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Ok as promised here it is Samael, my favourite. Why do he look so goody? Cause i portrait him before his fall, Here he was called Samael, elemental angel of water (former and one of the original ones) later he became king of Hell, called Satan.
Third of the angel series
Jibril aka Gabriel: [link]
Mikha'il: [link]
Raphael: next
Uriel
Caladriel
Haniel aka Anael

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the composition was intended to look similar to Michael 's =)
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Baal Zebu or Beelzebub, the Lord of the Flies, but in some way, the devil... or my vision of him... maybe he is a atractive guy and will be mad whit me for drawing him in this way :(

"burn genzoman, burn" T_T

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Leviathan was a creature of the Old Testament, appears in the book of Job, and Isaac described it as a large sea serpent. sometimes is relative to another biblical creatures, as behemoth, ziz and taninim.

well thats it, a old draw (arround 8 or 10 months ago)
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Requiem, Dies irae, my favorite song by Mozart, this is real music! :)
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A commissioned Chara design and illustration for Castle Age game :) The main Ideas was do some kind of dark sorceress. I decide to give her some goth feathered cloths and of course, why a just only a staff, the staff could be that and a weapon at the same time :D. and yeah, I have something with pale, black haired girls :P

check it your facebook to know more for this game/app! :)
PSCS/10hrs/Bamboo/Music: Son of the Staves of Time - Therion
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Lotus Ravenmoore
She is one of the bosses of the game :) (I heared she is a tough one :P )
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A ilust for M&L card game... its suposed to be the place where Quetzalcoatl rest. I was more inspired by the song "Quetzalcoatl" by Therion, about that myth. its a great song of the last album, "Lemuria".
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this is somekind of zombie-dragon of an European myth. This creature devours the dead souls...
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A dragon big as a continent, Xanochoy try to eat the Sun.
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A chinese/mongolian god, one whit the earth. A draw for Myths & Legends

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Edited/ a mythological description for Leshy added.

happy earth day folks!! remember, our planet is only one and we have to take care of our house, our little blue planet.

blue is my favorite color :)

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The Leshy or Lesovik is a spirit in Slavic mythology who protects wild animals and forests. There are also leshachikha/leszachka (wives of the leshak) and leshonky (children of the leszy). He is roughly analogous to the Woodwose of Western Europe and the Basajaun of the Basque Country.

Leshy is the protector of all animals and birds in the forest. Mass migration of animals supposedly happens at leshy's instruction. Is said to have the ability to shapeshift into any form, animal or plant. In some tales, appears to visitors as a large talking mushroom. It can also vary in size, shrinking himself to the height of a blade of grass when moving through open fields, or growing to the size of the tallest trees when in the forest.

If a person befriends a leshy, the latter will teach them the secrets of magic. Leshies could be terribly mischievous beings: they have horrible cries, and can imitate voices of people familiar to wanderers and lure them back to their caves, where the leshies will tickle them to death; they also remove signs from their posts. Leshies aren't evil: although they enjoy misguiding humans, they are also known to keep grazing cattle from wandering too far into the forests and getting lost.

Photoshop CS/wacom graphire 3/5hours/music: your blue room (U2) one of my top 10 songs of all time. :D yay!
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if I remember correctly Leshy is a Russian legend. A forest creature that lives in the hearts of the oldest trees and steps out into the open to defend the forest from those that would do it harm. They have been known to lead lost women and children out of the woods and tend to do rather gruesome things to those that intend harm to the forest or innocent creatures within it.
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In the Book of Enoch he is portrayed as the leader of a band of angels called the grigori that are consumed with lust for mortal women and become Fallen Angels.

"3. And Semjz, who was their leader, said unto them: 'I fear ye will not indeed agree to do this deed, and I alone shall have to pay the penalty of a great sin. 4. And they all answered him and said: 'Let us all swear an oath, and all bind ourselves by mutual imprecations not to abandon this plan but to do this thing.' 5. Then sware they all together and bound themselves by mutual imprecations upon it." - Chapter 6, Verse 3-5."

A full listing of the leaders of the group can be found on the 1 Enoch page. Semjz convinced several other Grigori to join him in fornicating with women. As a result, he and the other sinful Grigori begot giant offspring (in Genesis called Nephilim or 'fallen ones' in Hebrew) that dominated and feasted upon humans during the days of Enoch. The Watchers' other sin was to teach humans various creative arts especially Azzl's, who taught the secrets of war, which brought down the wrath of God.

