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Our Lord the Flayed One by DougDougmann Our Lord the Flayed One by DougDougmann
Xipe Totec: Aztec god of Spring, vegetation, and disease, among other things. He flays himself daily to give food to humanity, and is said to have been the god who invented war.

During his yearly festival, the corpses of human sacrifices were carefully flayed, and the skins were worn by his priests for the entirety of the 20 day celebration, after which they were removed and carefully stored to symbolize rebirth and the arrival of spring.

Art trade with :iconladycat17:
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NutmegRufRuf Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
Wow! I love the kind of feeling I get from this.....it's so hard to describe but it's like a eerie/spiritual type feeling! I love it! 
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KARLOJULIO Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014

Very nice work.

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Aztecatl13 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
Finally, some art of Xipe Totec!! I could barely find any here on DA. Very good art.
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Rufina-Tomoyo Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
A very impressive view on him. i liked the shadows.
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SaintArgus Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is fucking awesome
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TheMorlock Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Student General Artist
Nice!
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DougDougmann Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011
Thanks! I see your gallery is mostly cryptids: awesome.
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TheMorlock Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Student General Artist
You're welcome. Yes, I draw a lot of cryptids. :)
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Jesse-the-art-maker Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010
whoa... thats incredible! wow!
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Tillinghast23 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Great job! I did a drawing of him once... gave it to the folks for a Christmas present...
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