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Aswang: Manananggal by experimettle Aswang: Manananggal by experimettle
A piece for :iconcrcerberus:'s Mythology Characters: [link]

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Aswangs are often described as a combination of vampire and witch and are almost always female. They are sometimes used as a generic term applied to all types of witches, manananggals, shapeshifters, lycanthropes, and monsters. Aswang stories and definitions vary greatly from region to region and person to person, so no one particular set of characteristics can be ascribed to the term. However, the term is often used interchangeably with manananggal, which is a particular creature with a specific set of features. They are often portrayed as a monster with wings which flap loudly when she's far away and quietly when she's nearer.

A manananggal is described as being an older, beautiful woman (as opposed to an aswang), capable of severing its upper torso in order to fly into the night with huge bat-like wings to prey on unsuspecting, pregnant women in their homes; using an elongated proboscis-like tongue, it sucks the hearts of fetuses or blood of an unsuspecting, sleeping victim. The severed lower torso is left standing and it is said to be the more vulnerable of the two halves. Sprinkling salt or smearing crushed garlic or ash on top of the standing torso is fatal to the creature. The upper torso then would not be able to rejoin and will die at daybreak.

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Other thoughts:

BABEH!!!!!!!!! The other OTHER white meat!
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ToxicHolyGrenade Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Experimettle, have you ever heard of a Dhampir, a Mystic Vampire, a Nelapsi, a Jiang Shi, a Vampiric Dragon, a Vaewolf, an Alpha Vaewolf, a Zompire, a Kresnik, a Manananggal, a Shinso, a Vampire Lord, and a Transcendent Vampire before?
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Imawerecat Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
That "other thoughts" tho XD
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vincegotera Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015
Beautiful. Love the expression on the manananggal's face. Fave. And pin on Pinterest too.
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blackearsbunny Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
mmm...why wont you wake up mommy! grab a garlic!!
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teredenz Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
wow ganda ...

fyi lang found you art posted on this russian website
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RelativeEquinox Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
See, Western vamps die instantly after you try to stake them.

Manananggal still have a very real window of opportunity to kill you when you take several hours to:
1) Find the torso
2) Plant the powder
3) Hide or somehow fight it off until daybreak
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katzgamo Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The colors are nice! Aswangs are rampant in the provinces. If you hear the aswang's cry loudly, it means it's still far away. When you hear it in a low volume, it means it's near!
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LoletaBittersweet Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A very nice way on how to draw this Philipino vampire!
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Guei-Girl Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Student General Artist
I love Asian vampires. They're just so awesome. Manananggals are the best.
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peahat Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:0 that is some coooool hairs. they look like muscles
which is like extra neeat bc its a monster drawing and everything
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stormberry Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
As a kid, this used to scare the shit out of me. .__. Great work!
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experimettle Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Professional General Artist
:iconexorcistplz: Thank you. I try :la:
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iamstryc9 Featured By Owner May 1, 2010
Love it!
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TheMoseali Featured By Owner May 1, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Nice, i love the colors
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SektrOne Featured By Owner May 1, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
way sick bro!
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yalaclaus Featured By Owner May 1, 2010
Well done man, the colors were well explored. It looks great mate :)
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Elvenwyn Featured By Owner May 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool picture.
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Hopeofmysoul Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010  Student General Artist
Fantastic Job!! It looks sooo good!
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crcarlosrodriguez Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Bravo!!!!...:clap:
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