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Ryujin Dragon God by GENZOMAN Ryujin Dragon God by GENZOMAN
Hi there guys! Not too much words today, hope you all had a good halloween :) (and you have now a lot of candy, but take care! the dentist could get mad :D)... BTW, I done a cover for the book "Alpha Centaury male" by Dustin Koski, is on Lulu right now if you want to check the link (uncensored version inside >:D)

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LETĘS WIKIATTACK!

Ryujin or Ryojin (龍神, "dragon god"?), also known as Owatatsumi, was the tutelary deity of the sea in Japanese mythology. This Japanese dragon symbolized the power of the ocean, had a large mouth, and was able to transform into a human shape. Ryūjin lived in Ryugu-jo, his palace under the sea built out of red and white coral, from where he controlled the tides with magical tide jewels. Sea turtles, fish and jellyfish are often depicted as Ryūjin's servants.

Ryūjin was the father of the beautiful goddess Otohime who married the hunter prince Hoori. The first Emperor of Japan, Emperor Jimmu, is said to have been a grandson of Otohime and Hoori's. Thus, Ryūjin is said to be one of the ancestors of the Japanese imperial dynasty.

According to legend, the Empress Jingu was able to carry out her attack into Korea with the help of Ryūjin's tide jewels. Upon confronting the Korean navy, Jingu threw the kanju (干珠, "tide-ebbing jewel"?) into the sea, and the tide receded. The Korean fleet was stranded, and the men got out of their ships. Jingu then threw down the manju (満珠, "tide-flowing jewel"?) and the water rose, drowning the Korean soldiers. An annual festival, called Gion Matsuri, at Yasaka Shrine celebrates this legend.

Another legend involving Ryūjin is the story about how the jellyfish lost its bones. According to this story, Ryūjin wanted to eat monkey's liver (in some versions of the story, to heal an incurable rash), and sent the jellyfish to get him a monkey. The monkey managed to sneak away from the jellyfish by telling him that he had put his liver in a jar in the forest and offered to go and get it. As the jellyfish came back and told Ryujin what had happened, Ryūjin became so angry that he beat the jellyfish until its bones were crushed.

In Shinto, Ryujin shinkō (竜神信仰, "dragon god faith"?) is a form of Shinto religious belief that worships dragons as water kami. It is connected with agricultural rituals, rain prayers, and the success of fishermen.
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Powerreap Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  New member
some color of sharp, fine done.
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bruiser128 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 16, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Definitely one of the most badass looking Deities in Japanese Mythology.
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AzakiShimo Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Student Artist
Its a blue eyes white dragon~ :D
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ViceDra Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I absolutely love this Dragon! :happybounce:  
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WatcherCCG Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014
Ryuujin is also speculated to be the identity of the unknown Great Dragon from the backstory of the Touhou series, who created the series' setting, Gensokyo.
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DenysRoqueDesign Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
epico trabajo :rose:
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Runamanty Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
Another magnificent dragon design lml
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ryulover19 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Student Writer
I think I saw this picture on the cover of a book I am reading and gave it to my brother to read.....holy shit this is amazing!
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Amefrio Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Really nice artwork and info! :)
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Asamurai7 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
this is an amazing piece of fork keep at it
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sharkdragon713 Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
Fantastic!!! Love the look of the shark in the face.
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Ledgend339 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
can i make a fake yugioh card using this art? i'd give you credit, of course :P
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NovaDracon30 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
There is only one word for this and it's EPIC!!!
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Phalpalus-the-dragon Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful!!
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ForestWolfDragon Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
A very interesting bit of religious knowledge there on Ryujin. It's amazing what you can learn from reading up on another culture's history. And your picture is astounding!
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phoenixdragongod Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
bow down before the god of the seas
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HelghastPredator Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
It's awesome!!! ;)
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kyujinn Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Being a dragon of the ocean it's got a sharks face,..nice:)i don't understand the wingz thou?
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doubter421 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
very well done.
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LLoude Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
very beautiful and fantastic!
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maynams Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It's great!
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Ulura Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
This is beautiful! I love how you've shown it's power over water!

Could I please have permission to use this picture in my stidy on dragons for school?
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big-green-frog Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Such cool!
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nioGara Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
wow, i learned something about the legend ryujin today. nice job and love your artwork!
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Tsuki222 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
Beautiful as allways!
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Rabling-Arts Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
Amazing! :D
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Trash-meta Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Student Writer
A perfect candidate to compete with a Chinese dragons, in my opinion. :D
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Skullcandy1995 Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Student
SOOO COOOOOL
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Serphyroth Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
What a horrible creature. I LOVE IT! Haha XD
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b1k Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE-NE!!!!
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LimeGreenFlix Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like his awesome pointy nose!
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moonnsie Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
He has a shark nose! And people think they have big noses... And he needs to brush his teeth! This is frightfully epic. My favorite part? Don't you know it's the buildings in the background! The background is usually my favorite place to look. I am glad you did not disappoint.

Lol and I read that thing about the dragon god beating the jellyfish and thought "Anger issues much...?"
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emichaca Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Student Artist
I feel spechless for now! :o but the only thing i can say is!
TOP BEST DRAGON EVER!! :icondragonnod2: :iconlawooplz: :iconlatiasyayplz:
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ratchet513 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
TOTALLY AWESOME!!
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WattsB94 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
This is exactly what I think of when I try to make my dragons. Unfortunately they turn out this awesome.
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DahL1636 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing! somehow reminds me of yu-gi-o :o
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Sigfriedofgaea Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
SO EPIC!
Check mine out... It pales in comparison to yours, 'cause it's just a pencil sketch.
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SI-IaDow Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
Shark + Dragon? Cool ;)
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vasos82 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
This is amazing! Bravooo !!!!!!!!!
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JazzsLyric Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
Can't find words enough to praise your art work. I love rehearing Ryujin's legends
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Robby-Angel Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
I want it as an outfit :U
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Mardigraz718 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
This is amazing!
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Bapity8 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
*Faints* :faint: *fart* :fart:



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PIZ ZA HUT!!
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sage2434 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oOo :faint:
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Fragesed Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
amazing
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Sounddrive Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
What a sight to behold in such a setting!
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Wii2PARTY Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:icondragonnodplz:Powerful! It's just SO EPIC!!!:D
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davids-sketchbook Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
looks like a yugiyo
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Etjaa22 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
thats awesome! the face looks a bit like a shark;) i like it its very inspiring
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macnavi Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
nice, god dragon
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