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Thanatos by miskis Thanatos by miskis
The Angel of Death. He does not cause death contrary to popular belief.
He simply collects the souls whos balance between 'good' and 'evil' is
so close that they need to be 'measured' before being placed in 'Heaven' or 'Hell'.
Those in complete balance, of course, go to 'Purgatory.'

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done for neosynthesis Chronicle 17 Myth
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I promised my son ~zandr that I would post this next..
He posed holding a broom :giggle: for the reference photo for me.

Gargoyle is from *lucias-stock Thank you :heart:

Trees are brushes from =afterchain

Skulls, rat & headstones from [link]
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PhotographyRW Featured By Owner May 19, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
This is awesome mate! :D
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miskis Featured By Owner May 30, 2010
Glad you think so.. thank you.
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PhotographyRW Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome! :D
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ginriru-tatsu Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009  Student General Artist
I'm a fan of the Incarnations series (I even have a deviation of my own)...and found this series through a rather strange series of events that don't need to be gone into. I thought I'd share my thoughts in book order, so here it starts.

I like the balance in this one...like the balance that Thanatos represents.
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miskis Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009
thank you.. for this and the whole series of comments :heart:
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jshapeshifter Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009
A part of life.........
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miskis Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009
indeed.
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Darkdesyre Featured By Owner May 2, 2008
Great image, love the details especially the tree bushes which seem to be gone now from the site. What a shame, they look to be very useful! Very dramatic image!
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miskis Featured By Owner May 2, 2008
Yes.. she removed all her resources a while ago.. sadly.. she had some nice ones.
As for the image, Thank You very much.
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Darkdesyre Featured By Owner May 2, 2008
Yeah I wish I had her brush set =)
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MysBritt Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2008
You have a marvellous gallery here, really great. But I don't think Thanatos is death any more - i think this is how we look inside, when we want death and choose death.
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miskis Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2008
:) Thank You.. I dont really know what to think of death personally.. ;)
These were done as personifications of the 'beings'... there's a whole series, clothos, beezlebub.. mother nature.. in my gallery, that were inspired by a book series written by the amazing Piers Anthony.
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MysBritt Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2008
Yeah, I know. Hey, I adore Piers Anthony!! I used to read his books, in the seventies OMG ;-) I loved them. Didn't he wrote The Mind Thing? That was really awesome. Do you know it?
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miskis Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2008
haha..' in the 70's' YAY for someone who speaks my language... most people on DA weren't born in the 70's and those that were , most weren't reading yet. :giggle:
hmm.. I don't recognize the title..
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MysBritt Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008
My ultimate fave PA was the trilogy of Omnivore BTW with the mantas?
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miskis Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008
really? I'll have to look into it, I tend to blindly head for the more fantasy type reading of his.. But I'm due for a more sci-fi turn :D
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MysBritt Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008
It's pretty fantasmagorical, although I am not sure what the difference is!
;-)
It's also a very deep emotional and spiritual story about relationships, art, consciousness, destruction, hate, sacrifice, purpose and team work...
It explores multiple realities and dimensions and the convoluted paths we are pushed into... as well as love and losses - and even talks about the possible reason musical instruments were created by others and adapted for use by humans.

Light reading !
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MysBritt Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008
Damn, I just googled it and seems that one was Frederick Herbert. Hard to tell, different cover, vague story synopsis.
It says ... ''He was incapable of love or mercy.. or hate. And he certainly never felt the lack.

He was almost pure thought.
He was just doing what he had to do - looking for the right body to play host to him. Once he found it and moved in, he would execute one of the most incredible plans ever conceived.

He would be hailed as a hero on his own planet and Earth would never know what hit it!''

If it's the one I'm remembering, this Mind Thing is an alien that come here alone and it naturally lives in a kind of glorious tortoise shell incapable of locomotion or anything except thinking. It is however, able to shift it's WILL (consciousness ) into any creature (sentient or otherwise) within a close radius, and dominate it.
The only way to get OUT again is to have the host kill itself.
Which leaves a confusing and sometimes sinister trail.

