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Walking with Death by humon Walking with Death by humon

My site humoncomics.com/

Somewhat surprisingly, in old Danish stories Death is actually pretty nice (when it's not a headless horse). The stories tend to be about a man or woman walking to somewhere when suddenly a stranger shows up. They're friendly and chatty and keep the person company until they encounter something or get to the destination and suddenly the stranger looks like a corpse and the person realize it was Death all along.

One such story is about a man who meets another man and they walk together. They see a group of men on the road so the man turns to the stranger because he's worried and the stranger looks at him with "a death face" and disappears. The group of men turns out to be a gang of robbers and kills the man.

In this case I like to think it's a sad/cute story about the man Tage who has an illness and is kept company by a friendly Death trying to make him less afraid.

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variable1 Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that's so neat :)
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Coty-chan Mar 12, 2014   Traditional Artist
I've always thought of Death as a very nice and cheerfull person ouo
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Wow, grampa's name
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CooL!! :iconilavplz: Love your drawing of old Danish, Cletic, or Norse folktales and myths. It really re-inspires my love of these tales and characters :D
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fIOMERA Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ive always beleve the death himself wasnt as grim as people beleve. I always saw Death as a nice, caring and humoristicall being.
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Taschasan Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Interestingly, I've read many stories where the "companion" is someone who died but can't move on to the next world or was a friend who wanted to keep a certain promise or protect them.
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Lupen666 Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's really interesting to read about Lore like this when there's normally so much focus on the bombastic exploits of warrior gods and the like, and the visuals make it all the more awesome! :3
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jamaicancrocodile Feb 5, 2014  Professional Writer
that's so creepy yet not at the same time...
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Duo1 Feb 5, 2014   Traditional Artist
aww poor guy :)
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