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Ayayema by GENZOMAN Ayayema by GENZOMAN
Hi there guys! There is a myth from the south of my land (done long time ago, back in 2007) from the Alacaluf tribe. I hope you like it :)

BTW Thanks to all the people that voted for me in IFX awards as Best Artist/Best cover. Thank you SO MUCH :)



For the aborigine living in the Western Patagonia sea channels, the nights are utterly without light, drowned in water, submerged in the menacing roar of the tempest; the alacaluf is protected but by the skins that cover his tent. His ally is the fire burning around him. He feels his life threatened.

Ayayema hides in the bog during the day. During the night he stalks the forest along the saltwater channels. He owns the terrible Northwest wind, the one that overturns the canoe. Ayayema makes the fire crackle and projects burning coal on the skin of the sleepers. He can also cause the fire in the hut to flare up to the roof and burn the shelter during the uneasy sleep of its inhabitants. Ayayema's persecution takes the form of accidents and disease and is personal and persistent. While everybody in the camp is asleep, Ayayema roams in the hut, from ground to roof, and takes posession of its inhabitants. When in his underground wanderings Ayayema discovers the camp, the rotten smell that surrounds him emanates from the ground and imposes his evil presence in dreams and in sickness. It is then necessary to remove the camp to a beach not yet haunted by Ayayema.
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spockisawesome Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
reminds me of a titan... good job btw! XD
Whetsit-Tuya Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Student Filmographer
Zero-Starrk Featured By Owner Edited Jul 1, 2014
Estaba buscando esta carta en google sale un link de deviantart y sale mas cartas de MYL leo el nombre y dice genzo y me voy cortao de la impresion.......
PD: si eri el genzo que creo puta la raja 
PD2: si eres ese genzo me gusta caleta las cartas Mitos 
PD3: estan bacan las otras imagenes 
PD4: creo que me embole con los posdata XD
GENZOMAN Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
Que bueno que encontraste esta galeria :) Si, soy ese Genzo :)  Muchisimas gracias!
DhanaRagnarok Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
At first I thought it was a Gashadokuro. Somehow it's even creepier, kudos.
IronickTV Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AmandaFerguson070707 Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing painting! Creepy myth!
TsunamoriNanashi Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The stench of rot and the fact that he makes fires flare up to the tent's roof make me think that he was thought of as a way to explain why sometimes rotting animals buried below the earth emit flammable gasses that burn when they come out and happen to be right below a fire.
Bronx4215 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Death alien
Daerikium Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, itīs amazing!!!
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