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Long time whitout post a mythological creature, so let´s go back to the times of ancient Egypt to know more about Ammit, the souleater:

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Ammit (/ˈæmɪt/; "devourer" or "soul-eater"; also called Ammut or Ahemait) was a female goddess in ancient Egyptian religion with a body that was part lion, hippopotamus and crocodile—the three largest "man-eating" animals known to ancient Egyptians. A funerary deity, her titles included "Devourer of the Dead", "Eater of Hearts", and "Great of Death". Ammit lived near the scales of justice in Duat, the Egyptian underworld. In the Hall of Two Truths, Anubis weighed the heart of a person against the feather of Ma'at, the goddess of truth, which was depicted as an ostrich feather (the feather was often pictured in Ma'at's headdress). If the heart was judged to be not pure, Ammit would devour it, and the person undergoing judgement was not allowed to continue their voyage towards Osiris and immortality. Once Ammit swallowed the heart, the soul was believed to become restless forever; this was called "to die a second time". Ammit was also sometimes said to stand by a lake of fire. In some traditions, the unworthy hearts were cast into the fiery lake to be destroyed. Some scholars believe Ammit and the lake represent the same concept of destruction.  Ammit was not worshipped; instead she embodied all that the Egyptians feared, threatening to bind them to eternal restlessness if they did not follow the principle of Ma'at.  Ammit has been linked by some with the goddess Tawaret, who has a similar physical appearance and, as a companion of Bes, also protected others from evil. Other authors have noted that Ammit's lion characteristics, and the lake of fire, may be pointers to a connection with the goddess Sekhmet. The relation to afterlife punishment and lake of fire location are also shared with the baboon deity Babi.
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:iconhun-akahige-justwiev:
Mythological master piece, as usual :)
A tad more human than I'm used to (as human as a lionish hippopotamus crocodile can be), but still great.
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1234hdpa Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Unique combine here! Awesome man I am a dummy! !
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NinjaSquid42 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This looks so awesome I love it!
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Lugia20711 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2017  Student Writer
Awesome job!
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SarahNielson Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
I have a snake called Ammit so this made me grin. Also, super awesome pic!
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CapricornDiem456 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2017
Ammit should be in Smite
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:iconblinkingstarbs:
blinkingstarBS Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Kane chronicles anyone?
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assassins-creed1999 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2017
I prefer that Ammit
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:iconblinkingstarbs:
blinkingstarBS Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
okay....
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:iconartdog22:
artdog22 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2017
Awesome work.
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:icondeadcobra:
DeadCobra Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2017
Funny
Nicely made
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:iconguyboy17:
Guyboy17 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Reminds me of those fierce animals in assassins creed origins...
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:icontoedeledoki:
toedeledoki Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2017  New Deviant
Still think you're the absolute master of depicting mythological creatures in the most badass of ways and this one is super awesome too, except -and maybe it's just me- those feet look almost adorably wonky to me that's I can't help but laugh. I have no idea how else you're supposed to depict them, seeing as hippo legs on a bipedal creature seems like an anthro artist's nightmare, but there you go. 
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:iconpepeese:
PepeEse Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2017  New Deviant
www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZTRwI… this will blow your mind.
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:iconsbunt:
Sbunt Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
It looks like sobek, anhur, anubis and ganesh had a love child. Still looks nice tho.
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:iconwillifink:
WILLIFINK Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2017  Hobbyist
Comes from WIZARD 101
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:iconteasealot:
Teasealot Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2017
Imagine being on her Naughty or Nice list...
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:iconstrikerhawks:
StrikerHawks Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I thought the devourer god was Sobek:/
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APS4745 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2017
No he was not. Sobek was the god of the Nile, crocodiles, and military.

Ammit was the devourer goddess, and she ate the hearts of deceased people that were deemed unworthy of afterlife, leaving their souls to wonder in limbo.
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:iconstrikerhawks:
StrikerHawks Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I always thought that Sobek is the devourer god. Man, this egyptian mythology shit got me fucked up
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:iconinsanity-pillz:
insanity-pillz Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2017  Professional General Artist
Ammit: "I was a chimera before it was kewl."
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:iconururuty:
Ururuty Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2017
cool
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:icontrilliondollerman:
trilliondollerman Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Not many people remember this one.
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:iconfantasyrebirth96:
FantasyRebirth96 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2017
Yeah! Alright, you did great here no kidding^^ It's such a nice thing to see your style on this piece of work~
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:icongromgorefiend:
Gromgorefiend Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2017
very kool.
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:iconhenlp:
HenLP Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
It's really weird to see an interpretation of the Devourer as an anthropomorphic creature rather than an animal. xD
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tubi4 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2017
Very nice :la:
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:iconlegitart23:
LegitArt23 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AWESOME!!:D
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:iconspike-angus77:
Spike-Angus77 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Anubis's pet and the devourer.
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:iconantcow:
antcow Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2017
That's a woman!?
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APS4745 Featured By Owner Edited Nov 14, 2017
A woman implies this is supposed to be human.

She absolutely is not! Ammit would just look silly with breasts and hartman hips. She is supposed to be a giant horrifying beast, not a pretty lady.
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antcow Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2017
No, NO!

Give her big ass breasts, and hips and a big ass!

Just like the Japanese do with monster girls!

DO IT!
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DruidicWanderer Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2017
There's a difference between being a "FEMALE" and being a "WOMAN". 

The Internet loves to blur the lines sometimes.
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prince789 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2017
Whoa😆
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:iconvanblood:
vanBlood Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2017
Very nice
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:iconcipherdraco54:
CipherDraco54 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2017   General Artist
Awesome :3
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:iconcrimsonface:
CrimsonFace Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing ...really is a Girl?
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:iconjoel-cevallos:
Joel-Cevallos Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2017
Scary but cool 
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:iconcaptaincross:
CaptainCross Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Interface Designer
I love the art and very well done. but umm.... well, yeah. why not female?
just design choice?
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Concepts-by-Kae Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
No, it's explained in the description.

This is an ancient Egyptian deity which was depicted with these specific body parts and perceived as female.

They've based it on Egyptian lore.
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DragonCount Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Interesting that Sobek had no relation to Ammit, given how Sobek was a crocodile-headed war deity.
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rasticorechaosusarma Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2017  New Deviant
that's a woman 
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MugenSeiRyuu Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2017
Well, she is normally not depicted as anthro.
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:iconrasticorechaosusarma:
rasticorechaosusarma Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2017  New Deviant
you mean bipedal 
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:iconmugenseiryuu:
MugenSeiRyuu Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2017
No, I mean anthro, since this depiction of her looks anthro.
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:iconrasticorechaosusarma:
rasticorechaosusarma Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2017  New Deviant
OK 
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:iconmidway2009:
Midway2009 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome work. :clap:
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DragonSnake9989 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome artwork! :D
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NODOGAN Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2017
someone was indecise at the moment of birth, awesome piece as always! :D
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Darkshadow767 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Damn! I wouldn't want to be around her-- I'd be a toothpick lol
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