This is very interesting piece; not only from its grim, tho. It has a strange, even morbidly mysterious atmosphere. One must be silent, just observe. And then disappear very quietly! O.o
The Daily Deviation is definitely deserved!
Wonderful concept! The colour palette sets the atmosphere: lots of dark colours and greys for the spookiness, but also subtle reds and gold to give a sense of warmth. This underlines the interaction between the god/creature and the people in the image. While the pagan deity looks somewhat spooky, it also seems to act benevolently towards the worshippers. Beautiful image!