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V is for Vegetable Lamb by Deimos-Remus
V is for Vegetable Lamb
Name: Vegetable Lamb, Vegetable Lamb of Tartary, Scythian Lamb, Borometz
Area of origin: Various, Medieval origins

The Vegetable Lamb is a legendary Cryptid Zoophyte; an animal that resembles plantlife. It is said to have been found in Central Asia, and has appeared in different texts from a myriad of cultures across time. The myth goes that there was a plant believed to grow sheep as opposed to fruit or other crops. The sheep that would be grown from its stalks were tied to the plant through an umbilical cord cemented in its roots. This would physically prevent the sheep from wandering too far from the plant, but also only allowed them to graze the land surrounding it. When all accessible foliage was eaten, the sheep would die and so would the plant. Apparently the blood of the lamb tasted sweet like honey, though this detail isn't present in all variations of the myth. Underlying the myth is a real plant which supposedly the basis for the creature. Cibotium Barometz is a species of tree fern native to areas of China and to the western side of the Malay Peninsula. The plant had a hairy, wool-like covering and a strange grouping of roots that when cut, resembled the shape of a small quadrupedal animal. 
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U is for Ushi-Oni by Deimos-Remus
U is for Ushi-Oni
Name: Ushi-Oni (Ox Oni), Gyuki
Area of Origin: Japan

The Ushi-Oni is a demonic creature found in Japanese folklore. There are various kinds that share the same name, but with Ushi meaning Ox or Cow, all the monsters appear to have a horned bovine-like head. One of the most well known Ushi-Oni is a massive sea monster that resides off the coast of Shimane Prefecture and other areas in Western Japan. It attacks fishermen, and is depicted with a spider or crab-like body. They seem to be connected to another creature, a yokai called the Nure-onna, who sometimes appear before an Ushi-Oni attack. The Nure-onna trick victims into holding their "child" which is actually rather something else entirely. The "child" grows heavier and heavier, and while stuck to the victim's hands, heavily hinders any chance of escape. It is unknown whether the two creatures work in tandem on purpose or not. 
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T is for Tzitzimitl by Deimos-Remus
T is for Tzitzimitl
Name: Tzitzimitl (roughly pronounced Zee Zee Meel)
Area of Origin: Central Mexico; The Aztecs

In Aztec Mythology, A Tzitzimitl (plural: Tzitzimimeh) is a female deity associated with the stars. They were usually depicted as skeletal figures, often wearing skirts and decorative headdresses. In the most famous depictions, adorning their bodies are severed hands, and cut-out hearts, and appear to have pointed claws on both their hands and feet. Another odd detail is that they seem to have eyeballs growing out of different joints, such as the ankles, knees, wrists and elbows, though this differs between the different portrayals. They've been decribed as demons, though this doesn't necessarily reflect their function in the Aztec belief system. Because the Tzitzimimeh were female, they were also related to fertility, and as such associated with other female deities such as Tlaltecuhtli and Coatlicue. They were worshipped by midwives and women in labor. Their leader was the goddess, Itzpapalotl who ruled over Tamoanchan, the paradise where these deities resided. Being associated with the stars, when stars would not be seen in the sky during solar eclipses, this was intepreted as Tzitzimimeh attacking the sun. This caused a belief that during an eclipse, they would descend down to earth to devour humans. They were seen as both protectors of the feminine and progenitors of mankind, and as such, were powerful and dangerous, especially in periods of cosmic instability. 
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Hey guys, 

I will finally get back into submitting more regularly with the Mythology series soon, been super busy with school as my last day of college is tomorrow and I'm set to graduate in just two short weeks!

After that happens I can also finally start revealing more of the Neuromancer work I've been doing, as well as other work from this semester. 
  • Listening to: 60s pop and rock
  • Reading: Count Zero by William Gibson
  • Watching: It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
  • Playing: Shadowrun

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Nathan Anderson
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Illustrator, designer and concept artist. Loves good 80s films, reading European comics and collecting goofy action figures.
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ei9 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015
awesome stuff that you got here nathan my man hope that you don't mind putting you on my DEV watch and looking forward seeing more from you in the future. keep it up and Godspeed all the way!
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Deimos-Remus Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Don't mind at all, thanks a ton for the kind words!
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IngramOfMichigan Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Student General Artist
Thanks so much for the fave! Loving the stuff you've been putting out recently!!
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Deimos-Remus Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  Student Digital Artist
No problem! I like your imagery a lot!
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IAmChimmieArt Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Loving your mythology creatures!
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Deimos-Remus Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! Planning on printing a few books when I'm done with all of 'em!
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IngramOfMichigan Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Student General Artist
Thank you very much for the watch and fave! Your work is remarkable!
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Deimos-Remus Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Student Digital Artist
No problem at all, and thanks again, much appreciated! Glad to see a fellow Michigan native on here!

Oh, have you registered by the way? Just curious to see if I know any of the professors you may have gotten. 
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IngramOfMichigan Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Student General Artist
I haven't registered yet, actually; I'm still waiting on the finalized information from FAFSA before I commit. However, I'm confident that it will be enough for me to go based on the estimate! I'll let you know when I sign up!
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Deimos-Remus Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Well, when you happen to register, all I wanted to say was that I highly recommend taking Elena Arnaoutova for Drawing I (first semester class) and II (second semester). She's super tough, but well worth it. Kicked my butt into high gear early, and she recognizes those that put in the hard work. The other foundation drawing professors are good too, but Elena is the most intense and helps you improve the quickest. 
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