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Myths and Legends Across the World

Journal Entry: Fri May 27, 2011, 7:04 AM


Myths and legends are somewhere deep in the subconscious of every nation, often unique and wonderful tales, yet different from other stories - once they were alive. People lived with them, considered them true... and in a way, they are all true. They are a part of our heritage, and with every legend forgotten, something inside us dies. I wandered wide and far through dA to gather these tales. Sit down by the fire and listen…


Mesopotamia

Gilgamesh and His Last Acts by DaMaupin Gilgamesh vs Enkidu by DaMaupin Inanna by Lakandiwa The Death of Enkidu by MeteoDesigns Ishtar by SofiaNightwings

Egypt

Anubis and Ammut by Dracunnum He Who Balances by Hbruton At Edfu by Hbruton Anubis by silvestris Schemers: Set and Horus by blayrd Lord of All Growing Things by neffinesse Gods by Hbruton

Antique

Orpheus and Charon by llewllaw The Female Trinity by fanitsafantasy The champion of mankind by lucasalcantara Icarus falling by Amyhoi Demeter Goddess by midoriharada Moiras by shvayba Zeus by VargesPoseidon by GENZOMAN centaur by sandara Perseus and Andromeda by Himmapaan

Mature Content

.: europa and the bull :. by xdragonflyx
Hercules by wraithdt

Celtic

Caer Ibormeith by darktear83 Morrigane looks the Thiefeyes by Chonunhwa Kernunnos by Yannig-Germain BRIAN BORU by soys Macha by MoonSpiral

Mature Content

Cu Chulainn by Crowsrock
The Blood of Cuchulain by Ionus Horned God at the Solstice by Becka-Van-Filth The Death of Cuchulain by miss-a-r-t Deirdre agus Naoise by Breogan Claws in the Night by puimun

German and Viking (Edda)

Yggdrasil by fenix42death of balder-norse myth-Fmp by Zompaws Death of a Viking by anubisreddeath Ride of the Valkyries by EvaKedves Art Trade - Tyr by MaverikElf The sons of Ivaldi by Hellanim The Death of Ymir by Elric888 Idun and Bragi by smolenskaya Norns by smolenskaya Valhalla by lemuren Loki by luisflores RAGNAROK by soys Thor - Odin and  Sleipnir by michaelkutsche :thumb62997382:

Finnish (Kalevala)

Heroes of Kalevala by jjnaas Vainamoinen ja Joukahainen by drandula In sauna by Laineilla Vainamoinen by lAhlbeck Kalevala Journal 12-13 by graffitihead Kalevala: The Fate Of Aino by sikuriina Kalevala: Son of Evil by nopsku

Russian:

Bogatyr by michalivan Slavonic mystery by smolenskaya Alkonost by Jo-Freyr Baba Yaga by MarkTarrisse The Alkonost by mashpotato18 Firebird by AnHellica

Slavic

Mora by DreddaBrutallac the Zlatarog by felixxkatt

Mature Content

Morena brings death by zzen
Perun and Yarovit by Righon Vodnik by Adrakitt Perunova dubrava by DuszanB :thumb119574513: :thumb109653200: Rusalka by Kaelycea Milosnice by DreddaBrutallac

India

Ganesh by SARYTH Vishnu, Lakshmi by zaradei shiva by CRYSTAL-2012 The Ramayana - Book 2 by mimezu The Prince Of Ayodhya by DennyKotian Mahabarata by dezygn Hanuman by kometani

China

Bridge of Wings - The Weaver by puimun Monkey King by SARYTH Hua Mulan by Veronica-Art dragonball by breathing2004 Fu Dragon by beastofoblivion On stage by phongduong Ten Suns by puimun Shenlong the rainbringer by VampirePrincess007

Ainu and Japan

Ainu Creation Story 1 by BigFaceReter-cikap-kamuy by jurithedreamerAmaterasu Hi by Lakandiwa Tanabata by AnHellica The Legend of Tokoyo by solangiana Amaterasu by GENZOMANFeathers and Arrows by MischievousMartian Amaterasu by Zephyri Kitsune by who-stole-MY-name

