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Blythe Frolicksumm
Legacy Name: Blythe Frolicksumm


The Sweetheart Jollin
Owner: Lillie_Vale

Age: 14 years, 3 months, 2 weeks

Born: January 6th, 2010

Adopted: 14 years, 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Adopted: January 6th, 2010

Statistics


  • Level: 61
     
  • Strength: 56
     
  • Defense: 25
     
  • Speed: 25
     
  • Health: 43
     
  • HP: 43/43
     
  • Intelligence: 375
     
  • Books Read: 368
  • Food Eaten: 0
  • Job: Jeweler




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NAME: Blythe (blahyth) Frol - ick - summ
MEANING: "joyful fun"
NICKNAME: ~Butterfly~
BORN: January 6, 2010
GENDER: Female
ORIENTATION: straight
EMPLOYMENT: Currently works at The Bakery
HOBBIES: gardening, pastels, cooking, dancing
FAVORITE COLOR: 'the rainbow!'
FAVORITE MOVIE: 'Flutter Serenade: The Butterfly Movie' (2008).
FAVORITE SONG: 'Butterfly Kisses' - Bob Carlisle
FAVORITE QUOTE: "We are like butterflies who flutter for a day and think its forever." ~Dr. Carl Sagan
BIRTHSTONE: Garnet
ZODIAC BIRTH SIGN: Capricorn
CHINESE ZODIAC BIRTH SIGN: The Year of the Ox
CELTIC ZODIAC SIGN: The Rowan Tree
EGYPTIAN ZODIAC SIGN: Satis
NATIVE AMERICAN ZODIAC SIGN: The Goose
BEST FRIEND : Jaunty the Jannu
PERSONALITY: unconventional, kind, peace-loving, happy, artistic, fun-loving, youthful, sweet
LIKES: butterflies, meadows, flowers, rainbows, sunshine, laughing, having fun
DISLIKES: darkness, silence, rain, cold, herbicides, crying, boredom, bullies

HUMAN AVATAR CHARACTERISTICS:
HEIGHT: 5'3"
WEIGHT: 120 pounds
BUILD : athletic, thin
AGE: 103 (Very young for her species)
COMPLEXION: pale but rosy
EYE COLOR: blue
DISTINGUISHING MARKS: multicolored flower tattoos, large ears


"Welcome! Welcome! Please have a seat. Let me introduce you to Jaunty and allow us to tell you that we absolutely love all things butterfly ..... figurines, books, jewelry, clothing, stickers, trivia, movies and music.

We have a huge field of wildflowers behind our home near Peka Glade that we planted just for these bewitching, dazzling, delicate, delightful "beasties"! Despite their small size, butterflies are some of the world's most wondrous animals. We love playing with butterflies...all shapes; all sizes...all the colors of the rainbow...that frolic here every day in their special garden! We hope that you too believe butterflies are beautiful, graceful, charming, and heart-warming creatures.

Lying in a field of wildflowers on a warm, sunny day and having butterflies land on you is a wondrously magical experience! Some will seem to try to study you while you study them. Some will seem to dance for you. Others will seem to speak to each other telling secrets; knowing no one can hear. Watching them dance on the wind is guaranteed to brighten your mood, lower your blood pressure, and allow your inner child to come out again.

Jaunty and I truly believe that we need butterflies to remind us that positive change is possible, that that there is magic in life, and that we have to be mindful of our surroundings. If we destroy nature, we destroy ourselves! Butterflies awaken our spirits and open our hearts. They give us a sense of hope and the possibility of our own transformation and evolution.

We would like to share some of the fun and interesting stories that we have heard and read about these beautiful creatures with anyone who is interested!

BUTTERFLY LEGENDS, MYTHS, ans TRIVIA::


According to an American Indian Legend:

If anyone desires a wish to come true they must first capture a butterfly and whisper that wish to it.
Since a butterfly can make no sound, the butterfly can not reveal the wish to anyone but the Great Spirit who hears and sees all.
In gratitude for giving the beautiful butterfly its freedom, the Great Spirit always grants the wish.
So, according to legend, by making a wish and giving the butterfly its freedom, the wish will be taken to the heavens and be granted.



An Aboriginal story of transformation, which has been passed down through the generations, tells of a man and his son, who were walking through the outback when the boy suddenly fell ill. The father had built a shelter to protect his son, and then he left to find food and medicinal plants, which took a few days. When the father finally returned, his son was gone. In despair, he leaned against a tree for support during his anguish, and through his tears he noticed a cocoon in its branches. He knew that the cocoon represented the shelter he had built for his son, and his tears stopped, for he realized then that the boy's spirit would soon be released as a butterfly.

BUTTERFLIES - PAPAGO

One day the Creator was resting, sitting, watching some children at play in a village. The children laughed and sang, yet as he watched them, the Creators heart was sad. He was thinking: These children will grow old.

