So far we’ve talked about the duta races of The Trailokya Trilogy, as well as humans and danava. Then, we moved onto the races with whom humanity shares their universe (Samsara). First up was the Cetians, then the Ikyls and Oreiades and Boarwellum. What interesting race do I have in store for you this time?
Hyadeans. A soul race, humanoid in build, with bullheads like a minotaur.
Hyades. The home planet of the Hyadeans.
The Hyadeans will look familiar to many students of mythology. Their thick trunks and limbs support a bovine-like head, complete with horns in the adults and teens. Despite the mythology of such creatures suggesting they are violent, Hyadeans are relatively peaceful. Their temperaments are are well-balanced. The attributes of the Zodiac Taurus further describe these unique beings.
The myth of the Minotaur was spawned from the remaining member of an exploration party from Hyades. Driven to the brink of insanity through mistreatment by the humans of Crete, this poor creature eventually succumbed. The Minotaur was not born on Earth, like the myth attempts to describe through a rather perverse tail of lust. The presence of the Minotaur myth on Earth suggests that their technology was well advanced several centuries ago. One would need to access the Akashic record to understand that the matter is more complicated than that. Curses and sex aside, the presence of such a being from an outer world in ancient Greece would naturally give rise to fantastic tales shared through human populations. A great event would see these tales spread over wider swaths of various cultures. Instead, the bovine headed man is largely isolated to the Greek Island of Crete and Egypt.
Not to be out done by Ovid, Dante included a run in with the Hyadean in his work. However, what Dante was attempting to describe was a Shedu, or fallen Hyadean. He took it for fact that the Minotaur was violent and deserving of punishment. He went so far as to bastardize the appearance for additional effect. The Shedu retain quite similar forms to the Hyadean, but suffer a loss of all body hair and some disfigurement.
Zaajah dashed around him before he could argue. Her favorite short blade glinted in the late day sun. The shadowalker turned just as she came up behind him. With a battle cry, Zaajah struck at his throat, slicing it, and planted her foot in his middle to push him back to the car he’d climbed from. Surprise was her advantage, but Shedu were poor fighters, the cursed form of fallen Hyadeans, slow and thick-headed. But they did make excellent bounty hunters for souls, for they were relentless and callous. – The Shadow Soul
Hyadeans are named after their home planet of Hyades. The moonless world is semi-arid at it’s equator becoming increasingly forested as one moves toward either pole. The Hyadeans are similar to humans that they occupy just about every climate and thrive. The poles are, of course, too cold to support life for extended periods. Water is distributed across the planet in small lakes and tributaries, as well as subsurface bodies.
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