Mystery Illustration 31

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This portrait is intended to depict what mythical deity? Hint: not an Asian religion.

The answer is here.
     Posted By: Paul - Mon Sep 19, 2016
     Category: Art | Gods | 1950s





Comments
Satan appears in Judaism (firstly, in the Book of Job), Christianity, and Islam. All three are Asian religions, albeit West Asian in origin.
Posted by Joshua Zev Levin, Ph.D. on 09/19/16 at 07:44 AM
Cthulhu? He's one of my favorites.
Posted by KDP on 09/19/16 at 08:48 AM
"I don't know who the devil Mephistopheles is, or where the hell he lives!"
Posted by Joshua Zev Levin, Ph.D. on 09/19/16 at 09:40 AM
Joshua, you are of course correct! Lazily, I always think of "Asia" as everything east of , oh, Iran!
Posted by Paul on 09/19/16 at 10:25 AM
I do not think of Satan (on those rare occasions I think of it at all) as a deity, so the clue was a bit misleading. To be fair though, I'd never have guessed it because the picture is so far removed from most common depictions.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 09/19/16 at 10:37 AM
It looked like a herbivorous dinosaur to me.
Posted by Joshua Zev Levin, Ph.D. on 09/19/16 at 11:04 AM
Bears an uncanny resemblance to Cecil the Seasick Sea Serpent. (The original puppet version.)

https://www.hakes.com/Image/HighRes/206934/1/image.jpg

https://www.hakes.com/Auction/ItemDetail/205540/CECIL-THE-SEASICK-SEA-SERPENT-SCREEN-USED-TIME-FOR-BEANY-PUPPET
Posted by Frank P on 09/19/16 at 11:35 AM
I guessed Poseidon, since Nessie of Scotland isn't a mythical deity, as yet. Hell of a guess by Joshua.
Posted by Virtual on 09/19/16 at 01:53 PM
Odin gave an eye for wisdom.
Posted by BMN on 09/19/16 at 04:22 PM
I was about to accuse someone of sneaking into my bedroom at night and snapping an ugly picture of me just coming out of the shower. Then I realized it couldn't have been me. I wasn't there that night.
Posted by Greg on 09/19/16 at 09:58 PM
...intended to depict what mythical deity...


And which, pray, are the non-mythical deities?
Posted by Kevin on 09/20/16 at 03:40 PM









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