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Schrenner
Schorsch
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Germany
Current Residence: Cologne, Germany
Favourite genre of music: Metal
Favourite style of art: Surrealism
Personal Quote: Inwiefern?
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When looking at pictures of the Greek god Thanatos, I often see him holding a scythe. However, in all mythological/mythographical documents of Ancient Greek literature we have where Thanatos is mentioned, not a single one desribes him using a scythe as his weapon. If any, he is depicted with a sword, e.g. in Euripides' 'Alcestis'.
So why do people draw him with a scythe? I think I'm pretty sure I know why. Because they are all influenced by the picture of our modern days' Grim Reaper, a skeleton with a coat and a scythe. Heck, I've even seen pictures of Thanatos as a skeleton, which contradicts any archaic picture as well.
And by the way, I wouldn't say that Thanatos even equals the Grim Reaper. Sure, both are personifications of death, however it's not sure if Thanatos even was the person who was responsible for death. Some sources said so, others don't.
Anyway, what I wanted to say was that if you want to draw a figure from an older, different culture, it would be more plausible to not let you influence by modern day culture.

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Sho-Denigrate2 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2016
the fonts are thought to be spam if I repost them giantlol
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Schrenner Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Cool story, bro.
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comicdownloader Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014
Bloody hell Schrenner has done a full comic ... how cruel to the world of three-legged people.

Well I must say .....

nenhum
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Schrenner Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Can you reply to this reply? Nanana...
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Schrenner Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you very much.
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RenLaStrange Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
thank you for the fav~
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GreatShinigami Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
Thanks for the fav!
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xDunkelseelex Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Vielen Dank fürs faven.^^
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Schrenner Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Keine Ursache.
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