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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Echidna - The Mother Of All Monsters

Did this one for a contest on deviant art, actually did a few different designs. The design challenge is called mythical creatures. Throughout many cultures, the half woman/serpent creature as been around, so I decided to go the Greek Mythology route.

"the goddess fierce Echidna who is half a nymph with glancing eyes and fair cheeks, and half again a huge snake, great and awful, with speckled skin, eating raw flesh beneath the secret parts of the holy earth. And there she has a cave deep down under a hollow rock far from the deathless gods and mortal men. There, then, did the gods appoint her a glorious house to dwell in: and she keeps guard in Arima beneath the earth, grim Echidna, a nymph who dies not nor grows old all her days."

In Greek mythology her name was Echidna & she gave birth to the most hideous creatures in greek mythology such as Cerberus , the guardian of the gates of hades , the Chimera & the Hydra . I decided to make my version of Echidna sweet & sultry looking because of the fact that she is a nymph & lures her victims into her cave where she devours them!

If you Like the design & want to vote here's the Link, just click I want this on the upper right hand side.

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