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Old Folk Rising by TeroPorthan Old Folk Rising by TeroPorthan
Old Folk are the dead who have been dead so long they have become part of nature: in decay, rotten, covered in mold, trees and bushes growing out of their body. Ancient Finnish shamans would raise them with spells to help in challenging situations like fighting against witches or disease creatures. The shaman could raise the "old folk" in general, or more specifically his/her own ancestors or guardian (haltija), called Nature (luonto).

My Nature, from thy hole arise,
my Haltia, from under a fallen tree,
my Helper, from beneath a stone,
my Guide, from out the moss;
come, dread-inspiring Death (Kalma),
come at a time of anguish dire,
to give support, to safeguard me,
to help me and to strengthen me
for the work that must be done,
the hurt that must be known about.

Magic Songs of the Finns

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Read more about Finnish mythology and folklore on Tiina Porthan's and Tero Porthan's site Mythical Creatures in Finnish Folklore. In Finnish: Kalman kartano
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GothScarlet Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2018   Traditional Artist
Amazing! OuO🖒💙

The drawing kind of reminds me of this survivor horror video game call 7 days to die on the loading screen you see a burning zombie that it's coming out of the ground at the burnt forest. and that burnt forest is very foggy with zombie dogs. The place is very creepy to go to also at wasteland especially on seven days.
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TeroPorthan Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2018   Digital Artist
Oh cool! :D Tried to search but did not find a picture of it! Thank you! :)
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UsamahDraws Featured By Owner Edited Nov 7, 2018  Student Digital Artist
I can see the time you put into this!  Keep up the good work and never stop learning!  Onward! With all of your heart!!!!!!!!!!
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TeroPorthan Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2018   Digital Artist
Thanks bro! :D :highfive:
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Miriel3 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2018
Awesome :D Great lightning and those little details. Especially cloth on his shoulders looks pretty nice (:
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TeroPorthan Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2018   Digital Artist
Glad you like it! :D Yea, I spent some time creating that mold on the cloth, glad it worked out! :)
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MarquisAmon Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow.  Excellent talent.  Amazing work you have done.  :trophy:
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TeroPorthan Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :D :happybounce: 
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Lifeinforest9 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2018  New Deviant
feel like this life is so tough 
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SharkHarrington Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2018   Photographer
Extremely creepy. I love it :+favlove:
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TeroPorthan Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :D
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CapnDeek373 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2018  Professional General Artist
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TeroPorthan Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you very much for feature! :D :D
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CapnDeek373 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2018  Professional General Artist
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SCPhotoArt Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Photographer
Outstanding 2 by SCPhotoArt  
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TeroPorthan Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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ArlenFram Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
It really speaks to my imagination ;) And the song that is connected to it is very interesting.
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TeroPorthan Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2018   Digital Artist
Happy to hear it! :)
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Aya-Lunar Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2018   Traditional Artist
The dead litterally rising, this is so cool, I've really liked the idea of corpses rising from the earth, in oppostion to walking living people turning into zombies. Nice portrayal! I Like the idea too
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TeroPorthan Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2018   Digital Artist
Thanks Aya, happy to hear you like them! :D
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Kreyssler Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing!
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TeroPorthan Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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corvair41 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome work!
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TeroPorthan Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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BlackInfinity666 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2018   Traditional Artist
Pretty great~ I love the skeletons XD
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TeroPorthan Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2018   Digital Artist
:pumpkin: Thank you so much! :D
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BlackInfinity666 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2018   Traditional Artist
Of course!
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organicvision Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2018   Photographer
I have seen things like this in the forest ;)
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TeroPorthan Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2018   Digital Artist
I have no doubt about it! :) Maybe you even caught them on camera? Shocked :D
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AquaticJM Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2018   General Artist
So eerie~

Nice work on this! :D
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TeroPorthan Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :D
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AquaticJM Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2018   General Artist
You’re very welcome! :)
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will-work-4-candy Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2018
Fkn Amaaziiing, GJ :)
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TeroPorthan Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :)
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kami1997 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2018
I wonder how other locals would reach when two powerful shamans are having their duel close to local population areas?.
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TeroPorthan Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2018   Digital Artist
:D
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kami1997 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2018
Like what could stop these shamans from just going around taking over shit and making everyone there bxxx? 
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JDGr Featured By Owner Edited Sep 19, 2018   Traditional Artist
This has a very creepy atmosphere, cool work!! Interesting mythology, didn't know it!
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TeroPorthan Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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Zombieteen96 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2018
I want this as a poster, or book cover, or album cover. Great work
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TeroPorthan Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :D
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Zombieteen96 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2018
you are very welcome 
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suviridian Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2018   Digital Artist
Suomalaista mytologiaa? Torille! Seriously though, it's wonderful to see someone use Finnish folklore as inspiration. We shouldn't forget about our ancient past.
Also, this looks awesome, I really like it Heart 
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TeroPorthan Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :hug:
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suviridian Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2018   Digital Artist
You're very welcome! :D
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AnnLeslie Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
really nice looking
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TeroPorthan Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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Battle-for-the-Sun Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2018   Photographer
Awesome work! :heart: :wow:
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TeroPorthan Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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Dracuria Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2018  Student General Artist
Amazing! I love this! It's so detailed and I love the texture of the decayed piece of clothing! <3
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