Their skin will become wrinkled. Their hair will turn gray. Their teeth fall out. The young hunters arm will fail. These lovely young girls will grow ugly and fat. The playful puppies will become blind mangy dogs. And those wonderful flowers-yellow and blue, red and purple-will fade. The leaves from the trees will fall and dry up. Already they are turning yellow.

Thus the Creator grew sadder and sadder. It was in the fall, and the thought of the coming winter, with its cold and lack of game and green things, made his heart heavy. Yet it was still warm, and the sun was shining. The Creator watched the play of sunlight and shadow on the ground, the yellow leaves being carried here and there by the wind. He saw the blueness of the sky, the whiteness of some cornmeal ground by the women.

Suddenly he smiled All those colors, they ought to be preserved.

I'll make something to gladden my heart, something for these children to look at and enjoy. The Creator took out his bag and started gathering things: a spot of sunlight, a handful of blue from the sky, the whiteness of the cornmeal, the shadow of playing children the blackness of a beautiful girls hair, the yellow of the falling leaves, the green of the pine needles, the red, purple, and orange of the flowers around him.

All these he put into his bag.

As an afterthought, he put the songs of the birds in, too.

Then he walked over to the grassy spot where the children were playing. Children, little children, this is for you, and he gave them his bag.

Open it; there's something nice inside, he told them.

The children opened the bag, and at once hundreds and hundreds of colored butterflies flew out, dancing around the children's heads, settling on their hair, fluttering up again to sip from this or that flower.

And the children, enchanted, said that they had never seen anything so beautiful.

The butterflies began to sing, and children listened smiling.

But then a songbird came flying, settling on the Creators shoulder, scolding him, saying: Its not right to give our songs to these new pretty things.

You told us when you made us that every bird would have his own song. And now you've passed them all around. Isn't it enough that you gave your new playthings the colors of the rainbow?

You're right, said the Creator. I made one song for each bird, and I shouldn't have taken what belongs to you.

So the Creator took the songs away from the butterflies, and that's why they are silent. They're beautiful even so! he said.

Buck Conner - Member of the "Turtle Clan" - Lenni Lenape Society

Ancient Greeks

For the ancient Greeks, the transformation of Butterfly from pupa to adult was a metaphor of the soul's resurrection and immortality. In fact, the ancient Greek word for butterfly is a word which also means "soul" or "mind."

Native Americans

Native Americans embroidered Butterflies onto their children's caps to bring sweet dreams.

Mayans in Guatemala

Tzutujil Mayans in Guatemala speak of simultaneous Twin Realities: the world of dreams and the world of work. These worlds are likened to the opposing wings of a Butterfly: the dream world is one wing, and the awake world is the other. They believe the wings must connect at the Heart for the Butterfly to fly and live. Real life occurs because of the interaction of the wings. The Life is the Butterfly's Heart. Life, like the Butterfly's Heart, is kept alive by the two opposing, mirroring twin-like wings.

The Shoshone "Ladies Fancy Shawl Dance" Butterfly Legend

Many, many years ago when the Earth was still quite new, there was a beautiful butterfly who lost her mate in battle. To show her grief, she took off her beautiful wings and wrapped herself in a drab cocoon. In her sadness, she could not eat and she could not sleep and her relatives kept coming to her lodge to see if she was okay.

Of course she wasn't, but she didn't want to be a burden on her people so she packed up her wings and her medicine bundle and took off on a long journey. She wandered about for many days and months, until finally she had gone all around the world.

On her journey she kept her eyes downcast and stepped on each stone she came to as she crossed fields and creeks and streams. Finally, one day as she was looking down, she happened to notice the stone beneath her feet, and it was so beautiful that it healed her sorrow.

She then cast aside her cocoon, shook the dust from her wings, and donned them once more. She was so happy she began to dance to give thanks for another chance to begin her life anew. Then she went home and told The People about her long journey and how it had healed her.

To this day,The People dance this dance as an expression of renewal, and to give thanks for new seasons, new life, and new beginnings.

The shawl in the Fancy Shawl Dance represents the butterfly's wings, the fancy steps and twirls represent the butterfly's style of flight. This is another reason you will sometimes hear the Fancy Shawl Competition Dance referred to as " the butterfly dance."


Mexico

According to people of certain areas of Mexico, Monarch butterflies carry the spirits of dead ancestors to visit. They arrive each year on (or near) the Day of the Dead (November 2), to visit and to take the souls of the newly-departed away with them.

Ireland

In certain areas of Ireland, people believe a white butterfly or moth is a soul on its way to paradise. If the wings are spotted, the soul must pay for its sins in purgatory but a pure soul will be all white.


Fossil records for butterflies and moths date back nearly 65 million years "Butterflies have long been a symbol of beauty, and therefore, they've been the subject of a plethora of myths and folklore.....

