Tuesday, April 24, 2007
So I finished this guy this past weekend. This was the small commission I said I had to work on. Some may recognize him from my website. The tongue is new, I decided something was missing. He is part of a series that I started and may go back to, that have to do with devils of folklore and in mythology. This guy is Pretas. In Hindu mythology, the Pretas are the spirits of dead people that inhabit the realm of tortured spirits. These are the spirits that had committed wrongful deeds in a former life and have been committed to the circle of perepetual hunger. Some are said to animate dead bodies and inhabit graveyards. In total, there are 36 classes of Pretas, some only appearing as animated skeleton.