Tartarus Eft

Job:
Family: Efts
Crystal: Fire
Weak to:

Tartarus Eft

Zone

Level

Drops

Steal

Spawns

Notes

Bibiki Bay

76-78

19
Respawn:5 minutes

L

??? HP
A = Aggressive; NA = Non-Aggresive; L = Links; S = Detects by Sight; H = Detects by Sound;
HP = Detects Low HP; M = Detects Magic; Sc = Follows by Scent; T(S) = True-sight; T(H) = True-hearing
JA = Detects job abilities; WS = Detects weaponskills; Z(D) = Asleep in Daytime; Z(N) = Asleep at Nighttime; A(R) = Aggressive to Reive participants

Historical Background[edit]

In classic mythology, below Heaven, Earth, and Pontus is Tartarus, or Tartaros (in Greek it means: deep place). It is a deep, gloomy place, a pit, or an abyss used as a dungeon of torment and suffering that resides beneath the underworld. As a place of punishment, it can be considered a hell. As opposed to Hades which is more similar to the Old Testament Sheol. Like other primal entities (such as the earth and time), Tartarus is also a primordial force or deity.

Eft is the term for an immature newt. Newts are brightly-colored salamanders. They are known for their ability to regenerate limbs, eyes, and spinal cords. Many produce toxins through skin secretions. Newts were originally known as efts, but at some point in the history of the word, it came to be spelled euft, and then later ewt, but eventually became newt from there. Now, eft only refers to just-metamorphosed juveniles.

So, putting the two together, this is an immature newt from the deepest place.

This article uses material from the "Tartarus_Eft" article on FFXIclopedia and is licensed under the CC-BY-SA License.