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Greed entity = serpent from the Garden of Eden
Rage entity = a transmogrified Cain?
Hope entity = some kind of bird, Ziz? Someone actually suggested Jesus...
Compassion entity = Cthulhu lol

Yeah, the Christian mythology allusions have to be intentional.

(sucks about not getting names for the others though D: )

Also, from /co/ (ignore the blatant typos):








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Date: 2010-03-25 04:08 am (UTC)
worldwillshout: Kyle Rayner (Default)
From: [personal profile] worldwillshout
That's... beautiful!

Date: 2010-03-25 04:11 am (UTC)
akodo_rokku: (Default)
From: [personal profile] akodo_rokku
Vandal Savage is Cain.

I kinda like to think that the rage entity used to be the bloody rock.

Date: 2010-03-25 07:56 pm (UTC)
nezchan: Navis at breakfast (Default)
From: [personal profile] nezchan
I always thought Cain was Cain. Who knew?

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Date: 2010-03-25 04:11 am (UTC)
neuhallidae: (Default)
From: [personal profile] neuhallidae
Space whale!

Date: 2010-03-25 04:32 am (UTC)
kenn_el: Northstar_Hmm (Default)
From: [personal profile] kenn_el
I thought it was a huge manatee.

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Date: 2010-03-25 04:14 am (UTC)
mas: Solun Eclipse (Default)
From: [personal profile] mas
Is anyone else disappointed that Greed isn't some sort of Garfield/Sea gull hybrid? It lools like a giant orange snake and nothing else. At least Red Bull (should have wings) has a few extra horns.

Date: 2010-03-25 04:47 am (UTC)
crinos: (Default)
From: [personal profile] crinos
Its not just a snake, its the snake that tempted Adam and Eve.

Which is actually kind of fitting; I mean Adam and Eve had it all in Eden, but they still wanted the one thing denied to them, hence Greed.

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Date: 2010-03-25 04:19 am (UTC)
thormonger: (Default)
From: [personal profile] thormonger
Rage could possibly be Abel. Quoting Genesis 4:10 (God talking to Cain about Abel): "Thus God said, 'What have you done? The voice of your brother's blood cries out to me from the ground.'" There would be precedent for this mindset, as Atrocitus' rage was triggered by a grave injustice (the extermination of almost his entire sector), and other Red Lanterns have been shown to have become Red Lanterns due to horrific injustices.

Hope seems like it would be a phoenix, rising from the ashes of despair.

Having the Serpent of Eden being Avarice makes sense, given how he tempted Eve to be more like God, effectively saying "You're not content with just being yourself when you could be so much more, are you?"

I'm still trying to figure out Compassion Squid.

Still, that spread is going to be a desktop background for me. So pretty!

Date: 2010-03-25 04:36 am (UTC)
neuhallidae: (Default)
From: [personal profile] neuhallidae
Someone on /co/ came up with a theory that Compassion is a squid/octopus to represent all the different species that lay down their lives to make sure the next generation gets the best possible start.

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Date: 2010-03-25 04:20 am (UTC)
ar_feiniel: (Default)
From: [personal profile] ar_feiniel
I don't think I'll ever be on board with this whole Emotional Spectrum Multi-Corps...thing....but Sinestro tripping out is a win in my book.

Date: 2010-03-25 01:34 pm (UTC)
terrykun: (zach pimp hat)
From: [personal profile] terrykun
"He's not crazy! He's enlightened!"

Date: 2010-03-25 04:20 am (UTC)
intertobamf: (Default)
From: [personal profile] intertobamf
They're all obvious animal analogs. Except for the Predator. I still have no clue what's up with that thing. A mutated Tyrannosaurus rex?

Date: 2010-03-25 07:16 am (UTC)
queenanthai: (Default)
From: [personal profile] queenanthai
Heyyyy, Warmech!

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Date: 2010-03-25 04:20 am (UTC)
lanternicity: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lanternicity
Is Ion actually there? I thought it was still supposed to be in Sodam Yat.

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Date: 2010-03-25 04:26 am (UTC)
intertobamf: (Default)
From: [personal profile] intertobamf
Also, Compassion Octopus? More arms! More hugs for all!

Or maybe it's a brittle star?

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Date: 2010-03-25 04:37 am (UTC)
kamino_neko: Kamino Neko's default icon... (Default)
From: [personal profile] kamino_neko
I'm amused by the fact that the Love entity is scarier looking than the Fear one.

Yeah, that's the problem with adapting an existing beast into the spectrum...

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Date: 2010-03-25 04:31 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] long_silence
The storm and the bird remind me of how Noah sent the dove out when the flood ended. But I doubt that was the origin of the Hope entity.

Date: 2010-03-25 04:36 am (UTC)
thokstar: Spot (Default)
From: [personal profile] thokstar
The storm and the bird remind me of how Noah sent the dove out when the flood ended.

I've been making a joke about collecting 2 of every legacy hero for an ark and sending out Raven and Dove to check to see if they could return since the solicits for BN 5 came out.

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Date: 2010-03-25 04:40 am (UTC)
pyrotwilight: (Default)
From: [personal profile] pyrotwilight
Compassion Squid reminds me of the mother mercy plant

Date: 2010-03-25 04:44 am (UTC)
busterella: (Default)
From: [personal profile] busterella
I like hope bird. I want to be his friend.

Date: 2010-03-26 11:27 am (UTC)
endis_ni: (Default)
From: [personal profile] endis_ni
I have an odd urge to hug HopeBird. I'm not entirely sure why.

