamat. Marduk slays the sea goddess and splits her into two. With one-half, he forms the sky and the other half he forms earth
  • Tablet 5: Marduk places the celestial bodies and creates measured time
  • Tablet 6: Tiamat’s companion Kingu is also killed and with his blood, Marduk forms mankind, which is assigned to perform menial tasks for the gods
  • Tablet 7: The last tablet describes the elevation of Marduk as the chief of Babylon and the head of Babylonian pantheon because of his role in creation. The other gods of Babylon rest infinite

Fur Elise was not published until 1867, 40 years after Beethoven’s 1827 death.

  • It was discovered by Ludwig Nohl, and his interpretation of the title inadvertently led to more than a century of speculation about the true origin of this somber tune
  • The identity of Elise (if she was, in fact, a real person) has been lost to history, but scholars continue to study Beethoven’s complicated life for clues as to who she was the two of note are Therese Malfatti and Elisabeth Röckel
  • German organ scholar Johannes Quack discovered that the letters that spell Elise can be decoded as the first three notes of the piece. Because an E♭ is called an Es in German and is pronounced as “S”, that makes E–(L)–(I)–S–E: E–(L)–(I)–E♭–E, which by enharmonic equivalents sounds the same as the written notes E–(L)–(I)–D♯–E

 

Add/Misc:

Enuma Elish is often compared to the creation account in Genesis. Genesis creation narrative is the creation myth of both Christianity and Judaism.
Babylonian god finished his work in 6 tablets of stone and Genesis reports six days of creation.
The seventh and the last of Enuma exalted the greatness of the deity’s work while Genesis reports the seventh day as Rest of God.
Tablet six of the Enuma Elish states the formation of mankind and in the Genesis account – Adam and Eve were formed on the sixth day.
The formation of earth and sky was mentioned in Enuma Elish on Tablet IV while their separation was accounted for on day two of the Genesis.
Tablet V of Enuma Elish talks about the creation of sun, moon and stars to mark seasons and the Genesis mentions this on day four.
These similarities are undeniable but there are also many major differences between the Enuma and Genesis