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Davy Jones and Fiddler's Green and Sea Myths

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Hi I need help Sea Myths and Heaven and Hell, Death and Life.  Davy Jones and Fiddler's Green, Now the problem with Davy Jones if I use him for my Death then I might get sued by Disney but they got there version mixed up with the Flying Dutchman

 

LW

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The character of Davy Jones as seen in the PotC franchise is basically an invention of Disney with a 'traditional' name tacked on, but Disney can't own the copyright on the name, so if you use their character you might run into trouble but it you create your own personification of Jones you should be ok.

However, to my knowledge, Davy Jones, the Flying Dutchman, and Fiddlers' Green are all later than the GAoP in origin. The only post-mortem superstitions which seem prevalent amongst GAoP era pirates are essentially Christian notions of Heaven and Hell.

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But if I use Davy Jones as my God of Death and use a Coffin Ship to carry the gathered dead aboard to underworld along the Dead Sea to River Styx in, then the Fiddler would be the overlord of Green like Heaven.

My version of Davy Jones isn't a squid-man but more like a Skeleton dressed as Sea Captain burdened to gather the Dead,

 

LW

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Ironically I think Disney places the POTC series in the 1740's... which is odd.

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Well my Version of Davy Jones is my Sea going Reaper Captain of his Coffin Ship much like Disney version but I know they muddled the Flying Dutchman myth,

 

LW

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And alas Pyracy Pub heads off to Fiddlers Green...

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Still Online,

 

 

LW

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Yet she's being towed to the breaker's yard...

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Still online and working,

 

 

LW

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Yep, I check it every so often when I'm actually at my computer.  I hope that it's because the information is somehow being compiled and saved, but most likely just waiting for the licenses (or whatever contract term is used for a webpage) to expire.

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The more likely explanation is that Stynky is too lazy to take it down. (Trust me, I know Stynky...) Although I've no doubt that when the web page contract expires as Coastie mentioned, it will suddenly disappear. This has the added benefit of insuring that Stynky doesn't actually have to do anything to remove it. ;)

I have saved a lot of the files that interested me, although they're in separate Word files and so are a PITA to actually try and sift through unless you know what you're looking for. I mostly saved them to refer to stuff that I can use in writing future Surgeon's Journal articles.

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