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The Cuelebre by Amaranta-G The Cuelebre by Amaranta-G

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cuélebre is a legendary creature, belonging to the mythology of Asturias, although its legend extends through much of northern Spain. There are multiple caves in Asturias where it is said that the cuélebre lived, even in the Cathedral of León this creature is represented.

He is described as a dragon with snake body and bat wings, his body is covered with scales that grow harder as he gets older, which makes it almost impossible to finish him, his only vulnerable parts are his eyes and the throat.

It is said that the cuélebre lives in caves near rivers, guarding treasures and maidens that he has demanded as a tribute not to disturb the villagers, the cuélebre is immortal and after many centuries of longevity has lost much of his powers, especially in the magical night of San Juan when their enchantments are not effective.

As it never stops growing, there comes a time when it no longer lives on earth and retreats to the Curd Sea, in whose depth there are treasures jealously guarded by the old cuélebre and that no man can reach.

The one who is attentive is able to perceive the presence of a cuélebre: you can see the trail left in the field or in the snow when they fly at ground level, and you can hear the whistles and hisses that they emit while they wander through the forest. When the waters of a spring suddenly recede to return dirty in a short time, there is no doubt that the cause is a cuélebre.

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LucieG-Stock Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2019  Professional General Artist
Beautiful work!  Very well done!
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Amaranta-G Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Many thanks! :D
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cflonflon Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
jolie scène !
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Amaranta-G Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Merci! :D
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Tris-Marie Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2019
your scenes are always so in depth and imaginative! :love: 
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Amaranta-G Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the support! :D
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Splat-Shot Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Impressive creation, Amaranta! Super.... work on the Dragon! :)
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Amaranta-G Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much, Byron! :D
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Wesley-Souza Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2018  Student Digital Artist
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Amaranta-G Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the warning, dear Wesley :hug:
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DraakeT Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like this cave scene! Nod Heart 
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Amaranta-G Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :D
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Congratulations :clap: Your art has been selected to be one of the legends of the month on :iconworld-of-art-kingdom:
This is a late reply in your art, but your art was displayed since October 1 ;)
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Amaranta-G Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh what a surprise! I think I've fainted.  Thank you very much, Kati! :happybounce: :hug: 
It's an honor to be there, you've made my day! :happybounce: Thank you! :hug: 
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Wesley-Souza Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2018  Student Digital Artist
First Prize Winner Congratulations you are one of the winners of Adventurer: In search of lost creatures First Prize Winner
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Amaranta-G Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG! I think I've fainted.  Thank you so much, Wesley! :happybounce: :hug:
Today is a great day thanks to you! :happybounce: :happybounce: 
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Welcome :dance: you deserved :party:
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RenatoSs Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2018
Clap Love 
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Amaranta-G Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:happybounce: I'm glad you like it, Renato :D :D  
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mshellee Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A successful concept! well done
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Amaranta-G Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much, dear Mel :hug:
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mshellee Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure
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panjoool Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, it's truly an amazing creature, you make this with excellent lighting techniques, and I see the hard effort that you do, and I like the concept and color, impressive work dear amaranta :clap:
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Amaranta-G Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for the support, dear Panji :hug:
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Lora-Vysotskaya Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fabulous!
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Amaranta-G Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much, dear Lora :hug:
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Secretadmires Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2018  Student Digital Artist
I really like the effects on the dragon, very beautiful scene!:rose:
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Amaranta-G Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for the support, dear :hug:
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Secretadmires Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2018  Student Digital Artist
You are most welcome!:rose:
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Ladesire Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fabulous)) Just brilliant done))Heart Hug 
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Amaranta-G Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much, dear :hug:
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Renata-s-art Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2018  Professional Interface Designer
Magnifico trabajo!:love:
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Amaranta-G Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Muchas gracias, Renata! :hug:
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Un placer!:hug:
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Fantastic work!Heart 
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Amaranta-G Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :hug:
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Saberrex Featured By Owner Edited Sep 24, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I've heard a different legend surrounding this dragon too; that a beautiful and very vain young woman was turned into a Cuelebre by a powerful spirit she disrespected, and the only way to break the spell was for a man to see past her monstrous form and kiss her, but as no one was brave enough to, she remained alone, continuing to wait for the man who would free her from the terrible curse.
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Amaranta-G Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I had not heard that story, if there are some who say that the cuélebre is the result of the transformation of a nymph, others, which is the result of the spell of a magician who created it from the rope that tied the arms of the maiden who was to guard ... or that it is because of the hair of a maiden thrown into a fountain ... or that is the male of the snake, which does not die of old and grows until it is transformed. As with all legends, there are as many versions as regions that keep the legend alive. :)
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Saberrex Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
That's true. Legends can be so different depending on regions. Also, are you familiar with the story of the dragon Jilocasin?
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Amaranta-G Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I did not know that dragon, but it has an interesting story, no doubt, I'm going to investigate more about Jilocasin. :D
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Saberrex Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
It's an interesting story. Probably one of my favorites.
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Amaranta-G Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No wonder, it's an original story :)
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Amaranta-G Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much, Arthur! :D :hug:
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Thank you so much, dear :hug:
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WELCOME my dearHeart...CONTEST GROUP -LOVE IN SEPTEMBER-READ PLS- Devious Journal
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Thank you dear :)
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