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#16    CausticGnostic

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 04:32 AM

Something Is Out There on Apr 17 2009, 04:06 AM, said:

i think its the truth in everything paranormal in Supernatural cuz i did some research on things they hunt,, they are always the same thing just like they hunt. They dont BS about the paranormal anyway.. I mean if they really BS about it,, some people will shoot the series. Except for ghost have family, well, a bit unexplainable and no one knows for sure.


You think everything in a TV series is the truth?

Jesus, you're an easy audience, aren't you?



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Posted 17 April 2009 - 04:36 AM

CausticGnostic on Apr 16 2009, 11:32 PM, said:

You think everything in a TV series is the truth?

Jesus, you're an easy audience, aren't you?


You need to sell him/her that beach front land you got in Nevada.


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Posted 17 April 2009 - 04:50 AM

Plainbob13 on Apr 16 2009, 10:36 PM, said:

You need to sell him/her that beach front land you got in Nevada.

Psst, Bob, there ARE beaches in Nevada tongue.gif

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 05:50 AM

Aren't you supposed to bury something at a crossroads?

As I was going down the stair,
I met a man who wasn't there.
He wasn't there again today,
I wish, I wish he'd go away.

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 09:42 AM

In Greek mythology, the goddess Hecate was worshipped at crossroads.  Hecate was a double-natured divinity, worshipped as an agricultural fertility divinity during the day but as a goddess of witchcraft, ghosts, and tombs at night.  Descended from the Titans, she "uncomfortably combined fertility with death as a power of the earth," and the Athenians "once a month . . . placed offerings of food at crossroads, where her influence was said to be felt."

(Information and quotes from "The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Mythology, by Arthur Cotterell and Rachel Storm; London: Hermes House, 2006; p. 47.)




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Posted 17 April 2009 - 11:57 AM

If I recall, it was Robert Johnson who was supposed to have sold his soul to the devil at a crossroads for his awesum blues skillz.

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 12:52 PM

Wild_Woman on Apr 16 2009, 11:50 PM, said:

Aren't you supposed to bury something at a crossroads?

Criminals were often hung at the crossroads, the Romans often crucified people at the crossroads.

JamieSymptom on Apr 17 2009, 05:57 AM, said:

If I recall, it was Robert Johnson who was supposed to have sold his soul to the devil at a crossroads for his awesum blues skillz.


Yep
Robert Johnson

Edited by MirrorImage, 17 April 2009 - 12:55 PM.

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 01:05 PM

MirrorImage on Apr 17 2009, 12:52 PM, said:

Criminals were often hung at the crossroads, the Romans often crucified people at the crossroads.



Yep
Robert Johnson


I was gonna say!

Jeeeez you guys. Havnt you listened to the good tunes?

One of my fav songs is the retake on Crossroads by Cream.

I mean helllooo.......

But I think the deal with Crossroads (my interpretation...) is that its more about want than a place... the place has a historal/musical value rather than a mythical. If it is even true. Its all about wanting/needing something in that way where the powers can't ignore it....


(yes drunk, hence reference to the powers... lol... love buffy...)

Edited by XErotica, 17 April 2009 - 01:08 PM.

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 01:51 PM

There is a fantastic movie Crossroads starring Ralph Macchio. It's based on the same legend.


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Posted 17 April 2009 - 02:53 PM

There was also the abject terror that Crossroads induced in viewers of the ITV between 1964 and 1988

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 04:21 PM

Yes it is a tv show, and yes it is a fiction story but that doesn't mean the material that the story is based on doesn't have some fact in it. Besides Supernatural is a damn good show tongue.gif


Anyway as others have said various cultures have myths about crossroads both good and ill. Though for the show they took story of Robert Johnson as their primary source. In fact as I recall that's how they started the espisode

Edited by Corp, 17 April 2009 - 04:21 PM.

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 05:10 PM

Yeah i don't really understand why some members gave the original poster ****... seeing as he pointed out in his post that he was fully aware of it being mentioned in the show Supernatural and was wondering if it was based on and old story or legend.

I'm interested to know if there is any mention of an actual crossroads demon, not devil mentioned anywhere

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 08:56 PM

The story of the Devil at the cross roads goes back to Greek Mythology, and Charon. Charon was the caretake of the river styx and took the dead across the river to the Abyss ( Hades ). He was also brought into Demonology as Charon, the care taker of the dead, as well as Christian Theology as ArchAngel Michael, and Judaism, the Angel of Death whom lives in heaven and does his honorable duty by escorting souls. It is said it is a neutral creation, and is open to bribes in certain mythological stories, in which one can buy back there soul.

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Posted 24 January 2010 - 03:08 AM

View PostThiefGold, on 16 April 2009 - 11:41 PM, said:

My apologies if this is not in the right place.  I'm just wondering if anyone has heard of a crossroads demon aside from the one in the show "Supernatural".  I've been looking all over the web today and all I can find is references to the show.

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Posted 24 January 2010 - 03:19 AM

as far as i can tell its fake entirely but there are people who have brought up selling their own souls in the past for glory and such, be it as it may they say its all made up for the show however as an actual paranormal investigator i've noticed they do use some actual facts and legend, keep searching they got the idea from somewhere im sure, maybe not crossroads demon but maybe just the lucifarian soul selling?

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