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'Rusalka- In Slavic mythology, a rusalka was a female ghost, water nymph, succubus or mermaid-like demon that dwelled in a lake. She was considered a being of the unclean force. The ghostly version is the soul of a young woman who had died in or near a lake and came to haunt that lake; this undead rusalka is not invariably malevolent, and will be allowed to die in peace if her death is avenged. In most versions, the rusalka is an unquiet dead being. According to Zelenin, people who die violently and before their time, such as young women who commit suicide because they have been jilted by their lovers, or unmarried women who are pregnant out of wedlock, must live out their designated time on earth as a spirit.
Rusalki can also come from unbaptized children, often those who were born out of wedlock and drowned by their mothers for that reason. Baby rusalki supposedly wander the forest begging to be baptized so that they can have peace. They are not necessarily innocent, however, and can attack a human foolish enough to approach them.'

Well, that's the defination Wikipedia gave for the most part and I think it explains pretty well.
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VincentCruise Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011
They have some similarities to the Siren of Greek Mythology, The Yurei of Japan and the "White Lady" of the Philippines.
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Semi-Crazy Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2007  Hobbyist
Her agonizing sadness... And, gosh, her hair! GORGEOUS!! Good work!
And I'm glad I read your description...Definitely something I didn't know that could prove useful to me in my future stories!
Her face is so pretty!
I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the way you were able to make the water....Beautiful!
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Aniua Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2007
Thanks :blowkiss:
I'm happy you like it, Both the discription and the picture :) They're interesting creatures~
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Yeka Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2006
Rusalka means mermaid, not evil or anything just mermaid..I'm russianand thats a russian word. Her arms look kind of fat dont they now?
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Aniua Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2006
Hm, her arms look weird to me too.

Rusalka is like...evil. Like an EVIL ghost of a drowned girl. Yea. Hm. It's polish too. Yep.
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Yeka Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2006
Nooooooooo Rusalka mean mermaid, just that. Would you call Ariel an evil mermaid? I THINK NOT! Cuz if you do my sister would cry and hate you and never speak to ye again.
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Aniua Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2006
Ariel was no ruslaka, no no, she was a MERMAID. Ruslaki are like the evilz. Ur sister already hates me becuase u feed her a WEB OF LIES.
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Yeka Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2006
She hates you because u r you! And rusalka MEANS mermaid! Foo
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Aniua Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2006
Noooooo.
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darkelvenmage Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2006
o___o Gorgeous!
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darkangelictear Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful.. you really are the talented one....
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Aniua Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2006
Thanks =)
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Lobstersnail Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2006
That's beautiful! O_O
God I wish I could draw like that.
<3
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Aniua Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2006
Thanks!
I'm sure you will be able to (if not better) when you reach my age =)
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Lobstersnail Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2006
Your welcome!
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Yeah i guess so. n__n
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Alittle-Homicidal Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2006
scary, yet beautiful
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Aniua Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2006
Thanks =D
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Keelay Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2006  Student General Artist
holy feck aniu!
this is amazing!
its really pretty and clean and the coluring is amazing!
i love this ~faves~
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Aniua Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2006
I'm happy you like it so much, Thanks Keelay =D
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Anna301510 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2006
Oh wow! This is so beautiful!
I love the how the hair looks in the water, and the shading on everything is great! @.@
:+fav:
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Aniua Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2006
Ack, thanks =D I'm flattered.
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JessieRaye Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2006
She's so pretty Aniu!!! X3 Your lips have improved since we first did meet.
.......and damn you for making me wake up early and then vanishing. -_-
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Aniua Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2006
Thanks =) Yea, I think so too. When I'm not too good at drawing something, I sketch it out and see how other people draw it. Thus, I practices and looked at examples??? Now I sound like a turd >.<
Wake up early??? It was 9!
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JessieRaye Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2006
Hahah. Whatever works.

IT'S SUMMER!!!!! 9 am is like 5 am!
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Aniua Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2006
psht, i woke up at 5 am almost every day this summer for classes =p
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JessieRaye Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2006
-_- Yeeeah but I didn't. Cuz, ya know- I graduated high school and all. =P
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Aniua Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2006
Yea. You did. But I have two years left of highschool and all. =p
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JessieRaye Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2006
Righto. Then you can sleep!
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Aniua Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2006
No no, then I have 7 years left of dental school. SEVEN years.
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