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Ekhidna mother of monsters. by GENZOMAN Ekhidna mother of monsters. by GENZOMAN
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EKHIDNA (or Echidna) was a monstrous she-dragon (drakaina) with the head and breast of a woman. She probably represented or presided over the corruptions of the earth : rot, slime, fetid waters, illness and disease.

She was often equated with Python (the rotting one), a dragon born of the fetid slime left behind by the great Deluge. Others call her the Tartarean lamprey, and assigned her to the dark, swampy pit of Tartaros beneath the earth. Hesiod, makes her a daughter of monstrous sea-gods, and presumably associates her with rotting sea-scum and fetid salt-marshes.
In all cases, she was described as the consort of Typhoeus (Typhon) , a monstrous storm-daemon who challenged Zeus in heaven. Together they spawned a host of terrible monsters to plague the earth.

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well, i want to draw ekhidna a time ago, was one of my favorite characthers of old myths, why? usually is only mentioned, as well as her husband, thypon, and there is not much draws of her. i cant avoid some giger references here XD. saddly, this one was doing in a rush time... deadlines :(

photoshop CS/intuos/4 hours T_T/music: thypon by Therion
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KendrixTermina Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
Lovelovelovelove this rendition. The hair, the scales, the icky monster parts, everything 
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Starrstryke Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Professional Writer
Nice!
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Sanchit-Malik Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
First of all I salute to ur art and i got a fantastic reference ! Thnxx buddy !! and jeepers I feel terrible...
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mindmaster123 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
Are you going to draw Typhon?
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guyver94 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
probably my fav design of yours dude
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KendrixTermina Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
Looks awesome. Nice zergy organic details!
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skyking96 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I would be scared to see this version of her in real life.
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Audiomaniak Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
Sara Kerrigan of the Greek pantheon) holy f...k
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bloodking30 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
cool
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treeant Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
nice work
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