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The Creator   [Sailor Star Maker] by GabiStar The Creator   [Sailor Star Maker] by GabiStar
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My theory behind the Sailor Starlights is that they're based on the Hindu Trimurti.

Nearly all the characters in Sailor Moon, and certainly ALL the Sailor Scouts, are inspired by religious or mythical characters. Sailor Moon and Tuxedo Mask are literally named after characters from Greek / Roman mythology (Serenity and Endymion). The 4 main inner-scouts are both based on their greek counterparts AND the directional mythologies and elements of Feng Shui (Mercury is Water, Mars is Fire, Jupiter is Wood, Venus is Metal).

The Sailor Star Lights are based on the three deities of the Hinduism Trimurti; Shiva, Brahma and Vishnu. Sailor Star Fighter is based on Shiva the Destroyer, which his why her attack is verbally associated with physical power (Star Serious Laser). Sailor Star Healer is based on Vishnu the Preserver, which is why her attack is verbally associated with pain and healing (Star Sensitive Inferno), but is more a case for her name, which is literally Healer. Sailor Star Maker is the easiest to connect, since she represents Brahma, the Maker, and literally shares his title. Her attack of "Star Gentle Uterus" is meant to draw from the idea of fertility and birth, since Brahma is associated with being the Creator.

This is Sailor Star Maker as Brahma, The Creator.
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GabiStar Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Each of those goddesses are in turn associated with the male trimurti, and the Lights being a gender-fluid group does a really great job of capturing the Ardhanarishvara.
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SleepyStarlight Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw, you drew Taiki/Brahma dev also! <3 :D
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GabiStar Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yep! Working on the Seiya/Shiva shortly!
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SleepyStarlight Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw, I will look forward to your Mahadev then! :)

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iambai Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel bad cuz I don't even remember this being posted. i A i

So beautiful~ <3 You're really amazing, you know that right?
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GabiStar Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
sad eyes ILU
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iambai Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ilu moar
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GabiStar Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
MINCY DOSE THE THRUST 
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iambai Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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Freckledsleeper Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gabi!  I adore all the research and detail that's gone into this piece.  Right down to their french-tipped little toenails.  The thoughtfulness behind the design (especially the clothes and jewelry) and the purposefulness behind the story, :faint:.  I'm again in awe at your work.  :heart:
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GabiStar Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
You are such a sweetheart, Freckles. Thank you so much for being so supportive from the very beginning. :heart:
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rodentfanatic Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
What gorgeous detail! The edges of the flowers, her jewelry (I especially love her big arm-band!), the petals she's seated on, the folds in her clothing--and I just adore her big doll eyes! I always figured that the "Star Gentle Uterus!" thing, given the attacks are in English, was just Naoko, as a Japanese woman, looking for a word that connotated, as you said, birth and creation, and didn't realize how funny it would sound to Americans XD What does the symbol on her forehead mean?
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GabiStar Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
The symbol on her forehead is meant to be reminiscent of the Kinmoku symbol of Princess Kakyuu, mixed with one of the tilaka symbols worn by Brahma. The dot below is a standard bindi. 

I think its very likely that Takeuchi chose the word "uterus" without looking into many alternatives. She probably wanted to use the term "womb", but that is a hard word for most non-english speakers. The general issue with the word uterus is that it's specifically a medical term, not a literary one. Of course, these sorts of nuances aren't very obvious to those who are not part of the culture they're using, in this case, western english-speakers. 
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nickyflamingo Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
WELL DARN, this is only amazing in every way. I loved watching you work on this, and it looks even more impressive all done. You Hindu inspired work is just a joy to see (all of your stuff is, but really digging these so far).
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GabiStar Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Only two more to go! I'm glad people seem to be liking these trends. This is more the stuff I used to draw outside of DA. 
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tolipe Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Student General Artist
So pretty~!
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GabiStar Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
:heart: thank you!
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StefBani Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
Epicnessss!
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GabiStar Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!!!
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Lumaea Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist
soooo pretty!!!!! 
and very detailed o.o 
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GabiStar Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Dancing dummy Glad you like it!
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Lumaea Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist
^^ :hug:
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HeartOfAmethyst Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
GORGEOUSSSSSSS
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GabiStar Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Tackling hug 
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