Realms of Fantasy and Myth: Week 29 - Manticore

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Realms of Fantasy and Myth: Week 29 - Manticore

Welcome to the twenty-nineth 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: Manticore


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

The manticore (Baricos in Greek) is a legendary creature similar to the Egyptian sphinx. It has the body of a red lion, a human head with three rows of sharp teeth (like a shark), and a trumpet-like voice. Other aspects of the creature vary from story to story. It may be horned, winged, or both. The tail is that of either a dragon or a scorpion, and it may shoot poisonous spines to either paralyze or kill its victims. The creature's feet may also be of a dragon, but are mostly referred to as lions paws.
The manticore myth was of Persian origin, where its name was "man-eater". The English term "manticore" was borrowed from Latin mantichora, itself borrowed from Greek mantikhoras—an erroneous pronunciation of the original Persian name. It passed into European folklore first through a remark by Ctesias, a Greek physician at the Persian court of King Artaxerxes II in the fourth century BC, in his notes on India ("Indika"), which circulated among Greek writers on natural history but have not survived.



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


manticore by artstain Manticore by CandaceBell M for Manticore by felixxkatt Manticore by teera-misu :thumb151457759: Manticore by johnsonverse
:thumb103110208: Adar the Agile by ALRadeck the Manticore by Kraken-Steelklaw :thumb114297734: Manticore by BettyxMe
Reverie by helterskellter Manticore by Blue-Paper Good Morning, Manticore by YYHyasha Cercyon the manticore by malytwotails Manticore by the-corico
Manticore by Drekena :thumb46970203: Manticore by Skye-Fyre :thumb103321264:
:thumb51983657: SP Preview Manticore by the-corico Chibi Manticore by LadyScourgE Manticore by NightWolfd grrr manticore by hibbary
You're a Drama Show by snowkatt101 :thumb144976529: Manticore by Deathlyray The Manticore by allendouglasstudio :thumb108483538: Manticore Deluxe Mini by the-gil-monster
HAMA beads MANTICORE by HareTrinity Maned manticore by Anisis :thumb124126695: Manticore by nudge1 :thumb94090586: Manticore by RexKing
Manticore 2 by ashkey Black manticore by Anisis Manticore by Zeryxis :thumb108174851: Manticore Flame Tattoo by WildSpiritWolf Scorn 8D by helterskellter
:thumb144222235: Hopeless Romanticore by soappuppy Anima: Manticore by Wen-M :thumb75359433: Happy Manticore Family by GingerOpal :thumb123928067:
Manticore daddy DONE by Claudia-C18 :thumb127536456: The Manticore by depingo .Ever Get That Feeling. by stifledhare Manticore by Tabon Manticore GO by rabidjigglypuff  


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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…
Week 28 - Hippocampus: news.deviantart.com/article/11…
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Thanks for including Britt's images of Dar'Rushk (the 6-panel artwork/costume pair). The costume itself got retired around 1 year ago, but I always like seeing it show up in various places. Between the artwork Britt did and the construction work of Lance and Lynette, it came out more amazing than I ever hoped.

If you're interested, Dar'Rushk's final resting place is on a mannequin in the back of my office at home: [link]

Ah, memories... Makes me want to put him back into service. Maybe in a few years. :>