God commanded the angel Gabriel to cause the Giants to wage Civil War:

"And to Gabriel said the Lord: ' Proceed against the biters and the reprobates, and against the children of fornication: and destroy [the children of fornication and] the children of the Watchers from amongst men [and cause them to go forth]: send them one against the other that they may destroy each other in battle: for length of days shall they not have." - Chapter 10, Verse 9

The judgement of the associates of Shemyazaz is described in Chapter 10 verse 12-14 of the Book of Enoch.

"11. And the Lord said unto Michael: 'Go, bind Semjz and his associates who have united themselves with women so as to have defiled themselves with them in all their uncleanness. 12. And when their sons have slain one another, and they have seen the destruction of their beloved ones, bind them fast for seventy generations in the valleys of the earth, till the day of their judgement and of their consummation, till the judgement that is for ever and ever is consummated. 13. In those days they shall be led off to the abyss of fire: 〈and〉 to the torment and the prison in which they shall be confined for ever. And whosoever shall be condemned and destroyed will from thenceforth be bound together with them to the end of all generations." - Chapter 10, Verses 11-14

After the destruction of the Giants, God caused the Great Flood (Noah's flood) to wipe out the humans who had become corrupted.

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According to Enoch (a book of the Apocrypha), Azazel was one of the Leaders of Grigori (The watchers), a group of fallen angels who married women. This same story (without any mention of Azazel) is told in Genesis 6: 2-4

That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. There were giants in the earth in those days; and also afterward, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bore children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.

Enoch portrays Azazel as responsible for teaching people to make weapons and cosmetics, for which he was cast out of heaven. Enoch 8:1-3

"And Azazel taught men to make swords and knives and shields and breastplates; and made known to them the metals [of the earth] and the art of working them; and bracelets and ornaments; and the use of antimony and the beautifying of the eyelids; and all kinds of costly stones and all colouring tinctures. And there arose much godlessness, and they committed fornication, and they were led astray and became corrupt in all their ways

The corruption brought on by Azazel and the Grigori degrades the human race, and the four archangels (Michael, Gabriel, Raphael, and Uriel) saw much blood being shed upon the earth and all lawlessness being wrought upon the earth The souls of men [made] their suit, saying, "Bring our cause before the Most High, Thou seest what Azazel hath done, who hath taught all unrighteousness on earth and revealed the eternal secrets which were in heaven, which men were striving to learn."

In some parts, Azazel is another name for the devil, in other sources, he is a demon. I take the source of enoch and the grigori story.

Another draw for Myths & Legends TCG., this one is the "second part of another draw i done a time ago
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photoshop CS/bamboo/ 7 hours/ music: The Beginning Is The End Is The Beginning-smashing pumpinks.

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A old comission for a TCG.
Download for a wallpaper version :)

The golden dragon is suposed to be the most oldest and wise living creature. Somekind of dragon god
He leaves our planet Earth, tired of war, humans and other dragons.

Photoshop CS/Bamboo/8hours/ music: Winged serpent - Final fantasy: spirit within OST

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A illust for Miths and legends... this is eEkchua a aztec god panter
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this is Invunche, a creature of Chiloes mithology (also a chararter of Swamp thing: American gothic)
Its suposed to be the guardian of the mages reunion place.

I did this pic for M&L card game, the final edit will be gore-less (shit )
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A ilust for M&L card game... its suposed to be the place where Quetzalcoatl rest. I was more inspired by the song "Quetzalcoatl" by Therion, about that myth. its a great song of the last album, "Lemuria".
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A ilust for M&L, photoshop CS & pen
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Also Know as Clovis, King of the Franks. Father of the Merovingian dinasty.

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The sea demon, is a Great Marquis of Hell, and has twenty-nine legions of demons under his rule. He teaches Rhetoric and languages, gives men a good name, and makes them be loved by their friends and foes. (THANKS WIKIPEDIA, LOL!)

and well, that is... is a nice guy with girls (he never kiss in the first date) and he brushes hir teeth all the days in the morning and after he eat a bunch of marines.

an old draw
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Anubis, the god of the afterlife in Egyptian mythology, lord of the deadlands and master of mummification. i like this guy his myth was my favorit one of the i was a kid and i read about egypt.

a draw for myths & Legends TCG

6 hours/Photoshop cs/wacom graphire 3/ music: Seven Secrets Of The Sphinx (therion) [link]

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In ancient Persian (Iran) religion and books of Zoroastrianism, Angra Mainyu is the god of darkness, the eternal destroyer of good, personification and creator of evil, bringer of death and disease. He is seen as the personification of evil, he leading the dark forces against the hosts of Spenta Mainyu, the holy spirit, who assisted Ahura Mazda, the wise lord, and final victor of the cosmic conflict.

