Salamander Knight Picture

This is a fan art about Japanese manga/anime Saint Seiya drawn by Masami Kurumada. My version is very different. The story happens in Greek mythological era. When the Olympian gods fought the Titans, each god formed an army of knights. Hephaestus created all the armors for them. Athena only had 48 knights (according to the number of ancient constellations). When the war ended, half of Athena's army was dead. The survivors became rogue knights because their service was no longer required. Just like the original Greek version, Athena chose to mingle with other gods on mount Olympus - leaving humans at the mercy of mischievous gods and dangerous monsters. Each ex-Athena's knight then handed down their armor and power to their descendants or relatives. Although the war against the titans had ended, people still needed savior because sometimes Olympian gods caused havoc. Hence, the knights were still in business of saving lives.

Korax is my original character. He is one of Poseidon's 7 generals. When Triton's All-Seeing Pearl was stolen, Poseidon sent Korax to help Triton retrieve it. Such treasure mustn't have fallen to the wrong hands because it could give the owner the ability to see and change the future as well. Korax' only lead was a boat used the thief. Although Triton was so sure that the thief was Andromeda Knight's - Ouranos - father, Korax had different conclusion. While Andromeda, aided by Cygnus, battled Triton, Korax spotted Zestos - Phoenix Knight. Korax confronted Zestos but failed to capture him.

Officially, in Saint Seiya universe, the armor of this knight is called Lymnades. Problem is Lymnades is aquatic fairy but the armor itself has salamander shape. Thus, the name and the shape contradict each other. Therefore, I chose to name him Salamander Knight, rather than Lymnades Knight.

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