From Latin creature, a creature is a newborn or a few years old child . The term can therefore be used as a synonym for boy. For example: "Yesterday, Esther came to visit me with her child, who is almost as tall as she", “I am outraged when creatures have to pay for their parents' mistakes”, "After the crash, the creature was fired by the windshield and hit the pavement".
The notion of creature, by extension, is used as a qualifier of a person what seems very young or who has properties or attitudes similar to those of a child : "Don't worry, you're just a creature: you'll get another job", "I can't stand you behaving like a creature every time you get angry", "You shouldn't wear like that, you look like a creature".
When one speaks of a creature as a synonym for a child, there is a certain nuance of tenderness implicit in the term, the undeniable consideration that it is a person who is growing, who needs the protection of his elders, who has no evil and who He is not aware of the dangers that surround it. For all these reasons, creatures tend to be easy prey for adults more perverse.
Faced with such horrific news as a case of child abuse, or of a mother who threw her baby in a dumpster, it is normal for people to react by saying "But how could he do something like that? If it is just a child" . While not all people feel the desire to be parents, they all go through childhood and they experience in their own flesh that vulnerability that characterizes any living being during its early life.
When thinking about a creature we feel a very particular empathy, because it forces us to travel in the weather, to awaken feelings and sensations that perhaps we thought we had forgotten, to put ourselves in the place of another living being and try to understand it. Unfortunately, many adults harm children in unthinkable ways and leave indelible marks that torment them throughout their lives; Three very common examples are sexual abuse, psychological abuse and physical aggression.
Creature is also used to name the mythological beings that do not enter the most current classifications, since they are not Humans neither animals . Some mythological creatures, however, emerged from the confusing tales of travelers in ancient times, which ended up misrepresenting the characteristics of real animals.
He dragon (similar to a snake or a large lizard, capable of spitting fire through the mouth), the Unicorn (horse with a horn), the Minotaur (half man and half bull) and the Loch Ness monster (a kind of plesiosaur that, for some reason, would not have been extinguished) are some examples of very popular creatures in various cultures.
It should be noted that some creatures that were considered mythological ended up being part of the animals once discovered. That is the case of okapi , which looks like a mixture of zebra and giraffe. The settlers of Congo they used to tell Europeans about their existence who they thought was just mythology , until Harry johnston , at the beginning of twentieth century , could get skins that proved the existence of okapi.
Another creature that today is recognized as a animal Real, although not with the physical characteristics and abilities of its many myths, is the dragon. His full name is Komodo dragon (It is also known as monster or varano), and is a kind of flaky sauropsid found in some islands of central Indonesia. No other lizard exceeds it in size, since it can reach three meters in length, and its average weight is around 70 kg.