He lives in darkness, in a place where all those who do evil go to after their demise (Hell) and his symbol is the snake. He is what in Christian religion can be called Satan.

A old draw (arround 4 months ago) for myths & Legends TCG for the new editon "Duna" based on the 1001 nights.

5 hours/photoshop CS/wacom intuos/music : Invocation of naahma (i could listeng this song all the day XD)

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I think the best part of be a king in the old arabia was have your own Harem :P

intuos/photoshop CS/6 hours... a old pic for "duna" the new edition of Myths & legends TCG.

music for this pic :P
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According to Enoch (a book of the Apocrypha), Azazel was one of the Leaders of Grigori (The watchers), a group of fallen angels who married women. This same story (without any mention of Azazel) is told in Genesis 6: 2-4

That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. There were giants in the earth in those days; and also afterward, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bore children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.

Enoch portrays Azazel as responsible for teaching people to make weapons and cosmetics, for which he was cast out of heaven. Enoch 8:1-3

"And Azazel taught men to make swords and knives and shields and breastplates; and made known to them the metals [of the earth] and the art of working them; and bracelets and ornaments; and the use of antimony and the beautifying of the eyelids; and all kinds of costly stones and all colouring tinctures. And there arose much godlessness, and they committed fornication, and they were led astray and became corrupt in all their ways

The corruption brought on by Azazel and the Grigori degrades the human race, and the four archangels (Michael, Gabriel, Raphael, and Uriel) saw much blood being shed upon the earth and all lawlessness being wrought upon the earth The souls of men [made] their suit, saying, "Bring our cause before the Most High, Thou seest what Azazel hath done, who hath taught all unrighteousness on earth and revealed the eternal secrets which were in heaven, which men were striving to learn."

In some parts, Azazel is another name for the devil, in other sources, he is a demon. I take the source of enoch and the grigori story.

Another draw for Myths & Legends TCG., this one is the "second part of another draw i done a time ago
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photoshop CS/bamboo/ 7 hours/ music: The Beginning Is The End Is The Beginning-smashing pumpinks.

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wallpaper version.
PSCS/Bamboo/9 hours or so/music: Most High - Jimmy Page & Robert Plant

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"How art thou fallen from heaven
O day-star, son of the morning! (Helel ben Shahar)
How art thou cast down to the ground,
That didst cast lots over the nations!
And thou saidst in thy heart:
'I will ascend into heaven,
Above the stars of God (El)
Will I exalt my throne;
And I will sit upon the mount of meeting,
In the uttermost parts of the north;
I will ascend above the heights of the clouds;
I will be like the Most High (Elyon).'
Yet thou shalt be brought dow to the nether-world,
To the uttermost parts of the pit."

- Isaiah 14:12-15

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Lucifer is a Latin word, literally meaning "light-bearer", that was used as a name for the "day star" or "Morning Star" that precedes the rising of the sun. Venus, the morning star.

A odd fact: Venus is all covered by a solid layer of molten rock, maybe expelled by several volcano eruptions in a old time, on the whole planet surface, as a sea of lava. Like an old real Hell.
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In Greek mythology, Nike (Greek: Νίκη , pronounced [nːkɛː], meaning Victory), was a goddess who personified triumph throughout the ages of the ancient Greek culture. She is known as the Winged Goddess of Victory. The Roman equivalent was Victoria. Depending upon the time of various myths, she was described as the daughter of Pallas (Titan) and Styx (Water), and the sister of Cratos (Strength), Bia (Force), and of Zelus (Rivalry). Nike and her siblings all became described as attendants of Zeus when his cult gained the position of the dominant deity of the Greek pantheon and the roles of older deities were changed in new myths. According to classical (later) myth, Styx brought them to Zeus when the god was assembling allies for the Titan War against the older deities. Nike assumed the role of the divine charioteer, a role in which she often is portrayed in Classical Greek art. Nike is seen with wings in most statues and paintings. Most other winged deities in the Greek pantheon had shed their wings by Classical times. Nike is the Goddess of strength, speed, and victory. Nike was a very close acquaintance of Athena, Goddess of wisdom.


