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7 Princes of Hell: Leviathan by darksilvania 7 Princes of Hell: Leviathan by darksilvania
Leviathan
The Sixth prince of Hell, Leviathan, the coiled one.
Imprisoned by God itself, his desire to be as great as angels and demons lead him to scape from time to time to eat the moon. But yet, desiring more, he became a prince and his mouth became the gates of hell itself. But yet, he wants more...

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Prince of hell number 6, big ol' Leviathan

Leviathan is the demon of envy, and envy is the desire of others superior qualities, achievements, or possessions, and trying to represent that into a creature its not an easy task, but I didnt wanted to just make a big snake or sea monster.

Then I found that while in jewish folklore leviathan is a mere monster, in christian demonlogy, his work is to be the Hellmouth, the entrance of hell, and an idea came to me.

His design could be considered the one of a Lamia, with the only detail that his torso is in fact coming out of the snake mouth.

Making emphasis in the idea of the hellmouth, I added first a fire like tattoo decorating the human part as it comes from the snake mouth, and also, the human head breaths hellfire.

The horns are supposed to resemble snake fangs, and the whole look is suppossed to look depressed and kinda angry, as in someone who is never satisfied with himself, always looking out for others traits, and always plotting how to stole them.

Added a rattle, cuz for me, if it has no rattle, its not a good snake nwn

well, hope you like it
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TobiIsABunny Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Could i use your seven princes of hell drawings to help inspire me of making my own demon versions of my oc's i you don't mind I'm not going to copy them only for inspiration.
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Orbita2k2 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
King of Envy. I love that you used the color green, for ironic reasons, and that you made it serpentine. Love it~
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grugonk Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
He's green. 'Green with envy'. I see what you did there.
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red-star-alchemy Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Dear sweet god this is an amazing series~ I absolutely love what you did with these. a fav for the lot! its not very often that we see illustrations from the psuedomonarchia daemonium here on DA. cheers~
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hostilesinbound Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
Very interesting I am also into angels, demonology and mythology in general... very nice work, it looks crisp!
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jemdesign Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
Like Beelzebub, I consider this to be the most original depiction of Leviathan. Giving him human qualities does not take away from his menacing appearance.
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DeadlyTigerProd Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Student Writer
Very neat. Also thanks for explaining why he's envy. In the original description of him from the book of Job it makes him out to sound more prideful than envious. Or at least I think it does.
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AmrasFelagund Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Green is a good colour for the demon of envy, considering the association of green with envy.
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Gt-infinity Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
Nice representation of the demon of envy, but can you do all of them, all of princes in female form
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storming-darkness Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
Wasn't leviathen thought of as female?
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