Succubi Image of the Week 184

I found a rather interesting stylized Succubus this week to share on the Tale. It’s another one of those images that I don’t have any idea of who the artist is, but I think that it’s a really delicious bit of Succubus art…

Succubus by Unknown Artist

Succubus by Unknown Artist

I think that this is interesting in a couple of ways. First that her horns aren’t quite horns really as they sort of look like something that the Greek god Mercury would have on his head. The wings are interesting in that she seems to have only half a pair, perhaps she’s making them vanish at this moment?

It’s also an odd shape to her tail, not quite a spade or heart shaped one really. It’s also interesting that her clothing, at least her boots, aren’t the same… almost makes me wonder if she is a succubus pirate or something…

That would be an interesting story idea wouldn’t it?

As always, any details on this work would be appreciated in the comments!




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    • James on July 7, 2011 at 8:29 am

    I have mentioned before that as things got translated from ancient eastern languages to ancient western ones, the words for “beams,” “horns,” and “halo” all seem to have been very close (thus Michelangelo gave Moses a set of horns in St. Peter’s Square). Could it be that all of these are differing perceptions of the same manifestation, a change in the aura given the special-ness of these creatures?

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    • TeraS on July 18, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    Something to ponder…


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