Other Asia:

Maligno by artstain The Adoration to The Lost Clan by rinaswan Seon-nyeo Pungcha by Lakandiwa Emperor Hung Vuong by splendidriver Machanu and Supanna Matcha by azrael1984 The Eleventh Full Moon by rinaswan

Africa

Africa vision by sabin-boykinov Detail2 African Creation myth by Nytlin Detail1 African Creation myth by Nytlin :thumb122225216: Heyoka by Loren86 Abatwa with Legend by WolfWhoSings

North America

Teachings of the Sweat Lodge by AaronPaquette White Buffalo Calf Woman by AaronPaquette Raven Kouth by Artkon72 TOTEM by Agarwen Raven Steals the Sun by EskimoScrybe Spirit by Zephyri Copperwoman by AaronPaquette

South and Central America

Mayan god: Hunab-Ku by XLordAndyX Mayan Myth - Goddess Ixchel by EmanuellaKozas My Gran Quetzalcoatl 2010 D. by rykyramirez Quezacoatl by Lakandiwa The Jaguar by TigerNinja The Rebirth of Seven Macaw by TempestErika Xolotl and Tonatiuh by graoww

Australia:

Legend of the Rainbow Serpent by screwbald Dreamtime by SkylaStarDreamer

Mature Content

Australian dream time by AzureAngel2ihrs


Christian

Saint Joseph by Theophilia Mary by marianmalecki Archangel Michael by PaperCutIllustration

Mature Content

Eden by wicked-vlad
THE PROMISE by JoseRafaelCruzpagan ARMAGEDDON by artstainDelilah by leventepsalome by hishaSt.George and the Dragon by PaperCutIllustration

Medieval

Parsifal of RichardWagner by andrekosslick :thumb186271020: Forgotten Bells of Ys by puimun Joan of Arc by Michael-C-Hayes Lady of the Lake- Painting by Lamorien Tristan and Isolde by midoriharada The Seduction by puimun Excalibur by alanlathwell Unicorn 2- Heraldic by who-stole-MY-name

Mature Content

Lady Godiva by feliciacano
The Green Knight by LittleFrog626 the lady of lake by monicakuo Joan Of Arc- Juana de Arco by Giacobino Lohengrin - The Journey by alarie-tano Merlin and Arthur by alanlathwell The Fisher King by rainesz Robin Hood by JessiBeans

Later legends and fairy-tales:

PIPER by Sargiel Nisse or Tomte by neuromantiker Der Schimmelreiter by Gold-Seven Piper's Lullaby by Artgerm Scarlet Flower by Dolgopolov Troll and Valravn by humon The Kraken attacks by Chongo-zilla The Lorelei by orphicfiddler Rhinemaidens- Study of Rackham by Lamorien :thumb108689554: The Aspidochelone by DaemonReaper Lucky Leprechaun by mreach

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:iconmoonspiral:
MoonSpiral Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
This might be my favorite page in all of DA now. Thank you for featuring one of mine in the mix!
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MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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I'm glad you like it!
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II-S Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
Wonderful collection in all respects, it's just awesome !
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MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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II-S Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
Most welcome !
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zdrava Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012   Digital Artist
The article is very interesting. But may I ask a question?
Why you place Russian and Slavic in different categories?
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:iconmirachravaia:
MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! Russian myths should be a subcathegory of Slavic, but they have some very specific tales and characters that don't appear in the mythologies of the other Slavs, that's why I put them in a separate cathegory.
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Cellesria Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011
Thank you so much for featuring my work! A lot of great work featured here! :)
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MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
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artstain Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so great, i am very late to see all of these great works, thanks for including my maligno and armageddon :thanks:
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:iconmirachravaia:
MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure, I'm glad you like the collection!
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VikingWidunder Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
congratiulations! Great job here, i wish i had such works submited into my group ^^ We are also searching for all kinds of myths and legends. Great job indeed!
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:iconmirachravaia:
MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! You can submit them to the group, and wait for the artist's approval, I do it this way with some pictures of trees
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VikingWidunder Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yes you are right ^^
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marob0501 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
great works
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:iconmirachravaia:
MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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marob0501 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You are welcome
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ghostgray Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Student General Artist
I would like to suggest a piece! [link]
It is really beautiful!
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:iconmirachravaia:
MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I can't edit the article, but I can add it to my collection :)
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ghostgray Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011  Student General Artist
Oh well. Glad you like it though!
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Chonunhwa Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great idea !
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:iconmirachravaia:
MirachRavaia Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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AzureAngel2ihrs Featured By Owner May 29, 2011
Oh, what an honour to feature a painting of mine in this brilliant article of yours.

