I know that one of you out there had a milestone birthday over the weekend. Happy Birthday to you! Because of you we can eat cake today, without guilt 😉
In honour of your birthday, (you know who you are) here are some extreme birthdays of mythical creatures.
Unfortunately the animals mentioned at the end of the article; serpents 300 feet long, foxes with eight legs, monkeys with four ears and seven tails, and fishes with ten heads were only mentioned in passing. I would have liked to hear the rest of the beliefs attached to each of these fantastical beasts, especially after the birthday treats the tiger and fox deliver.
Apparently, on a tigers thousandth birthday it will turn white as a polar bear. Hmmmm… I think that there would be no other colour than grey on a tiger if it had managed to stay alive for that long!
Do you think this an explanation for the rare sightings of white tigers?
Another unusual birthday celebration is the fox who lives to be fifty years old without being chased by a dog. In the case of this unlikely event the fox will find itself transformed into a beautiful woman.
Right there is a farming opportunity for the future. Who needs dating websites when you can grow your own woman! (Redhead, doesn’t like dogs. Loves chickens).
Of course the rest of the myth means the lucky man won’t be stuck with a dog-hating woman for too long.
Once she hits 50 she will gain additional powers and change into a wizard. I hope the lucky man read the fine print on the contract, imagine the surprise to find your beautiful wife changed into a wizard one morning….
Luckily for the husband he won’t have to worry about his beloveds next transformation, he won’t be around when the wizard/wife turns a thousand and becomes a ‘celestial fox’ with, what I can only imagine is terribly inconvenient, nine golden tails.
Happy Birthday Meeks! Hopefully you will not grow an extra head or tail or two or find yourself turned into a wizard one morning. 😀