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Semiramis by KejaBlank Semiramis by KejaBlank
Finally I finished the artwork "Semiramis".

The old sumerian rulers called her Inanna, goddess of vegetation and war. The babylonian kings called her Ishtar, the woman of the tower. The myths tell about Semiramis, the girl that changed into a dove and flew away. They suggest she was mother and wife of the giant Nimrod at once. The bible knows her as the great whore infecting the whole earth with sin. And that is how she might have looked like.

Comments and Critique are much appreciated!:-)

Credits for stock goes to
Model *Tasastock tasastock.deviantart.com/
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ecwscorpion209 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2019  Hobbyist Writer
Wasn't Semiramis the Queen of Assyria by the real name Shammuramat
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EarthPhantomTS Featured By Owner Edited Sep 2, 2018   Writer
I'm gonna have to be honest: I love the artwork (so regal and sexy!), but the description...no.  Just.  No.  None of that second paragraph is accurate.  It was all made up by Alexander Hislop to discredit the Catholic church: rationalwiki.org/wiki/Semirami… rationalwiki.org/wiki/Easter (yeah, I'm not kidding; Easter is also involved).

I'm sorry for being blunt, but I worship the goddess Ishtar, and consider Semiramis something of a role model as well, and I don't like it when people spread ignorance about this.

And, frankly, mentioning this around Catholics doesn't tend to go well, either.
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Grogar-the-oneser Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2018
i still can't understand how a mermaid can drown.
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leahbarnett Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2017
I'd like to use this image in a flyer for a workshop. How do I go about doing that??
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TheRealMattix Featured By Owner Edited Aug 28, 2016
This is the most impressive art I've seen of Semiramis/Shammuramat. The real person (not the mythical figure) was once upon a time the Ruler and Queen of my people. Said to be the first female to rule over an Empire according to history. Thank you for this. 
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Morteze Featured By Owner May 30, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Nice
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ChristianArtbyJen Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
That's a brilliant image. Says it all really well. Well done.
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mirage2000ak Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2015   Digital Artist
beautiful
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paulwyrd Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2015
Reall nice work and interesting info. Cheers. :) 
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SelkisFritz Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! A wonderful and sexy work!
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SaariCorporation Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Hot.
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darkshadows24 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is an extravagant piece of art. The detail is incredible and the colors are nice and vibrant against the gold. Lovely!
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AmrElsagher Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
That is soooo nice , just two comments , first , the Key is Egyptian , Not Babylonian , and the twoer , It has been scientifically proved to be of a rectangular shape , not cylindrical as it was long thought by artists. That is a nice peice of work . congratulations
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saranin2002 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'll add to that Aphrodite whose origins were likely rooted in Inanna and Ishtar. She has that haughty, evil look of a goddess who gets what she wants in whatever way suits her. The spilling cup adds a lot of character to her as well.
Great work, good imagery, and theme.
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KejaBlank Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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FallenAngel-chan Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
we've been studying the bible at school and when we got to reading about the great whore of Babylon that is exactly how I pictured her though it said she was riding on a beast.
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PyrrhaTitana21 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist
nice :)
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CiLiNDr0 Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! Amazing work! Love it!

I was wandering if you could let me us this image for an Android game called "Kingdoms of Myth", it's turn based strategy game based on a fantasy World. You can find a little bit more info in this rough website made by my colleges [link] (Sorry for the bad English). Of course you will have full credits of your work and link to your webpage if you want :)