Most friends who visit my home look puzzled when they see it hanging next to the stair that leads towards the bedroom. They find it ugly and weird.

I just followed my instinct when I painted it and it seemed right.

Dreams are essential and so are myths & legends. The Aboriginals show that nicely with their art.

So does your article.
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:iconmirachravaia:
MirachRavaia Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad you like the article! The Aboriginals legends about dreamtime are really fascinating!
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rinaswan Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
What a fabulous article! I always love artworks with old stories behind them. Can't thank you enough for the feature and collecting the wonderful art here. :heart:
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MirachRavaia Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad you like it!
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firekera Featured By Owner May 29, 2011
It's a great article, well done, I've never though I would find so good deviations about the slavic mythology, thank you! : D
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:iconmirachravaia:
MirachRavaia Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconlakandiwa:
Lakandiwa Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
My great thanks for having several of my work featured here

Salamat salamat salamat (thanks thanks thanks)
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:iconmirachravaia:
MirachRavaia Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! Your gallery is full of myths and legends, some of them only rarely depicted in art. Keep up the great work!
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Lakandiwa Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
My thanks again my friend
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pharmmajor Featured By Owner May 29, 2011
An absolutely fascinating collection. Thanks for assembling these great pieces in this article.
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MirachRavaia Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad you enjoyed it!
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Axe-Cell Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahh, I would enjoy a conversation of Myths and Legends I've never heard of (because my local library doesn't have much about them, just loads of novels and series from 'famous' authors), but this exhibition of myths could be enough for me to absorb (if I can ;p).

Wonderful pieces you've selected, especially the Celtic, Slavic, Russian and Finnish myths. :heart:
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MirachRavaia Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! There are many legends I know, but much more that I don't know, so this is just a meagre sample of the world's cultural diversity :)
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Axe-Cell Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome :bow:, since 'our knowledge is but a small fragment of a bigger picture' :D. At least I get to know some of them which are quite unfamiliar with me (cause they're rarely mentioned in my area ;p).
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Mi-Dango Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent article featuring wonderful art! Great lover of all things mythical here :D
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MirachRavaia Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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Emisferosinistro Featured By Owner May 29, 2011   Traditional Artist
I love this article, thanks :D I read various kinds of mythology from when I was a child, but there are so many legends I never read about... and this page is very interesting :meow:
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MirachRavaia Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much!
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Emisferosinistro Featured By Owner May 29, 2011   Traditional Artist
You're welcome ;)
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rockerdish Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woah... really nice theme. Good features!
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MirachRavaia Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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ThaMellosChocolate Featured By Owner May 29, 2011
I simply love you for that article! I LOVE myths and legends! I'm sooo glad you did that :heart:
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:iconmirachravaia:
MirachRavaia Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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Namae-san Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I've always loved an art connected to myths :D Thank you for this article!
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:iconmirachravaia:
MirachRavaia Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It's my pleasure!
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Dvandemon Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Myths are funny
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MirachRavaia Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Some of them are hiding a deeper truth :)
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Dvandemon Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I can't help but feel some of them are a way to explore various concepts discovered in the human condition.
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