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Vouivreby Orpheelin

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I'm back !! :la:

Here is an illustration I've made for *Moemai 's collective artbook "Myths and Legends"
I didn't post it before because I was unsatisfied by how it cames out. I've fixed some details and now I'm fine with it ^^.
I choose to depict one of the legends of my birth place: "la Vouivre".
It's a myth from the east of France appearing in 16th ans17th centuries texts. La vouivre (Wyvern) is described as a beautiful and wild woman (or a giant snake) wearing a big gem on the forehead or the neck. She commands to the snakes in the marshes where she lives, hidding some treasures. Many humans tried to steal her jewel when she swam in the pond( she takes of the gem before going to bath). Many humans perished from the snakes she called to protect her "precious".

I like this venomous tale. I like this terrible woman.

PS: My travel to Mexico and US turned really, really great and I enjoyed it very much! I've posted some photos on my tumblr ->[link]

Artwork(c) 2012 Orpheelin
don't use without asking me, thanks.
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tyciol Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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SongsofGina Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
So mystic!!!! ^^
I love it!!!!
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OkuniSensei Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Le dessin est superbe, elle est dangereusement attirante à souhait ^^

Dommage que les légendes ne lui rende pas entièrement justice : A la base la Vouivre est une créature très ancienne, protégeant les femmes et les enfants, et globalement protectrice de tout l'Ouest de France.
Elle prend forme de "Wyvern" quand on l'insulte ou attaque ses protégés, et l'apparence d'une femme pour au contraire récompenser.
Elle n'est pas foncièrement dangereuse, comme le Christianisme l'a rendu... En tout cas dans l'Ouest, c'est pas cette légende qu'on transmet xD Celle de la créature aquatique protégeant ses trésors est du Moyen-Age, donc plus récent.
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Orpheelin Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
je ne connaissais que la version de mon pays :) j'ignorais que le mythe prenait ses sources dans l'ouest vu que je suis de l'Est justement ! en tous cas c'est intéressant comme un mythe peut avoir plusieurs déclinaisons au cours des ages!
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OkuniSensei Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
C'est vrai que j'ai connu la version de la gardienne de trésors quand j'habitais l'Alsace =D
C'est difficile de fixer vraiment l'origine des légendes, car parfois y'a fusion de plusieurs myths. C'est vrai que celle de l'est fait très germanique : l'Or du Rhin est bien gardé par un dragon aussi... ou par des ondines x)
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SeersSword Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012   General Artist
Gorgon maybe? :O_o:
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Dionisante Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very good!!!
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HisanaKuchiki Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Quelle belle ambiance de marais, j'adore ,
Quel corps elle a et belle ambiance flippante qui lui correspond :heart:
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kittehgoneAWOL Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm, interesting myth. Never heard of it before
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Nealiel Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Student General Artist
Maybe it's related to a mother like type thing? ?w? a mommy protecting her jewel?~~~ Taking off the burden at times~~ Like mama bear "You no messy with mah babies~~"?
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