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it came out quite a bit darker than what i had in mind, but whatever... it's my first time doing something like this so don't be hatin'...

triglav was one of the main gods of pagan slavic people (eastern europeans). it was a three-faced deity, symbolizing the dominion over the three realms - sky, earth, and the underworld. triglav was shown blindfolded, supposedly because the god was too sacred to view the evils of the earth, and his temple at Stettin was richly sculpted both inside and out and decorated with war booty on the inside.

it seems like it's a male diety, but that's my vision of the creature...

i really like the idea of making series of slavic gods, especially because i just found a list of all the gods and dieties of them

some more about slavic gods [link]

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Magnifique!!!

I like that you gave Triglav a fourth head in his/her hands like Porevit of Rügen. About the god's gender: in 19th century one thought it was a female deity (Triglave, equated with the Greek Hekate who was called also 'Trikephala' Three-head), but nowadays Triglav is mostly regarded as a male deity. I think that it doesn't matter, cos a god is always more then humans and I don't think we can categorize the gods in human categories like gender.

Triglafa/Triglav was also worshipped in Berlin (Germany's capital city and my birthplace), for that reason I'm really interested in her/him.
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wow!! :heart:
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:)
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I love how all the tones are the same, but that through shadows and small colour changes, a complex image is still achieved :)
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thank you
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I think that you have caught the spirit of the myth in a magical way!
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i really hope so... thanks man!
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Interesting description. Thank you for that link. Nice use of textures to give your diety that aged effect. Wonderful work, Hun. :rose:
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i'm really glad you found the link interesting. slavic paganism is really interesting religion in my opinion. thank you very much
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Wow..very nice
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thank you very much
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Nice.
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thanks
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Wonderfull!!!

:kiss:
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thank you so much...
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Sassea Digital Artist
Very creative and I think this came out wonderfully...it is dark..but in a good way..and I am enjoying it....:hug:
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thanks very much Marliyn, glad you like it...
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Very well done. Why is this in your scraps!
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because i'm not really happy with how it came out... i'm not really good with blending images together, need some more practice... but thanks very much on the comment, glad you like it...
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I like the tones.
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thanks man
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Yeahhhhh !! looks really great :clap:
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thank you very much
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Beautiful... :heart:
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