DUDE. That Pokémon archeologist/paleontologist/mythologist character I'm working on, I have SO many ideas flowing through my head for some Egyptian art from the Poké World. She finds some canopic jars that, instead of having a baboon, a jackal, and a falcon on the jars tops, they have a Lucario, an Ambipom/Infernape/Primape (can't decide which), and a Pidgeot as the jar tops.
Also, I have this image of her finding a wall mural of Arceus with the solar disc on it's head or near it. And maybe having the god Atem as the human form of Arceus, with it's color scheme in his dress. Same goes for Osiris, who I see as a personification of Giratina (who i see as kind of the lord of the dead, at least back then anyway) and Lucario as a helper to Anubis.
Lugia, along with the Lat@s, I see more in Greek myth art, especially in regards to Atlantis. The Lat@s being the protectors of Atlantis (which may or may not be the original Alto Mare) and for some reason, Atlantis angered the sea god so badly (maybe harking back to that whole thing of being too power hungry?) that, despite their powers, the Lat@s weren't able to save it from sinking into the sea. And thus, they left and found an island nation similar to Atlantis (the later modern day Alto Mare), but warned the people against seeking too much power, unless they want to end up like Atlantis. And thus, that legend later fuses with the legend in the movie.
Oh oh, as to the birds. They are a trio of demi-gods who got a bit power hungry with each other and in trying to out do the others, they ended up causing the mythical flood from the bible story before Lugia could come to calm them. Thus, Arceus got mad at him (in actuality, Arceus stirred up the gods since there was so much trouble brewing in both the pokémon and human worlds, there needed to be a clean slate and Lugia tried to stop it) and took some of his power so that he'd need help from a Chosen One to calm them later on in life.
The Ho-Oh legend pretty much stays the same, but I kind of see it as a legend that keeps continuing. Maybe Ho-Oh, for reason or another, angered Arceus in the past and thus, he has to be reborn over few hundred years and in the process, he kills and later revives the three beasts? Kind of a punishment similar to Atlas having to carry the world on his back...?
The Hoenn legendaries are the biblical Leviathan and such, thus they have their legends rooted in Judaism and Christianity. I'd have to read up on those to fit them how I want. Though, since (if you go by the disney version as i dunno how accurate that is to the atlantis legend)maybe Kyorge is the thing that guards where the real Atlantis is hiding?
And Mew is basically the Adam and Eve/First Man/Woman from most myths, being the ancestor of all pokémon and all. So when the flood hit in the Birds myth, Mew (with at least one other mew, since there seems to be multiple mews in the movies) basically had to repopulate the earth of pokémon and the 6 humans chosen had to repopulate the earth of humans.
As to how Celebi. Jirachi, and the pixies fit, I haven't thought that far yet. Though I do kind of see Celebi as a fragment of Dialga, since they both deal in time, and Celebi is the part of Dialga that is allowed to survey the mortal realm.
Lol. I know these don't necessarily follow the myths from the games, but what's to say different people's around the world follow the same myth (our world doesn't)? In some regions, Kyogre is the sea god. in other regions, that's Lugia. Or both. Or one is the god and the other is the guardian (though i kind of see them as synonymous and if both can affect the sea as they do, that makes them both sea gods/guardians. it's all on how everyone sees them. like some see mew as the creator god and arceus isn't and vice versa).
OK, I think I'm over thinking some of this WAAAAAAY too much. XD And that's not all the legendaries either....HMMMM. And I got a bit off topic from just musing on what to draw to thinking up how to fit the legendaries into some of our own religions and myths from times past. oops. ^^;
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