A old pic, arround june of 2008 or so.
PSCS/Bamboo/6 hours/music: Eye of shiva by therion

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Twas Friday morn when we set sail
And we were not far from the land
When the captain, he spied a lovely mermaid
With a comb and a glass in her hand

O the ocean's waves will roll
And the stormy winds will blow
While we poor sailors go skipping to the top
And the landlubbers lie down below (below, below)
And the landlubbers lie down below

And up spoke the captain of our gallant ship
And a well-spoken man was he
I have me a wife in Salem by the sea
And tonight she a widow will be

And up spoke the cookie of our gallant ship
And a red hot cookie was he
Saying I care much more for my pots and my pans
Than I do for the bottom of the sea

Then up spoke the cabinboy, of our gallant ship
And a nasty little lad was he.
I'm not quite sure I can spell "mermaid"
But I'm going to the bottom of the sea.

Then three times around went our gallant ship
And three times around went she
Three times around went our gallant ship
And she sank to the bottom of the sea
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Lirycs of The mermaid song
by The Brobdingnagian Bards

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Cick download for a bigger version :)
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Allatum (Also knowed as Allatu, Allat, etc.) is an underworld goddess worshipped by western Semitic peoples, including the Carthaginians. She is modelled on the Mesopotamian goddess Ereshkigal and may equate with the Canaanite goddess Arsay.

The queen of the underworld, Chaldean legend tells us that Allat had solely rulled in the hell. Once, other gods invited her to the party that they had organised in the heaven. Due to her photophobia she refused, and sent a messenger, Namtar, her servant. His behaviour had infuriated Anu and Ea, and their anger was turned against his mistress. They sent Nergal to punish her. He pulled the queen by her hair from the throne, in order to decapitate her, but her prayers for mercy stopped him, and Nergal had made Allat her wife.

Other legends make her a sister of Astarte.

A old Illustration, arround january 2008.
PSCS/6hours/Bamboo/music: Eternal return-Therion (great song!!!)

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A old comission for a TCG.
Download for a wallpaper version :)

The golden dragon is suposed to be the most oldest and wise living creature. Somekind of dragon god
He leaves our planet Earth, tired of war, humans and other dragons.

Photoshop CS/Bamboo/8hours/ music: Winged serpent - Final fantasy: spirit within OST

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幻獣イラスト大事典
Monster encyclopedia
Copyright(C)TAKARAJIMASHA Inc.All Rights Reserved.
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A ilust for M&L card game... its suposed to be the place where Quetzalcoatl rest. I was more inspired by the song "Quetzalcoatl" by Therion, about that myth. its a great song of the last album, "Lemuria".
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A dragon guardian's of the Ciudad de los Cesares

Draw for Myths & Legends TCG

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this is somekind of zombie-dragon of an European myth. This creature devours the dead souls...
Another draw for Myths & legends TCG
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Siegfried or sigurd from the ring of nibelung... i didnt want to hide a bit of inluence by Soul calibur :P and the sigfried of saint seiya (big fan here)

photoshop CS/graphire 3/ 6 1/2 hours/ Soundtrack: walhalla by dark moor

pd:btw, all the pics i post are at lst 2 month old :P thi one i painted arround october or september
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Wikipedia Attack!!!

The Pythia (Greek: Πυθία, Pūthia) was the priestess presiding over the Oracle of Apollo at Delphi, located on the slopes of Mount Parnassus. The Pythia was widely credited with giving prophecies inspired by Apollo, giving her a prominence unusual for a woman in male-dominated ancient Greece. The Delphic oracle was established in the 8th century BC. Its last recorded response was given in 393 AD, when the emperor Theodosius I ordered pagan temples to cease operation. During this period the Delphic Oracle was the most prestigious and authoritative oracle in the Greek world.

The oracle is one of the best-documented religious institutions of the classical Greek world. Writers who mention the oracle include Herodotus, Thucydides, Euripides, Sophocles, Plato, Aristotle, Pindar, Aeschylus, Xenophon, Diodorus, Strabo, Pausanias, Plutarch, Livy, Justin, Ovid, Lucan and Julian.

