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Syojatar, Mother of Snakes by TeroPorthan Syojatar, Mother of Snakes by TeroPorthan
Syöjätär (Devouress) gives birth to snakes by spitting into water.

Read more about Finnish mythology and folklore on Tiina Porthan's and Tero Porthan's site Mythical Creatures in Finnish Folklore.
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dakiniavenger Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
This kind of reminded me of the "Preta" realm beings as they are described in buddhist cosmology. It would be one of the six realms of possible rebirth, according to it, with the others being animal, human, "hells" (or 'naraka'), "heavens" ('devas' or gods), and "demons" ('ashuras' or demigods). Pretas are often translated as a "hungry ghosts" realm.
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TeroPorthan Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2018   Digital Artist
I love this interpretation, or how it reminded you of that tradition! :D Thank you for your comment!
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dakiniavenger Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! In all 6 realms there is suffering, but this one is one is one of the two "worse", beings in it have many classes, but they are mostly depicted as having desires they can't fulfill at all, and are therefore described as having very big stomachs (even of the size of a mountain, I've read) while having mouths of the diameter of a nail! ... they seek for water but when they arrive there's not, or it is that it burns their throats (lots of suffering there, yes, not as much as in "hells" but a very miserable life, and the lifespan there is freaking long compared to a human life). Looking at what you have in your gallery, I'm sure you would get many ideas and inspiration for your drawings by reading descriptions of the Preta realm. If I come across the description where I read about it I'll send it to you. I believe you may find it interesting.
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TeroPorthan Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you, it's very interesting! :D Seems to fit the description of Syöjätär fully! :)
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MarquisAmon Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your art piece has been featured here.   :icondarkfantasyart:   Congratulations.   :skull:
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TeroPorthan Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2018   Digital Artist
Wow thank you so much! Happy Really appreciate it! :happybounce: :D
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MarquisAmon Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very Talented Art!!!
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TeroPorthan Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you Marquis! :D
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kami1997 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2018
I don't know why but this make me thing about this www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOLxQG…
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TeroPorthan Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2018   Digital Artist
xD
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kami1997 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2018
BTW what is your favored monster in Finnish folklore and mythology?.
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TeroPorthan Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2018   Digital Artist
Eagle (kokko) :D
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kami1997 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2018
Oh, then I believe that your gonna love SSSS even more now.

Oh and you should also check the redtail's dream www.minnasundberg.fi/artd.php

It is from the same artist who made SSSS.
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TeroPorthan Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2018   Digital Artist
The link doesn't work but I actually know her page already :)
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kami1997 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2018
Oh well, what do you think of it?.
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TeroPorthan Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2018   Digital Artist
It looks really beautiful!
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Naarok0fKor Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Does she make giant lamprey too?
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TeroPorthan Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2018   Digital Artist
:D No, but I think she resembles it! :)
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Naarok0fKor Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's the first impression I had...
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:iconteroporthan:
TeroPorthan Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2018   Digital Artist
Yep! :D
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I-Am-Madbat Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2018
She makes snakes....everyone needs a hobby I guess.
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TeroPorthan Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2018   Digital Artist
Yep! ;)
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kamalkhaliq Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2018  Professional General Artist
Gaster Iconnice art work i like it!
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TeroPorthan Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :D
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IME54-ART Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2018   General Artist
6078d493-7a87-4ced-b2f4-2ce80874de97 by IME54-ART  
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TeroPorthan Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2018   Digital Artist
EVIL Laughter! 
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IME54-ART Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2018   General Artist
😂😂😂😂😂👍
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Exzeedvelocity Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's alright. I didn't want to sleep tonight anyways
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Rrysrats-doodle Featured By Owner May 30, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
Woah *-* I aspire to be like you ;-; so skilled in making beautiful gore and horror art..Very creative too! Each gives off a vibe I can't explain and theres a meaning to all of them.. :O
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TeroPorthan Featured By Owner May 30, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you very much for your kind comment!! Love So glad you like the pictures! :D
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Rrysrats-doodle Featured By Owner May 30, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
:happybounce: :happybounce: 
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wiwaldi24 Featured By Owner May 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellentwork by wiwaldi24  
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TeroPorthan Featured By Owner May 9, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you! :happybounce: 
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wiwaldi24 Featured By Owner May 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure by wiwaldi24  
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joebotzer Featured By Owner May 4, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
...perfect...
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TeroPorthan Featured By Owner May 4, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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Abizmerald999 Featured By Owner May 4, 2018
Seriously sick! Love it!
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TeroPorthan Featured By Owner May 4, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you! Glad you like it! :D
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miminaa-chan Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is gorgeous ! Its really hard to make terrifying art like this :clap:
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TeroPorthan Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you for your kind comment! :)
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BrietOlga Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2018   Digital Artist
What a beautifully ugly monstress! :love: :clap:
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TeroPorthan Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you!! :D Hug 
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YOKOKY Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2018  Professional General Artist
FREE FOR USE by IME54-ART-ILONA   46 by mADnieR-cO  
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TeroPorthan Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you dear!! Heart Hug Love v2 - F2U 
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YOKOKY Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2018  Professional General Artist
Prayer by KmyGraphic  You're welcomeHeart   Prayer* by KmyGraphic  
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Shamanamah Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2018
omfg this is so creepy...
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TeroPorthan Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2018   Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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LJ-Phillips Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2018  Professional
Wonderfully disturbing :)
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