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Oberon by GENZOMAN Oberon by GENZOMAN
This is a really old image, near 2006 or so...whoa! six YO now, time goes rly fast. This one was upload by request. Hope you like it :). Thanks for the notes, sry if I didnt reply fast, i been a bit away.

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Oberon (also spelled Auberon) is a fairy king of the fairies in medieval and Renaissance literature. He is best known as a character in William Shakespeare's play, A Midsummer Night's Dream, in which he is Consort to Titania, Queen of the Fairies.

Oberon's status as king of the fairies comes from the character of Alberich (from Old High German alb- "elf" and -rîh-, "ruler", "king"), a sorcerer in the legendary history of the Merovingian dynasty. In the legend, he is the otherworldly "brother" of Merowech, whose name is the eponym of the Merovingians. Alberich wins for his eldest son Walbert the hand of a princess of Constantinople. In the Nibelungenlied, a Burgundian poem written around the turn of the 13th century, Alberich guards the treasure of the Nibelungen, but is overcome by Siegfried.
French heroic song

The name Oberon got its literary start in the first half of the 13th century from the fairy dwarf Oberon that helps the hero in the chanson de geste, titled Les Prouesses et faitz du noble Huon de Bordeaux. When Huon, son of Seguin count of Bordeaux, passed through the forest where he lives, he was warned against Oberon by a hermit, but his courtesy had him answer Oberon's greetings, and so gain his aid in his quest: having killed Charlot, the Emperor's son, in self-defense, Huon must visit the court of the amir of Babylon and perform various feats to win a pardon, and only with Oberon's aid does he succeed.

This elf appears dwarfish in height, though very handsome; he explains that at his christening, an offended fairy cursed him to the height (an example of the wicked fairy godmother folklore motif), but relented and as compensation gave him great beauty. As Alberich features as a dwarf in the Nibelungen, the dwarfish height was thus explained.

The real Seguin was Count of Bordeaux under Louis the Pious in 839, and died fighting against the Normans in 845. Charles l'Enfant, a son of Charles the Bald, died in 866 of wounds inflicted by a certain Aubouin in the circumstances of an ambush similar to the Charlot of the story. Thus Oberon appears in a 13th century French courtly fantasy that is based on a shred of 9th century fact. He is given some Celtic trappings, such as a magical cup (similar to the Holy Grail) that is ever-full for the virtuous: "The magic cup supplied their evening meal; for such was its virtue that it afforded not only wine, but more solid fare when desired" according to Thomas Bulfinch. In this story he is said to be the child of Morgan le Fay and Julius Caesar.

A manuscript of the romance in the city of Turin contains a prologue to the story of Huon de Bordeaux in the shape of a separate romance of Auberon, and four sequels, and there are later French versions as well.

Shakespeare saw or heard of the French heroic song, through the ca 1540 translation of John Bourchier, Lord Berners, called Huon of Burdeuxe. In Philip Henslowe's diary there is a note of a performance of a play, Hewen of Burdocize, on December 28, 1593.

Oberon is the king of all of the fairies in William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream who is feuding with his wife Titania, the queen of the fairies. They are fighting over a changeling child that Oberon wants to raise as his henchman. Titania wants to keep the child because he is the child of Titania's mortal follower who died, and she wants to raise the child for her follower. Because Oberon and Titania are powerful fairies, their arguments affect the weather. Titania describes what happens to nature when they argue, saying:

Therefore the winds, piping to us in vain,
As in revenge, have suck'd up from the sea
Contagious fogs; which falling in the land
Have every pelting river made so proud
That they have overborne their continents:
The ox hath therefore stretch'd his yoke in vain,
The ploughman lost his sweat, and the green corn
Hath rotted ere his youth attain'd a beard;
The fold stands empty in the drowned field,
And crows are fatted with the murrion flock;
The nine men's morris is fill'd up with mud,
And the quaint mazes in the wanton green
For lack of tread are undistinguishable:
The human mortals want their winter here;
No night is now with hymn or carol blest:
Therefore the moon, the governess of floods,
Pale in her anger, washes all the air,
That rheumatic diseases do abound:
And thorough this distemperature we see
The seasons alter: hoary-headed frosts
Far in the fresh lap of the crimson rose,
And on old Hiems' thin and icy crown
An odorous chaplet of sweet summer buds
Is, as in mockery, set: the spring, the summer,
The childing autumn, angry winter, change
Their wonted liveries, and the mazed world,
By their increase, now knows not which is which:
And this same progeny of evils comes
From our debate, from our dissension;
We are their parents and original.
(Act 2, Scene 1)

