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Yarilo
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Published: July 26, 2012
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slavicmuseHobbyist General Artist
Love!  Now.. to have my own live version of Jarilo. ;)
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Remembers me a little of my version of Apollon: [link] and [link]. Perhaps we used the same model? :)

Anyway: beautiful!!!
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I wonder if Jarilo is the same as Jarovit/Gerovit of Wolgast?
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DuszanBProfessional Digital Artist
Yes it is same god. He is known as Jarilo, Jarila, Jarovit or Jarun. And it that chronicle they describe only his warrior side, and they compare it to Mars(who was also a god of spring, growth in nature, and fertility, beside his warrior side.)
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warboarProfessional Traditional Artist
So lovely!
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DuszanBProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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X-ploder Traditional Artist
Silni,
There is an entry on Yarilo in The Joy of Knowledge Encyclopedia, Vol. 53 (Fact File: XI) and it reads:
"Yarilo, in Slavic mythology, a god of spring and regeneration and of sexual love. He was depicted as a flower-crowned young man on a white horse. Each spring a planting rite was performed in his honour and in summer a ritual was held in which his effigy was ceremonially buried."
On the contrary, the description above differs largely from this half-naked, sword-bearing Yarilo. The flower crown on his head is correct but I believe he has many representations, though.
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DuszanBProfessional Digital Artist
Well that is short description, and it is correct.

I tried to represent as many attributes of Yarilo as I could. This picture was made after long study of old chronicles, folk ritual songs and ethnological studies.
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X-ploder Traditional Artist
What I cannot bear to look at this picture is that Yarilo doesn't wear clothes.
No wonder sarahsmiles16 called him hot! XD
And, by the way Silni, what symbol is that tattooed on Yarilo's waist?
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DuszanBProfessional Digital Artist
He have tattooed two wolfs. It is said that he is shepherd of wolfs. And that wolfs are his dogs. I wanted to present that by drawing him tattoo of wolfs.
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MADmoiselleMeliProfessional General Artist
if this would be a real man, I would marry him lol awesome drawing!!!!
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DuszanBProfessional Digital Artist
I tried to draw him handsome, I'm glad if i achieved that. :D
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MADmoiselleMeliProfessional General Artist
you did a wonderfull job!
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DuszanBProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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ThorskeggaHobbyist General Artist
Awesome :)
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DuszanBProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks man.
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KrystiannaHobbyist General Artist
Wonderful
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DuszanBProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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Mmmm..yeah, gods of fertility must be like that. Definitely.
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DuszanBProfessional Digital Artist
:D I'm glad that you like it.
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sarahsmiles916Student Digital Artist
Hot- hothothothothot!! :heart:
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DuszanBProfessional Digital Artist
Well, I think that is how fertility god should be. :D
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sarahsmiles916Student Digital Artist
I agree! :D
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