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Kali vs. Rakasha by jubjubjedi Kali vs. Rakasha by jubjubjedi
One of the battles in Roger Zelazny's Lord of Light. Kali, Shiva, Yama and Agni are all hunting down Sam, who, at this point in the novel, has aligned himself with the Rakasha. The Rakasha are former inhabitants of the colonized world in which all these events take place, and have given up their physical forms long ago to become beings of energy. However, they end up longing for physical forms and have thus developed the capacity to posses individuals. Oh, and they love gambling, LOL.

"Taraka, Lord of the Rakasha, is a demon, an energy being. Like the rest of his kind he was bound by Sam in the early days, but he is set free by Sam as part of a bargain to marshal his fellow demons to oppose the Gods."

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tushantin Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
Quick question: What IS Lord of Light? Now, I can simply just search and find out, but I'm hoping to get some more general info that I might not be able to find. XD
jubjubjedi Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
Hey! Well it's an old Science Fiction book written in the late 60's by Roger Zelazny. It won awards and is definitely still in print, so you can find it pretty much anywhere, most especially online bookstores. I guess it's one of the early examples of mixing science fiction and ancient mythology. The setting is basically in the far future where some people have developed 'mutations', not unlike the X-Men, and have styled themselves after ancient Indian deities. Hope that helps, let me know if you want more information!
libran005 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I loved the way you have mixed the eastern mythology with the western comic feel...
Thats a great interpretation... especially Loved this piece
jubjubjedi Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011
Thanks for the kind words!! When I get the chance, I plan on doing more art for this story.
libran005 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh wow... Looking forward to it...
Dreaminator Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011   Digital Artist
My friend i trully enjoy these series of art. I think the gods with the steampunk flavor is a very genuine idea! A wonderful new point of view of a classic subject.[link]
kapunua Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010
Oh wow, the light, the colors and the DETAILS. I just finished this section last night. Loved it. Beautiful work, makes me want to re-read that whole part. :D
jubjubjedi Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
Thanks again!
I've reread the book like 4 times, LOL... I get new ideas everytime. I just love the fusion of mythology and science fiction.
GI-MO Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Student General Artist
Awesome! I like the contrasting colors in this picture. What they need is a shotgun . . .
LocustaVampa Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010
Rakasha will fall I`m sure of it!
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