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Thor Odinson by molee
Thor Odinson
Thor, son of Odin, protector of mankind. 

this is not scripturally accurate btw. gonna make a new one after better research.
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Skambha - The Cosmic Pillar by molee
Skambha - The Cosmic Pillar

Indra as the cosmic pillar.

On Skambha Fervour rests, the worlds and Holy Law repose on
him.
Skambha, I clearly know that all of thee is set within Indra!
On Indra Fervour rests, on him the worlds and Holy Law
recline.
Indra, I clearly know as all established in Skambha.
Be reverence paid to him, that highest Brahma, whose base is
Earth, his belly Air, who made the sky to be his head.
Homage to highest Brahma, him whose eye is Surya and the
Moon who groweth young and new again, him who made
Agni for his mouth.
Homage to highest Brahma, him whose two life-breaths were
the Wind,
The Angirasas his sight: who made the regions be his means of
sense.
Skambha set fast these two, the earth and heaven, Skambha
maintained the ample air between them.
Skambha established the six spacious regions: this whole world
Skambha entered and pervaded.
Homage to highest Brahma, him who, sprung from Fervour and
from toil,
Filled all the worlds completely, who made Soma for himself
alone!

- Atharva Veda 10.7

Skambha is the cosmic pillar of the universe. It is the predecessor for the present Shiva-Linga concept. Skambha is described as the basic foundation of the entire cosmos in the Vedic scriptures.
And Skambha, we can clearly see is explicitly identified with the almighty god of gods, Indra.
It is no surprise, considering Indra is identified again and again throughout the Vedas with the incomprehensible Brahman.

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Thy Kingdom Come by molee
Thy Kingdom Come
"Who made thy mother a widow? Who has sought to slay the sleeping and the waking?
What god has been more gracious than you since you slew the father having seized him by his foot?!"

- Rig Veda, 4.18.12
Speaks the goddess Prithvi to her mighty son Indra(also known as son of heaven(Dyaus) and earth(Prithvi))

It is amazing to see how similar it is that Indra slew his father Dyaus(sky) who sought to slay him when a baby, like how the mighty Zeus(who's named after Dyaus/sky) overthrew Kronos(time) who sought to devour him.

But here the story symbolizes how Indra separates the once united Heaven and Earth, conquering the former and becomes the protector of the latter.

Which in turn is symbolic of how the Sun as the giver of life and rain(Indra as in this case) gives refuge to the earth(Prithvi) and conquers the sky(Dyaus).

Indra conquering Dyaus is also similar to Kronos(time) conquering  Ouranous(sky).

All in all ,this story surely will remind anyone familiar with Greek Mythology of how the Olymplians once overthrew the Titans.

The god of fire, Agni, says in  Rig Veda 10.124.3 and Rig Veda 10.124.4 :

"I behold the guest of another lineage, have founded many a rule of Law and Order.
I bid farewell to the Asura Father and, for neglect, obtain my share of worship."

"I have spent many years in this altar: I leave the Father for I prefer Indra.
Away pass Agni, Soma, Varuna for rule ever changes, this I come to favour."

The second passage reminds me of the tale of how after Zeus overthrows his father Kronos,
His brother Poseidon and Hades are released, who would have been the natural heir for they were born before Zeus, but Zeus is the king for he saves them.

But what is astonishing is that thought the story of Zeus is very similar to Indra, his name comes instead from Indra's father, Dyaus(heaven).
And the name of the Roman equal of Zeus: Jupiter, has come from Jove-Pater, which in turn is a parallel to Dyaus-Pita. What is more astonishing is that Jupiter is alternatively called Dies-Piter which is very similar to Dyaus-Pita.
In Latin , the word used for god or deity is Deus, which is again a parallel to the Vedic Dyaus.

The overthrowing of Dyaus in this case, may be an allusion to the worship of Dyaus coming to and end and the commencement of Indra's worship. Unfortunately there is not much in our scriptures about Dyaus other than his role as the Sky-Father who gets overthrown by Indra.
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Rama by molee
Rama
All textures done by hand using a chalk brush and sometimes a hard rounded. no reference used

The artwork is based on descriptions from Valmiki Ramayana:

Rama's matted hair:
Ayodhya kanda chapter 52, verse 67 and 68:

"I as such, wishing well of my father, Sita as well as Lakshmana and having taken up a discipline to be followed by ascetics, want to proceed further, wearing matted hair. Please bring the latex of a banyan tree."

"Guha immediately brought that latex to the prince. With that, Rama made matted hair to himself and to Lakshmana".

(note: Sita does not get her hair matted)

Rama's and Lakshmana's physique and features:

in Kishkinda kanda,chapter 3, verse 12-15:

When Hanuman sees Rama and Lakshmana for the first time:

"Eyes of yours are like fine lotus petals, are you superhuman?... nay, you wear tufts and braids, are you some undaunted human ascetics... nay, you look identical to each other, are you from some world of gods... nay, you are on earth, does this earth have a chance to receive Sun and Moon on her by her fortune... nay, are you some broad-chested deities in human form... lion-shouldered!, very powerful and vigorous like Sacred Bulls... who you might be...?"

"Also lengthy are your arms, and spherical are your shoulders, similar to maces... they are worthy for decoration with every kind of ornament, for what reason are they not decorated?"

Rama's deer skin and bark-cloth:

Rama says to his borther Bharata in Ayodhya kanda, chapter 101, verse 20

"The great king is the master, who has a discretion either to make me reside in the forest, wearing bark robes and a black antelope skin or to sit on the throne, O gentle brother!"

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Indra by molee
Indra

This is Indra, the god of thunder/king of gods from Hindu mythology.
Have taken inspiration from the verses below

Rig Veda, Mandala 8, Sukta 45:

"As soon as the slayer of Vrtra was born, he seized an arrow and asked his mother "who are the wicked and who are the noble?" "

Rig Veda Mandala 8, Sukta 97:
"As soon as you were born o Indra, you were an enemy to those seven whom none had dared to be an enemy of; you recovered the heavens and the earth concealed in darkness and caused joy to the mighty worlds"

Samaveda, part 1, book 3, chapter 2:

"O Indra, If a hundred heavens and if a hundred earths were you; No, not even a hundred suns could match you at your birth, not the both wolrds, o wielder of the Thunderbolt! "

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devianttwins14 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2015
Hey man, just wondered if you were ever going to make a pic of Sesha? :)
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AngelGanev Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2015
Superb works! :squee:
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Donighal Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015
Happy !
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Primal-Lord Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015  Student General Artist
Happy Birthday! :iconoooohplz:
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molee Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!!! :aww:
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molee Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
thanks a million!! :aww:
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Grace-Zed Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday~!!! :party: :cake: 

Have a wonderful day! :)
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molee Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!! :aww:
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viznaren Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015
Have your cake and eat it too Happy Bday! Have your cake and eat it too 

I like your mythological artworks.
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