Sunday, 26 January 2014

Magical Eels



The Abaia is a huge, magical eel in Melanesian mythology.

It dwells at the bottom of lakes in the Fiji, Solomon and Vanuatu Islands, and considers all creatures in the lake its children - protecting them fiercely from anyone who would harm or disturb them. People foolish enough to try to catch the fish from a lake containing the Abaia are immediately overwhelmed by a large wave caused by the thrashing of the Abaia’s powerful tail.

(I painted this while listening to Welcome to Night Vale - if you liked Twin Peaks or Stephen King you might enjoy it)

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