Friday, December 11, 2015

The Old Alphas

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Did you know that the alphas weren't called alphas before? The were originally referred to a "shamans" but AJHQ had to rename them because shaman is a religious word.

A shaman is a person who acts as the link between "the natural and supernatural worlds, using magic to cure illnesses, foretell the future, control spiritual forces" and more. Many religions practice shamanism.
Credit to for the definition. 

Who were the Animal Jam shamans? The original alphas were Liza the Panda, Cosmo the Koala, Graham the Monkey, Sir Gilbert the Tiger, Peck the Bunny and Greely the Wolf.

This is a scene from the animation of their backstory.
Originally each alpha didn't have a backstory and they were kind of just... there. They were mascots and during extremely early times, they would walk around like a normal player (except they wore their own special clothing and had a personalized name tag) and interact with you.

If you'd like to know more about the Alphas, check out this website.

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  1. Awesome post, Stang! :D
    ~Cheetah87516 who JUST logged out of her account D:

  2. Huh. I suppose the creators of this game wanted to make it look like the Alpha characters in the game possessed the powers of Shamans, who served as the link between the natural and the supernatural worlds. Wow, this blog was very informative, thank you, Stang!


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