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The Cuelebre

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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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Beautiful work!  Very well done!
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jolie scène !
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your scenes are always so in depth and imaginative! :love: 
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Thanks for the support! :D
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Impressive creation, Amaranta! Super.... work on the Dragon! :)
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Thank you so much, Byron! :D
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Thanks for the warning, dear Wesley :hug:
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I like this cave scene! Nod Heart 
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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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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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First Prize Winner Congratulations you are one of the winners of Adventurer: In search of lost creatures First Prize Winner
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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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:happybounce: I'm glad you like it, Renato :D :D  
mshellee's avatar
A successful concept! well done
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Thank you so much, dear Mel :hug:
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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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