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Mayan Creation Myth by TheK40 Mayan Creation Myth by TheK40
My interpretation of the Mayan Creation Myth in a tapestry comic format.

"In the beginning were only Tepeu and Gucumatz. These two sat together and thought, and whatever they thought came into being. They thought earth, and there it was. They thought mountains, and so there were. They thought trees, and sky, and animals. Each came into being. Because none of these creatures could praise them, they formed more advanced beings of clay. Because the clay beings fell apart when wet, they made beings out of wood; however, the wooden beings caused trouble on the earth. The Gods sent a great flood to wipe out these beings, so that they could start over. With the help of Mountain Lion, Coyote, Parrot, and Crow they fashioned four new beings. These four beings performed well and are the ancestors of the Quiché."

Medium: Color pencil on brown paper

Edit: OH Snap! Thanks so much for the DD! ;u;
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Given 2013-03-04
The suggester said, "Mayan Creation Myth by *SCRUBALLz is a fantastic piece of art that tells a story without any words!" ( Suggested by lonersart and Featured by jcroxas )
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flumenlimia Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014
That's great. =)
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:iconmytforskare:
Mytforskare Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Student General Artist
Oh my god, this is delightful! I absolutely adore how you used their art style!
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:iconthek40:
TheK40 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Student General Artist
thanks! :) 
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:iconsoparamens:
soparamens Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
Amazing! you need to do one about the Maya Hero Twins!!

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:iconkit-the-wolfy:
Kit-The-Wolfy Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Student General Artist
Beautiful!
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:iconthek40:
TheK40 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Student General Artist
thanks :)
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:iconkit-the-wolfy:
Kit-The-Wolfy Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Student General Artist
:)
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:icondragonflame123:
DragonFlame123 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Great art!
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:iconthek40:
TheK40 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Student General Artist
thanks xD
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:icondragonflame123:
DragonFlame123 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Welcome :)
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:icontorvusandfriends:
TORVUSANDFRIENDS Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
... Oh SHIT! Sorry! I mean, MAYANS RULE!!! ... And Aztecs.
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:iconthek40:
TheK40 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Student General Artist
lol, its cool
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:icontorvusandfriends:
TORVUSANDFRIENDS Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks. :)
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:icontorvusandfriends:
TORVUSANDFRIENDS Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
AZTECS RULE!!!
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:iconthejboy88:
Thejboy88 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
A fascinating myth. I've always been itnerested in myths and legends from other cultures, and it looks like I've got another to add to the list.
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:iconthek40:
TheK40 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Student General Artist
It's a pretty short but i'm sure there's longer ones and different versions
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:iconalter-shami7:
Alter-Shami7 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
Good job. Very illustrative and summarizing.
Greetings.
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:iconthek40:
TheK40 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Student General Artist
thanks!
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:iconlattedisco:
LatteDisco Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I remember learning about that! Good job yesyes good colors ; A ;
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:iconthek40:
TheK40 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Student General Artist
thanks xD
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:iconthagirion:
Thagirion Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I love this. They are so cute.
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OniGouki Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
Scruuu! This is so beautiful I think I'm going to crryy. Oh my god.
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:iconthek40:
TheK40 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Student General Artist
thanks joe! wha no don't cry D: -hugs-
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AmythystDragon Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is AWESOME. It's funny (I lol'd at the facial expressions of the Gods. makes them so much easier to relate to than some celestial being), it's educational, colorful & eye-catching, and it's easy to follow! Very well deserving of a DD!
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:iconthek40:
TheK40 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Student General Artist
thanks!
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:iconcybereaglewarrior:
CyberEagleWarrior Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Student Interface Designer
This is very beautiful.
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:iconpousom:
Pousom Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
Niiiiiiiiiiiiiceeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee, love the animals!
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:icon10xtagx01:
10xTAGx01 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
So beautifully illustrated! Should get DD soon
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:iconbarananduen:
barananduen Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013   General Artist
The Popol Vuh! and so cutely drawn!! :love: love it! Congrats on the DD!
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:iconthek40:
TheK40 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Student General Artist
thank you ^^
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:iconsketcherdoodle:
SketcherDoodle Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Student General Artist
OK. THIS is amazingly cool.
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:iconthek40:
TheK40 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Student General Artist
;D
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:iconaleander-x:
Aleander-X Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
This is GREAT! I love it!
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:icontuesdaynightcompany:
TuesdayNightCompany Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
Dude, the flow on this is almost perfect! And adorable, too!
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:iconthek40:
TheK40 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Student General Artist
daw, almost? lol jk thanks!
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TuesdayNightCompany Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
Well, I got slightly lost when the wood people were causing fires - I thought they were catching on fire at first. I had to skip back and re-read to follow it correctly. But hey, that's just me. It's quite excellent otherwise.
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:iconthek40:
TheK40 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Student General Artist
oh i see, thanks again xD
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:iconsyrusbliz:
syrusbLiz Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You did such a wonderful job on Tepeu and Gucumatz's expressions!
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:iconthek40:
TheK40 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks ^^
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:iconsimplysilent:
SimplySilent Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
Love it! Fantastic job :heart:
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nononoLittleJimmy Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's just beautiful :heart:
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:iconthe-raven-soul:
The-Raven-Soul Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:heart: This is so cute! :meow:
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Contraltissimo Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
Oh I like this a lot. :D
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:iconthek40:
TheK40 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Student General Artist
cool 8)
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:iconhana-lulu:
Hana-LuLu Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautifully done and yet easy to understand. The story and this compliment each other very well.
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:iconthek40:
TheK40 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Student General Artist
thanks :D
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DeadloveCalling Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Student Writer
this is really wonderful- i love the easy transition of the image and the story itself ^-^
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:iconthek40:
TheK40 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you :)
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Y-a-m-i-k-o Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
so impresive :o
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Karinta Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Student General Artist
Brilliant and funny piece. I think you've captured the feel well.
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