Tuesday, May 17, 2011
WoW in Real Life: Sisters of Elune
I was going through some pictures from Rio de Janeiro carnival 2011.
And I cam across this image you see on the left. It just struck me as this is what Night Elves in the Temple of the Moon might look like worshiping Elune. Or doesn't that look like they are walking around in a Moonwell. The light, the water, the statues. It just speaks to me as Night elves.
While many of the ladies in the picture don't seem to be wearing much in the pants, that is not really a change for female Night Elves from what what you can see in the second picture.
Maybe its change to try to connect these to things. One could say images like these go back at least as far as the Cult of Dionysus, and most likely much further in our collective history. I have always thought it strange Night elves are drawn is such a strong sexual way, let that doesn't seem be a large part of who they are. Maybe is something few outsiders see. Or maybe age has cooled the passions in the blood to the point where few things other than trees and fighting demons and orcs get Night Elves rolling.
It is interesting that no matter where in the world you are there common themes than bind us all. And parts of the human experience that go beyond media but the very soul of show we are.