Date: 2010-03-25 04:53 am (UTC)
bluefall: A surprised-looking cat (puzzled Krosp)
From: [personal profile] bluefall
I have no particular objection to incorporating Christian mythology into DC canon in and of itself. It's been done marvelously with Spectre and Phantom Stranger in the past, and even managed to work for Supergirl.

It's kind of jarring coming out of the mouth of an extraterrestrial former member of an organization first founded before the Earth even finished spinning itself spherical, though.

Date: 2010-03-25 08:21 am (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Yeah, that's my issue with it.

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Date: 2010-03-25 05:15 am (UTC)
crinos: (Default)
From: [personal profile] crinos
Um, why is the love entity a giant beetle monster.

Seriously, that thing is scarier looking than Paralax, did they get their assignment sheets mixed up or something?

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IT GETS YOU RAINBOWS AND CUPCAKES, GODAMMIT!

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Re: IT GETS YOU RAINBOWS AND CUPCAKES, GODAMMIT!

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Re: IT GETS YOU RAINBOWS AND CUPCAKES, GODAMMIT!

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Re: IT GETS YOU RAINBOWS AND CUPCAKES, GODAMMIT!

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Date: 2010-03-25 05:18 am (UTC)
kusonaga: (Default)
From: [personal profile] kusonaga
Power animals!

Date: 2010-03-25 05:33 am (UTC)
silverzeo: (Default)
From: [personal profile] silverzeo
Wait...So is the White Light Enity is God or not? You think someone like the Spectre would know this stuff, unless the Christian God is just like all the other gods in the comic-book mythos.

And now I notice that elements counter each other.

Date: 2010-03-25 05:48 am (UTC)
thormonger: (Default)
From: [personal profile] thormonger
As the entities are loosely based on Judeo-Christian themes, the White Light Entity is probably a manifestation of God's creative energies, and not God Himself.

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So Predator is...

Date: 2010-03-25 05:34 am (UTC)
silverzeo: (Default)
From: [personal profile] silverzeo
Predator is Lilith? The creature that God made for Adam before he created Eve?

Re: So Predator is...

Date: 2010-03-25 05:51 am (UTC)
thormonger: (Default)
From: [personal profile] thormonger
If so, I can see why Adam abandoned her. What a beast... literally! :-P

Re: So Predator is...

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Re: So Predator is...

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Date: 2010-03-25 06:11 am (UTC)
renuki: (Kojiro hearts you)
From: [personal profile] renuki
That...that Predator!? Dude. ...he does look more scarier that the fear entity. O_O

But, yay! I was wondering if I would ever see what the entities look like and we did! Whoohooo!

...now we only need their bloody names.

Date: 2010-03-25 12:32 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] jlbarnett
well, it does say that the fear entity was created when the first thing felt fear. So it isn't completely terrifying on it's own.

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Date: 2010-03-25 06:18 am (UTC)
thosefew: bored death (Default)
From: [personal profile] thosefew
I got your compassion squid right here.

Date: 2010-03-25 10:57 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] 20thcenturyvole
Aww! Fat Pony would be his friend. ):

Date: 2010-03-25 12:36 pm (UTC)
benicio127: (Gah!)
From: [personal profile] benicio127
I freaking hate /co/.

I would be happy if I never saw the term "Christ fags in my Green Lantern" or any kind of use of the word fag ever again. Idiots.

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Date: 2010-03-25 12:44 pm (UTC)
majingojira: (Kyon Sad)
From: [personal profile] majingojira
I'm utterly unsurprised about the use of Christian Mythology in a DC comic. Hell, I've come to expect it./

Doesn't make this instance any less lolwhat worthy.

It's really hard to have a monomyth, especially that monomyth, in a universe that big and diverse.

But writers have no sense of scale and CHRISTIANITY DOMINATES ALL!

*sigh*

Date: 2010-03-25 07:00 pm (UTC)
hero_of_lallor: (Rogue)
From: [personal profile] hero_of_lallor
Well there is blue lantern Ganesha which makes me less angry about including christianity. There is also buddhist subtext in the white lantern story

Date: 2010-03-25 01:38 pm (UTC)
terrykun: (AQUAMAN!)
From: [personal profile] terrykun
TENTACLES. OF. COMPASSION.

OUTRAGEOUS!

"Surely we have all been touched by its noodly appendage."

Date: 2010-03-25 07:04 pm (UTC)
nezchan: Navis at breakfast (Default)
From: [personal profile] nezchan
PZ Myers would approve, I'm sure.

Mod note

Date: 2010-03-25 02:18 pm (UTC)
skalja: Ultimate Spider-Woman posing like a BAMF (scans_daily mod hat)
From: [personal profile] skalja
Whatever the standards at /co/, we don't allow discriminatory slurs here, whether in original speech or quoting someone else. Please edit your post accordingly. If you want to keep the content of that quote, you could attribute and paraphrase ("A poster at /co/ pointed out these possible religious allusions ...").

Thanks for understanding!

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Date: 2010-03-25 03:36 pm (UTC)
naebler: (Default)
From: [personal profile] naebler
Has anyone else noticed that the only actual "earth looking thing" is the snake and we have seen snakes like that on other planets. While the allegory is there it is quite possible it is not supposed to be Earth Centric. I mean the Bug that forms Parallax is not terran. And a bloody rock? It hints at Cain/Able but doesnt show a dead man on the ground.

Also you see a storming blue world with lightening, if anything the blue could be the phoenix, a creature that dies and returns much like Hope will always return.

Date: 2010-03-25 04:31 pm (UTC)
robogeek: (WLC)
From: [personal profile] robogeek
except for the minor fact that the scan mentions Earth by name....
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