Early Native American legends reveal stories of butterflies carrying various wishes to the Great Spirit.

The Shoshone Indians believed that the Great Spirit blew the breath of life into pebbles, which then became butterflies.

The Blackfoot Indians believed that butterflies brought them their dreams while they were sleeping. It was custom for a Blackfoot woman to embroider a butterfly on a small piece of buckskin. Then she would tie this piece in her child's hair when she wanted him or her to go to sleep. At the same time she would sing a lullaby to the child. This was her way of asking a butterfly to come and fly about to put the child asleep.

Hopi Indians used butterfly images on much of their prehistoric pottery, and they even performed a special butterfly dance. The spirit of the butterfly has been widely used in the Hopi Indian's kachina figures. Kachinas are the spirit essence of everything in the real world. They represent game, plants, food, insects, birds and even death.

Native American Zuni tribesmen believed that butterflies could predict the weather. White butterflies indicated the onset of summer. They also believed that if the first butterfly of the season was white, that foreshadowed a rainy summer, especially if the butterfly flew out of the southwest. A dark butterfly meant the summer would be full of stormy weather, while a yellow butterfly predicted sunny weather.

Among many Mexican Indian tribes butterflies were a symbol of Earth's fertility. Born out of a caterpillar in a chrysalis, butterflies became a symbol of rebirth, regeneration and joy.


In Greek myth, Psyche (which literally translates to mean "soul" ) is represented in the form of a butterfly. Befittingly, Psyche is forever linked with love as she and Eros (Cupid) (the Greek god of love) shared an endlessly passionate bond together - both hopelessly in love with the other.

In Christianity, it is a soulful symbol as well. The butterfly is a symbol of rebirth and immortality. The butterfly is often seen depicted on ancient tombs, and Christ has been illustrated holding a butterfly in Christian art.

In China it symbolized conjugal bliss and joy.

Creation of the Butterfly - Aboriginal Dreamtime

There were two sisters born.....twins ... but their facial features were deformed and their mother was told to keep them out of sight from the tribe as they were too ugly to look upon...as they grew their torment increased...they were given chores to do apart from the other women...they were never allowed to join in the women's circle of activity and chatter...they had to eat their meals apart from the tribe with their backs turned and the children were afraid of them. They only had their mother to talk to...she loved them and could see their beauty from within...but she had to obey the tribe...and when she died they were alone. The tribe continued to feed them the scraps because they were the makers of the best nectar...their mother had shown them how to gather the flowers to make a sweet nectar drink...they became very adept at it...the tribe had never tasted nectar drink so sweet. Their pain was great and they cried for their mother's soft and loving gaze.

The great- spirit father felt their sorrow and looked upon them with kindness ... he changed them into beautiful butterflies. When the tribe saw these new creatures they were amazed by their beauty and tried to follow them so they could look at at them more closely...but the sisters would not let the tribe gaze upon them and would fly away...for they would not look upon their deformities they don't deserve to look upon their perfection and beauty.

Even today as soon as you look at a butterfly it will fly away...sometimes though they will let you gaze upon their beauty for a brief moment..........

In China, butterflies are deemed as symbols for beauty in old age when linked with plum blossoms. Butterflies are regarded as symbols of one's soul by the Japanese, whereas two butterflies flying together are symbolic of a happy marriage. Ancient Aztecs believed butterflies to be the souls of warriors slain in battles, and that their fluttering wings were symbolic of energy. It is also no secret that from ancient days the butterfly has symbolized immortality.


There are many beliefs that butterflies are actually pixies and fairies that grace us with their presence. Pixies and fairies adorn beautiful wings that strongly resemble those of butterflies. They are also considered spiritual beings in some cultures. Mythology also attributes certain mystical attributes to butterflies.

This is a wonderful Irish Blessing:

"May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun, and find your
shoulder to light on to bring you luck, happiness and riches"

In Louisiana it is believed that if a white butterfly enters your home and flies around you, good luck will quickly follow. Yet in Maryland it's believed that this is an omen of death.

The butterfly is also a symbol of women as it is a sign of gentleness. In Japan a woman wearing a kimono is compared to a butterfly and if you look at the design of a kimono, it is shaped like a butterfly.

It is believed that butterflies symbolize the soul of a witch. Both witches and butterflies can change their form. Butterflies, of course, change from caterpillars to winged beauties, as witches can change at will.


Fun Butterfly Facts:

Butterflies are cold blooded

Many butterflies are territorial and fight

Butterflies can see ultraviolet light which makes the markings on flowers very vivid to them and guides them to the nectar tubes.

Generally these are plants that have sweet smelling flowers in warm colors such as yellow, red, orange and blue blossoms.

There are about 20,000 species of butterflies

Butterflies have strong muscles in their thorax which force their wings up and down on a fulcrum basis.

