Leviathan Picture

And I don’t know how to live,
‘Cause I am broken and I fall and fall again.
With this broken skin I try to look like you.
Hope it makes me blend in like reptiles do.

[ Reptile – The Crest ]

The Grand Admiral of the Sea Serpent, Marquis Leviathan, was formerly a high-ranking Seraph and was the third Angel to be cast out of Heaven, following Emperor Lucifer and Duke Beelzebub. He is now the Demon of Envy, so he belongs to the Seven Satans, the First-Level Demons. He is also the Demon of Water, a power he retained after the Fall, and is the most closely related to his own Element out of the four Elemental Demons. This makes his nature strongly connected to that of marine reptiles, which is made evident by his androgynous face half-covered in scales and his dragon wings, which strangely don’t spoil his good looks. He is also an Astral Demon, with the mastership of the astrological influence of Planet Neptune. Deeply envious of God and his overpower on Earth, he’s always eager when it comes to corrupt men with his Sin, often working by Queen Barbelo’s side, for instance when the two plotted that Cain killed Abel to introduce murder on Earth. He was also responsible for the Dalilah and Samson incident, but is mostly famous for the central role he played in the Tree of Knowledge Plot: he was indeed the Serpent who lured Adam and Eve to eat the apple, leading them to their downfall.
Despite being severely consumed by his own Sin to the point of occasionally lashing out at fellow Courtiers, he’s a prominent, popular and well respected figure in Hell and has a good relationship with most of Demons, who have learnt to deal with his occasional bad temper. Beside his close friendship with Queen Barbelo and Duke Beelzebub, he tags along with Prince Abaddon and Duke Azazel, both Third Level Demons and Army Generals. He is a Military Chief and a skilled soldier himself, being the Leader of the Infernal Fleet, which is made up of Knuckers, Nixies, Kelpies and other lesser Water Demons. He’s also in charge of guarding Hell’s borders along with Marquis Nergal, patrolling the riverine frontier and often using his mastership of Water to drown the intruders in the Infernal River.



Here is a new work for my Infernal Lords series: Leviathan, one of the Seven Deadly Sin Demons. You can read more about the development of this work on Leviathan: development and symbolism on my blog.
On a side note, due to some circumstances this photo was shot on November 13th, which is Nell Sigland's birthday. Thus, I want to dedicate this work to her. Nell, I know a portrait of the Demon of Envy is a weird birthday dedication, but I hope you like it anyway (besides, Theo Hutchcraft from Hurts got a photo of me half-drowned, so maybe this is not the weirdest birthday dedication I’ve done).

Photo, concept, manipulation, styling, make up, frame design: Me
Model, hair: Kay Rozencaster
Additional resources: *GoblinStock (scales), =kuschelirmel-stock (texture), ~nightgraue (wings), ~taeliac-stock (texture).
Once again, special thanks to ~LunarShore for his precious advice.
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