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Happy Marriage by humon Happy Marriage by humon
LOL "Harpy Marriage" :dummy:
I went crazy with the shiny. I'm sorry.

Most of the Japanese yokai monsters are only shown to be one gender (Unlike the Nordic monsters who more often than not has big families) but for some reason especially the tengu's private life has been the source of great speculation. None of the old stories explains where tengus come from, they are always male and there are no stories of them having intercourse with human women, so it has been speculated that the tengu women look so different that they are considered a different race, or possibly that they live far away from the men.
I joined the two theories with the harpies. They are only female but are said to get pregnant "from the wind", and tengus are said to be the masters of wind.

Case solved! :iconcoolguyshadesplz:
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Roaming-Irise Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015
One belief or theory holds that the tengu are monks who transformed into yokai in the past and thus possess potent powers. 
bbb35 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015
Oh wow. O.o
Otakukiller Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Student Writer
well, considering the sirens in the Oddyssey were actually harpies, not the commonly depicted mermaids, i imagine Harpies mated with Tengu by using their music to attract their husbands instead of beauty, which matches how plenty of birds actually mate anyway.
Kendaiblue Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
it's always fun when totally unconnected stories match up perfectly.
yoyohotmanjesus Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Ya know what they say about the size of a man's nose...

;) (Wink) 
spdy4 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is kinda cute xD
Thejboy88 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
Personally, I don't think either of them look particularly unattractive.
Xhydralisk Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dat nose, thou...
Dogfreak1233 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
I like the shiny effect. Good artwork!
Lady-of-the-Valley Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Student General Artist
This is so funny :D
I featured this here.
Moonstone27 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013   General Artist
I would love to see more of this couple XD. I dunno why, maybe just to see what got them to marry in the first place.
Vyanni-Krace-ACE Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this! Its hilarious! XD
tigers117 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Student Artist
I just love this! It's so funny I catch myself coming back to it almost everyday! XD
lxblack Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I guess that could be the case. Female sphinx live in Greece and males in Egypt.
ShadowofU Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
I'm Christian, but I hate when I hear others saying that being Gay means you are burning in hell. I have friends who are awesome and nice, and do great things and they're gay. So what?

So I completely understand. As long as you live a good life, and do the right things I don't think there is any reason for you to burn. If you like women, then good for you. If you like men, good for you. If you like both, well then great for you. :D So get off my lawn you stupid other exaggerating Christians! *shakes cane*
AmethystForge Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
Glad to hear that. Sometimes I feel like only my parents and I feel that way.
acquiesce9four Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012   General Artist
+ 1,000 awesome points for you.
lunax1234 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG i should hug u for that-i wish i could fave beautiful comments like this -i mean this just proves a point to world-hugs? :iconaawplz:
Rougecat Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is just like my Christian friends: they don't care if you use your woman only for breeding purposes while living with another person, regardless of their gender, as long as you're not gay. I should really drop those people.

And, BTW, I'm not saying that all Christians are like that, that's just the people I know. I'm just clearing that up in case of future misunderstandings.
KiyasamatheInu Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice, I like this explanation of things. :3 Though my friend has male harpyish like characters.
kilian777 Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
I feel like these two would have an interesting relationship, the kind where when they spend time together, you can kind of see something budding,like, you can see that they do make attempts at getting to know each other, and show a bit of interest...but are kin of trapped by the fact that they find each other hard to look at because of the strangeness of each other's features. That and I'd expect they make it a point to only mate in the dark.
LunaDW Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
So she's okay with the fact that the woman is used for breeding purposes and still having a co-habitation with another male?
cupcakebunny15 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
yes, she is a caricature of what many of my fellow Christians believe, they annoy me too, trust me
Shella Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
Your reasoning is as flawless as your art. I am duly impressed X]
BookWorm999 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
Oh well. At least their *souls* are saved. GREAT POST!

I believe in your God, just not your Church. (Ghandi)
cupcakebunny15 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
cool signature! I agree the church has really become a twisted, watered down chore for the most part. I feel that conversation and prayer with my fellow Christians brings me closer to god than a hour and 1/2 of church
BookWorm999 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
Deathra-Sorrows Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
I love harpies and tengus :la:
cultistofvertigo Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
God damn, that angel is such a douche. :/

<3 for harpies. :D
Stiched-Heart-Shi Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Student Writer
Brilliant detective!
the1smjb Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
Undine-Divine Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I couldnt stop laughing
Lite-up Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
broganleeshowler Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
lol lol lol :) :) :0;) :( ha ha ha thats so funny
wolfjmk Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
-_- the main rhing I hate about my religion....
I fall god and I beilive in jesus......but I also belive god wants us to be happy. I mean I'm not going out to whore and sin but
Happiness can be found in love between a man, a woeman or between teh same sex.....
That and we think animal don't have soul. Fuck that my dog had a soul. I love air work by people like you. Not afraid to do your art!
LunaDW Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
I don't think that the thoughts of God are that different from Jesus. There are many ways the politics on earth can skew what God really wants. God never directly punished anyone that loves the same sex. Usually its only the people that say they are doing "God's work".
Ananaskaneli Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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RioQuin Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You know, if this was applied in a real world setting, I'm sure this would solve all the world's problems. Look at mythology, getting it right before the problem was there.
MamaCockroach Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Lol I like the shiny, and the Angel made me laugh XD
SaruCharmed Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Are you kidding? That harpy looks awesome!!!!!
tarbano Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
now out of curiosity, was the of using the well known Red faced, human-like Tengu over the more bird-like, raven faced variety out of artistic preference?
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AngelsArcher Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Well this explains a lot :D
thelastmushroom Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Literally just laughed myself silly.
Dubnoreix Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, I love your theory! It makes complete sense! :heart: What a cute comic! ^^
cupcakebunny15 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011
this is a kick in the pants to people blinded by "the sanctity of marriage" which kinda died a long time ago
Aimiliona Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Ha ha! I had a suspicion... xD
GarnetElf Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
Excellent detective work! :D
I like this theory.
kilian777 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
I picture these two expressing subtle and reserved feelings for one another, and secretly having deep feelings for one another, sitting back to back and whispering sweet nothings to one another, and then turning around to look into each others eyes only to wince at the sight of each others weirdness and turn back around and regret it.
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