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Sun and Moon - Kran and Kra by GENZOMAN Sun and Moon - Kran and Kra by GENZOMAN
Dedicado especialmente a mis compatriotas Chilenos que estos dias han sufrido mucho. Animo!


A time ago (arround 2008 or so) I done a lot of pics related to an particular culture I love: The Selk'nam, also known as the Ona... they lived in the Patagonian region of southern Chile and Argentina including the Tierra del Fuego islands. Their world is very spirit based... they have their own version of how day and night works or why the sun is preceded by the moon:

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Kran & kra: Is the Selknam name for the Sun and the moon.

On the days when there were the howenh (ancestors), the sun, moon, rivers and the stars were passing by the world, Women dominated the men telling them what to do, subordinating them and subjecting them to their whims, they dutifully kept the hut, worked leather, caring for children and hunted. The decisions were made by women without having them say, however, men were strong and able to revolt, which led them to find a way to maintain this situation. These included that the woman moon under her direction:

She invented a secret game that began with the construction of a remote hut where they stayed at home most of the time and which was prohibited from entering the men. In these meetings, women were starting to young adulthood, times when the body is painted with special designs, covered his face with masks of painted bark and out of the hut hopping to see that men from afar. I was led to believe that these beings descended from heaven. The work of these spirits was harshly punish those who opposed the orders of women.

One day Kran (man sun), husband of Kra (luna women), passed near the large riverside hut and saw two young women who wash the paint is fun. Upon seeing this realized the deception: the spirits were not beings from another world, but genuine masked women, furious returned to camp and told the others apparently. Insurance fraud, the men organized and led to the large hut, in front of her women descended on creating a great slaughter. Just let the girls alive for his young age that still did not know the secret.

Since then, the Sun (kran) chases the moon (Kra) to get revenge on his cheating, but she always runs away after the sun appears into the horizon. Sometimes they meet in the sky and moon try to go unnoticed, but sometimes, they engage in a battle, knowed by us as eclipse, that leaves our land and his men without light.
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kindredspirit123 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015
Beautifully done :)
TEAmode-activated Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Is it just me or does kran look like Asura from Asura´s Wrath?
Kayclau Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Eso es realmente mucho más interesante a que ellos son pareja. Me pregunto si habrán más historias como esta en la cultura Selk'nam.
xXCamper61Xx Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Student General Artist
Like Artemis & Apollo
yarizui Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014
kran.... sexy
guardtangled331 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
Wow, this really reminds me of this The love story of the Moon and Sun:D (Big Grin)  really awesome.
SamuraiShinai Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
Well Genzo, it was *Battle between opposites* time for my next wallpaper and this one reached the final 3 options, facing off against… AND… and in the end it won. So the next Wallpaper Award goes to you !! Trophy Winner
BEartistic121212 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
why the fuck does ur english suck so much on this work? Bcoz i'v seen and read the descriptions on the other works in the mythology folder. U'r english is perfect. Its almost like ur hiding a coded message in this one.........

no personal offence meant
GENZOMAN Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
Maybe because is not my original languaje? :P
I hope your spanish is better than my english :)
BEartistic121212 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
english wasnt my original language either, chico  :p
BEartistic121212 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
BY the way . more importantly ,  THIS PIECE IS BEAUTIFUL
JimmyHall24 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
you should do them seperate two :D
LadyBrighit Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist
gorgeous! i love it!!! <3
Is this the tell where that Father Sun and Mother Moon story originated from or is this your own beautiful version of that?...Like the girl, she's beautiful respresenting the moon, so dark and mysterious, she's got that look the WOWS and lights up the night and than there the man who respresents the sun: strong, passionate and full of life..Fire burns within this musclebound dude...Beautiful setting with the sun and moon in the back...So serene and epic, the whole thing...Thanks for giving me a reason everytime to love your artwork...You are my FAVORITE Deviant Art artist for many reasons and THIS is one them:)
GENZOMAN Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
Thanks :)
This story comes from the tradition of Selknan/Ona people in Tierra del fuego, south of Chile and Argentina, where the American continent ends. They have a lot of really odd and strange stories about the creation and how the world take form. :)
FantasyMuse Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I featured your fantastic work here [link] :tighthug:
EmiyaForjadeHierro Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
Con que así nació el machismo.
Que interesante historia acerca del sol y la luna, he visto muchos dioses representativos de estos dos astros pero nunca habia escuchado una historia tan interesante.
Con respecto al dibujo nuevamente me llama la atención los ojos y sus miradas, la de Kra con esa sonrisa picara, como si siempre escapara y se saliera con la suya; y la de Kran totalmente seria y con ojos rojos, concentrado en solo un objetivo lleno de furia. También me gusta el hecho de que estén de espaldas mirandose, como si siempre estuvieran cerca el uno del otro pero nunca llegando a verse cara a cara, como el sol y la luna.
JillValentine24 Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
Immatureboys Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012
Great artwork, nice detail and structure
NessePonyoMcCartney Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Student Photographer
You could have put grass or something under the sun's feet since earth and plants rise under sun and water rises under moon. Just a thought though, I LOVE this picture. You a truly amazing artist
Iguruwashi Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
MarvaraTorrent Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
This Is Totally Amazing ^^
major-oreo Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is freakin' AMAZING
Jarksx Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
Hello, I'm writing up a story and would very love to use your picture. Is it ok if I do? I'm a rookie writer on Wattpad but is still ok if I use it?
Firestormblaze Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
DoomKitty-666 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I like my women like I like my men...with very little clothes on. x3
AngelicKnight13 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Professional General Artist
eldeathscythe Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011
muy buena arte great work
archonus1 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
Artemis and Appolo in greek mythology
theurbanwerewolf Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
absolutely beautiful.
ectoborge Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
cute couple
davonne Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Hobbyist
very cool!
BHDH Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011
definitely deserves a fave :)
TheCowboy91 Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Student Digital Artist
you're great !!!
saishadow Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011
sun and ,moon
eddieroo Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011
such a powerfull picture!
exocolumn Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011
xShyness Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
Oww, the artwork its amazing, and the story also ^^;
red-winged-angel Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SacredSilver Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
WOw 0.o that man kinda creeps me out. But the other person is very pretty. Again, well done. I love the graphics.
ArbiesArt Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010
it´s my favourite Favourite, i think :)

just amazing : D

p.s. i like every single pic from you ^^
alex3-8 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
buenos dibujos felizidades amigo
pero por que las chicas siempre tienen que estar tan desnudas

good drawings happy friends
but the girls always have to be so naked
geo-ol-00 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010
Can i favorite all your gallery at once? Would be easier :D
tdwtfan Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010
actually its Artemis and Apollo
geo-ol-00 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010
It's not Greek mythology, it's south-american. Read the artist comment! :X
tdwtfan Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
The-Last-Dragon Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Student General Artist
This is cool!!!!!
I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
DennaWilliamson Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Ouuuu I love this!
I'm a Cancer when it comes to the Astrology Signs, so the moon rules my sign.
If you were, or if I were a Leo, the Sun would rule that sign.

Pretty cool right? =)
CaosVII Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010
Echo-Marine Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010
The fire details on Kran are sick, someday ill get past procrastinating and start uploading my paintings their not up to your stansard no where near but i reckon their worthy to be up on deviantart
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