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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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:iconcyborg450:
cyborg450 Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Student
Have you done the grootslang yet?
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Professional General Artist
Nope, all I have done can be found here
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:iconcyborg450:
cyborg450 Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Student
Okay.
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:iconcyborg450:
cyborg450 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Student
Have you done the tatzelwurm yet?
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:iconcyborg450:
cyborg450 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015  Student
Please.
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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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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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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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