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Vedun

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Name comes from the word "veda" meaning "knowledge, wisdom", and it represent Slavic shaman. Here presented with hallucinogenic mushroom (Amanita muscaria) used by shamans across Europe and Asia. Many features also connect it with Veles Slavic god magic and afterlife, among other things.
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slavicmuseHobbyist General Artist
Love it!  Veles is who I feel most connected with actually...so I love this! <3  
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DuszanBProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks!
I also find Veles as a deity that I'm most connected to. 
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egokornusHobbyist Artisan Crafter
Beautifull piece DuszanB, is this the complete piece or is this a fragment?
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DuszanBProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you, it is complete artwork.
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egokornusHobbyist Artisan Crafter
Check my blog just post it there
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DuszanBProfessional Digital Artist
Interesting blog.

You can see frequent use of "swastika" in my work. In Slavic culture it is related to male and solar principle, it is common in embroidery and other decoration. 
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egokornusHobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks man i keep an eye on you!
HedonistGnarls's avatar
Awesome character, man. Do you have any more information on Slavic Shamans?
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PadraicBenedictusHobbyist Traditional Artist
I can speak for my home country - Slovenia. Here we have old tales about different shamanic beings. "Pehta" or "Divja žena" (wild woman) would according to tales help people in trouble - she would plough the fields for them at night, heal the ill etc. Another example would be "vedomec" (along the lines of "he who has knowledge") - a shape shifting evil magician. They would gather in groups at crossroads and wait for an innocent traveller. Then they would attack him, eat him, play with his bones, reassemble him again and let him go. There is even a saying that if someone looked ill he was "licked by vedomec". But if you are asking about a class of society, like celtic druids, I am afraid I do not know much.
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IMHO, those "evil" fleur of veduns and vedomeces, are all the consequence of the christianity, that forced the ancient faith to the dust of a times, so if we wannt to find some trouth about slavic magicians, it would be hard, and noone we tell us could we succeed.

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Very interesting, thanks man. I'm interested in Slavic history, culture and mythology but its hard to find information in English. 
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DuszanBProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks. Well there is very little information about Slavic priests of any kind. And Slavic shamans "vedun" and maybe "volhv" are more my like hypothesis then the fact. Slavs have rich ritual practice, and we have very live stories about people leaving their bodies and fighting with another beings in some kind of spiritual plain (like astral projection).
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Really love the detail in this character, especially the work you put into his beard and the fur cloak. Great job!:thumbsup:
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DuszanBProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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