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The Taniwha by lemurkat The Taniwha by lemurkat
The Taniwha is a beast of Maori Mythology. It is a Guardian of deep ponds in rivers, dark caves and the ocean. Closely interlinked with the land, it punishes any who dare to break Tapu (taboos) and has been used to defend land from development. If one has interacted with a taniwha in their life, then it is possible that they shall become one after death. Likewise, some woman have been known to have relations with male taniwha and produce taniwha offspring.

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ItsMeChrisG Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
i remember learning about taniwhas at school
i always wanted to find one lol =D
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donnaquinn Featured By Owner May 21, 2010
That's a really nice drawing. I like the bold colours and the stylisation. I drew a taniwha earlier this year too so it's cool to see more of them.
Well done. :)
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lemurkat Featured By Owner May 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you.
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AngieVX Featured By Owner May 19, 2010  Student General Artist
So funny! I love the design and colors!
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Cirque-de-mystere Featured By Owner May 14, 2010
Colorful. :) Nice patterns. :)
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