Though the land-bound creatures have never heard Shao-D'ola's roar, it is said to be as glorious as a choir of angels. Those who have witnessed his beauty are convinced, yet many know only the more violent aspects of his nature. For those on the surface, all that is experienced is the razor winds caused by the roars of the one who consumes the clouds as they finally reach them, carving into the ground with the intensity of a massive scythe. These men and women have feared those gusts since the dawn of time, referring to them as the wind gods' wrath.
See Majestic Shao-D'ola.
Shao (Chinese: 邵; pinyin: Shào) is a common Chinese family name. Corresponds to last name "So" in Korean; "Thiệu" or "Thiều" in Vietnamese; and Siu/Chow/Sho in other Chinese romanisations. The origin of the family name Shao is thought to have come from the royal lines of the Zhou Dynasty in ancient China. The name is concentrated in South Eastern and Southern areas of China.
In Slavic mythology, Dola are the protective spirits which embody human fate. They can appear in the guises of a god, a cat, a man, a mouse, or a woman. They have their own preferences and provinces; and they would hound you if you made choices that were not planned by Fate.
Artwork by Bayard Wu.