Old grim giant is staring at human settlement. He knows his duty and he’ll going to crush everything soon enough. But now he’s just staring… What a view!
Here is young and sweet harpy that roams over lifeless desert in desperate attempt to find her destiny.
In this picture I’ve tried to unite myth and reality together, when marvelous being from the otherland appears by wish of an artist, just like ancient sculpture awakened by desire.
Mystic creature sits quietly between ancient trees in dense forest. Marvelous harp with strings made of spider web produces calm, wonder sounds from elder times. Who knows if time itself means something for this mysterious harper? But as long as she plays the heartbeat of nature will be strong.
In several Asian cultures, notably in China, Korea and Japan, the multi-tailed fox is a mythological creature that appears in many mythological stories. Foxes are particularly renowned for ability to shape-shift into human form, especially beautiful women. In some stories, they have difficulty with hiding their tails or ears when they take human form; looking for the tail, perhaps when the fox gets drunk or careless, is a common method of discerning the creature’s true nature. Such foxes sometimes are even portrayed as wicked demons hungry for mad love and flesh, hunting on those who is in turmoil. Voracious in their desire and empathy, these creatures acts as sexual vampires, ready to “suck” one’s vital energy until death with a smile on face…
In Slavic mythology, water nymphs (rusalki) are anthropomorphic creatures without fish tail who lived at the bottom of rivers. In the middle of the night, they would walk out to the bank and dance in meadows. If they saw handsome men, they would fascinate them with songs and dancing, but if there are no men nearby, they would gladly play and entertain each other.
In some legends, their eyes shine like green fire, others describe them with extremely pale and translucent skin. Her hair is sometimes depicted as green or golden, and often perpetually wet. According to some legends, should the rusalka’s hair dry out, she will die.