Tuonen Joutsen sketch Picture

My vision of the swan of Tuoni/Tuonela. Of course it's gotta be humanoid :I

It's a mythological creature that you can find, for example, in Kalevala, the national epic of Finland. Tuoni is the name of the black river, the swan swims at. Tuoni can mean death or the place you go after death.

In the stories, where the swan appears, whoever shoots/tries to shoot it, dies themselves too, like Lemminkäinen did in Kalevala. It's an ancient Finnish belief, that if you kill a swan, you will also die.

Hehe, just a sudden inspiration. I should try to draw more mythological creatures..

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