Were the ancient clans real by Cloudpaw

Cloudpaw wonders if TigerClan, LionClan, and LeopardClan actually existed in far past of the Clans.

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Hello everyone! I’m Cloudpaw, and this is my first ever article on BlogClan. Today I’m going to talk about TigerClan, LionClan, and LeopardClan. As we all know, the warriors believe that these three ancient clans once ruled the forest. But are they real?

Beware: SPOILERS FOR DAWN OF THE CLANS AND SOME OTHER BOOKS!!!!!!!!( sorry I wasn’t specific about that. I loose track of what happens in each book sooo…. I’m sorry!!!!!! It’s not my fault I have a bad memory)

Part one: How could they fit in with the storyline?

So. Let’s get to the article already! I don’t understand how these clans could possibly fit in with the storyline in Dawn of the Clans. The cats come from the mountains, to settle in the moor, and eventually separate into SkyClan, ThunderClan, RiverClan, WindClan, and ShadowClan. How could they possibly be descended from lions, leopards, and tigers? As far as I know, they don’t live in mountains. Therefore, it just doesn’t make sense.

I think that the only way that they could be decended from LionClan, LeopardClan and TigerClan is if these ancient clans lived around the lake. That would make more sense, but the cats say that these clans lived in their forest territories. Plus, they didn’t even know about the lake or the mountains. Also, the cats in Dawn of the Clans didn’t mention these clans once. These clans are just not possible.

Part two: Where did the idea come from?

So, since these clans could not possibly exist, how did they come up with these stories? Maybe Thunderstar, Skystar, Windstar, Riverstar, and Shadowstar decided that none of their descendants should know about how the clans came to be. Perhaps it was a story told to the kits. I think that would make the most sense. I can see it happening- cats growing up believing these stories, and soon nobody remembers the truth.
However, these are only theories. What do you think? Do you have your own theories? Please tell me!
Thanks for reading my article. I really, really hope you enjoyed it! (Don’t let that make you say you like it if you don’t. I really want your honest opinion)

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  • Great article! You made some good points,but here something that IS possible.

    It might be possible because the Clans came from the mountain cats,the Tribe and the Tribe came from the same lake that the Clans live around now. They called themselves Sharpclaws. The early Sharpclaws could have been the lions,tigers,and leopards. Though like you said,it described the forest territories, but they could have come from a place that looked like it. And they could have had warrior names,and then changed it to Tribe names,and the Clans could have changed it back,not knowing that they had would use the same names. The Clans could have told stories about them,thinking they were make-beleive,when they were actually real.

    I know that could never happen,but if it could,that would be a good thereio.🐱

  • I’ve been wondering about this quite a bit myself lately. More specifically, how these wild cats who have had no contact with lions, tigers, and leopards would know about them in the first place. I’m thinking maybe if there were any rogues originally living in Twolegplace where they had access to a zoo with those big cats in it, then at some point they decided to join the Clans and they managed to pass on the information of those different cats, which over time morphed into legends about ancient Clans.

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