Thor fights some random Giants because he doesn't like Giants. There is probably a backstory somewhere. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thor
THIS TOOK ME FOUR DAYS. Seriously. I'm sure the pros are scoffing that I take pride in only managing this in such a short amount of time, but for me that's a huge accomplishment. Apparently ginormous amounts of deadline pressure are needed for me to do awesome things.
Anyway, here's my gods:
Gong-Gong (the dragon; he's the God of destructive floods) vs. Zhu-Rong (the man; he's the god of fire) for control of the heavenly throne. This is near the end of the battle, when the two of them fall from the heavens and plummet to Earth.
Gong-Gong will eventually suffer a humiliating defeat, and in shame he will bash his head against the pillar that supports heaven, killing himself and tilting the sky in the process. This explains the movement of the sun, moon and stars, and why rivers in China flow southeast into the pacific.
here we go then.
1. Mot, god of sterility, death, and the underworld
gets mashed up by
2. Baal, the god of fertility, 'rider of the clouds', and god of lightning and thunder
3. Mot lures Baal to his underworld house and fucks him up then eats him.
Very very VERY nice entries people,... im stunned o.O
Loki's revenge on the dwarvenmaster, who nailed Loki's lips together after losing a bet
Loki was the Norse God of fire, lies, viciousness and smooth talking. Later in the ragnarok he was the leader of the evil forces wich threatened the Norse world
ok another thor there... and i really felt smart picking him in the first place... well.
its thor (norse god) fighting the mighty and infamous army of ...whereever. (so yea... no whereever is no specific location or nation, so actually no occassion that been written about... yet )
bah, watching the clock tick closer to midnight all day. Serves me right for leaving it till last-minute.
Here's my unfinished piece, done almost completely today It depicts Odin preparing to charge (to his doom) towards Fenrir (giant wolf) currently wreaking havok on Odin's army of fallen heroes. Norse mythology apparently, wiki'd it. I was gonna go for a masque-esque epic rendition of Ragnarok, but time didn't allow
Odin Vs Fenrir
Nice timing, straight after bumskee *dies*
Mayan God - Hun Pik Tok of the 8000 Stone Knives.
(my mini story is in the image). There isn't much info on this god rather than he is a god of war.
Nice work people!
Almost gave up on this one, but the fine entries in here gave me the motivation I needed. Yet another Posiedon. This was a bit out of the box for me. It was a good learning process. Fine entries everyone.
Last edited by Azrael; February 12th, 2007 at 01:56 AM.
Sketchbook:: //// A thread of evolution ////
WATCH YOUR LIFE THREAD!
The Moerae (a.k.a. Moirai, Fates, Parcae, Norns)
From left to right: Lachesis, who measures the length of the life thread; Atropos, who cuts it; and Clotho, who spins it (or doesn't).
It was said that NO ONE, NOT EVEN THE GODS, COULD ESCAPE THEIR FATE!
Source: Greek religion and mythology
Tools: Adobe Illustrator, plus Photoshop post processing
Let’s imagine that each cultural or religious tradition is a separate “System” with its own rules and rulers.
Greek System is getting too small for Moeraes, and they decide to reach out and gain control over all other Systems. Now they want to spin, measure and cut threads of life of all living creatures – Gods or humans alike. Of course, Gods of other traditions will fight for their territory, but Moeraes are ready for the challenge.
Bring it on!!
Last edited by City; February 12th, 2007 at 12:34 AM.
Thor (Norse Mythology) fighting Sekhmet (Egyptian). Thor rode in a chariot pulled by two goats so that's why that's in there. I always loved that Thor was a protagonist but he started many of the fights he got into. So that brought about the idea for the illustration.
First time up in TD. Here's the pic:
Its the Maori Myth of Maui taming the sun.
The tale goes that Te Ra (the sun god), moved too fast across the sky and the days were too short. Maui (a demigod) decided to teach the sun a lesson, so with his warriors they waited at the mouth of the cave the sun rose from each morning. With flax ropes his warriors held the sun down, while Maui leapt onto him and beat him with a magical jawbone axe. That is why the days are now so long.