The name Pythia derived from Pytho, which in myth was the original name of Delphi. The Greeks derived this place-name from the verb pythein (πύθειν, "to rot"), used of the decomposition of the body of the monstrous serpent Python after she was slain by Apollo.

It is often said that the Pythia delivered oracles in a frenzied state induced by vapors rising from a chasm in the rock, and that she spoke gibberish which priests reshaped into the enigmatic prophecies preserved in Greek literature

a draw of arround june or so. Again (LOL) another draw for myths & Legends TCG. download for a big version :)

Photoshop CS/ 5 hours or so/ intuos/ music: The Storyteller by Fairyland
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Ifrit, also spelled efreet, also ifreet, afrit, afreet (Arabic: ʻAfrīt: عفريت, pl ʻAfārīt: عفاريت), are a kind of Jinn mentioned in the Qur'an.

An Afrt (strong one) from the jinn said: "I will bring it to you before you rise from your place. And verily, I am indeed strong, and trustworthy for such work. One with whom was knowledge of the Scripture said: "I will bring it to you within the twinkling of an eye!" Then when Solomon saw it placed before him, he said: "This is by the Grace of my Lord - to test me whether I am grateful or ungrateful! And whoever is grateful, truly, his gratitude is for (the good of) his ownself; and whoever is ungrateful, (he is ungrateful only for the loss of his ownself). Certainly my Lord is Rich (Free of all needs), Bountiful. Sura An-Naml:40. (27:40)

In the Final Fantasy series and several another games, Ifrit has become a trademark representative of the element of fire, and appears to be a horned demonic entity in most of the artistic imagery of the game.

Ifrit was one of my favorite magical creatures since i read Bastard!! a long time ago and played FF (of course!!), also this pic have a little reminicent to Warcraft (what i can say? love that game)

bamboo/5hours/PSCS/music: Clash on the Big Bridge - The Black Mages (so good memories with the first FF games... Uematsu is pure win)

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Zeus in Greek mythology is the king of the gods, the ruler of Mount Olympus and the god of the sky and thunder. His symbols are the thunderbolt, eagle, bull, and oak. In addition to his Indo-European inheritance, the classical "cloud-gatherer" also derives certain iconographic traits from the cultures of the ancient Near East, such as the scepter. Zeus is frequently depicted by Greek artists in one of two poses: standing, striding forward, with a thunderbolt leveled in his raised right hand, or seated in majesty.

Zeus was the child of Cronus and Rhea, and the youngest of his siblings. In most traditions he was married to Hera, although, at the oracle of Dodona, his consort was Dione: according to the Iliad, he is the father of Aphrodite by Dione. He is known for his erotic escapades. These resulted in many godly and heroic offspring, including Athena, Apollo and Artemis, Hermes, Persephone (by Demeter), Dionysus, Perseus, Heracles, Helen, Minos, and the Muses (by Mnemosyne); by Hera, he is usually said to have fathered Ares, Hebe and Hephaestus.

His Roman counterpart was Jupiter and his Etruscan counterpart Tinia. In Hindu mythology his counterpart was Indra with ever common weapon as thunderbolt.

A very old work, arround october of 2007
Graphire 3/PSCS/6hours aprox/Music: On the path to fury - Fairyland

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In Greek mythology, Themis (meaning "law of nature" rather than human ordinance, literally "that which is put in place", from the verb τίθημι, [5tthēmi, to put), she "of good counsel" was the embodiment of divine order, law and custom. When Themis is disregarded, Nemesis brings just and wrathful retribution, thus Themis shared the Nemesion temple at Rhamnous.

Themis is not wrathful: she, "of the lovely cheeks", was the first to offer Hera a cup when she returned to Olympus distraught over threats from Zeus. Themis presided over the proper relation between man and woman, the basis of the rightly ordered family (the family was seen as the pillar of the deme), and judges were often referred to as "themistoploi" (the servants of Themis). Such was the basis for order upon Olympus too. Even Hera addressed her as "Lady Themis." The name of Themis might be substituted for Adrasteia in telling of the birth of Zeus on Crete. She built the Oracle at Delphi and was herself oracular. According to another legend, Themis received the Oracle at Delphi from Gaia and later gave it to Phoebe.

With Zeus she more certainly bore the Horae, those embodiments of the right moment the rightness of Order unfolding in Time and Astraea. Themis was there at Delos to witness the birth of Apollo. According to Ovid, it was Themis rather than Zeus who told Deucalion to throw the bones of his Mother over his shoulder to create a new race of mankind after the Deluge.

