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Egyptian Vulture as Totem
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Published: October 11, 2018
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Also known as Neophron Percnopterus.


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'Associated with Pharaohs, goddesses, gods and more, I have been revered, but I’ve also been hated. I’ve been mocked and called revolting, and I’ve been immortalised in mythology for hundreds of years. Do you know what it is to be hated and loved? I take it in my stride. I can live on the filthiest of wisdoms and when someone tells me to ‘eat shit’ I will tell them ‘gladly.’

I accept myself wholly, filthy habits and all, but can you say you do the same of yourself? What use is shame in a world where we all shit and die and turn to rot? I intimately know how short life is, how necessary death, and a vulture like me has little time for shame. I am unabashedly myself, and the gods have loved me for it.

Besides, sometimes you have to get your hands dirty to understand what you’re dealing with. Sometimes you need to know how to problem solve or apply your mind or dig your hands into compost and manure to know how to nourish yourself. Personally, I’d rather eat the garbage, but each to their own. If you come to me, do so with respect – I am worshipped. Leave your shame at the door, and if you can’t manage that, well- Let me teach you how to discard it.’

Keywords:

Life and death. Goddess and god energy. The wisdom of hills, plains and open, dry spaces. Patience. Ranging out. Soaring. The upperworlds and upperworld mythologies. Eat shit and live. Unusual interests. Your relationship to disease, decay and filth. Get your hands dirty. Cleverness. Problem solving. Shame is useless. Connection to Nekhbet, Mut and some Pharaohs. Connections with royalty. Sacredness. The life and death cycle. Sky wisdom.


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Watercolour pencil / pencil / ink / metallic and iridescent acrylic -> Crescent cold-pressed illustration board ->  18.5 x 20.5 cm (or 7.2 x 8 in).

Image size
4000x3569px 23.48 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
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Adobe Photoshop CS2 Windows
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Ravenroseserpent|Student General Artist
oh Wow love the colours especially that aqua colour and that it's one of my favourite vulture 
and love that you doing vulture as I was regoing though looking at your art in my favourite and I notice in the birds you didn't have any vultures and now you do.

Hopeful get to see my favourite Vulture the Andres Condor
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Ravenari|Professional Traditional Artist
I've done several vultures in the past! :D But chances are you were maybe looking at the 'Featured' work instead of the 'All' category, because I don't default list all my works in the Featured section (which is the main gallery view people are aware of). So past vultures:

Turkey Vulture 1: Turkey Vulture as Totem by Ravenari


Turkey Vulture 2: The Sun Sentinel - Turkey Vulture mini-totem by Ravenari

I've done others too I'm pretty sure, I'm just not sure if they're still on DA.
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Ravenroseserpent|Student General Artist
oh oops forgot about those two and I am actually have favourite all your work and place in all in one with your name on it
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Very fine work in this image
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Ravenari|Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much
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your welcome my friend
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Big Bouncy Aristocrat by LeoLeonardo Excellent work on this also beautifully done
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Ravenari|Professional Traditional Artist
Eeee thanks!
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RavenHeart1984|Professional Traditional Artist
beautiful
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Ravenari|Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D :D :D
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RavenHeart1984|Professional Traditional Artist
your welcome
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