Ude (oo-dey), Ode (oh-dey) & Ide (ee-dey)
about a week or so ago the names Ude & Ode popped to mind and for a while i thought that i had heard them from one of the older religions. when you begin to study the culture that capoeira came from you are introduced to candomble which has it's roots in africa and as Ude & Ode "felt" deeply spiritual (but sometimes mischevious) and distinctly afro, i figured i was just recalling a bit of something that i'd read before.
I did a few searches and found nothing under Ude & Ode so they began to grow...here's their story pretty much as it developed in my head...
Ude & Ode are twin brothers, each has their head shaved on one side and locks on the other, they also have one wing each, again, opposite sides. Each tends to lean toward yin & yang (i haven't decided which is which yet but lets say ude-yin & ode-yang for the moment) but also it must be noted that they can fly just as well with one wing each.
Under certain circumstances they join together, melding into one being, depending on which side they meld from they will be either a bald being with Ude's dominant personality and two wings, or a dreadlocked being with Ode's dominant personality.
Ide is Ude & Ode's older sister...by 3 seconds...but she never hesitates to remind them that she is their big sister. She also rocks a dreadlock mohawk =o) If Ude & Ode are yin & yang, then Ide is the line that joins the two. Ude & Ode were born without wings, so Ide gave each of them one of her wings and learned to fly without them (another idea is that Ude & Ode will carry her...but i like her flying without them)...i'm also trying to figure out how to tattoo wings under the bandages.
When the three meld it is undoubtly Ide who is in charge, with the mohawk rockin...the only thing is...you're never sure if it'll be yin or yang...she'll always have the same goal...just different methods to reach the same end!
i can't wait to flesh them out more as i'm not very happy with Ude and i really need to work on their wing design...also...i'm thinking tattoos on the bald sides that will be runic in nature