Vis & Taint: A Con-mythology (Ask Me Anything about)

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Vis & Taint: A Con-mythology (Ask Me Anything about)

Post by Serena » 13 Nov 2013 21:49

I know that this is weird, but I got inspired by a kpop video, and I outlined a constructed mythology. Please, watch the video, read my introduction and leave your opinion. Of course, you can ask me anything about it.


Explanation of the video

The video starts with a girl dressed with a dark clothing who walks at a slow pace through the hallway of a castle. You can clearly hear hisses that fill the air. When the girls turn, you can see that she is a vampire. The definition of vampire may be different in different cultures, but in this myth a vampire is basically a demon (The anthropomorphic shape of a virtue) who chooses to spend its live on the earth and copulate with humans. The punishment for this sin is an uncontrollable desire to drink human blood, that often makes the vampire kill her own lovers.

Going further with the video, you see the vampire surrounded by other girls. The dancers who intertwine around her and touch her are spirits. Those spirits are lost souls who represent the same virtue (Remember that sin are virtues in this myth!) as the vampire whom they follow does (lust). They dance provocatively around her, showing their devotion to the vampire.

The second important character we see is the princess, who has a snake twisted around her neck. The princess is the one who was whispering those hisses in the first part of the video, because she can speak what Harry Potter fans call parseltongue (The language of the snakes). The princess represents another virtue (pride), and the snake is her power. She wears a crown and she has spirits who dance around her as well, but these spirits don’t touch her like the lustful ones did. They rather obey her, because she is the sinner of the pride.

Before the first chorus (1:18), we see humans appear. They wear dark clothes, they look all alike (As if they were not single beings but just pet animals to God) and their gazes are expressionless. They are in a state of listlessness and torpor, and they represent negligence. The vampire lie around them, but they don’t do anything. However, the vampire doesn’t hurt them because she is not attracted to men.

During the first chorus (1:34), another key character appears. She is the knight, who is dressed sumptuously with golden embroidered clothes. These clothes represent the third virtue (greed), not only for money, but also for the possession of human souls. She is portrayed when dancing with both a human male, who stays still in its negligence, and a powerful female (the princess), who dances along. This is meant to say that powerful people often get more devotion than others by greedy sinners.

Then, we have the magician (1:54). Magician is any scientist who wants to get more powerful than God, which is the fourth and last of the four evil virtues (envy). She holds a skull, that represents the human intelligence, and she has an eyeglass, because she can see where other humans can’t.

After the second chorus (3:07), the last and most important character appears. She is a human girl who is dressed with a prom dress, and who dances with a male. This represents the stereotype of a heteronormative relationship where the male is dominant and negligent. Her face is sad, and her body is stiff. All the other men in the place function as a cage, that she can’t escape from. (3:22) They all start dancing in a circle around her, trapping and imprisoning her.

But then, during the third chorus, all the other characters, now dressed as humans (They switched to the white clothes), save her.
The evil virtues fill the place, scaring the humans who eventually (4:10) disappear. In the last scene, the girl is no longer dressed with that uncomfortable dress, but she wears the same white dress as the other characters. The men who were supposed to be pious and devout to God are gone, leaving the girl happily dancing with the demons and the spirits.

1. Outlining of the constructed mythology

1.1 Cosmogony

We have two opposite forces, the evil (taint), and its opposite (vis). Both were created by The Energy, whose anthropomorphic projection on the earth is God.

At the beginning, The Energy created the universe and the vis. The vis took the shape of the four elements (Fire, soil, water and air) and the four good virtues (Love, wisdom, kindness and justice). Eventually the elements became planets, stars and even grew into living beings. God mixed its very own energy with the human bodies, and created demons. The demons were similar to the humans, but they represented the virtues, and they were given the power to switch from their physical form and their pure vis shape.

So why did The Energy create the evil? Living beings were like puppets to God. They obeyed to him, and therefore they were not free to do whatever they wanted to do. They didn’t grow intelligence, because whatever they did was told to them by God. So The Energy turned half of the vis in the universe into taint, and gave all the live beings free will.
Four virtues were created by mixing good virtues with taint (Lust came from love, pride from wisdom, greed from kindness and envy from justice). Some demons were tainted too, and they became evil demons, who represented the four evil virtues.

1.2 Creatures

All live beings are made out of matter (which is produced by mixing different vis elements) and a soul (which is made out of pure taint).

1.2.1 Demons, vampires and druids

The demons are the anthropomorphic shape of a virtue. When they represents a vis virtue, they are portrayed as males, when they represents an evil virtue they are females. Demons, unlike spirits, often choose not to mate with other beings.

They usually affect humans, who are taught by them their virtues, to get done what they want. However, tainted demons are given free will, so they can choose not to obey to God.

When a demon of the lust chooses to have sex with a human, because she wants to spend her life on the earth and live as a human, she gets punished with vampirism. She is condemned to the perpetual desire to drink human bloods. Some vampires are strong, and they manage not to kill their human lovers, but some are not and they end up surrendering to God.

Some people, called druids or scientists, often attempt to become demons by using magic, even if they were born humans. When they manage to, they become demons of the envy, because they envied God for its powers.

1.2.2 Spirits

Sometimes, when a soul is lost, because the living being that it comes from didn’t find redemption during its life, a spirit is born. Taking the shape of a spirit is like being in a purgatory. Since the soul is made out of taint, spirits can only represent evil virtues.

Spirits of the lust are often portrayed as very beautiful girls who follow vampires around and tempt young humans and they usually have a sexual orientation and even their tastes on hair and other physical features.

Spirits of the pride are portrayed as dancers, and they usually follow powerful humans (druids, royals) and dance along with them, obeying to their orders.

Spirits of the greed are sirens (or mermaids), people who have for punishment the tail of a fish and a human body. They are dressed only with golden jewels and they have very beautiful voices.

Spirits of the envy are ghosts, who follow the people they envied to find redemption. Sometimes, if they don’t like their life as a spirit, they can simply die by selling the taint of their soul to the scientists, who become magicians (demons of the envy) when they get enough taint.

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