The Tooth Fairy is an example of folklore mythology sometimes presented to children as fact; other prominent examples are Santa Claus (who originates from Saint Nicholas) and the Easter Bunny. The realization or discovery that others may act on behalf of the tooth fairy is considered a part of growing up. Some adults remember clearly for their whole lives when and how they discovered the truth about the tooth fairy.-Wiki
This statement above in and of itself is a definition of a Star Gate. It is a realization for the child and a memory that it shall never forget. In short an ego breaker. I see the ego as a representation of the belief system that one is engaged with. The world view you may have is one that fairies exists... Your belief system changes when you understand the world of imagination and reality have a partition between them.
Some believe that other useful purposes include giving children a sense of faith in things unseen, believing in the incorporeal, and giving them a little mystery to solve, helping them understand the difference between the real and the imaginary. It is believed children gain some maturity as they solve the mystery of the source of the money or gift. According to popular folklore, teeth will be exchanged for presents on any day of the year except Christmas.-Also Wiki
Riddles are a relative of puns. The whole purpose is that when you tell someone that this is god, this is reality. The have 2 choices, they can believe you or NOt. If you introduce them to the new idea in the form of a multi leveled pun, symbol, or riddle.... They NOw have to figure something out before they believe you or not. Think about HaRRy Potter and Dumbledore.
The primary useful purpose of the tooth-fairy myth is probably to give children a small reward and something to look forward to when they lose a tooth, a process which they might otherwise find worrisome. It also gives children a reason to give up a part of themselves that they may have grown attached to. -Further Wiki
Dreams are important to me. Carl Jung and his beliefs of the Dream and the Universal context on our relationship with symbols needs to be mentioned here. I think that dreams are the best way to talk to the true you. The Dream Dictionaries(or at least the majority of them) proclaim that losing ones tooth or teeth in a dream is a sign of fear of not having enough money. So not only is the realization that the tooth fairy is not real a personal stargate of sorts, but the tradition is a ritual in us realizing the material worth of our own body..... Physical body=Couple of Quarters. This has a great deal to do in my opinion with the on going sync winks involving candy and other junk food..... These are a material indulgences that decay the body, or speed up death. Look at how each of the Holidays that fit into the fantasy character's grouped with the Toothfairy(Easter, Christmas) have lots of sweets involved.
The little Tooth Fairies in HeLLBoy 2 are devilish calcium eaters. The fear attachment of having your bones eaten and pooped out is a double 1.5 meaning. First is the irony(this much is obvious) of having the normal consensus of the Tooth Fairy challenged and instead them being seen as a evil devourer. The second is the connotation of self or ego being destroyed by something..... We can free associate this with the destruction of the material body and money problems. Hollywood perhaps getting desperate has pulled this theme a lot lately... Regardless there is a psychosis here that need be looked at.
Tooth Fairy attaches in Darkness Falls 2003. But this was actually inspired by a little kids movie simply called Tooth Fairy that came out in 2001. Again there is more that comes in 2004 called also the Tooth Fairy(not shown).
Then 2006's straight to video Tooth Fairy(above). This dealing with an old lady who kills children for their teeth.
Most of the flicks mentioned(although I won't watch them so I'm not sure) deal with either the murderous Tooth Fairy or the discomfort of withholding the myth from the child. However there is another pop reference that has never made true sense to me.... Which is to say I did not really think it was funny and it only makes sense if the context changes.
Notice that this scene in Transformers features the Tooth Bag on the bed of stars.....
"It's Full of Stars"
The child ask if the Transformer is the Tooth Fairy(and no... That is not an unicorn... Sorry). The follow up to this of course would be the Dwayne Johnson film entitled Tooth Fairy. That due out latter this year. Seeing that Dwayne Johnson's sycn web keeps getting thicker and gaining momentum this should be a treat(pun intended).
My interpretation of this short little blip I wanted to share with you is that the theme of recognizing fact from fiction is coming up more and more regularly in cinema recently. Think Spiderwick, Hellboy, and of the like. This is a almost blatant parallel to the metamorphosis that many will be experiencing and/or are experiencing in real time NOw. Reality is merging with the fantastic and perceptions are rearranging across the board ranging from the mystical to the everyday mundane. This is reflected in pop culture through necessity alone.
Above the Troll Market(HeLLboy2) entrance is the Latin phrase Unus Mundus. Paracelsus the Alchemist termed this phrase for the meaning of transfiguration. Basically saying that Gold could be made from any metal because the two metals spawned from the same source and were therefore basically interchangeable. Hence "One World" or "Unus Mundi".
Carl Jung came along and tagged the phrase with Archetype and Sychronicity. Saying that what we actually study here at this blog is a product of the observer and observed being one and the same.... Oddly enough you'll hear no argument from me.
The makers of HeLLboys have purposely given us something to ponder.... The land of Fantasy is marked with the hint of our own interpretation.
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