Check it out! A bit darker than the classic Piers, but I liked it. ;-)
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miskis Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008
*scribbles down title* I have to finish Elric series and Golden Compass trilogy.. my two light readers this month, *bookworm* then I will look it up.
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MysBritt Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008
Is Golden Compass any good? I had never heard of it until the controversy re the movie - but, they never mentioned te writer was English. And, being English myself, you can imagine the surprise I got at the movie theatre to find they were doing / trying to do English accents. It was OK but ended sooo suddenly, I was disapointed.
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miskis Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008
You know.. I've finished the first book, and it's 'okay?' I really didnt start getting into it until the last maybe quarter of it.. and of course then.. bam . it was over. I am hoping the next two tie in and grip you where it left off and fill in the blanks and such. So though I am still pretty on the fence in all, I have high hopes.
I purposely haven't seen the movie because I got the series as a present and didn't want to be swayed by 'Hollywood'.
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penguinkingjake Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008
Have you read "Incarnations of Immortality: On a Pale Horse" by Piers Anthony? It is indeed Death's job to collect balanced souls in that book.
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miskis Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2008
:nod: and indeed this is inspired by Mr. Anthony's books... huh.. I had thought that was in the description, but I am wrong. There is also clothos , mars , beezelbub , gaia , and chronos hiding in my gallery. :) Thank You for the comment.
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boybracket Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2007
i love this picc..
:)
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Biklar Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2007
Well it is awful that your work has been ripped. I've submitted a violation report at that user's gallery page where your artwork is featured.

Hopefully action will be taken to preserve the integrity of this site, respect of your work and the terms of service.
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socSchism Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007
nice name and pic! hehe=)
You speak greek? :?
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miskis Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007
Thank You.. no I dont speak Greek, other then mythologically ;)
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MysBritt Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008
It's pretty easy actually ... I picked up a LOT of Greek when I was there on vacations in the Greek islands, easy and fun - written and spoken.

Hence my surprise at the saying, IT'S ALL GREEK TO ME! ;-)
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jotbe6 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2007
ohh... cool

Yea, yea
perfect
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krwiopijkaaa Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2007
wow,wow,wow ! Your works are just amazing :)
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Ketmara Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, Carolyn, really impressive :wow:
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miskis Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2007
hehe.. :hug: Thank You.
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x-FatalVanity-x Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2007
Pure genious. I love it.
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miskis Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2007
:wave: hello there, Thank You.
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somniacscaper Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I live on the Isle of Thanet in UK and the name is supposed to derive from Thanatos. It may have been a burial isle in ancient times.
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miskis Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2007
o0o what an interesting bit of information. Do people have lots of 'ghost' stories around there?
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somniacscaper Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeh the area is famous for hauntings.Especially Ramsgate and Margate.
Website:[url][link]
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miskis Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2007
Thank You for the link.
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somniacscaper Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Another link: [link]
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loupdejour Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
i see you read peirs anthony books too, Thanatos, Incarnation of Death collect the souls that are equal. well its koolio
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miskis Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2006
Yes, I love the series, though not a major fan of his Myth books.
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loupdejour Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Incarnetions of Immortality is the only series i really gotten into by him lately. I'm probably his youngest reader also.
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miskis Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2006
nah.. I read 'On a Pale Horse' when I was 12yo My mom tossed it to me and said 'here, you'll like this', one of many times she was right. lol
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loupdejour Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
well im 16 now, i first read it when i was 8.
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AngelOfTheMusic Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2006   Interface Designer
"deadly" interesting. :)
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miskis Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2006
gracias. :heart:
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anagoge Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2006
Awesome work. Very awesome.
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miskis Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2006
thank you very much.
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Grinner-666 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2006
I am fascinated by death so find this quite intriguing... I had no idea that the angel of death didn't actually cause death. I suppose you learn something new every day...

Love the work too. Just how the angel of death should be depicted.
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miskis Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2006
well..it really depends on what 'myth' you subscribe to. In some he does cause death by reaping the soul...but I prefer the more muted he is simpling doing his 'job' view. ;)
Thank You.
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