== Olympic Mascots, Mashup Of Brazilian Flora & Fauna ==

The Rio Olympics 2016 have come and gone, but are certainly not forgotten. Reflecting on the two animal avatars created for the event, many of us probably mistook them as Pokémon Go characters let loose in Rio de Janeiro [even despite a Brazilian ban to thwart game playing.] However upon closer examination, they appeared to have been closer in nature to what the Greek use to refer to as ’chimera,’ or an imaginary composite of a number of animals and plants meshed together to form menacing monsters. Except in the case of Vinicius and Tom, these two imagined creatures are surprisingly cute and the furthest thing from anything one might consider threatening.

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mecelk

mecelk

posted 12 months ago

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elsikoho

elsikoho

posted 12 months ago

Fitting names.. Flora and fauna 😃

bittugamer1997

bittugamer1997

posted 12 months ago

Yea it's really goes with the rio Olympic.

ajvlundsten

ajvlundsten

posted 12 months ago

I wonder how they will use Mario in Tokio - smells slightly like money...

hostessgerry

hostessgerry

posted 12 months ago

Love them ...but boy oh boy having an artichoke must hurt!