To these ancient Greeks she was originally the organizer of the "communal affairs of humans, particularly assemblies." Her ability to foresee the future enabled her to become one of the Oracles of Delphi, which in turn led to her establishment as the goddess of divine justice. Some classical representations of Themis (illustration, right) did not show her blindfolded (because of her talent for prophecy, she had no need to be blinded) nor was she holding a sword (because she represented common consent, not coercion).

The first recorded appearance of Justice as a divine personage (Themis) occurred in Hesiod's Theogony where, drawing not only on the socio-religious consciousness of his time but also on many of the earlier cult-religions, he described the forces of the universe as cosmic divinities. For Hesiod, Justice is at the center of religious and moral life, who independently of Zeus, is the embodiment of divine will. It is important to note that in Hesiod, Moira, Themis and Dike are the divine descendants of the Great Mother-Goddess. This personification of Dike will stand in contrast to justice viewed as custom or law, and as retribution or sentence.

A illustration for Myths & Legends CCG done arround june of this year.
PSCS/Bamboo/4-5 hours/Music: Metallica - ...And Justice For All (LOL, i cant think in another thing when I was drawing and painting this.)
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fixed version on feet and sword , also y add the regular work on all...:) thanks for your coments and help.
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Dedicado especialmente a mis compatriotas Chilenos que estos dias han sufrido mucho. Animo!

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A time ago (arround 2008 or so) I done a lot of pics related to an particular culture I love: The Selk'nam, also known as the Ona... they lived in the Patagonian region of southern Chile and Argentina including the Tierra del Fuego islands. Their world is very spirit based... they have their own version of how day and night works or why the sun is preceded by the moon:

PSCS/Graphire/6 hours/music: Buddah Bar - Return Home
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Kran & kra: Is the Selknam name for the Sun and the moon.

On the days when there were the howenh (ancestors), the sun, moon, rivers and the stars were passing by the world, Women dominated the men telling them what to do, subordinating them and subjecting them to their whims, they dutifully kept the hut, worked leather, caring for children and hunted. The decisions were made by women without having them say, however, men were strong and able to revolt, which led them to find a way to maintain this situation. These included that the woman moon under her direction:

She invented a secret game that began with the construction of a remote hut where they stayed at home most of the time and which was prohibited from entering the men. In these meetings, women were starting to young adulthood, times when the body is painted with special designs, covered his face with masks of painted bark and out of the hut hopping to see that men from afar. I was led to believe that these beings descended from heaven. The work of these spirits was harshly punish those who opposed the orders of women.

One day Kran (man sun), husband of Kra (luna women), passed near the large riverside hut and saw two young women who wash the paint is fun. Upon seeing this realized the deception: the spirits were not beings from another world, but genuine masked women, furious returned to camp and told the others apparently. Insurance fraud, the men organized and led to the large hut, in front of her women descended on creating a great slaughter. Just let the girls alive for his young age that still did not know the secret.

Since then, the Sun (kran) chases the moon (Kra) to get revenge on his cheating, but she always runs away after the sun appears into the horizon. Sometimes they meet in the sky and moon try to go unnoticed, but sometimes, they engage in a battle, knowed by us as eclipse, that leaves our land and his men without light.
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A ilust for M&L card game... its suposed to be the place where Quetzalcoatl rest. I was more inspired by the song "Quetzalcoatl" by Therion, about that myth. its a great song of the last album, "Lemuria".
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A dragon big as a continent, Xanochoy try to eat the Sun.
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A chinese/mongolian god, one whit the earth. A draw for Myths & Legends

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A nightmare goddess... for Miths & Legends TCG
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A old pic from arround 2006, but retouched for a future project... maybe you ask why? hehehe, soon more news :D
graphire 3/PSCS/6hours (old pic) + 2 hours of new edit/Music: Perte (Eminent Domain) - Zbigniew Preisner (I love this song so much)

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Hades (from Greek ᾍδης, Hadēs, originally Ἅιδης, Haidēs or Άΐδης, Aidēs, meaning "the unseen") refers both to the ancient Greek underworld, the abode of Hades, and to the god of the underworld. Hades in Homer referred just to the god; the genitive ᾍδου, Haidou, was an elision to denote locality: "the house/dominion of Hades". Eventually, the nominative, too, came to designate the abode of the dead.

