Old Gods: Day 25 - Pike
The pike was the most magical and important fish to shamans and sorcerers. It was believed that the pike was able to travel between realms by swimming to the bottom of a lake and all the way down to the land of the dead.
Pike parts were believed to have many magical qualities, especially jaws and teeth, which were believed to be a part of the creation of music. In Kalevala, the Finnish epic, the hero Väinämöinen makes a kantele (a type of string instrument) from a giant pike's jaw. It was said that the music Väinämöinen played with his kantele was so beautiful that it made even him tear up as he was playing.
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Reasons Why We All Need More Gotham in Our Lives
1. We live in troubled times, and we need heroes to inspire us. Heroes who are flawed, who struggle, who suffer, but who find the inner strength to keep going.
2. Watching Bruce Wayne grow up makes him relatable in a way no other portrayal of Batman has ever been.
3. The medium of TV has an advantage over films when it comes to getting to know a character. Seeing the same characters week after week creates a feeling that they’re part of your life.
4. Because Gotham is an alternate universe, there’s limitless potential for new characters, plot twists, and surprises.
5. I’ve heard the argument that there’s no reason to continue Gotham after Bruce becomes Batman-because we all know everything that happens next. But since Gotham is an AU, we don’t know what’s going to happen.
6. Gotham has given us many of the familiar Bat-verse rogues, but there are so many more. It would be a shame if we never get to see them because Gotham ends too soon.
7. Speaking of Harvey Dent, he’s one of the many interesting characters that Gotham hasn’t had a chance to develop beyond an introduction. The groundwork is there, but we need time to see him become Two-Face.
8. Because of the “infinite earths” in the DC universe, Gotham could do crossover episodes with any other DC properties. The proposed “Metropolis” series would be a good fit, as would many others.
9. Gotham could lend itself to many forms. More seasons, a sequel, a limited series, or any number of spin-offs. The source material is so rich, anything is possible.
10. Don’t we all want to see where Gotham takes the Valeska story next, and find out if Jerome’s clone is going to play a part? Gotham isn’t done yet!
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