Furious that Titania will not give him the child, he puts juice from a magical flower into her eyes while she is asleep. The effect of the juice is that it will cause Titania to fall in love with the first thing she sees. Titania awakens and finds herself madly in love with Bottom, a weaver that has been given a donkey's head by Puck. Meanwhile, two couples have entered the forest: lovers Hermia and Lysander are pursued by Demetrius, who also loves Hermia, and Helena, who loves Demetrius. Oberon sends Puck to put some of the juice in Demetrius's eyes to make him fall in love with Helena, after he witnesses him rejecting her. When Puck puts the love potion on Lysander by mistake, and then on Demetrius, Helena finds herself loved by two men, and confusion breaks out. After Puck straightens out what he has done, and Demetrius discovers that he is really in love with Helena after all, Oberon looks upon Titania and her lover, Bottom, and feels sorry for what he has done. He reverses the spell and when Titania awakes the two reunite.
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martinberry1 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Mikana-fictions Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2016
Magnifique *o*
OsmundAurel20XX Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Go and kill Kirito
Richiewolf Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
That's a fairy you really don't want to f$&k with
Arquenon57890 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 5, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Good draw and great explications :)
This true that this king of elves apears in few culture. It's very interesting.

Have we a comics about Midsummer Dream of  Shakespeare ?
SeanMaguire1991 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015
a visage worthy of the king of Fairies.
LadyofAzzaroth Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Student General Artist
Wonderful :)
Tiger33 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014
Hy Soon., <3>
Sergej12345 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014
Awesome.Draw Titania.
ninjanoto Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you should draw titania
Chriz-wolf Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014
Cityneon Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014
Epic !


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LaNachitaDibuja Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
woooah! muy encanta!

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KendrixTermina Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
Looks pretty cool and archetypical.
FullmetalHeart20 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
He's probably thinking, "Go on. Call me a fairy one more time!"
DesertdustSariah Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Completely amazing!
cesar16macleod Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
you should do one with the two together titania
deberías de hacer una con titania los dos juntos
LIVEFULLY941115 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student Writer
Amazing!! Hold on I remember something that there is also a character named Oberon in the novel 'The Grey Griffins' who also said to be the king of the fairy world both looks powerful and coool.
foxsorceror Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
I just love your arts!
greatdragon77 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
great picture :)
PhantasyPen Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
InsoLENTinsO Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
I did not know that someone with the title fairy king could look so badass.
leontdraco Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
jajaja genial me trae recuerdos cuando mitos y leyendas aun gobernaba el reino XD
TexasDreamer01 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
Yay for Shakespeare!
CasuallyCryptic Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
every time I look at one of your drawings I learn something new and different, makes me kinda happy
TommyVillarreal5003 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Student General Artist
PhantomHourglass Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
Terrific work!!!
Narutaki2000 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
He seems very imposing to have dwarvish stature!
Phycosmiley Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012   Traditional Artist
For being done in 2006 this is still insane. :wow:
Vampyre-Lover Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
Astounding Job!!!
firestars-hunter Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
dude, you should do art for Magic or something...
Clone-Artist Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Great picture, but if here is Oberon then where is Titania? :D
bluelense Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
For a second, i confused this Oberon with the Oberon from the the game "Overlord".
Shayan-Nayash Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
me too :)
TheRealYuma Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
He looks like someone from Warcraft.
Tohru0chan Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You portrayed him beautifully! This is exactly how I imagine him!! Q 7 Q thank you!
Alex9554 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
Oh, I read the novel about Huon de Bordeaux ! And I didn't think of Shakespeare when reading it xD
So the Oberon of WS is the same that this Auberon, it's funny.
Thanks for the info, and good job for the pic (I was almost forgetting your wonderful killer-fairy-guy-with-a-crown-and-a-sword).
Leidan Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
ok, he looks like a really bad guy
Samurai-Poet Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
An interesting design for Oberon.
omitagintaro Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This would take me forever to do
Benthos1 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Amazing and you learn a lot!
toppa23 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
a really great job .............. I especially like the realization of the hands form and shadows
well done
Muraki3777 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
Good work!
DanLuna Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012   General Artist
From 2006? Wow!
kaze26 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
very awesome
BoneShadowWerewolf Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
Siempre me imaginé a Oberón como un gran padre regordete....
Me has roto todos los esquemas.... XDDDD
Pero este está genial!!
Stardash1 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
awesome work as always!:thumbsup:
Gigafist Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
Uhhhhhh, that's a pretty long description. Very intrestin though. Great piece my friend and may there be many more just like it.
AesirMaster Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Titania next?
JORGESKUNK Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
el rey de las hadas
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