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The Physiologus was originally a compiled work by an unknown Alexandrian author in the 2nd century AD. Its function, similar to that of medieval bestiaries, was a both literary and artistic exploration into the physiology of various forms of existing and fantastic fauna. You can read more about it here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Physiolo…
Keeping in the spirit of the original, this physiologus is intended to house artistic works showcasing fantastic creatures, both original from the imagination of their creators alone and those inspired by myth, folklore and the works of others.
The rules for contributions are fairly simple and straightforward:
Obviously, contributions should be submitted with the consent of the original creator or by the creator themself.
Any breed of creature is fine, from the elegant and beautiful, to grotesque and horrible and all shades in between. There's plenty of room here.
While creatures inspired by existing works are fine, but ideally the inspiring media you're representing should be at least 30 years old. I'd rather not have the group flooded with fan work related to Pokemon and World of Warcraft or other very recent franchises.
Anthropomorphizing may have been prevalent in myth and folklore across the centuries, but this group is not for furry/anthro artwork. I'm sorry. However, there are several groups on DA for just that sort of theme, so there are other options.
As far as joining goes, this group is currently open to members. They can submit art to the gallery, but it must be approved before it will show up there. They are free to suggest favorites without restriction.
Contributors are those who have proven to be invaluable members, sharing interesting pieces that adhere to the guidelines of the group and keeping an eye out for those which do not. Members can apply to become contributors, but they must be voted on.
That said, if you're a contributor, get to adding some pictures!! If you're a member or a watcher, get to suggesting some faves!!