In Greek mythology, Hades and his brothers Zeus and Poseidon defeated the Titans and claimed rulership over the universe ruling the underworld, air, and sea, respectively; the solid earth, long the province of Gaia, was available to all three concurrently. Because of his association with the underworld, Hades is often interpreted by moderns as the Grim Reaper.

By the Romans Hades was called Pluto, from his Greek epithet Πλούτων Ploutōn (πλοῦτος, wealth), meaning "Rich One". In Roman mythology, Hades/Pluto was called Dis Pater and Orcus. The corresponding Etruscan god was Aita. Symbols associated with him are the Helm of Darkness and the three-headed dog, Cerberus.

The deceased entered the underworld by crossing the Acheron, ferried across by Charon (kair'-on), who charged an obolus, a small coin for passage placed in the mouth of the deceased by pious relatives. Paupers and the friendless gathered for a hundred years on the near shore according to Book VI of Vergil's Aeneid. Greeks offered propitiatory libations to prevent the deceased from returning to the upper world to "haunt" those who had not given them a proper burial. The far side of the river was guarded by Cerberus, the three-headed dog defeated by Heracles (Roman Hercules). Passing beyond Cerberus, the shades of the departed entered the land of the dead to be judged.
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According to Enoch (a book of the Apocrypha), Azazel was one of the Leaders of Grigori (The watchers), a group of fallen angels who married women. This same story (without any mention of Azazel) is told in Genesis 6: 2-4

That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. There were giants in the earth in those days; and also afterward, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bore children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.

Enoch portrays Azazel as responsible for teaching people to make weapons and cosmetics, for which he was cast out of heaven. Enoch 8:1-3

"And Azazel taught men to make swords and knives and shields and breastplates; and made known to them the metals [of the earth] and the art of working them; and bracelets and ornaments; and the use of antimony and the beautifying of the eyelids; and all kinds of costly stones and all colouring tinctures. And there arose much godlessness, and they committed fornication, and they were led astray and became corrupt in all their ways

The corruption brought on by Azazel and the Grigori degrades the human race, and the four archangels (Michael, Gabriel, Raphael, and Uriel) saw much blood being shed upon the earth and all lawlessness being wrought upon the earth The souls of men [made] their suit, saying, "Bring our cause before the Most High, Thou seest what Azazel hath done, who hath taught all unrighteousness on earth and revealed the eternal secrets which were in heaven, which men were striving to learn."

In some parts, Azazel is another name for the devil, in other sources, he is a demon. I take the source of enoch and the grigori story.

Another draw for Myths & Legends TCG., this one is the "second part of another draw i done a time ago
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photoshop CS/bamboo/ 7 hours/ music: The Beginning Is The End Is The Beginning-smashing pumpinks.

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In Greek mythology, Themis (meaning "law of nature" rather than human ordinance, literally "that which is put in place", from the verb τίθημι, [5tthēmi, to put), she "of good counsel" was the embodiment of divine order, law and custom. When Themis is disregarded, Nemesis brings just and wrathful retribution, thus Themis shared the Nemesion temple at Rhamnous.

Themis is not wrathful: she, "of the lovely cheeks", was the first to offer Hera a cup when she returned to Olympus distraught over threats from Zeus. Themis presided over the proper relation between man and woman, the basis of the rightly ordered family (the family was seen as the pillar of the deme), and judges were often referred to as "themistoploi" (the servants of Themis). Such was the basis for order upon Olympus too. Even Hera addressed her as "Lady Themis." The name of Themis might be substituted for Adrasteia in telling of the birth of Zeus on Crete. She built the Oracle at Delphi and was herself oracular. According to another legend, Themis received the Oracle at Delphi from Gaia and later gave it to Phoebe.

With Zeus she more certainly bore the Horae, those embodiments of the right moment the rightness of Order unfolding in Time and Astraea. Themis was there at Delos to witness the birth of Apollo. According to Ovid, it was Themis rather than Zeus who told Deucalion to throw the bones of his Mother over his shoulder to create a new race of mankind after the Deluge.

To these ancient Greeks she was originally the organizer of the "communal affairs of humans, particularly assemblies." Her ability to foresee the future enabled her to become one of the Oracles of Delphi, which in turn led to her establishment as the goddess of divine justice. Some classical representations of Themis (illustration, right) did not show her blindfolded (because of her talent for prophecy, she had no need to be blinded) nor was she holding a sword (because she represented common consent, not coercion).

