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Hi Guys!

I love xmas (who not? delicious food everywhere and people is more nice than the other days on the year... also, cool movies on TV like "A Christmas Story" or "Scrooged" with Bill Murray XD)

....Wanna to be in the Xmas mood? Lets check one modern myth today, which is really more old than people usually think: Santa Claus.
This pic was done for Big-Bang Entrainment.There is a Holiday-Card version if you want to check :)

Done in a stream a time ago, maybe you were there :)
Bamboo/PSCS3/3hours or so/Music: Jingle Bell Rock - Bobby Helms


Santa Claus, also known as Saint Nicholas, Father Christmas, Kris Kringle, or simply "Santa", is a legendary figure who, in many Western cultures, is said to bring gifts to the homes of the good children during the late evening and overnight hours of Christmas Eve, December 24. The legend was derived from the Dutch figure of Sinterklaas which, in turn, may have part of its basis in hagiographical tales concerning the historical figure of gift giver Saint Nicholas. A nearly identical story is attributed by Greek and Byzantine folklore to Basil of Caesarea. Basil's feast day on January 1 is considered the time of exchanging gifts in Greece.

A well-known folk legend associated with Santa Claus says that he lives in the far north, in a land of perpetual snow. The American version of Santa Claus says that he lives at his house on the North Pole, while Father Christmas is often said to reside in the mountains of Korvatunturi in Lapland Province, Finland. Santa Claus lives with his wife Mrs. Claus, an unspecified but large number number of magical elves, and at least eight or nine flying reindeer. Another legend, popularized in the song "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town", says that he makes a list of children throughout the world, categorizing them according to their behavior ("naughty" or "nice") and that he delivers presents, including toys, candy, and other gifts to all of the good boys and girls in the world, and sometimes coal to the naughty children, on the single night of Christmas Eve. He accomplishes this feat with the aid of the elves who make the toys in the workshop and the reindeer who pull his sleigh.

Saint Nicholas of Myra is the primary inspiration for the Christian figure of Sinterklaas. He was a 4th century Greek Christian bishop of Myra (now Demre) in Lycia, a province of the Byzantine Anatolia, now in Turkey. Nicholas was famous for his generous gifts to the poor, in particular presenting the three impoverished daughters of a pious Christian with dowries so that they would not have to become prostitutes. He was very religious from an early age and devoted his life entirely to Christianity. In Europe (more precisely the Netherlands, Belgium, Austria and Germany) he is still portrayed as a bearded bishop in canonical robes.

In the Netherlands and Belgium, Saint Nicolas, ("Sinterklaas", often called "De Goede Sint" "The Good Saint") is aided by helpers commonly known as Zwarte Piet in Dutch ("Black Peter") or "Pre Fouettard" in French. His feast on December 6 came to be celebrated in many countries with the giving of gifts. However, in the Netherlands the Dutch celebrate on the evening of December 5, with a celebration called "pakjesavond". In the Reformation in 16th-17th century Europe, many Protestants changed the gift bringer to the Christ Child or Christkindl, and the date for giving gifts changed from December 6 to Christmas Eve.

The folklore of Saint Nicolas has many parallels with Germanic mythology, in particular with the god Odin. These include the beard, hat and spear (nowadays a staff) and the cloth bag held by servants to capture naughty children. Both Saint Nicolas and Odin ride white horses that can fly through the air; the white eight-legged steed of Odin is named Sleipnir (although Sleipnir is more commonly depicted as gray). The letters made of candy given by the Zwarte Pieten to children evokes the invention of the rune letters by Odin. The poems recited during the celebration and the songs the children sing relate to Odin as a god of poetry.
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cereal-in-a-bowl Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
I love this version of Santa ..
Quinto-Guardian Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018
you better be good this year!
LaReina-QuyaKoroleva Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow . . . epic Santa.
machu0 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2018  Hobbyist
Is it just me or does just seem threatening here lol. Badass, but threatening
Alfoxer2000 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Badass Santa 😂
RoberimusMillar Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2017
Ever thought of merging him with the original god of Asgard he was formed from? Just Curious.
goomyiscute777 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2017  Student General Artist
I'm here to kick butt and eat peppermints, and I'm all out of mints
Bladeninja76 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Heh I guess he's been in a hurry this year. Nice beard.
AKA-38CAUTION Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Santa look badass in this picture :la:
MrsSpyro01 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2016
I'm getting a vibe of extreme Santa from this picture.
sakuraboy91 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2016
This has to be your best pic in my opinion.
GodsofWarAndRock Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016
RWBY42 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You better HO HO HOPE your not on his naughty list!
Aseika Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
come with me if you want to live. . . HO HO HO
Regiking Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He looks like a sick character from Street Fighter.
Honeclaws Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015
How come I was expecting this?
Lichen93 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015  Student Filmographer
You are The only one in the world could draw Santa so Ass Kicking!
asiangirl13 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015
wow! i love your work. this is cool. i like your style!!!
may i use your artworks from the gallery for my postcard project please!!!

Tlsonic214 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015   Photographer
Richiewolf Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus, coming to kick yer ass
Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus, Looking very badass!
Luca-pirate Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
well this is what i call badass
KRMi-e Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Not a lot of people know about Nicholas of Myra...   
godofwarlover Featured By Owner May 24, 2015
I wish this Santa Claus was real since you made him badass
Unknowngyu Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015
Haven't seen a santa that badass before...
DracowormArt Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
supercool! ;) (Wink) 
the120cxx Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ruby-Mallow Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014
I always went with 'notorious home invader'.
JRockMan Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well you weren't TOO far off
Ph03n1x-Warr1or-Z Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Epic representation of good ol' Saint Nick.  Despite his super-manly nature, you still make him warm, inviting, and jolly through warm colors and excellent lighting.  Keep up the good work!:thumbsup: revamp The Clauses - Smileys Santa fella (Universe) 
ZenroGaiaX Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Student General Artist
11Doctors Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This...this is brilliant! I love the angle and colors you used, beautifully made! Though in my head, I hear "Rudolph, I choose you!" hehe :) Happy Holidays!
alexathephoenix Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I need this on a t shirt, do you sell them anywhere?
spiderxand Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014
I like the level of detail you put into the drawing. This is the best drawing of Santa I've ever seen! :-)
Quick-5 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014
Ho ho ho, motherf*ckers!
ninjanoto Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
.............he's real...................
MagpiePrince Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
it's kinda ironic that santa claus originated from a kind, but really strict man.
xXCamper61Xx Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Student General Artist
Kn1ghtGr3y Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
LOL wow this is actually really awesome
Michael-J-Hawk Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You better watch out
You better not cry
Better not pout
I'm telling you why
Santa Claus is coming... to KICK YOUR ASS!!
JonathanEli Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
I never thought that Santa Claus could look so rude and cool. Well done! :) 
rachie-smith1212 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
Deviantwatcher4532 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
Nice work! Pretty scary though. I wouldn't want that guy climbing down my chimney!
TheTimeVortex Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so awesome!
MrGorgonchuk Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
Great "Battle Santa"!  What would Krampus look like, then, in this style?
Cocoman68 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Luv it!
Crossroadsghost Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Merry Christmas.
AngelicPaladin Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, I never expected Saint Nick to be such a badass... Awesome work! ^_^
NineTailedTrickster Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013
"He knows if you've been bad or good, so be good for goodness sake."
Zyndarius Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Este es el viejito pascuero ms "a toa raja" que he visto. Excelente trabajo Genzoman :P
pytko3 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
I always figured Santa was a beefy man rather than a fat one.:D (Big Grin) 
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