Myths and Legends Across the World
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Myths and legends are somewhere deep in the subconscious of every nation, often unique and wonderful tales, yet different from other stories - once they were alive. People lived with them, considered them true... and in a way, they are all true. They are a part of our heritage, and with every legend forgotten, something inside us dies. I wandered wide and far through dA to gather these tales. Sit down by the fire and listen…


Mesopotamia

Gilgamesh and His Last Acts by DaMaupin Gilgamesh vs Enkidu by DaMaupin Inanna by Lakandiwa The Death of Enkidu by MeteoDesigns Ishtar by SofiaNightwings

Egypt

Anubis and Ammut by Dracunnum He Who Balances by Hbruton At Edfu by Hbruton Anubis by silvestris Schemers: Set and Horus by blayrd Lord of All Growing Things by neffinesse Gods by Hbruton

Antique

Orpheus and Charon by llewllaw The Female Trinity by fanitsafantasy The champion of mankind by lucasalcantara Icarus falling by Amyhoi Demeter Goddess by midoriharada Moiras by shvayba Zeus by Varges Poseidon by GENZOMAN centaur by sandara

Mature Content

.: europa and the bull :. by xdragonflyx
Hercules by wraithdt

Celtic

Caer Ibormeith by darktear83 Morrigane looks the Thiefeyes by Chonunhwa Kernunnos by Yannig-Germain BRIAN BORU by soys Macha by MoonSpiral Cu Chulainn by Crowsrock The Blood of Cuchulain by Ionus :thumb52965509: The Death of Cuchulain by miss-a-r-t Deirdre agus Naoise by Breogan Claws in the Night by puimun

German and Viking (Edda)

Yggdrasil by fenix42:thumb58313071: Death of a Viking by anubisreddeath Ride of the Valkyries by EvaKedves :thumb193896459: The sons of Ivaldi by Hellanim :thumb186456287: Idun and Bragi by smolenskaya The Norns by smolenskaya Valhalla by lemuren Loki by luisflores RAGNAROK by soys Thor - Odin and  Sleipnir by michaelkutsche :thumb62997382:

Finnish (Kalevala)

Heroes of Kalevala by jjnaas Vainamoinen ja Joukahainen by drandula In sauna by Laineilla Vainamoinen by lAhlbeck Kalevala Journal 12-13 by graffitihead Kalevala: The Fate Of Aino by sikuriina Kalevala: Son of Evil by nopsku

Russian:

Bogatyr by michalivan Slavic Mystery by smolenskaya :thumb181267713: Baba Yaga by MarkTarrisse The Alkonost by mashpotato18 :thumb156278148:

Slavic

Mora by DreddaBrutallac the Zlatarog by felixxkatt

Mature Content

Morena brings death by zzen
Perun and Yarovit by Righon Vodnik by Adrakitt Perunova dubrava by DuszanB :thumb119574513: :thumb109653200: Rusalka by Kaelycea Milosnice by DreddaBrutallac

India

Ganesh by SARYTH Vishnu, Lakshmi by zaradei shiva by CRYSTAL-2012 The Ramayana - Book 2 by mimezu The Prince Of Ayodhya by DennyKotian Mahabarata by dezygn Hanuman by kometani

China

Bridge of Wings - The Weaver by puimun Monkey King by SARYTH Hua Mulan by Veronika-Art dragonball by breath-art Fu Dragon by beastofoblivion On stage by phongduong Ten Suns by puimun Shenlong the rainbringer by VampirePrincess007

Ainu and Japan

Ainu Creation Story 1 by BigFace Reter-cikap-kamuy by jurithedreamer Amaterasu Hi by Lakandiwa :thumb168011479: The Legend of Tokoyo by solangiana Amaterasu by GENZOMAN Feathers and Arrows by MischievousMartian Amaterasu by Zephyri Kitsune by who-stole-MY-name

Other Asia:

