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Irminsul by VikingWidunder Irminsul by VikingWidunder
Irminsul - Gel pen and Black Acrylic

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Irminsul was a pagan symbol of the Saxons, believed to be a great pillar in Northern Saxony, where people would gather from all over the land, to trade with each other, to exchange ideas, to practice their religious rights, etc. a sacred ground. With the coming of christianity, all these symbols were brought down, burned, destroyed, and it was Charlemagne himself who brought in terror, destruction, death and grief to these people and Irminsul was cut down and burned. It is believed that Irminsul was a great tree, a very old tree, this is why i have made a great tree in this drawing, because in these times all pagan peoples all over Europe used to worship trees, especially Oak trees and Birch trees and to the northern peoples the Oak was the most sacred of them all. Because trees were so important and sacred, the Christians burned and cut down thousands of forests because those were used by the pagans as an hideout.
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Sebistara Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
a very great painting.
still i wonder what would happen if emperor julian had succseed in his fight against christianity... would you think Irminsul would be still there or would it fall down of old age/thunder... or got cut down from another religious wave?
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VikingWidunder Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It would probably come down anyway I think.. there are trees capable of standing for 1000 years but it is a rarity and seldom do those end up with their initial splendor, probably would root away sooner as we might guess, but I believe more in that it would fall due to another religion.. Religious fanaticism and extremism tend to "clean"/wipout the strong symbols of spirituality of places and populations that they might conquer.. we see this in the story since it is documented, and when there are no documents, arqueology and anthropology show that to us... can you imagine if all of the ancient wonders haven't been destroyed because of religion ( any ) what we would still have to day? Would be awesome :P
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Sebistara Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
indeed.
do ya know the temple of artemis? it was destroyed by the goths. it was one of the temples i ever wanted to see. i even would travel to alexandria and learn about the old wisdom of the ancient ones. wat a waste. >:E
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VikingWidunder Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh yes I do! It was awesome o.o or at least that is how I imagine, I have only seen computer work of it after the archaeological escavations and looked wonderfull.. That happened to thousands of buildings and monuments etc. Even in Egipt, did you know that every time a new Political order and king came to power he would destroy every palace in the area of the previous ruler? Just to wipout every trace of former power and replace it with new palaces...
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Sebistara Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aye. i saw sometimes new small temples of the gods in greece or even italy, and a shrine of perkunas (the baltic thunder god if ya dont know the name) in spain... the funny part ist, there are followers of the old gods of egypt and north africa... just... they are smart enough not to say it out loud in a land where ya can get killed for that. D: they even thought about destroying the pyramids and the sphinx cuz... ya know, its not abrahamic muslim stuff. :[ but at least they didnt destroy cuz... well, all those silly tourists, good money. .-.
well, that sounds pretty shitfuckcockpissstupid. o.O that would be even more stupid if the new ruler is so old he dies right after the new palace was finished... then everything destroy again and put a new again... poor guys.
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VikingWidunder Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yeah, poor builders ;/ well.. there is still a lot of people all over the world that still practices their old ways from their cultures. We Europeans like to say it out loud, I think its because we want it to come back and we want people to know about it and accept it. But the world today has 2 main religions, Christianity and Islamic and other habrahamic very powerful religions also.. so it is dangerous to say it out loud that people still practice the old ways, even with terrorism today.. we aren't safe... its like we are living a second cold war, always afraid of what might happen, always afraid that our train or bus or whatever we are in might explode... ;s
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MissLoony Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Student Photographer
Bom eu ia fazer um comentário acerca da descrição, mas já debatemos demasiado a temática da religião para eu estar aqui a martelar nisso outra vez xP
Apesar de preferir os teus trabalhos a cor, acho que este tem bastante impacto e ficou melhor a p/b, ficou mais intenso e transmite melhor o sentimento de opressão da situação retratada. Sempre adorei os pequenos detalhes destes desenhos e o teu traço com a caneta preta :heart:
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VikingWidunder Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Muito obrigado meu amor!!! Agora que dissest isso fiquei a pensar, secalhar faço demasiados trabalhos com temática religiosa lol. Mas ainda bem ques gostast apesar de ser a preto e branco, sei que gostas mais de cor mas se dizes que tá melhor assim, tão é porque está mesmo :D. Amo-te pi, obrigado pelo teu apoio!
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MissLoony Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Student Photographer
Fazes alguns sim, mas é uma tematica que gostas e te interessas é normal ^^ e sim este trabalho fica melhor assim,dá-lhe outra "atmosfera" se é que me entendes xP
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VikingWidunder Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
sim minha pi linda entendo ^^
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