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Syiokoy by Lakandiwa Syiokoy by Lakandiwa
Syiokoy

Pen & Ink on Paper

The syiokoy is a common water creature in Philippine folklore. However its description varies throughout the various tribes in the Philippines. They are humans who live in the water, to some they are merfolk or sirena, and to others they are more fish than man. Even their nature is highly debatable, they are considered nature sits even diwata, they are also thought t be humans in changed form, and they are even believed to be monsters of the waterways. Whatever the description, the syiokoy is a popular belief, not only in the Philippines, but in other countries as well.
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draumstafur Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Great illustration! I love how your studies and paintings center on such beautiful local lore <3

I love his tail.
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Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010
Thanks Maria

There is so much in my culture to share because we are made up of 7000+ islands and so many ethnic groups

But there is also much to learn from your country and its various folk beliefs.

Aside from working in anthropology specializing on folklore and material culture, I have also done extensive research on the folklore of other countries, including yours.

I hope to put up another deviant account of illustrations on folklore and myth that I did when I was young
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draumstafur Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Can't wait for them :dummy:
I recently had a essay session in english and I talked about the fight between good and evil in mythology, I learned many, many things about my and other people's folklore.
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Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010
I will be scanning the images by May, as I still have some other responsibilities to complete. Then I'll inform you :)
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Zaximo Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010
I am huge fan of the Sirena lore and myths.. Great illustration of one of them :D /faw :huggle:
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Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010
Thanks

I do hope to start a new series on water lore
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Zaximo Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010
Cool, that would be awesome :)

Wishing you the best of luck and skills, but you already have the skills so :D :glomp:
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Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010
Well this April will be the start
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Zaximo Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010
okay, looking forward to it :)
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