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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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AquaticJM Featured By Owner 6 hours ago   General Artist
So eerie~

Nice work on this! :D
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TeroPorthan Featured By Owner 6 hours ago   Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :D
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will-work-4-candy Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Fkn Amaaziiing, GJ :)
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TeroPorthan Featured By Owner 16 hours ago   Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :)
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kami1997 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
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 16 hours ago   Digital Artist
:D
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kami1997 Featured By Owner 11 hours ago
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 2 days ago   Traditional Artist
This has a very creepy atmosphere, cool work!! Interesting mythology, didn't know it!
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:iconteroporthan:
TeroPorthan Featured By Owner 2 days ago   Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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Zombieteen96 Featured By Owner 3 days ago
I want this as a poster, or book cover, or album cover. Great work
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:iconteroporthan:
TeroPorthan Featured By Owner 3 days ago   Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :D
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Zombieteen96 Featured By Owner 2 days ago
you are very welcome 
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suviridian Featured By Owner 4 days ago   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 3 days ago   Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :hug:
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suviridian Featured By Owner 3 days ago   Digital Artist
You're very welcome! :D
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AnnLeslie Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
really nice looking
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:iconteroporthan:
TeroPorthan Featured By Owner 5 days ago   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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:iconteroporthan:
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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TeroPorthan Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2018   Digital Artist
Thanks! It's one of my favourites too! :D
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Dracuria Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2018  Student General Artist
You're welcome! :D cool! 
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drawing4mylife Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2018  New Deviant Professional Traditional Artist
Amazing work as always! I love the way you use depth, it really helps making the atmosphere even more threatening!
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TeroPorthan Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :D
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RaisedFists Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome art work and a very interesting description   Applause Clap 
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:iconteroporthan:
TeroPorthan Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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RaisedFists Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome :nod 
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picfuse Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is awesome! Thank you :)
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TeroPorthan Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2018   Digital Artist
Thanks! Glad you like it! :)
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djtoot Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic work. I am enjoying watching this space.
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TeroPorthan Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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Fosilly Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2018  New Deviant
I really like the blend of rotten body and nature elements. It feels more calming than scary and that makes it kinda scarier, if that makes any sense.
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TeroPorthan Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2018   Digital Artist
Yes perfectly! :) I'm glad that came through, because they are friendly while creepy! :D
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SangDencres Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018
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Nice!
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TeroPorthan Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you! :) Boing! Boing! 
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FredsterNL Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, amazing! Love the darkness...
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:iconteroporthan:
TeroPorthan Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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Spiritofdarkness Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018
he's coming, he's coming, he's here have no fear .. :D

(don't search for the interpret if unknown, it's much cooler without him :giggle: )

nice work :clap:
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TeroPorthan Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018   Digital Artist
:D Headbang! Thank you!
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Spiritofdarkness Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018
:D my pleasure
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mess0rem Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome as always :D
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:iconteroporthan:
TeroPorthan Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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whereismyoldself Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2018
Jesus, you back again with another masterpiece. I can't tell you how much I enjoy reading this.
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:iconteroporthan:
TeroPorthan Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2018   Digital Artist
Hey thanks, glad to hear it! :)
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asabelmori Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2018   General Artist
Amazing work! Love your representations of a legends! :D (Big Grin) 
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:iconteroporthan:
TeroPorthan Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you asabelmori! :)
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SwappyShira Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2018
wow really cool omg :o
walking dead q__q XD
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:iconteroporthan:
TeroPorthan Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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SwappyShira Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2018
:3
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ToomassArt Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2018
Nicely done! Well drawn and detailed character !:)
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