Maligno by artstain The Adoration to The Lost Clan by rinaswan Seon-nyeo Pungcha by Lakandiwa Emperor Hung Vuong by splendidriver :thumb177015746: The Eleventh Full Moon by rinaswan

Africa

Africa vision by sabin-boykinov Detail2 African Creation myth by Nytlin Detail1 African Creation myth by Nytlin :thumb122225216: Heyoka by Loren86 Abatwa with Legend by WolfWhoSings

North America

Teachings of the Sweat Lodge by AaronPaquette White Buffalo Calf Woman by AaronPaquette Raven Kouth by Artkon72 TOTEM by Agarwen Raven Steals the Sun by EskimoScrybe Spirit by Zephyri Copperwoman by AaronPaquette

South and Central America

Mayan god: Hunab-Ku by XLordAndyX Mayan Myth - Goddess Ixchel by EmanuellaKozas My Gran Quetzalcoatl 2010 D. by rykyramirez Quezacoatl by Lakandiwa :thumb73910082: The Rebirth of Seven Macaw by TempestErika Xolotl and Tonatiuh by graoww

Australia:

Legend of the Rainbow Serpent by screwbald Dreamtime by SkylaStarDreamer

Mature Content

Australian dream time by AzureAngel2ihrs


Christian

Saint Joseph by Theophilia Mary by marianmalecki Archangel Michael by PaperCutIllustration

Mature Content

Eden by wicked-vlad
THE PROMISE by JoseRafaelCruzpagan ARMAGEDDON by artstain Delilah by leventep salome by hisha St.George and the Dragon by PaperCutIllustration

Medieval

Parsifal of RichardWagner by andrekosslick :thumb186271020: Forgotten Bells of Ys by puimun Joan of Arc by Michael-C-Hayes Lady of the Lake- Painting by Lamorien Tristan and Isolde by midoriharada The Seduction by puimun Excalibur by alanlathwell Unicorn 2- Heraldic by who-stole-MY-name

Mature Content

Lady Godiva by feliciacano
:thumb155764806: the lady of lake by monicakuo Joan Of Arc- Juana de Arco by Giacobino Lohengrin - The Journey by alarie-tano Merlin and Arthur by alanlathwell The Fisher King by rainesz Robin Hood by JessiBeans

Later legends and fairy-tales:

PIPER by Sargiel Nisse or Tomte by BechArt :thumb182716557: Piper's Lullaby by Artgerm Scarlet Flower by Dolgopolov :thumb163844957: The Kraken attacks by Chongo-zilla The Lorelei by orphicfiddler Rhinemaidens- Study of Rackham by Lamorien :thumb108689554: The Aspidochelone by DaemonReaper Lucky Leprechaun by mreach

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MoonSpiral's avatar
This might be my favorite page in all of DA now. Thank you for featuring one of mine in the mix!
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MirachRavaia|Hobbyist General Artist
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I'm glad you like it!
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II-S's avatar
Wonderful collection in all respects, it's just awesome !
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MirachRavaia|Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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II-S's avatar
Most welcome !
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zdrava| Digital Artist
The article is very interesting. But may I ask a question?
Why you place Russian and Slavic in different categories?
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MirachRavaia|Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! Russian myths should be a subcathegory of Slavic, but they have some very specific tales and characters that don't appear in the mythologies of the other Slavs, that's why I put them in a separate cathegory.
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Cellesria's avatar
Thank you so much for featuring my work! A lot of great work featured here! :)
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MirachRavaia|Hobbyist General Artist
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artstain|Professional Traditional Artist
This is so great, i am very late to see all of these great works, thanks for including my maligno and armageddon :thanks:
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MirachRavaia|Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure, I'm glad you like the collection!
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VikingWidunder|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
congratiulations! Great job here, i wish i had such works submited into my group ^^ We are also searching for all kinds of myths and legends. Great job indeed!
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MirachRavaia|Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! You can submit them to the group, and wait for the artist's approval, I do it this way with some pictures of trees
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VikingWidunder|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yes you are right ^^
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marob0501|Hobbyist General Artist
great works
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