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"Little Death Gods" by Anastasia Heublein

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Project I did for a class...The assignment was to create five little icons/characters with a common theme. So what did I do? Little, semi-chibified Death Gods from various cultures. I tried to stick with ones that are a little more mainstream...So from the top left:

Morrigan (Celtic)
Anubis (Egyptian)
Hel (Norse)
Hades (Greek)
Grim Reaper (Europe)

This was sort of my first partial attempt at doing characters closer to the chibi style...big heads, big eyes, little bodies, and just overall cuter than normal...Also, considering I've never used Adobe Illustrator (or done vector-based art) before this class, I think I did a good job with these.

22 Sep 2012:-) Stuart "Blu_Taiger" McDonald
Well, nice assortment of figures you’ve got here, very well done.
Although, if you think about it, the title ’Death Gods’ doesn’t really apply to any of them.
I’ll admit I don’t know anything about Morrigan, but I do know that Thanatos was the Greek god of death while Hades ruled the underworld.
Likewise, Anubis was the god of mummification; Osiris was Egypt’s death god.
Hel was the offspring of two giants - meaning she was not a god at all.
Lastly, the grim reaper doesn’t really count as a god so much as a personification of death.
But, ranting aside, it’s still a good picture.

:-) Anastasia Heublein replies: "Yeah, I know it’s not technically correct. I just chose mainstream figures because they would be more recognizable to my classmates and my teacher. I needed figures they could easily recognize and associate with a common theme. Most of them didn’t even know about Hel or the Morrigan, for instance. They probably wouldn’t have known much about Osiris, and even less about Thanatos, or any of the more ’obscure’ gods and goddesses.

Besides, most people consider these figures to be gods and goddesses associated with death. Hel dwells in the underworld (hence the word "Hell" ), the Morrigan has valkyrie-like qualities and is associated with dead warriors and battlefields, Anubis was a god of death but was later replaced as the Egyptian pantheon evolved, Hades is technically the name of the underworld but it refers to him as well since to mention his real name was considered unlucky and therefore never mentioned, and some say the Grim Reaper was inspired by the sight of mysterious figures in the fields outside villages that would soon after be struck with the Plague. Really, it depends on who you ask, or what you read, or what you watch. My sources are probably different from other people’s. Still, gods or not, they have symbolic power.

Thank you though. I might try taking another shot at something like this, but use the more technically correct figures. ^__^"
22 Sep 2012:-) Faith Gerhardt
That is cool!
24 Sep 2012:-) James Edward Vance
Awsomely done. I hope u at least got an a for your effort. If not then a mod is sure to come. Love them Gods or not . again awsomely done.
30 Sep 201245 Anon.
30 Sep 201245 Anon.
I want a pet cereberus.
14 Oct 201245 Anon.
oh my god they’re adorable
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'Little Death Gods':
 • Created by: :-) Anastasia Heublein
 • Copyright: ©Anastasia Heublein. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Anubis, Morrigan, Chibi, Gods, Vector, Reaper, Grim, Death, Hades, Hel
 • Categories: European Traditions, Mythology
 • Techniques: Computer Program, Vector-based Program (Illustrator, Freehand, etc)
Modpick •  Mod Pick at: 2012-09-21 23:23:46
 • Submitted: 2012-09-16 07:06:46
 • Views: 1628
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