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Alraune by GENZOMAN Alraune by GENZOMAN
The basis of the story of Alraune dates to the Middles Ages in Germany. The humanoid-shaped Mandrake root or Mandragora officinarum was widely believed to be produced by the fluids of hanged men under the gallows. Alchemists claimed that when hanged men broke his necks, vital fluids fall to the floor and the earth absorbed their final "strengths". In some versions, it is blood or semen. The root itself was used in love philtres and potions while its fruit was supposed to facilitate pregnancy. Witches who "love" to the Mandrake root were said to produce offspring which had no feelings of real love and had no soul.

Very influenced by Castlevania, Love each one (yeah, even simon quest, LOL), Castlevania IV is still my favorite, followed by Rondo of blood, castleviania 3, SOTN and castlevania 64 (still, best 3D castlevania for me :p)

A draw for "War gods", if you live on Brazil, soon near to U :p
photoshop CS/Bamboo/7hours/Music: Wicked child -castlevania (I love this version of ocremix along with the remix of castlevania chronicles)

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KendrixTermina Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
Cool.
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Phanteia Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
I really do wonder which game (or whatever) started the whole alraune being a rose-woman thing. Even though the human-plant concept from it is understandable, alraune is just another word for mandrake, and mandrakes don't have anything to do with roses, yet it persists! 
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Miincioaga Featured By Owner 3 days ago
watch bayonetta 2 chapter 11 a version of alraune int here too 
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Blueconroy Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
convenient rose petal
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GreenFlare888 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Wait, so is the plant grown under the gallows the Alraune, or is it the witches children??
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Yerac Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Student Writer
Good looking as she is, Venus Weeds were a major pain in SOTN.
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cryruswindlass Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
every rose has its thorn o.o
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strawberryzombie Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
lol, ever heard of the monster class 'Alraune' in the game 'Disgaea'?
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Jascus Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
Thank you for sharing such fascinating lore on these things :O
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KymeraMacha Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
My first thoughts when I saw this were "gorgeous" and "Disgaea 2!" (awesome, under appreciated game). Love the design and colors
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