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EPIC santa wishes you a FANTASTICAL xmass by nebezial EPIC santa wishes you a FANTASTICAL xmass by nebezial
pfft...gandalf schmandalf, make room for santa the red!
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yoda711 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2018
I had an idea for a version of Santa that was a protector with elf warriors at his side and this captures it perfectly! Well done!
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AmandaFerguson070707 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like that !!
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JDLuvaSQEE Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome and I love it!!!
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IvanRostoff Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2015
Not many people realize Santa comes from two sources. Saint Nicholas was a real man from what is now Turkey who really did make toys for children. However many of the trappings of what we now think of as Santa come from the Norse God Thor. And boy would I love to know how that happened.
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coolclaytony Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2016
That would be the result of Christianity absorbing local pagan myths into their own so as to make conversion of the populous easier.
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IvanRostoff Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2016
Oh yes I understand that part of it. All I'm saying is the Balder - Christ connection makes a lot more sense to me and no one has to explain it to me.
But what did Santa and Thor have in common other than being to large bearded men? If you were were going to mix Thor with any part of Christian mythos why not the angel Gabriel or any other of the many warrior Angels or heroes and not a quiet man who was nice to poor children?
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coolclaytony Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2016
*coughs politely* You mean Odin sir.

Because one of the basic themes of Christianity and Abrahamic religions in general is that by being like any of the great prophets or saints (ei - the quiet man who was nice to poor children.) you put yourself at somewhere near the same level as those angels and other figures.
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IvanRostoff Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2016
Yes I meant Odin. Been tired lately. I said Odin in the original right? I think it was the fault of Donner and Blitzen. I was thinking of thunder and lightning and it lead my to Thor.
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vietnamabc Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015
This is pure distilled epicness, when I see this picture I immediately think of The Dresden Files, in this series, Santa is Odin so it makes perfect sense.
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59-Raku Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nicholas the red. Giver of gifts and dispeller of darkness. 

love the LoR style and awesome perspective. 
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Autotrooper42 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
This is suh-weet! Of course, those elves immediately reminded of Lord of the Rings, which is a lot cooler than some midget in a pointy hat.
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Draculacard Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014
he looks baller af
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Lalunabluena Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that is the most awesome concept ever
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MOMOpJonny Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Gandalf the White vs St. Nicholas the Crimson. EPIC MAGIC BATTLE!!

PLZ, could you try that? ^
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Kradeiz Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014

Very Odin-ish. Which makes sense since Santa is partially based off of Odin.


Santa the Red, though? Badass.

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FlyQueen Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Erm. No? Santa is based on Saint Nicholas and "designed" by Coca Cola. And nothing else. 
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Ni…
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Kradeiz Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014
Saint Nick was part of it, but there were multiple sources.

Odin's bit was soaring through the sky around Yuletime on his flying horse.

Sound familiar?

There was also the Dutch gift-giver, Sinterklaas, and the German gift-giver, Christrkindl (Kris Kringle), as well as the British Father Christmas. They all fused together over the centuries to become the one Santa we know today.
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Fievelplz Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014
Damn, FlyQueen got told.
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Alex13alejandro Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist

awesome


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Sinclair-milo Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
david foster's carol of the bells would match this nicely.
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CheeseburgerTom Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
I have always thought an epic, high fantasy Santa Claus novel would sell, and this picture only makes me believe that even more.
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BlueHorse17 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
Aww hell yeah!
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PDInk Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Can we please get a follow up peice for this christmas, i know it would make my season.
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KitanavsMileena Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Did anyone else look at this and hear the Santa song from Invader Zim in their head? XP
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sk8trgrl Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist
Hey nebezial. Can I use this picture as my cover photo on facebook. Just to commemorate the season Hehe. I'll make sure to credit you of course.
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CorvineWu Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
show this version of santa to the kids, i guarantee you that the naughty list will be greatly shorted.
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Veleriphon Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I know this movie!  It's the part where Sauraman uses 10th lvl spell-casting to try to kill or slow down the party!  :P
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Renin-Sa Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
I definitely support this version of santa.
and the elves 
I am a dummy! 
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gizburg Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
freaking awesome. 
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otisali Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
I had tried everything finding this was the greatest thing thats ever happened my success was effortless just think of all the possibilities
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law5121 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
For the night is dark and full of terrors
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Vampyre-Lover Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
Magnificent!!!
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EonOrteaShadowmaster Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Student Writer
Perhaps this music would fit?

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DARKLORDMOKEYMOKEY Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Christmas is awesome again. No longer must it ride holloweens coat tails... FOR TONIGHT WE DINE IN CHRISTMAS LAAAAAAAAAAND.
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coolclaytony Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
And I'm sure Halloween would appreciate the elbow room.
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LJ58 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
Now that's a hardcore mythological figure!
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superkim111 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
Any second now those elves are going to pull out some badass crossbows.
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Thagirion Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is awesome. I love how aggressive you made everyone, even the reindeer, in this pic. The perspective and the needle like snow gives it a nice sense of speed.
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aelius-istora Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome, dot want to screw with santa now
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pixieboots Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
He knows if you've been bad.. ruuuuunnnn!! :D
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saveusmilkboy Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
i, i... i believe in you, santa! i believe!
never mind the presents, please don't hurt me!
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Starhorse Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Haha, awesome! I love his elves too!
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TheGraytOne Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing, you should turn this into a Christmas card!
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the-Unknown-111 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wooh! Nice!
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