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Hydra by Hyrotrioskjan Hydra by Hyrotrioskjan
Not what you expect, or?
The real hydra is extinct in the wild but a few specimens are alive in zoos (not normal zoos ;))
But how is it possible that the old greeks see something like this: [link]

The answer is, again, easier as the most think.
When the mating season is coming the smaller males of the region comes together and build a mating ball with one or two females (maybe you know that behavior from anacondas). And even in this state they can be very aggressive.
Dendroaspis is a member of the mambas and is able to rise the front half of it's body.
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:iconnutcase9:
Nutcase9 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Student General Artist
Have you done the gorgons yet?
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
Gorgons were just a myth.
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:iconnutcase9:
Nutcase9 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Student General Artist
Darn. Some kind of symbiotic snake sounds cool.
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sagittariussigner Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist
Great idea. But, how you get the idea of mating ball theory of this hydra version ?
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Professional General Artist
I don't know where it come from, maybe it's because I looked at all these ancient depictions of the Hydra which just look like a bunch of snakes together
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Nochixtlan Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That feels so obvious now...
I can't help but imagine Hercules smashing poor male snakes heads yelling "THEY JUST KEEP COMING!!"

Anyway, clever thoughts and design.
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Professional General Artist
Some of the best solutions are the most simple =D
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gavingavin123 Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I was hoping if i could use this idea (the mating ball one) I know I could say i also got it from the anaconda, but i would obviously get hate for stealing this idea which is an actual phenomenon in nature. I'm writing a cryptozoology book.  
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
But as long as you credit me... it should be possible =)
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
Hmmm... difficult to say, you must know: these drawings aren't that important, it's the concept behind them which make them important for me, so I normaly don't like to see that someone uses my ideas...
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grisador Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
Awesome Work !
I hope they start to breed this species for saving them from total extinction
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks =D
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:icongrisador:
grisador Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
You're Very Much Welcome ! :)
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:icontraheripteryx:
Traheripteryx Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Eine logische Alternative zur Polycephalie!:D
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
Danke =D
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:iconindigomagpie:
indigomagpie Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
Hey, clever!
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks =)
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:iconnoctaalkyona:
NoctaAlkyona Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice :D I like that mating ball theory. Sound logical :XD:
By the way, I'm Greek <:
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GENETICHERO Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
ΓΕΙΑ ΣΟΥ ΠΑΤΡΙΩΤΗΣΑ.
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:iconnoctaalkyona:
NoctaAlkyona Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Γεια σου πατριώτη!! :la:
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you :hug: =D
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:iconnoctaalkyona:
NoctaAlkyona Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem!! :D
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:iconarbiter10123:
Arbiter10123 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Student General Artist
Even Greek`s great strides in philosphy and mathmatics, they were still primitive.
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
I think primitive is the wrong word, it's a basic property of humans to make mistakes, to exaggerate and to lie... and there are always people which will belive in the crazy stories they hear ;)
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horse14t Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The word "primitive" I find is misused way to much. That's just my opinion.

Are you going to make one for the Kirin?
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yes, there will be a Kirin
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:iconarbiter10123:
Arbiter10123 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Student General Artist
Yrue, it is harsh.
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spinosaur67 Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
hydra has multi heads
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:iconclubpenguindino:
clubpenguindino Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Did you bother reading the description?
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:iconspinosaur67:
spinosaur67 Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
no it was internet
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:icongrisador:
grisador Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
COOL !!!
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks =)
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MatthewOnArt Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel like the Greeks heavilly exagerated things to make themselves look better :L
I really like this Version of the Hydra, and that mating ball theory as well c:
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
I know, Herakles was a braggart ;)
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:iconvinhavatar:
vinhavatar Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
Yes, I agree. No arguing.
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:iconevilhusky49:
evilhusky49 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
if you were any smarter stephen hawking would fuck you up
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
Stephen has stolen the plot for his book "A briefer history of time" from a journal I wrote with 12 years.
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:iconevilhusky49:
evilhusky49 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
wow really? interesting u must be pissed?
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
=D
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:iconspinozilla97:
Spinozilla97 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like your explanation about the multiple heads. I also feel happy that you finally drew a creature from the mythology of my country:)
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
No problem, it will probably not the last one ;)
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:iconenferlain:
Enferlain Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
Cute, and well done work :)
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
Cute?!?
Noooooooooooooo :cries:
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:iconvinhavatar:
vinhavatar Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
It may not be cute, but it is awsome!
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
Indeed, that's all what count =D
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:iconenferlain:
Enferlain Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
Why noo? Yes xDD It is!
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Teratophoneus Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
schön :D
Aber soweit ich weiß ist so´n "paarungsklumpen" bei mambas nicht beaknnt. Strumpfbandnattern und ich meine auch eingige klapperschlangen sind dafür bekannt( kann aber auch sein das das bei klapperschlangen nur in der winterstarre passiert) aber mambas nicht. Dennoch ein sehr schönes bild, die schuppen sind toll umgesetzt. Jetzt müsste man nur noch ne megaconda machen :D Die werden ja auch häufiger mal gesichtet, schlangen mit angeblich bis zu 45 meter langen körpern.
Die story dazu könnte ja evtl. so aussehen , als das die gesichteten superschlangen in wahrheit überlebende und sich im laufe der zeit weiterentwickelte titanoboas sind. :)
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
Ich weiß das es unter den bekannten Mambas keine gibt die zu Paarungsknäuelen neigen, aber was bei ihnen nicht ist kann bei disesr Art ja zutreffen, auch innerhalb anderer Schlangenfamilien gibt es größere Unterschiede im Paarungsverhalten =)
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Teratophoneus Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
stimmt auch wieder. :)
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RedPanda7 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
Again, this is a great idea
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