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Nuckelavee

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There is no thing, living or un-living, or that has lived or will live that hates like the Nuckelavee. Accounts vary of this brutal Scottish fae, but each account makes clear the pure, unrelenting brutality of the thing, and it's only desire to devour and destroy.

If pursued by the skinless horse and rider, there is safety on the other side of running water. Cross a stream and it cannot follow, but it is difficult to outrun, brutal when confronted, and overall perhaps the most cruel and mindlessly vicious of the unseelie court.

If you are interested, a good site with more information on the monster is available here: [link]
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REINALDO-RASEC's avatar
Your designs are very good. I love it!
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Thank you very much!
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I know I'm late to the party here but DAYUM this is good
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Thank you very much!
GeneralSnuggles's avatar
Holy crap this thing is freaky...
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Oh man are they ever. There's something not RIGHT with that mythology, but dang if it isn't fun to work with.
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I'd like permission to use this picture of your's in a post. I'll give you full credit and post not only to this page but to your DeviantArt profile in general. Would that be okay with you?
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Certianly, help yourself! Thank you for asking and crediting.
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I love to see someone do a piece on the more obscure mythological / folkloric critters. I mean, vampires and dragons are done to death, but not many know about nuckelavee... or kikimora... or penanggalan... or flying heads... or bonnacon... or draugr...
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Thank you! I really love the more obscure critters and I'm always fascinated by the stranger realms of folklore and myth in the world. I mean indeed the bigger better known creatures are great but the variety of things is wonderful.
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Might we see more obscure mythological critters from you in the future?
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Oh yes indeed! I can't say for certian what or when, but knowing my interests things are bound to show up sooner or later.
Sin-Nombre-RPG's avatar
Or cryptids? Personally, I love me some chpacabra- the original Puerto Rican version, not those sad little mangy dog things (which are actually 'Elmendorf beasts' not chupacabras)!
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Ooh possibly. I'm always tempted to do something with the (?) Mothman or other unusual alien/ufo encounters. I miss the chupacabra phase of the 90s/00s when the depictions were a lot freakier than the mistaken mangy dogs.
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Elmendorf beasts :) People spot those things all the time down here now. Some weird cross between a coyote and a xoloitzcuintli, theoretically.
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Hah! Fair enough.
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This is amazing. Somehow, your nuckelavee seems darker and almost more real than the other pictures I've seen. Really good job!
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Thank you very much!
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