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Aeonic God, Baalphometh by lvl9Drow Aeonic God, Baalphometh by lvl9Drow
This is the Aeonic God/Goddess Baalphometh. He/she is strongly based on Baphomet, the symbolic alchemical composite figure. And much like Baphomet he/she is a hermaphrodite and is the deity of alchemy, intelligence, inspiration, enlightenment and creativeness, philosophy and is the deity that rules over the aeonic beings known as the daemon who take after her/his own philosophical viewpoint. He/she is either Neutral Good or Chaotic Good, I haven't settled yet. but she/he is not evil, which is also a tragedy on the real life Baphomet being percieved as evil. As a side note he/she was neither evil or a deity, let alone a demon, but an idea, a symbol. I am a huge fan of Baphomet, even though I am Atheist.

Back to the fantasy make believe Baalphometh; In Mid-World Baalphometh resides in Purgetory and was kicked out of Heaven by Deos. this is why he/she and the daemon no longer look angelic, however their pure souls and mind prevented them from becoming a truly corrupted looking demonic form, as what happened to Licus. This doesn't daunt her/him as (I'm just going to refer to this god as a SHE) she believes goodness is from within. She helped Licus, god of rebellion, escape the shackles of hell and was also herself saved from falling completely to hell by Mithra, a strong ally of hers.

I posed Baalphometh similar to Shiva in his cosmic dance. I also gave her very universal alchemical symbols and the traditional Baphomet symbolism like the Chessed moon and the moon of Gebura, the spirit of intellect above her head (which i gave to all the aeonic gods) and the Caduceus snakes, or hermetic serpents, only their not around her penis and instead terminate at her third eye like in traditional tantric Buddhist mysticism. Hope you guys like, this is one of my favorites. 

Edit: I almost forgot, this picture was forged to the music of Tool 10,000 days. I thought it would be appropriate to the content. You should see what's being forged to Opeth, he's a feisty one. 
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MadMonty13 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I've always liked the idea of dynamism, of having a deity or power which is neither fully good or evil. Sure, black and white morals can be good for certain characters and can make a story interesting, but grey is by and large the dominant. It makes them so much easier to relate to, because we ourselves have great qualities and huge flaws.
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lvl9Drow Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014
Well, he/she is Neutral Good I think. No one evil or greedy would worship. Although anyone can venerate Baalphometh if they are an Alchemist. 
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DiegoBastet Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice. I think that what really drives me in is all the little symbols, parchment, and, specially, the little writings. I fully understand that they are written in the ancient language of Bullshit Script, but they really look that it's *something* written, and not just random marks and symbols. I like this kind of detail!
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lvl9Drow Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
Yea, they're just scribbles. XD
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the-friendly-troll Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I like it. 
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lvl9Drow Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
Thanks!
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the-friendly-troll Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're quite welcome.
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frazamm Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
Try scanning it in two parts then combine both at the overlap. Photoshop is able to do that automatically.
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lvl9Drow Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
No Photoshop. I'll try rescanning it though. 
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frazamm Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
You could try any other graphics program if it allows a multiply layer.
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