Male gods of storm and thunder exist in many pagan religions. It is more unusual to see the powers of sky and weather personified as a female. It is said that in battle, Oya always goes ahead of Xangó, just like lightning precedes thunder.
Illustration is also of paramount importance to another venue for science fiction and fantasy and that is as part of the packaging that goes along with role-playing and video games.
“Hello, My name is Milivoj Ćeran, I live in Zagreb, Croatia. I’m a professional illustrator specialized in fanastic art.” Q: What made you want to be a fantasy illustrator? A: “That idea was in my mind since I was kid, but the first „real“ idea was while I studied at academy of fine art. I’ve […]
One thing that’s been abundantly clear to me, as someone weaned on video games, is how indebted we are to science fiction and fantasy. Final Fantasy’s core concepts―its monsters, its ridiculous evil antagonists, its specific names―come straight from fantasy authors, and those that didn’t come secondhand from Dungeons and Dragons and other tabletop experiences. While […]