Realms of Fantasy and Myth: Week 28 - Hippocampus

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Realms of Fantasy and Myth: Week 28 - Hippocampus

Welcome to the twenty-eighth issue of my weekly news article!  I hope you enjoy it, and please, show the featured artists some love and recognition through pageviews, :+fav:'s and :+devwatch:'s!
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This week's creature feature is: Hippocampus


From Wikipedia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hippocam… :

The hippocamp or hippocampus, often called a sea-horse in English, is a mythological creature shared by Phoenician and Greek mythology, though the name by which it is recognized is purely Greek. It has typically been depicted as a horse in its forepart with a coiling, scaly, fishlike hindquarter.
Homer described Poseidon, who was god of horses as well as of the sea, drawn by "brazen-hoofed" horses over the sea's surface. In Hellenistic and Roman imagery, Poseidon (or Roman Neptune) often drives a sea-chariot drawn by hippocampi.
The hippocamp was considered an appropriate decoration for mosaics in Roman thermae or public baths, as at Aquae Sulis modern day Bath in Britannia.  Poseidon's horses, which were included in the elaborate sculptural program of gilt-bronze and ivory, added by a Roman client to the temple of Poseidon at Corinth, are likely to have been hippocampi.



Now, for the features!  Works are featured from various categories, in no particular order:


Hippocampus by Hagge Hippocampus by puffbird Pearl by lovelauraland :thumb80367251: Sea Horse by LilleahWest
shy waterhorse by CatONineTales Kalel As A Hippocampus by equestrian88 U6 by SnowSkadi Breyer-Whiteside Hippocampus by tyreenya Free Seahorse Lineart by bonbon3272 Hippocamp by InfamousAnh Hippocampus by Quantum-Kid
Hippocamp by Tabon Hippocampus Mosaic by Alcamin The Calling by darklyartistic Fontana di Trevi hippocamp 2 by motor-stock Hippocampus by Skye-Fyre _____A      P l a c e by JewelDesigns :thumb143693639:
Rising Hippocampus by Zanne Hippocampus and the Flame by sighthoundlady Celtic Sea Horse by Isaiah Hippocampus Beaded Tapestry by Featherthorn Hippocampus by akeyla Hippocampus by Rayventail
My Pheophin and Fangy by eevee1 Merhorse Lineart by lasticlass Nishikigoi Kir'rin Koi Hippocampus Stallion Red Tn by StephanieSmall Seahorse by SMcNonnahs :thumb77498141: Caribbean Teal by meihua
Hippocampus Electrolier by pshope Nereus by StephanieSmall :thumb81672644: Hippocampus by Nambroth Mechanical Hippocampus by howling00greywolf Escaped by SilverFlight
:thumb36391127: :thumb88425809: :thumb139794669: Hippocamp color by verreaux ACEO - Ocean Heart by DawnUnicorn Concept Hippocamp by Ponygir1 Hippocampus by echdhu
Coloring Book Sketch 8 by Krisztianna :thumb99684221: :thumb150847241: Golden Hippocampus by Michelle-JA-McIntyre :thumb81223920: In the sea by BHS-ArchetypeRex
Sea Horse by billygoatsgruff Eels and Escalators by Sludgee Sea Horse ACEO by cldart :thumb145118864: Under Da Sea - Yeh-hah by Daffupanda Hippocamp King by kearei
Hippocampus by KnotYourWorld Hippocampus Race by Lady-Akyashaa :thumb155275516: Pixel Relishiku by iella Truth Puppet, close up by StarlightGlow Scales of Morality by Candrence
HippocampusSculpt64 by CozmicDreamer Serena by DeepDarkCreations Hippocampus by Hazel23 Sea Horse - color by Kth-dragon Brief Respite by CazziArt Riding the tide by demiveemon


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I've been having some health issues, and I haven't had as much time as I'd like to work on these articles. So here's the deal: I'm planning on doing a "Reader's Pick" article, with a bunch of fantasy or mythical creatures combined into one feature. The only rules are these: No nudity (just no naughty bits showing), no excessive blood or gore, and they MUST COME FROM A CATEGORY I'VE ALREADY DONE. These should be the ones I've "missed", if you will. All visual media. Just leave a comment on this article with a link to your favorite deviation or deviant, and I'll pick out the ones that really stand out to me to feature! Of course, if I don't have enough, I'll wait until I do.
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Thank you so much for viewing, and come back next week for a different inhabitant of the Realms of Fantasy and Myth!

:iconladyarah:
~Arah :heart:


Previous Issues:
Week 1 - Unicorns: news.deviantart.com/article/78…
Week 2 - Merfolk: news.deviantart.com/article/79…
Week 3 - Eastern Dragons: news.deviantart.com/article/79…
Week 4 - Kitsune: news.deviantart.com/article/80…
Week 5 - Alicorn: news.deviantart.com/article/81…
Week 6 - Gnomes: news.deviantart.com/article/82…
Week 7 - Tanuki: news.deviantart.com/article/83…
Week 8 - Centaurs: news.deviantart.com/article/84…
Week 9 - Special Edition: news.deviantart.com/article/84…
Week 10 - Orcs: news.deviantart.com/article/85…
Week 11 - Dryad: news.deviantart.com/article/87…
Week 12 - Halflings: news.deviantart.com/article/87…
Week 13 - Elves: news.deviantart.com/article/88…
Week 14 - Faeries: news.deviantart.com/article/92…
Week 15 - Vampires: news.deviantart.com/article/93…
Week 16 - Sphinx: news.deviantart.com/article/94…
Week 17 - Griffin: news.deviantart.com/article/94…
Week 18 - Phoenix:  news.deviantart.com/article/95…
Week 19 - Djinn: news.deviantart.com/article/97…
Week 20 - Werewolves: news.deviantart.com/article/97…
Week 21 - Selkie: news.deviantart.com/article/98…
Week 22 - Gargoyles: news.deviantart.com/article/99…
Week 23 - Western Dragons: news.deviantart.com/article/10…
Week 24 - Drow: news.deviantart.com/article/10…
Week 25 - Yeti: news.deviantart.com/article/10…
Week 26 - Kirin: news.deviantart.com/article/10…
Week 27 - Satyr: news.deviantart.com/article/10…
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Nikkayla's avatar
Thank you very much for the feature! <3