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White Buffalo Woman by GENZOMAN White Buffalo Woman by GENZOMAN
A pic done at the beggining of the last year, when I spent a time in the hospital. Done for Myth: Pantheons game... I wanna to do a more clean pic. thatīs why almost white.

pscs/bamboo/5hours/music: White as Snow - u2
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Letīs Wikiattack:

The traditional story is that, long ago, there was a time of famine. The chief of the Lakotas sent out two scouts to hunt for food. As the scouts travelled they saw a figure in the distance. As they approached they saw that it was a beautiful young woman in white clothing. One of the scouts was filled with desire for the woman. He approached her, telling his companion he would attempt to embrace the woman, and if he found her pleasing, he would claim her as a wife. His companion warned him that she appeared to be a sacred woman, and to do anything sacrilegious would be folly. The scout ignored his advice.

The companion watched as the scout approached and embraced the woman, during which time a white cloud enveloped the pair. After a while, the cloud disappeared and only the mysterious woman remained. The remaining scout was frightened, and began to draw his bow, but the woman beckoned him forward, telling him that no harm would come to him. As the woman was fluent in Lakota, the young man decided she was one of his tribe, and came forward. When he arrived, she pointed to a spot on the ground where the other scout's bare bones lay. She explained that the Crazy Buffalo had compelled the man to desire her, and she had annihilated him.

The scout became even more frightened and again menaced her with his bow. At this time, the woman explained that she was Wakan and his weapons could not harm her. She further explained that if he did as she instructed, no harm would befall him and that his tribe would become more prosperous. The scout promised to do what she instructed, and was told to return to his encampment, call the Council and prepare a feast for her arrival.

The woman's name was PtesanWi which translated White Buffalo Calf Woman. She taught the Lakotas many sacred rituals and gave them the chanunpa or sacred pipe which is the holiest of all worship symbols. After teaching the people and giving them her gifts, PtesanWi left them promising to return. Later, the story became attributed to the goddess Wohpe, also known as Whope, or Wope.

When Roman Catholic missionaries first came among the Lakota, their stories of the Virgin Mary and Jesus became associated with the legend of White Buffalo Calf Woman. The syncretic practice of identifying Mary with PtesanWi and Jesus with the chununpa continues among Lakota Christians to this day.
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Elfvenartist Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love it
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Music-and-Things Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
I'm Lakota and about a year ago I went to the naming ceremony of a white buffalo calf. According to our legends when a white buffalo is born it means that White Buffalo Calf Woman shall return and man and nature will once again live in harmony. 
Just thought I'd add to your explanation. Absolutely gorgeous piece by the way.
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Miam-Pepin Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
amazing
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Jsqrd Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
I'd really like a print of this if you can make it available. :)
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Bow212 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
XD
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:iconcosoko:
cosoko Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
Very nice! I love the buffalo!
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wickedphoenix93 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
gorgeous!!
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dorothylove Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
beautiful!!!
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lalo614 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
love it!!!
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DragonsLover1 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
Found this uncredited on another site. [link]

Seems this site just takes a hell of a lot of DA artwork pieces. This journal [link] explains it.
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Silverkitsune26 Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
Great picture. ^_^
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aimlesslyunknown Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
ive seen this image before. its the image on a card from the card game "Myth Pantheons" where the players play as a god trying to gain control of different cities. This image is one of the god's images in the game.
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aimlesslyunknown Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
ive seen this picture before. It's a part of the card game "Myth pantheon", and this image, along with The Morrigan, are the card's image.
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Magic666z Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
Cool
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sevenxlives Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing. >w<
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:iconkeirtanaka:
KeirTanaka Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
What's Appa doing with this suspect!?
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:iconblackheart-lover013:
BlackHeart-Lover013 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Student Photographer
such an amaizing legend
ive never heard of this one before
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:iconjdluvasqee:
JDLuvaSQEE Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Epic!!
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ZionFirewallStudios Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
This is amazing...i cant say anymore nuff said
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GokuMartin Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
Maybe she was jusat a Native American human girl with magical powers.

Think Hermione Granger, only Native American instead of British.
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madhattter Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I am half Native American and I enjoyed this very much, although most Native women don't have huge tit's but I admire the art style and the fact that you looked up the myth....Which i know because my father is Lakota.
Epic in every way
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GrimmOkami Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Student General Artist
totally awesome!
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Hawksong76 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
Very lovely
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:iconmaestro-drake:
Maestro-Drake Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011
this one closely represents my fan art of Diana Prince. If there is another piece you have the resembles Wonder Woman, point me to it.
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tungolsceal Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011
beautiful and dreamy
reminds me (just because of the name) of the historic Buffalo Calf Road Woman. You should look her up, she has a very interesting story.
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unseeliecourt4202 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
she is so going to come back and kick everyones ass.
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Sparrow-Canyon Featured By Owner May 31, 2011   Traditional Artist
Gorgeous work!!
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HunBalam Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Student
simplemente genial
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Evalyhn Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011
As a lakota who grew up in the culture, I must say you did a wonderful job.
I love this.
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Sliversun Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011
Awesome!
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:iconaverant:
Averant Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG wow. Incredible. Superb! masterfully done! +Fave!
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angelkitten5679012 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful.
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fabricius2 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
nulllll é um dos mais belos q já vi na vida, c manda bem =D
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xNARAx Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the pic! Love the story! i also have to say you give me such a great motivation!
specialy because im starting on a comic, where i want to draw as many magical/mythologic creatures as i can, and you inspire me very much! specialy because i also love mythology of all kinds, maya,celtic,greek,SPECIALY egypt and many others!
i realy love your work!
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amazingalien Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
awesome
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aprilclash Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome am part lakota and navajo ^_^ you made her s pretty!
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OldManZetton Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
nice drawing. but not really on the story.
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SupermanLovesAspen Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lakota Christians. That sounds so fucking wrong on so many levels...
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SukoKitsune Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
I thought the white buffalo name sounded familiar. I remember reading a story about it when I was younger. I always loved reading the native american tales. I remember so few of them though. I wonder do you remember what book/site you got the story from? I wish to read some. Also I love the picture, I think it does her justice. :D
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SeeDLW Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
Native American mythology just got a little bit more interesting after seeing this.
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dr-mcness Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011
WOW This is a beautiful image
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HellLord2000 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
the pic in all its super,but the face its more manly than womanly X(
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tenderheartedthorn Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010
this is such a beautiful piece and it dose the legend justice thank you
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ihartsnape Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Student General Artist
We just studied about the Lakota and this legend in my Anthropology class. I love this piece. :heart:
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ayuICHI Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
So gorgeous and wonderful C:
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Sllipp Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010
cool...
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MaccRLZ Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oye, este me recuerda a algunos trabajos de Royo, sobre todo el fondo... xD "BERY NAAAISS"
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StrongBear Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010
Aho! Waste. Very nice.
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Benjja1 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Student Digital Artist
very nice ¡¡ ^^
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Wildatart24 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010
Speaks to me...nice job!
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