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And They Danced by humon And They Danced by humon

For the uncensored (and slightly bigger) version, go to my site humoncomics.com/and-they-dance…
Also, if you want a list of the creatures appearing in the picture, that's on my site too.

During the Victorian era it became popular to imagine all the Nordic folklore creatures partying together in the hills of the elves. It's something I've always wanted to draw, and I finally did!

There's a lot of stories about humans stumbling upon a party like this, being invited in for a dance, but running away.

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:iconarigato9000:
arigato9000 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I love the Nokken. He looks so happy.
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:iconthefirecircleyagna:
TheFireCircleYagna Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
He's cute!
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Apple-Fruit Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014
Looks lovely and fun! You did a very nice job at coloring them in!
Now, just wondering, would you accept their invitation to dance if you stumbled upon them?
I know I would! :) You know, if this doesn't fall into the same category as when they dance you to death.
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:iconakinmytua:
Akinmytua Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought the one lady had four arms (because of the censoring) at first and was very confused... Still and awesome drawing though.
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:iconthefirecircleyagna:
TheFireCircleYagna Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
The lady is the "slattenpatte, meaning "flabby tits"
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:iconkinggigasmon:
Kinggigasmon Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Please draw more pictures of the male elf and the mare! They look so cute!
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:iconnimilasofthe8sheep:
nimilasofthe8sheep Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014
Hahah! This is awesome. And the way you censored it is hilarious xD
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:iconjosegoncalo:
josegoncalo Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:clap:
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:iconteam-razorblade:
Team-RazorBlade Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
why cant life be like this?
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:iconkendermouse:
kendermouse Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
Why do they run away? What would happen if they stayed and danced?
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:iconj4b:
J4B Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They would dance until they died maybe.
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:icondagar00:
Dagar00 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist
This reminded me of certain aspect of slavic mythology. Specifically, some slavic demons, for example rusalkas, made a habit of dancing with their victims untill they die from exhaustion.
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:icondanubium:
Danubium Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014
Hipster theology.
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:iconblack-sweater:
Black-Sweater Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lovin the elementals XDD
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:iconfuzzynecromancer:
FuzzyNecromancer Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
This is pure fun, but my favorite part is the reaction of the well man. I guess living in a dark hole and sometimes sending out plagues doesn't really do much for your social skills. u.u
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:iconpage-mistress:
Page-Mistress Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
I love all of these dancing pairs (plus musicians), but I think I like the female elf and the stream man the best.

They remind me of the Spring Sprite from Fantasia 2000 in her water form and her plant form (I'm going by color, not whether these are their actual forms, before anyone tries to point that out to me). I imagine their dancing movements are very fluid looking (you know, because of how they look), and thus be a sight to behold.

The nisse and the bog woman are a close second, because watching them dance with their size differences would probably be amazing to see too. Plus, his outfit looks adorable, and I love the way her skirt is moving.
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:iconbeutifulgoth:
beutifulgoth Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
Is it weird that seeing this censored makes me more uncomfortable than the uncensored version?
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:iconwynjas:
wynjas Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014
Hi! love ths! *lol* about the censoring though: unless dA has changed their rules recently they allow full nudity just as long as nothing is erect or emitting bodily fluids... ;)
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:iconnutcase9:
Nutcase9 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014
. . . which is probably the best response, really.
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:iconemperornortonii:
EmperorNortonII Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Lovely! :D
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:iconpumpkinguardian:
PumpkinGuardian Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
Looks like they're having a great time! I might want to join the party... as long as I don't get killed for it or something Sweating a little... 
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:iconmoonstar37:
Moonstar37 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Student General Artist
Love your stuff! I was wondering where you got all your information on myths and legends. Can't wait for more stuff!
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:iconndrn:
NdrN Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
Very nice!
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:iconblackwhiteangelcat13:
BlackWhiteAngelCat13 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Man this looks great, and I really do seeing the mermaid and
the troll tougher, they just look so sweet.
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:iconcavaleiroviking:
cavaleiroviking Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
just lovely
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:iconmasterbasset:
Masterbasset Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
I like the merriment it evokes.
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:iconmindkiller1989:
Mindkiller1989 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
Who WOULDN'T join in?
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:iconcool-ewan:
cool-ewan Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconcoolkidewan:
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:iconfargokraft:
fargokraft Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
interesting piece :3
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:iconlilablack:
LilaBlack Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw Gosh this is cute!
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:iconprofzamn:
ProfZamn Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Student Interface Designer
Boobs & tails, huh?
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:iconienkoron:
Ienkoron Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
I'd join in, where's the Barbie? :)
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:iconkurophoenix90:
kurophoenix90 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
This would made a supergreat t-shirt!
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dubdotherdain Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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kurophoenix90 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014
Thanks for posting this Link. These guys are really great. Never heard them before!
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SurfSweet776 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
I love it, but whats with the huge saggy boobs? what myth is that?
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FrankiLew Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Student General Artist
I saw the original on your site and while I'll still fav this I sort of like the uncensored version more. There's nothing wrong with artistic nudity and it feels a lot more authentic when you leave what's obviously there there. There isn't anything especially sexual going on, they're all just dancing, say for maybe that well man and huldra over but that's all I can pick up and even then I don't see that as anything depraved or grossly sexualized.

Still a great picture as always, I love your folklore and mythology so if it's the only way to get it on dA I'll still have it =)
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Wanderer619 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
D'aaw c:
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:iconbabakosen:
BabakoSen Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Can you name them, say, clockwise from the giant girl with leafy underwear around to the little black thing with flaming hair? I recognize some of them (e.g. the Nix in the center), but not all.
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:iconkaiwou:
Kaiwou Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Student Artist
this is very cute actually :)
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:iconmagicmoon37:
MagicMoon37 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
That's cute. What coloring is it?:) (Smile) 
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:iconbegginerartist12:
begginerartist12 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Student General Artist
"... and they cried, and had a really really good time..."
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:iconthislazypanda:
ThisLazyPanda Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The troll/mermaid pair! I have a troll/merman pair > u < (Both male ^ - ^)
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:icongrimm-lupe:
Grimm-Lupe Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
I like the idea :)
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:iconexperimenta5:
experimentA5 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
This is amazing seeing all the creatures you have presented to us over the years in one picture interacting with eachother! :D
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:iconeshianfulika:
EshianFulika Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Seems odd that you'd censor artistic nudes on deviant art. 
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:iconjustlookingaround3:
Justlookingaround3 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
I think you should Illustrate America stumbling in on it, and his inevitable reactions
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:iconbriannamermaid:
BriannaMermaid Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This needs to happen. Please.
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:iconmyrksuki:
MyrkSuki Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
Something something Midsummernight's Eve?
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