MahoInu (Fan Art Portfolio) Homestuck OC Maerah Ghumus

Homestuck OC Maerah Ghumus
Promote This Work!
We now require registration to download high resolution fan art. Please take a few seconds to register absolutely free! Click here now. (Registering will also let you tell this artist how much you enjoy their work in the comments below.)

Because I was bored.

Name: Maerah Ghumus
In Greek mythology, Maera was the hound of Erigone, daughter of Icarius of Athens.
Icarius was a follower of the wine god Dionysus and had been taught how to make wine. While travelling, Icarius met some shepherds, who killed him. Erigone was worried about her father, and set off with Maera to find him. Maera led her to his grave, and both became so overwhelmed with grief that she hanged herself and Maera leapt off a cliff. Upon hearing the news, Dionysus placed them in the sky as the constellations Virgo (Erigone), Boötes (Icarius), and the star, Procyon (Maera).
The modern Arabic name for Procyon (Canis Minor) is غموص ghumūṣ.

Blood Color: Purple, almost Violet.
Took this test [link] and got purple but 0.1 point off from being violet so I took the RBG numbers for "homestuck blood" violet, multiplied them by 0.1 and subtracted he sum from the original number to get her color.

Title: Seer of Hope
Quiz was taken here [link]

Lusus: Gelert
Gelert is the name of a legendary dog associated with the village of Beddgelert (whose name means "Gelert's Grave") in Gwynedd, northwest Wales. The story of Gelert is a variation on the well-worn "Faithful Hound" folk-tale motif, which lives on as an urban legend. It is classified as Aarne-Thompson type 178A. Here, the dog is alleged to have belonged to Llywelyn the Great, Prince of Gwynedd, and to have been a gift from King John of England. In this legend, Llywelyn returns from hunting to find his baby's cradle overturned, the baby missing and the dog with blood around its mouth. Imagining that it has savaged the child, Llywelyn draws his sword and kills the dog, which lets out a final dying yelp. He then hears the cries of the baby and finds it unharmed under the cradle, along with a dead wolf which had attacked the child and been killed by Gelert. Llywelyn is then overcome with remorse and he buries the dog with great ceremony, yet can still hear the dying yelp. After that day Llywelyn never smiles again.

Chumhandle: suicidalCynologist
suicidal because of Maera leaping off a cliff, Cynologist is a person who studies dogs

Quirks: Replaces the first o in a word with 0, followed by 3 o's. Replaces"how" with "howl" and changes word that have to do with talking or speaking to "howl". When it's a double o's she only puts one o after the 0
"H0ooowl are y0ooou d0oooing t0oooday?"
"What are y0ooou h0ooowling 0ooon ab0ooout?"
"It's alm0ooost n0o0on, where have y0ooou been!?"

Symbol I got from here http://www.suberic.net/~dmm/astro/constellations.html
This is all I really have so far for her, I'll be making changes and adding this as I keep developing her.

So her horns are based off of the shape of Canis Minor. Also after talking with a friend of mine, I've decided to make it so she used to have the same strength of hearing and sense of smell that dogs have, however something happens to her that causes her to go deaf. So now she only has a strong sense of smell (like Terezi's). Equius tried to make her a pair of robot ears but she thought they looked stupid so instead she learned to read lips.
Because of the whole "Erigone becomes Virgo and Maera becomes Procyon" thing, Maerah has a very close relationship with Kanaya

Created
10/16/12
Category
Homestuck Fan Art
Tags
Canis, female, Ghumus, Homestuck, Hope, Maerah, Minor, OC, of, Seer, Troll
Views
215 views
Votes
0 votes thumb
Favorited
0 members Favoritefavorite
Member Dedication
Everyone
Feedback
0 comments
Sourced By
This work is not available for use in other pieces

Options

Share this

URL
Thumbnail URL
Image HTML
Thumbnail HTML
World Share
World Share Thumbnail
Hi there friend!

Register free or !