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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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:iconkendrixtermina:
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 Nov 22, 2014
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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WOLFBEN Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
you should draw dryad too! :D
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SilentPony Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cool
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McAzar Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
Kick ass, loved them in SoTN!
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Peaceful-Child Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Student General Artist
Beautiful pic! Love the scythe!
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castlemaniaco666 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great work, keep like this.
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:iconzierou:
Zierou Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She should've been a Boss no? XD
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ArcanumTwilight Featured By Owner May 14, 2011
Stunningly beautiful.
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Ryuu900 Featured By Owner May 10, 2011
wow you really know everything! great job by the way!
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TheElementalist Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think that this creature was the most memorable enemy (well there were 2 versions but it basically was a palette swap) in Castlevania Symphony of the Night^^

I liked Simon's Quest back then, sure it was kinda cryptic and that night to day/day to night box that popped up all the time was kind of annoying, but I tought it was decent overall =3
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strawberryzombie Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Student Digital Artist
is pretty much a similar design for a character called 'Alraune' like in Disgaea2, at least about the lower body-half...there, in case you don't know it
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youko-kuramalover Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
wooow soo IMPRESED <3 LOOKS AWESOME COLORING DETAILSZ JUST WOOOOWW
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Alucard009 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, so very nice! The details are gorgeous and I really could imagine seeing this interpretation in a Castlevania game.

Very well done, an excellent job :thumbsup::D
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allanonmage Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010
Why does a fairie have a scythe in the jungle?
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Hastis Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
Beacuse it's cool! :D
But I get your point... :S
And doesn't it look a lot like the scythe that greek god uses? I yhink I'm talking about Kronus.
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saishadow Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010
cool flawer girl
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CrashAriMP5N2O Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
Now this one reminds me of Tytannial, Princess of Camellias in the YGO trading card game. They share the same form too. XD
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Amarnath85 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010
The first Castlevania game i played was Symphony of the Night! I've been hooked ever since! This is amazing! I would love 2 see u do a piece on Alucard or any of the Belmonts!
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donvermicelli Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010
I completly agree with you on the order of castlevania titles. No other 3D castlevania can creep me out like that.
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oscure Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010
yeah brother is the true.
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Uryen Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010   Digital Artist
Maravilloso!!! :D
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Timothy110 Featured By Owner May 29, 2010
Cool.
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ravegirlxkelly Featured By Owner May 28, 2010
i realy love ur art work!
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Elinewton Featured By Owner May 9, 2010
Really beautiful!!
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Yeshuash Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010
She lock a litle like one of the boses in Devil May Cry 4
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pwned-by-twilight Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010
A half naked scythe wielding rose woman... This is three forms of DEADLY, good sir :icondeathstareplz:
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OpheliaRosenblut Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
SOTN for the win.

She is so pretty! I love how her petals wrap around her waist. Sexy! XD

Again, why are you not working in Konami? :P You'd kick ass with your designs.
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Alesuke Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010
exelent exelent exelent
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Chopprincess Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2009
You are a fantastic artist!
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JimmyKatana Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009
Great idea with that rose !!!
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jinggle Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009
I always love to look at your work and read the stories. :heart:
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MoonStarNight Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009
Wow That's beautiful!!!
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salvadorkatz Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love all your works..and learning the myth too alltogether...LOL :D
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Brujitaloveskurama Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009  Student General Artist
Amo a las mujeres q controlan plantas *0* las admiro mucho
siempre se ven tan sabias :heart:
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muy buen dibujo me fascina ^//^
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Lionwolfe Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009
Ah yeah.. I remember killing those things.
In SOTN the blue versions of them were a bitch to kill.
They kept shooting those vine things outta the floor.

Then I got that awesome sword from those floating guys in the Inverted Library.. I made minced meat out of everything, and ended up beating Dracula with it in under a minute. That's just cheap, lol.

Can't believe I haven't heard of you before.
CV artists are scarce nowadays..
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OnionBolt Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009
MARLUXIA???
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twincastX Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
:clap: love it!!
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IamZ Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009
Here's hoping that Kojima's work on the next Castlevania will make it easily overtake Castlevania 64 as your favorite 3D one.

As for the art, it's awesome of course. I love the very plant-like scythe, plants with teeth at the bottom are wicked, and that green energy from her right hand makes me think of Zangief's Banishing Flat attack. XD
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NextGrandcross Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009
Oh, how I hated the Venus Weeds/Blue Venus Weeds in Symphony of the Night.

This is a baeutiful pic, I hope you do more Castlevania monster's cause every single monster known in insistance dwell in the infernal halls of Castlevania.
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Pegahoul Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
so beautiful
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ozone-777 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009
your work is amazing and your insight on mythology is also amazing
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