Lot of thanks for your time ;)
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KejaBlank Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
Du kannst auch gern auf deutsch schreiben. Inwiefern wollt ihr dieses Bild verwenden? left me a NOTE oder schreibe mir eine Email. Danke.
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Valahiya Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, really great work!
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MKultrakitten Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Lovely! Great background as well.
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makeartnotlove Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow...the colors are so brilliant. i love the contrast between her eyes and her lips. this is amazing.
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crazyphangirl Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
OOOh!! I have been fascinated by Semiramis for years, ever since i came across her in a history book. I am working on writing a novel of her life. This is a stunning piece of work!
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KejaBlank Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
I was wondering, whether u write this yourself or do u have already a publisher?
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crazyphangirl Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Writing it myself. As for a publisher, oh dear! That is a ways off. I am currently a student at Columbia College Chicago in the Fiction department with many projects under my belt but nothing published yet.
This Semiramis piece is on hold because most of my research is currently unavailable to me as I have recently moved and left some stuff behind and am waiting on getting it shipped to me. May I ask why?
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Chaos-Sama321 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
If you get it published can i get a copy
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crazyphangirl Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
oh if I get it published anyone can have it...at a price of course!
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Chaos-Sama321 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Do you have a title?
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crazyphangirl Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Sadly, due to school and a move recently all my work and research on my dear Semira is overseas and so I haven't been able to make much progress on her story besides a few choice scenes and an outline. So currently no Title, but I was thinking of simply going with her name.
I am working on getting all of my writing back, I am itching to write more on he. for she have never left my imagination from the moment I saw her image that history book.
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Chaos-Sama321 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
Well i hope you get your writing
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TheEvilKettle Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
really really awesome vibrant image!
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Sunstrider32 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
One can only praise the amazing amount of detail put into this work. I think it was really well-thought through the combination of multiple elements: the spilling cup of wine (possible analogy to the shedding of innocent blood? Her counterpart is known in several cultures for his extremely cruel and bloodthirsty character (Moloch)), the ankh (circle representing the sun, that is, the greatest source of all fire for the fireworshippers. The 'cross' or 'T' for Tammuz (and, in turn, Teithan, that is, the Great Serpent) god of fireworship) and the two torches (Tammuz) on the sides of the throne, the mitre on her head (both the bishop of Rome and the prophets of Dagon (Philistia) wore it (also possibly in Babylonia), thus symbolizing the origin of all 'religion' (not faith), the dove (as Alma Mater, Spirit of God (in ancient paganism) and survivor of the great Deluge). Her jewellery (including the ankh) would be a characteristic of great wealth, power and beauty. Her sensual outfit, very beautiful in its colors, as well as her facial features, say a lot about her character (similar to what is described in Revelation, regarding Babylon (in its description as a woman)). I like how you depicted the Tower of Babel in the background and, thus, fitting perfectly to her title of goddess of fortifications. Finally, I'd say the sunlight at her back strengthens the feeling of divinity, in a sense of beauty, the she radiates.

All in all, I think its an outstanding piece of art. Personally, I recall Semiramis (or Shammuramat) being blonde, slim and fair-skinned in contraposition to Nimrod (bearing African features) dark-skinned and very strong and mighty (in both stature and physical power). In any case (leaving the hair color aside), fantastic work. I'm speechless for how meticulous it is.
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KejaBlank Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks for that LOOONG comment. I did this for my hubby. He explained me meticulously, what details he want to have. He first wanted her blonde, too. I dunno, why we have decided to do a blackhaired woman?!...;-)
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Chaos-Sama321 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
I believe you chose to do a black-haired woman because in your summary you described 2 cultures The Sumerians and The Babylonians both cultures found in the Middle East the birth place of Civilization (The Sumerians being the first civilization known as of late Babylonians and Egyptians being tied for second mostly because i forgot which came first xp)where black or brown hair is more common than blonde hair
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KejaBlank Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
Exactly. But I did her especially for my hubby, and he knows, that she should be blonde, but he thought, a dark-haired woman would be better - like your resons you mentioned in the comment..
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Chaos-Sama321 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Just speculating P.s. if you ask why i didn't add a comment its because i cannot find words to describe it
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KejaBlank Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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Chaos-Sama321 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
you are welcome
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Lavahanje Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
The rich colors in this are to die for. I dunno Im a sucker for reds and greens like that
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ruchti5 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I love learning about mythology. Your info was very interesting to read and a good addition to the amazing artwork. Thank you!
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KejaBlank Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
Welcome!
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Carisma-Alex Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
It's very beautiful !! i like so much !!! thx for this great picture !!
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KejaBlank Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
My pleasure!
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DameKlaudia Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
Awesome picture!!
Your Semiramis is divine!!
Congrats!!
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WraythSkitzifrenik Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is marvelous!
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emerald17 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:wow:
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TLadyJessica Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is such a beautiful depiction of a great queen and a magnificent goddess! According to legend, Nimrod was one of the race known as the Nephilim, who were the children of angels and mortals. Since angels were actually forbidden from having such children by humans... people like Nimrod, Gilgamesh, and other "demigods" were hated, reviled, and demonized even though many of them were great men and women. Perhaps the "sin" Semiramis may have been guilty of was loving an angel and giving birth to a half-angelic child, this spreading continuing the Nephilim bloodline and "infecting the whole earth with sin" by keeping it going even though it was considered a crime aginst Heaven to do so, in defiance of the will of "God" or rather of the gods of which "God" was but one of to the ancient Sumerians and Babylonians. I have always been fascinated by that legend, and I am happy to see a painting of Semiramis here done by so talented an artist such as yourself! Especially one that portrays her in so beautiful, regal, and respectful a manner. Simply divine! :D
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Chaos-Sama321 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Forgot to add Goliath to that list
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TLadyJessica Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
Goodness, how could I have forgotten Goliath? He was indeed one of the greats of his race! Thanks for giving him some mention. Good catch! ;)
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Chaos-Sama321 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
No problem Goliath is the most famous of The Niphilium (spelling?) since In all 3 Major religions in the world (In chronological order Judeisim, Christianity, And Islam)Mention his battle against David
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