Most butterflies prefer flowers that are pink, red, purple, or yellow and that are open all day. Butterflies generally fly only during the day, at night they sleep between blades of grass or find the underside of a leaf. Butterflies can't hear, but they can feel vibration which works best when hiding from predators.

Female butterflies are usually bigger and live longer than males. The female butterfly gives off a scent that the male butterfly can smell. Butterflies weigh only as much as two rose petal, but they can fly thousands of miles.

Adult butterflies are active in the day. (Moths are active at night.)A resting butterfly holds its wings together above it's back. (Moths holds it's wings horizontally.)

A butterfly's antennae are clubbed at the tips. (Moth's antennae are straight or feathered.)

A butterfly has compound eyes: each eye is made up of about 6,000 tiny parts called lenses, which let in light


The Queen Alexandra's birdwing from the island of New Guinea is the largest butterfly; it can have a wingspan of 12 inches!

Most butterflies make no sound, but some in Florida and Texas make a loud clicking sound with their wings.

Butterflies do not get bigger as they age - a young butterfly is a caterpillar!

Butterflies are related to crabs and lobsters! Why? Because like those sea creatures, butterflies have skeletons on the outside of their bodies. They're arthropods: insects, crustaceans, millipedes, centipedes and arachnids

More than 750 species of butterflies live in the United States and Canada. All butterflies metamorphose from eggs to caterpillars, then harden into chrysalis for the pupal phase. They then emerge as beautiful winged adult that we admire. In the summer the entire process takes from 5 to 10 week.

Once the springtime temperature reaches 60 degrees, butterflies re-appear and look for spring flowers such as lilac, phlox, rhododendron, and dames's rocket.

Butterflies smell with their antennae and taste with their feet.

Butterfly wings get their color from tiny scales. Their wings have 125,000 scales per square inch. Compare that to a human head, which has only about 100 hairs per square inch.

Most butterflies live 20 to 40 days. However, some species live only 3 or 4 days, while a few survive up to 10 months.

Adult butterflies do not eat they only drink! They sip liquids from flowers, juice from rotten fruit, and may even drink sweat and liquid animal waste. When a butterfly's feet come in contact with a sweet liquid, its feeding tube unfolds.

Butterflies like sunny areas that are sheltered from the wind. They are unlikely to fly on cool, overcast days.

The longest recorded flight of a monarch butterfly is over 3,000 miles. While migrating, it can cover 80 miles a day.

The monarch butterfly is believed to have reached some of the islands it has colonized by hanging on to the riggings.

The monarch makes its migratory flight at speeds of up to 11 miles per hour. It travels 16 or 17 feet above the ground.

In 1983, the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) Invertebrate Red Data Book designated monarch migration a threatened phenomenon.

136 butterfly species are listed on the IUCN red list, ranging in status from vulnerable, endangered, extinct in the wild, to extinct.

Butterflies cannot fly if their body temperature is less than 86 degrees.

Representations of butterflies are seen in Egyptian frescoes at Thebes, which are 3,500 years old.

Antarctica is the only continent on which no Lepidoptera have been found.


The Brimstone butterfly (Gonepterix rhamni) has the longest lifetime of the adult butterflies: 9-10 months.The blue pygmy found in southern California, has a wingspan of just over half an inch.

In Old English the word was spelt "butterfloege". In Old Dutch and German it was "botervleig" and "butterfliege" respectively. All of these translate as "butter fly". Another German name "milchdieb" translates as "milk-thief" and probably refers to the habit that these insects have of being attracted to the aroma of buttermilk. In areas of eastern Europe where ancient farming methods are still practiced butterflies of various species are sometimes attracted to buttermilk being hand-churned in farmyards. Elsewhere in the world, butterflies are known by other names. In Spain and much of Latin America they are called mariposas, in Portugal and Brazil they are borbolettas. To the French they are papillons, in Russia they are babochka, and in Armenia teeternig.In Romanian - flutturi ( because they are fluttery ? ), and the Nigerian olookolombooka ( oh look - a lombooka ! ).

Contrary to popular belief, many butterflies can be held gently by the wings without harming the butterfly.

You will often erroneously hear and read that the adult butterfly emerges from its cocoon. Moths spin cocoons of silken threads, often using leaves to help surround themselves. Caterpillars shed their final skin to reveal a pupa. The outer skin of this pupa hardens to form a chrysalis which protects and hides the amazing transformation that is occurring inside.

The fastest butterflies are the skippers, which can fly at 37 miles per hour, but most butterflies travel at 5 to 12 miles per hour.

Butterflies don't have lungs.

The words "soul" and "butterfly" are actually the same word in many languages.

Butterflies have been associated with death going back 8,000 years. People thought that when we died we became butterflies and with those wings we went to heaven.




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