Destiny Defined – Canis Luna

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Canis Luna

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Released: Destiny 2 : Season of Arrivals

Rarity: Legendary

Category: Ornament

SubCategory: Armor Ornament

Affiliations: Festival of the Lost 2020

Misc: Lycanthrope Set

Additional / Expanded Information

There is also a connection between Seraphs and the Valkyries as Angelic symbols.

Definition Summary

Canis Luna: “dog/wolf moon”.

Lycanthrope: Werewolves; Humans who change for into a wolf for periods of time, typically when there is a full moon.

In Greek mythology, Canis Major represented the dog Laelaps, a gift from Zeus to Europa; or sometimes the hound of Procris, Diana’s nymph; or the one given by Aurora to Cephalus. So famous for its speed that Zeus elevated it to the sky. It was also considered to represent one of Orion’s hunting dogs, pursuing Lepus the Hare or helping Orion fight Taurus the Bull, within tales of Homer and Hesiod.

The ancient Greeks refer only to one dog, but by Roman times, Canis Minor appears as Orion’s second dog. Aka Canis Sequens and Canis Alter. The Roman myth refers to Canis Major as Custos Europae, the dog guarding Europa but failing to prevent her abduction by Jupiter in the form of a bull and as Janitor Lethaeus, “the watchdog”.

Werewolves are shown in folklore as a mythological animal/wolf morphed from people during a full moon. Described as “bloodthirsty beasts who cannot control their lust for killing people and animals.” Tales involving werewolves have historically been around for a very long time. Everything from pop culture references that exist today to old tales of killings happening in cold blood around the outskirts of major cities.

Some scholars believe the werewolf made its debut in The Epic of Gilgamesh, when Gilgamesh jilted a potential lover because she had turned her previous mate into a wolf. There is also a Greek legend about Lycaon, the son of Pelasgus, who angered the god Zeus by serving a dinner made from the remains of a sacrificed boy. As punishment, the enraged Zeus turned Lycaon into a wolf.

In fact several serial killers were thought to be werewolves back in the day. One of the more famous tales being that of the Bedburg wolf. A rich farmer who was thought to be a werewolf at night, yet in reality was an indiscriminate murderer/cannibal.

All folkloric stories agree upon one thing: the belief that a person is either transformed into a wolf or is capable of assuming a wolf’s form.

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