Friday, February 27, 2009

Octopus as Trickster

So, since the terms octopus and tentacles have been present in developing UFO rhetoric the last few months, I've been considering the deeper meaning/implications. I need to do a bit of research--for now it rather eludes me, but I've a feeling it will turn out to be quite ripe.

Interestingly, in the recent news story about the California aquarium octopus who caused a flood, it was referred to as 'trickster,' and with words like mysterious, and curious to describe the animal--it's clear there are lots of loaded, symbolic words which seem to take the animal and its behavior into a mythological place.

photo: U the octopus by cissyhu via flickr

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