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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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:iconsanchit-malik:
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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:iconmindmaster123:
Are you going to draw Typhon?
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:iconguyver94:
probably my fav design of yours dude
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:iconkendrixtermina:
Looks awesome. Nice zergy organic details!
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skyking96 Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I would be scared to see this version of her in real life.
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:iconaudiomaniak:
Sara Kerrigan of the Greek pantheon) holy f...k
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bloodking30 Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
cool
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DiamondDragon33 Aug 28, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I can't even tell it was rushed--this is awesume!!!!!!!!
Echidna is one of my favorite myths, and the way you portrayed her here is so amazing!
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