mythsona

Modern day gorgon anyone?

Obviously since it’s currently winter, the snakes would need to stay cozy too.  Either they can stay curled up under my hat or sport their own winter gear.  On a regular basis they’d help me remember the little things, you know, keys… charlie card… the essentials (anything they could pick up on their own).

Fun fact, they’d all get party hats for birthdays too.

So to follow Goblinweek and Witch Week, it is now Mythology Week!

In the interest of being as obscure as possible, this is me as a fusion of a nattramn and a valravn - two raven-themed beasts from Scandinavian mythology.

The nattramn is a Swedish critter that is believed to be the spirit of a dead, unbaptised child left to die in the woods (an apparently common enough practise that Scandinavian folklore has multiple kinds of dead-child-spirits) - they fly at night and their cry is like the creak of a creaky wagon-wheel.

The valravn is a Danish creature - a creepy shape-shifter thought to be born when a raven eats the bodies of battlefield-dead. They are restless souls in search of redemption, but the only way for them to slip out of their animal shape is to devour the heart of a child, after which they can shape-shift into knights. … I imagine it’s kinda hard to find redemption when you’ve been eating children, but hey, that’s folklore for you.

Warm-up sketch. Well I was kinda late to the game with the whole witchsona thing, so how about mythology week!

There are so many fantastical and powerful creatures to be, but I’d totally be a faun. Hey, you get to run fat and happy around in the woods, get to play with the animals, don’t ever have to worry about shaving anything ever again, get to have adorable fuzzy ears and a lil’ bub tail, and sport a death-rack-o-eviseration on your noggin just in case anyone pisses you or your friends off. Much fun!