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Invidia Adoptables Hawaiian Deities by ShadowKira Invidia Adoptables Hawaiian Deities by ShadowKira
Third batch of Invidias, these are all Hawaiian Deities!! :D If I have any of this info wrong please tell me, I am not super familiar with Hawaiian mythology although I did find it really fun to research!

Part of my Seven Deadly Sin adoptables, Invidias are the embodiment of Envy. They're mischievous shape shifters, they can shape shift into just about anything but they remain the same colors. They also have mutlipersonalities because of their abilities, so instead of one base identity, they either have two or three varied personalities. If you have a female Invidia she may have up to two female personalities and one male, or all three can be female. But you cannot have two males personalities if the overall gender is supposed to be female. Make sense?

Here's my Invidia Anu... [link]
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1- Kamohoali'i – Hawaiian shark god who was the chief of the many lesser shark deities in the Hawaiian pantheon. Kamoho was the brother of the fire goddess Pele and was considered the guardian god of the Hawaiian Islands.

Owner: Claimed on FA.

2- Milu -> The goddess who ruled over the subterranean land of the dead which shared her name. A cave led to her realm and the mouth of this cave was guarded by two gigantic lizards. The association of lizards with the land of the dead came from the way lizards often feed on flies and if there’s one thing dead bodies do it’s attract flies. She would punish the souls of the wicked by feeding them on flies and beetles, then devour them after cooking them in her eternally burning oven.

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3- Haumea-> Hawaiian mother-goddess who was prayed to by midwives attending at the birth of children. Another famous myth about her involves her ownership of a grove of enchanted trees. One of them produced fish the way other trees produce fruit. She gave this tree to humans with the warning to never shake the tree to get fish to fall but instead wait for the fish to ripen and fall on their own.

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Demosthenes-101 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
Interesting characters for sure. Well....erm....a few things to note. ^^; The shark god's name is actually Kamohoali'i eldest brother to Pele and in fact the guardian of the water of life (fresh water or wai as it is known in olelo Hawaii or Hawaiian). He is said to have guided Pele and all her siblings to Hawaii from their native lands of Kahiki, which you now know better as Tahiti, the land from which the most recently arrived of the Polynesians to Hawaii came from before European contact. It should be noted that Pele was actually the goddess of volcanos and lava, not fire although there is an obvious connection between the two hence the common mistake (the fire deity was a god named ʻAi-lāʻau). And if you want an interesting side note Pele has a sister named Poliahu who is the goddess of snow and ice (kea in Hawaiian) and fought (and reportedly is still fight today) with Pele in constant rivalry. (The whole fire and ice theme) That's all I got, and the rest seems pretty accurate. Growing up on these legends, I never envisioned the great spirits of the ancients quite this way before, but indeed many of them to animorphic forms so this may be in accordance with what the great legends of old state. But why are they masked?
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ShadowKira Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
Thanks, I saw both versions and wasn't sure. These aren't actually supposed to be the deities exactly but they're inspired by them.

Invidias were part of my Seven Deadly Sin adoptables, they represent Envy. And while trying to come up with a physical version of Envy I figured it might be cool to make them shape shifters. While they can take on any form they still have to have an identity, and the idea is... Each has a mask that has a sort of animal totem. Each mask is different and parts of their body vary depending on the species. My Invidia was for Envy when I originally made them, Envy's animal is a canine. I like Egyptian themes so I made her a Jackal. Her mask is a Jackal head, she has canine feet and a jackal tail. Her fully anthromorphic form also essentially looks like an anthro jackal with the invidia hands and ears. She has three personalities, her main personality, a second female personality named Ahri. And a male personality, Azen. She can shift between these three personalities and can also mimic the appearance of anyone else she comes into contact with but she will always be green like her base form. All of the above designs can shape shift and can have up to three personalities, they also should have traits of the god, deity or animal that they're inspired by. :)
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Demosthenes-101 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
Kinda figured. I remember you adaptable deadly sins quite well. Funny thing in Hawaiian mythology....those were some of the original anthro/furries to ever be conceived!!!!!:giggle:
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Liquid-Bliss-XXX Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
LOVE number one. If only I wasn't broke. ;v;b Looks good though!
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ShadowKira Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
Thank you, I'm glad you like him! I'm in the same boat unfortunately... :(
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Alice-OKai Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
I love number 2!!
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ShadowKira Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
Thank you! I wanted to let you know I'm going to be linking you to your sketch again tomorrow, I was reworking the tail a bit today and I've been trying to see what I like best but I think I'm going to try to keep it simple still. :)
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