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Dark Side of Finnish Folklore
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Offering to Vellamo the Water Goddess
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Goblin's Elk (Hiiden hirvi)
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Mielikki and Bear (Karhu ja Mielikki)
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Earth Guardian
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The Swan of Tuonela (Tuonelan joutsen)
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Goblin's Horse (Hiiden hevonen)
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Girl Shaman (Pohjolan neito)
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Old Folk Rising (Kalman nosto)
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The Lapp Eagle (Lapin kokko)
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Goblin's Elk Enraged
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Syojatar, Mother of Snakes
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Feast at Kalma's Chambers
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Goblin Blacksmith
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Pain Girl (Kivutar)
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Goblin's Ox (Hiiden harka)
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Goblin Wedding
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House Spirit
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The Family of Death (Tuonela)
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Kalma Disease
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Kalma's Chambers of Death
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My Bio

Illustrating the dark side of Finnish mythology, folklore, Kalevala. Magical creatures, supernatural animals, evil witches, disease creatures, the living dead.

Read more on the strange creatures of Finnish mythology on my and Tiina Porthan's sites: https://finnmyth.wordpress.com/ https://kalmankartano.wordpress.com/ https://tietajat.wordpress.com/

Books

The Horror Zine Summer 2019 available on Amazon.

E-zines

Art feature as Editor's pick for June 2019 in The Horror Zine.

Interviews

Interview with Macabre Artist from Finland Tero Porthan in Gothic Bite Magazine.

About life as a ghost, shamanism, magical pow(d)ers, and fighting the disease in Die Ghul Show.

Articles

Aesthetic Essences about Tero Porthan's art in Steemit.

Goblin's Bloody Cloth featured in an article by author Alisha Costanzo Did You Know... About the Cave Goblin?

Mobile apps

Tero Porthan's art featured as prompts in a mobile app for writers Daily Prompt.

Album covers

Pint of Death as album cover of Recipe for Disaster.

Music videos

What Winter Does to Your Mind

Beginning of the End

Hostile Environment

Atmosphere with the Fog

The Twelve Days of Revenge

The Curse of Blood

Other online platforms

Witch's Arrow in the Sanguine Woods, a literary blog by writer Mick A. Quinn.

Cislunar Network, a platform for independent innovators around the world.

Read more about Finnish shamans, spells and creatures:

Mythical Creatures in Finnish Folklore and Kalevala (English) by Tiina Porthan

Suomalaisten loitsujen ja Kalevalan hahmoja (in Finnish) by Tiina Porthan

Finnish Shamans (in English)

Suomalainen tietäjä (in Finnish)

Tiina Porthan DeviantArt.

Tero Porthan social media and art platforms

DeviantArt

Instagram

ArtStation

YouTube Channel

Loneliness of Death
Goblin's Elk
The Family of Death
Pain Girl
The Lapp Eagle
Wild Ride into the Underworld
Bear Gets Claws from Forest Spirit
Old Folk Rising
Book featuring my art on Amazon!
A book featuring the art of Tero Porthan The Horror Zine Magazine Summer 2019 available on Amazon! Check out the page of the book on Amazon. It's also available as Kindle. My art feature was published earlier in The Horror Zine online version. Screenshot: Since 2009, The Horror Zine has published exceptional horror fiction by emerging talent and today’s leading authors. Editor Jeani Rector selects only the most inventive and captivating tales for each issue. In addition to short fiction, The Horror Zine features amazing poetry and artwork. Now The Horror Zine brings you the dark delights from the ezine into a print magazine.The S
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Dark-Artistry New Year Feature III
Part 3 of the New Year Feature of Dark-Artistry (https://www.deviantart.com/dark-artistry)! Enjoy! Check out also parts I and II! TeroPorthan (https://www.deviantart.com/teroporthan)
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Tero and Tiina Porthan: Finnish Mythology
If you'd like to read more about Finnish mythology and folklore and the background for my art, please check the following sites! In Finnish: https://kalmankartano.wordpress.com/ In English: https://finnmyth.wordpress.com/ About Finnish shamans: https://tietajat.wordpress.com/ Art by Tero Porthan, texts by Tiina Porthan
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VaragkaProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks for the faves!
TeroPorthan Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
KamrusepasHobbyist General Artist
Kiitos tosi paljon :+fav:ista 

Mad Girl by Kamrusepas  

Se on aina suuri kunnianosoitus kun itse kovasti arvostamani taiteilija tykkää mun vaatimattomasta työstä :hug: :heart:
TeroPorthan Digital Artist
Hug :happybounce: 
SoldierOfThe44thHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks again for the fav Tero as always and hope you had a Happy New Year!
thnx for watching me, wish you a happy new year ;)