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In European mythology Vouivre is the queen of snakes. On her forehead she bears lambent gemstone - the bright-red ruby. She can be seen flying in the skies at summer nights. When she bathes she leaves the stone on the shore and the one who is cunning enough to steal the gem will become fabulously wealthy as he will get the part of hidden treasures that are protected by the snake.

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:iconlovelatex64:
LoveLatex64 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2016
What an amazing creature! Love the colored version also, but this one is so delicate, never seen anything like it...
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:iconearlmimine:
EarlMimine Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Gorgeous !
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:iconziggyman:
Ziggyman Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
Nice. From which part of Europe is the legend exactly?
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:iconfantasyqueen1408:
FantasyQueen1408 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
Oooooooh, that's cool.
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:iconfantasyqueen1408:
FantasyQueen1408 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
Ooooooooh that's cool.
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:iconwill-langlands:
Will-Langlands Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
Beautiful :sun:
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:iconguest455:
Guest455 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011
great job!
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:iconworldwidewiccan:
worldwidewiccan Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
FUS RODAH!
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:iconaoiless:
Aoiless Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011
great work :D
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:icontymora11:
tymora11 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cooooool!
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:iconcrazymyth:
crazymyth Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010
cool detail yeah its awsome
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:iconsamael1103:
Samael1103 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love the Vouivre Legend and love this drawing!
Bravo!!
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:iconshoppingduckling:
shoppingduckling Featured By Owner May 26, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
wow! *U* she's gorgeous!
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:iconfeary-tale:
Feary-Tale Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010
This could be a great tattoo!
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:icondmzkrsk:
dmzkrsk Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010
Extinct species
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:iconxxxecil:
xxxecil Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009
A very exciting legend; I only wish I knew how to pronounce it.
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:iconakseiya:
akseiya Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
European mythology? o_O
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:iconsnakecat:
snakecat Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2009
aaa, SO great job:) You're fantastic, THIS is fantestic!!!
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:icondamozx9r:
Damozx9r Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009
Love this pic.
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:icondragonoftheflame:
dragonoftheflame Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009
WOW that is really cool
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:iconcaptaincabbage:
captaincabbage Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009
Wow amazing artwork, I think I'm gonna hafta watch! ^^
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:iconartist-anika:
Artist-Anika Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009
Absolutely love this. Reminds me of a scene out of an Amelia Atwater-Rhodes book, though the wings are different from Rhodes characters. Very beautiful.
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:iconiwyth:
Iwyth Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009
do you ghave the link to any of the mythology?

Also this art work is rather inspiring it might bring a story out of me XD (why i want link)
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:iconstigmartyr762:
Stigmartyr762 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
That's incredible work! :)
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Valedhelven Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009
:iconhugfiveplz: Hi, sweetie! Just letting you know that I have Featured this wonderful work in my Journal this week (Mega-Features #3 [link]) I hope you don't mind, 'cause it's kinda too late if you do :blush:
:iconcookienomplz: ~Ellen
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:iconcielz2:
cielz2 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009
you draw very pretty ^.^
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:iconumbracado:
Umbracado Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009
Very nice piece.. :clap:
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:icondeaththroes:
Deaththroes Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009
Now that is a sweet myth
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:iconalexfili:
AlexFili Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009
She's surprisingly pretty.
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:iconjason-niveous:
Jason-NivEouS Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009
Great work. Would be an excellent piece of concept art for a game character.
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:iconjordaneg:
JordaneG Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009
Pretty cool! fav'd! =D
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:icondownup:
downup Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009
This is very very cool!
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:iconrolandboyce:
RolandBoyce Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice !:thumbsup:
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:iconmrsdaisuke:
mrsdaisuke Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:heart: this is stunning
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:iconacidkira117:
acidkira117 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009
awsome wings bad ass detail love it XD
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:iconjujujuls:
jujujuls Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009
Fantastic
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:iconserynzia:
Serynzia Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009
Beautiful! The curve of her wings is just perfect, drawing the eye down to her gorgeously proportioned face. Fantastic as always, Candra.
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:iconelenaeris:
elenaeris Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009
Amazing! Wow!
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:iconblack-cat16:
black-cat16 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009
Wow, awesome, you did great piece of cae with this character. It's first time when I see something such strange :)
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:iconkonocha:
Konocha Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
..very beautiful! <w<
Umm.. which mythology is that from~?
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:iconnitroglycerynn:
Nitroglycerynn Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009
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"In European mythology Vouivre is the queen of snakes."

;)
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:iconkonocha:
Konocha Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
Yeah I got that but... which part? o.O' I've never heard of that.
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:iconnitroglycerynn:
Nitroglycerynn Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009
You can find the Vouivre in the French, English and Italien mythology.

But here, on this beautiful drawing, she's most from the French and English part (description of the Vouivre changes depending to the country), but more the french part :

English part :
- The tail with peaks (peaks ? points ?) [V]
- Two wings [V]
- But not two legs [ ]

French part :
- Body of snake [V]
- Wings of bat [V]
- But not legs of pig [ ]
- Quite similar to the vision of Marcel Aymé or Cedric Vincent : The Vouivre as a naked woman living in swamps. [V]

The Vouivre is supposed to have only wings and no arms, and the french guards a biig treasure.

I'm not sure I've been clear :forgiveme:
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:iconkonocha:
Konocha Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
Thanks for helping! xD You were very clear<3
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:iconayrael:
Ayrael Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I only have one word to describe it: WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW!!!! Fave!
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Drakonit Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009
Wow!I like it.:)
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dark-angel1349 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009
Sorry for putting it in the mermaid file but Its beautiful And well I wanted to place it somewhere :blush: but it is absolutely beautiful :) :heart:
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:iconmaehedrose:
Maehedrose Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009
Very nice
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:iconjesskat-art:
JessKat-art Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This would make an excellent tattoo. Nice linework.
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GolemClay Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009
amazing
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