Learnt heaps from doing it, though of course coulda used more time. Check out my sketchbook thread to see the mundane perspective I started out with.
Thanks heaps to everyone who helped me with critiques
I did this peace, within 2 days more or less, thats allso why it isn't 100% finnished. Anyhow..
Krishna, the Hindu God is seen as the Supreme Person and the highest God, he is the origin of all other incarnations. Lived a life as a heroic warrior and teacher.
Here he is fighting some of he's demons and liberating their essense.
Sri Krishna is often described as the 'Lotus-Eyed One'. Its unfolding petals suggest the expansion of the soul.
God: Cody the Awesome (age 4 and a half) and the initial discovery of his trusty warriors...
great pieces so far everyone. here's mine.
i chose to do Chronos the Greek God of Time. The three pieces each depict an aspect of time: past, present and future.
Now i can get some sleep. good luck everyone.
Bishamonten vs. Ares Called forth by natives, in the form they are most often depicted in local arts. They thus layeth a smack-down on each other in a round of 'My God of War is Better than Your God of War.'
Last edited by MyOrangeHat; February 12th, 2007 at 02:03 AM.
Vulcan vs. Mars - Roman Mythology
Probably a result of Mars fooling around with Vulcan's wife. They never actually fought but it seems like tensions were high. Anyways, Mars is seen here preparing himself for the onslaught to come.
Was fun, even though my computer froze down on me halfway through my first shot at it that'll teach me to save my files. Maybe.
so yeah I suck.
here is my poopy unfinished entry. I was rooting for you anyways, Rich.
Sekhmet - Egyptian Goddess of War.
The goddess Sekhmet was associated with war and retribution and represented the destructive force of the sun. She was said to use arrows to pierce her enemies with fire, her breath being the hot desert wind as her body took on the glare of the midday sun.
Badb, goddess of war in Irish mythology who often takes the form of a hooded crow. She is destroying the earth beneath the humans who oppose her.
so its a few hours late and wont probably count, but i had decided to scrap my original tryptich yesterday and start fresh. why? because im an idiot. it wasnt until the friendly 'coaxing' of my opponent a few hours ago that i was convinced to start painting! so, im just throwing this in here so his efforts dont go wasted! mabye half way there poo.
god: Bragi, norse lord of the sky, and well known for his long white beard. Upon a chance meeting with Aegir, who fashionably wore a sidewinder mustache, the two got in a fit over which facecoat was better. The only fitting thing to do was declare war. So, like any good dieties, they got their minions to duke it out.
Sorry guys and sorry koala.one you done good!!! i shoulda stuck with my original
Last edited by mrgrumble; February 12th, 2007 at 01:17 PM.
Sekhmet, Goddess of War+, Egyptian, Destroying stuff.
Booyah! Submitted! (right on time woo!)
(edited after the fact to add this little ditty)
ZEUS vs. THOR
BATTLE OF THE THUNDERGODS!
I thought it would be fitting...seeing as this is called THUNDERdome and everything.
I think you all know who Thor and Zeus are.
Nice submissions guys!
Last edited by rustikof; February 12th, 2007 at 03:11 AM.
Monkey God vs
In the worlds before Monkey, Primal Chaos reigned. Heaven sought order. But the Phoenix can fly only when its feathers are grown. The four worlds formed again and yet again, as endless aeons wheeled and passed. Time and the pure essences of heaven, the moisture of the Earth, the powers of the sun and the moon worked upon a certain rock, old as creation. And it became magically fertile. That first egg was named "Thought". Tathagata Buddha, the Father Buddha, said, "With our thoughts we make the world". Elemental forces caused the egg to hatch. From it then came a stone monkey. The nature of Monkey was irrepressible...."
No More Entries, The Deadline Has Passed.
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"Be who you are and say what you feel,because those that mind don't matter and those that matter don't mind."-Dr. Seuss