Curupira

Curupira

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Curupira



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Title: Curupira
Pixel Artist: Paulo Peres  (Level 6 SWAT :: 5325 points)
Posted: 6/27/2010 10:59
Palette: 32 colors
Statistics:  6 comments    0 faves    0 avatars

Curupira is a male supernatural being from Brazil's folklore.
It originates from the Tupi indian mithology and he usually takes the form of a boy with (literally) flaming hair and green teeth.
 

His most startling characteristic, however, is that his feet are turned to face backwards.
 

To protect the forest from the destructive habits of man, he happily tolerates those who hunt for food but is infuriated by those who hunt for the pleasure of it and will lay traps and confuse them so that they become eternally lost in the forest. His backward feet, for example, have the effect of confusing hunters who may try to follow his tracks.
In addition, he has a super speed, that human eye is unable to follow.


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Paulo Peres (Level 6 SWAT) @ 7/2/2010 05:19

Thanks, Webus!


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Webus (Level 3 Stalker) @ 7/1/2010 20:31

 Oh, thanks, didn't read it at all... my bad. I really like the animation of the ball :)


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Paulo Peres (Level 6 SWAT) @ 7/1/2010 20:29

According to legend, the Curupira feet are turned backwards to confuse the hunters.

The text above explains more details.


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Webus (Level 3 Stalker) @ 7/1/2010 17:49

What happened to his feet 


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Paulo Peres (Level 6 SWAT) @ 6/28/2010 09:07

Valeu aí, Lucas!


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ellie-is (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 6/28/2010 07:14

 Boa idéia, cara.


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