The first recorded appearance of Justice as a divine personage (Themis) occurred in Hesiod's Theogony where, drawing not only on the socio-religious consciousness of his time but also on many of the earlier cult-religions, he described the forces of the universe as cosmic divinities. For Hesiod, Justice is at the center of religious and moral life, who independently of Zeus, is the embodiment of divine will. It is important to note that in Hesiod, Moira, Themis and Dike are the divine descendants of the Great Mother-Goddess. This personification of Dike will stand in contrast to justice viewed as custom or law, and as retribution or sentence.

A illustration for Myths & Legends CCG done arround june of this year.
PSCS/Bamboo/4-5 hours/Music: Metallica - ...And Justice For All (LOL, i cant think in another thing when I was drawing and painting this.)
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fixed version on feet and sword , also y add the regular work on all...:) thanks for your coments and help.
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Aphrodite was born of the sea foam near Paphos, Cyprus after Cronus cut off Ouranos' genitals and threw them behind him into the sea, while the Erinyes emerged from the drops of blood. Hesiod's Theogony described that the genitals "were carried over the sea a long time, and white foam arose from the immortal flesh; with it a girl grew" to become Aphrodite. When she arose, she was haled as "Cyprian," and is referred to as such often, especially in the poetic works of Sappho. This fully grown up myth of Venus (the Roman name for Aphrodite), Venus Anadyomene ("Venus Rising From the Sea") was one of the iconic representations of Aphrodite, made famous in a much-admired painting by Apelles, now lost, but described in Pliny the Elder Natural History.

Thus Aphrodite is of an older generation than Zeus. Iliad (Book V) expresses another version of her origin, by which she was considered a daughter of Dione, who was the original oracular goddess ("Dione" being simply "the goddess, the feminine form of Δος, "Dios", the genitive of Zeus) at Dodona. Aphrodite herself was sometimes referred to as "Dione". Once the worship of Zeus had usurped the oak-grove oracle at Dodona, some poets made him out to be the father of Aphrodite.

Aphrodite's chief center of worship remained at Paphos, on the south-western coast of Cyprus, where the goddess of desire had long been worshipped as Ishtar and Ashtaroth. It is said that she first tentatively came ashore at Cytherea, a stopping place for trade and culture between Crete and the Peloponesus. Thus perhaps we have hints of the track of Aphrodite's original cult from the Levant to mainland Greece.

Alternatively, Aphrodite was a daughter of Thalassa (for she was born of the Sea) and Zeus.

In this pic, Aprodite is followed for diferent myths, like the Cyclop , the Minotaur, Pegasus, Griffon and the phoenix over her shoulder.

I done this pic months ago or so, for Rage Hockey. I have a great time doing this pic, was rly fun and also i draw some myths I never done before. :) thanks to Asad for the vision on this pic.

PsCS/Intuos/12 hours/Music: The wisdom and the cage-Therion
listen the song! is awesome and inspired me a lot for this pic :)

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Zeus in Greek mythology is the king of the gods, the ruler of Mount Olympus and the god of the sky and thunder. His symbols are the thunderbolt, eagle, bull, and oak. In addition to his Indo-European inheritance, the classical "cloud-gatherer" also derives certain iconographic traits from the cultures of the ancient Near East, such as the scepter. Zeus is frequently depicted by Greek artists in one of two poses: standing, striding forward, with a thunderbolt leveled in his raised right hand, or seated in majesty.

Zeus was the child of Cronus and Rhea, and the youngest of his siblings. In most traditions he was married to Hera, although, at the oracle of Dodona, his consort was Dione: according to the Iliad, he is the father of Aphrodite by Dione. He is known for his erotic escapades. These resulted in many godly and heroic offspring, including Athena, Apollo and Artemis, Hermes, Persephone (by Demeter), Dionysus, Perseus, Heracles, Helen, Minos, and the Muses (by Mnemosyne); by Hera, he is usually said to have fathered Ares, Hebe and Hephaestus.

His Roman counterpart was Jupiter and his Etruscan counterpart Tinia. In Hindu mythology his counterpart was Indra with ever common weapon as thunderbolt.

A very old work, arround october of 2007
Graphire 3/PSCS/6hours aprox/Music: On the path to fury - Fairyland

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