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Ammit the Devourer by crabmuffin Ammit the Devourer by crabmuffin
^^ just a quick, un-inked, speed sketch that I colored on the computer. I've always loved mythology, and I used to be obsessed with the Egyptian pantheon when I was really little. I need to brush up on it again.
anyways, this is Ammit (Ammut, Ammet, whatever you want to call her). The Demoness that resided in the hall of Ma'at. When the dead arrived in the underworld their heart was weighed against the feather in Ma'at's headress on a scale. if the heart was lighter or equal to the feather, the soul was allowed to pass.
but if the heart was weighed down by sin and wickedness, the God Anubis fed the heart, and thus the soul of the dead to Ammit, who would consume the entire existence of the dead in a second death from which there was no afterlife, or escape. She was never worshiped as a goddess but feared greatly, and respected through this. She is considered a symbol of divine retribution.
The title to this I guess is a little redundant. Ammit actually means "devourer", or "bone eater" (in some stories Ammit ate the entire body). As you can see(or should), she has the head of a crocodile, the front body of a lion/lioness, and the behind of a hippo. Sometimes she is also depicted with a leopards coat, which I considered but was to lazy to do. =P

Holy crap that's a long chunk of text. XD I apologize. I also am sorry for the exceedingly craptastical background.

Those few little blood smatterings on the floor at the bottom are not of my creation but blood brushes from here on DA, and all credit for them goes to their respective creators and not me.

This picture of course I did on my own, so no distributing or claiming as your own. Copyright Haley Graff 2008
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Dragonsoul2010 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Student General Artist
very nice. I remember just recently reading about this creature in a book about mummification
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Tsuki222 Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
Beautiful!
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masonday Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL!!!!!
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Amenhotep111 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
i love this pic :D
she's adorable :love:
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Amenhotep111 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
my favorite part is you got the mythology right
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IcyPheonix Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Student General Artist
That is cool.
Finally, someone who actually knows the myth of Ammit.
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dd4rri3nd Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2008  Student General Artist
ancient egyptian demon....awesome ^^
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wanderlustartist Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2008
yes! oh wow! you did your research!!!
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crabmuffin Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2008
XD The research started when I was a child lugging mythology books bigger than my torso around the house. Thanks!
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wanderlustartist Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008
Larousse comes to mind, very big book of world mythos, when it is not being furiously searched through, it is used to press leaves, faeries and grilled cheese sandwiches :D
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crabmuffin Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008
I have a few really big ones that get used for alternative purposes too, like holding down the rat cage's lid, and trying to force a curling paper back into a flat shape. XD
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wanderlustartist Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008
lol very clever :P
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Checkered-Carma Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008
this is wat happens when animals are in an uncontroled enviroment with to much booz


thye should do it more often
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Kaiboy-lollipop Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice. You've always been really good with animals. You should do more with that talent.
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crabmuffin Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2008
=) thanx.

yesh, I need to draw more of my loverly beasties. >.>
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Kaiboy-lollipop Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Why don't you?
P.S. dude, get in contact with me a little later I have something SUPER SPECIAL AWESOME to tell you!!!!!
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