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(Music: Marcin Przybyłowicz & Percival – Hunt or Be Hunted)

Wild Hunt is a European folk myth involving a ghostly or supernatural group of huntsmen passing in wild pursuit. The hunters may be either elves or fairies or the dead. The myth of the Wild Hunt originally comes from a Scandinavian legend that has become fairly widespread and varied (the leader of the retinue could be Odin, Hecate, Herne the Hunter, etc.) Also this legend is well known to the Witcher fans ✨

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M-Curiosity Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
And also this legend is well known to Shadow unters fans :) Amazing! :)
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Haerosis Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This looks amazing, especially the tattered clothing and those horses!
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TeroPorthan Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2018   Digital Artist
Awesome picture!! I am currently working on my piece of a Finnish version of a similar myth :-)
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Italo-Victor Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
This is actually the best depiction of it i've ever seen :wow:
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RoxanneMilson Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
This is badass, very cool depiction 
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Raubritter Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AMAAAAAZING!!!
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loverofmythology Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
have you read hellboy's the wild hunt? i think you'd like it!
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Erishimo Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2017
This is stunning, you have amazing talent.
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Furtian Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2017
As a witcher fan I love it
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LordMearln Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Hungarians have a cool version of this as well. Transylvanian Hungarians had a beloved prince, Csaba (the myth tells he was the one to settle them down), and from then, when enemies are attacking them, they prey to him to come down on the Milky Way with his ghostly army and protect them. (Additionally, it of course isn't called the Milky Way in Transylvania - that's the Way of Armies, and the stars are actually the footsteps of the ghost soldiers' horses.)
It would not be surprising if this myth would have originated in one of the northeastern Wild Hunt-myths (since there is a proven connection between Celts and Hungarians, they lived here in the Carpathian Basin when we came), but along with many other pagan myths and legends, this one had to get a Christian cover, too. Probably that's why the Hunt became a helping entity summoned by praying, and led by a famous prince instead of a god.
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indra13 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2017
Love 
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SongOfSolomon Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
... sinister ... emotive ... really cool ... !
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GabyGirl1243 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2017
cool
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Lugia20711 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome job!
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Chala86 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome piece of artwork. Well done.
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Karalia-M Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I wholeheartedly love your style.
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TheLuckOfTheClaws Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mark Blackthorn, is that you?
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Savrian-Opidiac Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2017
I love the horses!!
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Adawolff Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2017
This is one of my favorite myths ever!! Love your version of it!
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shatata Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks sooo good! ^^
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jeditoby Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2017
Nicely done. 
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Sereida-Arts Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2017  Student General Artist
Such an interesting story and painting, love the way you drew the horses!
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GabiWieczorek Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
greatClap 
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avawatar Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Superb :clap:
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urzapw2000 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2017
looks awesome!
i'd hate to have them chasing me!
great picture!
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Ye-Olde-Green-Knight Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful.
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Aeternum-Fortis Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2017
Oh HELL Yes.
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Kiltedfiend Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2017
One of the stories I have had bouncing around for some time involves the wild hunt and a group of mundanes.... you have captured the essence of the hunt, especially the way I see it in my mind's eye. Awesome work.
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jackalopemonster Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2017
I love this!:happybounce:  For some reason I imagine the leader laughing like the Headless Horseman from Ichabod and Mr. Toad.Giggle Love 
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WhereTheSunSets Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2017
i love this concept! excellent job
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Blood-Ish-God Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Run Ciri...
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skycladarts Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2017  Professional General Artist
wonderful interpretation of the Wild Hunt! :)
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Hand-Sam-Art Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fascinating.
I almost want to know more about this . . .

Who says the hunters can't be elves and fairies AND the dead?
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DaemonblackwellNRN Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
ok that's so cool I love it going into my favorites right now lol
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JohannaEgeria Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really like the dark atmosphere of the rider. Really great work. : D
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grassa48 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
I love it!

For some reason I though of an old song that was popular when I was young. The refrain goes like this: "They're coming to take me away...ha, ha, ho, ho, he, he."
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Ozgand Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2018  Student General Artist
To the funny farm, where life is wonderful all the time.
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decemberly Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love the detail of each horse and each rider!! the background is also really stunning o:
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RavenHeart1984 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
magnificent
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MrRemoraman Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Whoa, fantastic job!  Also: I really love this legend!  A wonderful materialization of a great ghoul story.
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Hardwing Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2017
This looks amaying!

Kinda remembers me on the attack of the Valkyres on Hela in Thor 3.
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Crimzen250 Featured By Owner Edited Dec 29, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Actually this looks alot like "ride of the valkyries" by John Dolman, I haven't seen thor 3..
www.germanicmythology.com/work…
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Carcascan Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Lol me too. From the thumbnail I thought it was the Valkyries but with Hela as their leader (that headgear).

And yeah amazing work, insta-watched!
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ThornsofLight Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooo really cool!
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soulSmith1 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2017  Student Artisan Crafter
neat
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