Ekhidna Picture

Yet another drawing of Ekhidna, a Drakaina.
In the mythology, she's reputed to be the "Mother of All Monsters", an immortal beast, half nymph, half snake, that never grows old and there lives to serve as a "test" against any daring hero. She was involved in the unholy attempt to cast down Zeus and Olympus, when the raging spirit of Typhon, in a vengeful art, took out the sinews of the Olympian and left him immobile, and scared all the gods of the Olympian abode, but fearless Athena and noble Hermes.

On the APKALLU Mythos, the entire concept of Drakaina is of a certain species that lies in the evolutionary tree as between Triton (Amphibian) and Nymph, being somewhat a poisonous reptile with some mammal glands and a whole different kind of blood running in their veins.

This Young Drakaina was born some 30 centuries prior to the day, in a war-thorn galaxy. Despite that, her position was kind of privileged, until she recklessly stood against the powers which historically controlled the Civilization on which she was inserted into. As a wild spirit, she found no allegiance on a war that ever-lasting as it seemed, became much more a corporative competition which stepped over colonies.
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