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SMITE ANHUR by Brolo SMITE ANHUR by Brolo
Hi Guys, here is another god I did for SMITE, I hope you like it.

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Anhur, the lion-headed Egyptian God of war, slays his enemies with spear and guile. Weapons equally as sharp!

As a son of Ra, Anhur, and his sister Bastet, rode in the golden barge their father sailed across the sky each day. They protected the ship at dawn and dusk from the world serpent, Apep, who lurked at the horizon. Courageous, formidable, and above all, intelligent, Anhur defended the vessel with his spear and wits, outsmarting and distracting the serpent until feral Bastet delivered a killing blow. With Apep gone, Ra became Pharaoh, Bastet, the Goddess of Cats and Women, and Anhur donned the mantle of the God of War. This is how he became known as the Slayer of Enemies.

As time went on, another feline Goddess, Menhet, ran away from the Pantheon, spurning Ra. Anhur vowed to bring her back from the distant lands of Nubia to appease his father, but when he finally caught up with Menhet, he was enraptured and fell in love. He tied a rope to her neck and led her home, where he requested Menhet become his wife, a boon Ra happily granted.

For Egyptians, warfare is more than bloody battle, it's a means to break the chains of tyranny. Anhur can be found at the head of any charge, crushing corruption and leading the people to freedom. While his spear is deadly, Anhur is cunning and clever, able to outmaneuver opponents in ways they least expect.
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Given 2013-11-05
SMITE ANHUR by *Brolo ( Suggested by Azzedar-san and Featured by KovoWolf )
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donp244 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
just amazing piece of work, glad i can see it
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Amaryaa Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
I looove smite...really nice work
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mark45xxx Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014
awesome piece
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:iconpokedude356:
pokedude356 Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
WARRIORS, TO BATTLE!
amazing work. :D
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DracoRazgriz Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
Cool.
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ArtDeepMind Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Tell me your secret :)
Do you work with colors,or blending modes? Or both :) 
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:iconbrolo:
Brolo Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I do a mix with both :)
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:iconhueyangdesigns:
hueyangdesigns Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
Amazing work!
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:iconicedragonodalsh:
icedragonodalsh Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wicked cool-looking!! :-D I love it!!!! :-D
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cinemajack Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
Hell yeah!
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:icontwilight-girl22:
twilight-girl22 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
THIS IS JUST...... AWESOMMMMME!!!!!! *O*
You're very talented! :O
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talpimado Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:heart: :3333
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Rickkill99 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
Congratz on your DD
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SeraceChemistry Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
:heart:
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Bhurloka12 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
I didn't think Anhur had a lion's head. Is this probably a hybridization of Anhur, an Egyptian cult war god and Sakhmet, the lioness-headed goddess of war?

Nevertheless, I have to admit my resources are limited and I barely have much on Anhur as far as what I have on Anhuret, another name for Anhur as "Lord of the Lance."
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drogma Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
Anhur is mainly depicted as a human,, but some representations gives him a lion head, that's actually logical considering the fact that he is the brother of Bastet, the cat goddess . ^^
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Bhurloka12 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
I think I've also came upon another Egyptian war god named Maahes, who appears as either a lion or a lion-headed man holding a knife. He's known as "Lord of Massacre" and usually associated with justice as he punishes the transgressions of divine law.

www.pantheon.org/articles/m/ma…

Maahes is more of a cult deity like Sobek, not much myth around him but nevertheless was worshiped in some areas of ancient Egypt (I think many of the Egyptian gods we recognize in pop culture were in fact severely localized in their worship, such as Sobek or Bastet). To be fair, many gods in Egyptian and classical mythology tend to be blurred with others. For instance the funerary god Seker is often blurred with Osiris and Ptah, the artisan god.
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Joahnaut Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist
Sobek a "cult" deity? Sobek had a major role in the Egyptian pantheon, so much so he was included into the divine triad of Horus, Isis and Osiris. As for Maahes, he was a Nubian god adopted into the Egyptian pantheon as first the son of Bast, and later, Sekhmet. 
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Bhurloka12 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
Lemme site my source here...
www.pantheon.org/articles/s/so…

You must understand as well that the gods are usually symbolized by the area that worships them. In one book on ancient Egypt, a comparison was made between the battle of Horus and Set with the unification of Lower and Upper Egypt. I used the term "cult deity" to express some degree of localization within its worship, not simply dismissing it as insignificant.
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Joahnaut Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist
I understand fully, I devoted 6 years of my wasted life to studying Egyptology (I say wasted because unless you got friends in high places or money, you're not getting a job in the field.)
And now reading this and your post again, I see what you were saying. Apologies. 
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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Zachzac Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
CIRCUS KITTY
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Amreita24 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Love SUPER GOOD ...NICE ART ..:happybounce: 
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kuroIchigopro Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome
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Leoerik Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Student Artist
wow!! genial!! 
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luffy10000 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
super awesome La la la la 
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
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Treliot Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Definitely caught my eye, you certainly deserved the DD!
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Teddy-Cube Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
great draw, congrats for the dd :)
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LostGryphin Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing details! Congrats.
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Brolo Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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IveWasHere Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow absolutely stunning, this lion would make a fantastic version of Wizards of Oz in courageous mode! ;)

This is just beautiful, and congrats on having this piece on the daily deviations. :D
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Brolo Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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IveWasHere Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're VERY welcome! :D
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AquaGalaxy Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
congrats on the DD! >w<
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Brolo Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :)

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Dorgenfried Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
so damn awesome
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AliceCherie Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
cooooooool
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MwLucYo Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
cool
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AleAnimale Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Student General Artist
wow
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southsde Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
Love it!! Fierce but beautiful.

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supermarioART Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic character!;-)
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MisakiNata Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So awesome *.* 
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IceSound Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
u did all gods for them, ???? D;
awesome did u xebalance or so too? 
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Brolo Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I did like 10 gods prox and we are working on more right now. Thanks for asking :)
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IceSound Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
mhm .. 
i think u make much more detailed screens than the art-guys from riot(Leaque of Legend ) :D
and nor problem :)
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mizzmint Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on having your piece featured as one of today's Daily Deviations! :la: :glomp:
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Brolo Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much :):)
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mizzmint Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome! :glomp:
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IridescentCatalyst Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
Really cool! Congrats on the DD!
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