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Holy Company by Noiry Holy Company by Noiry
Happy Halloween! :D

Instead of pumpkins and witches, I've decided to do a rural take on the subject.

The 'Santa Compaña' (Holy Company) is a mytical belief from Galicia and Asturias (my land, where it is called "Güestia"), in northwest Spain. It's a procession of souls that wanders paths and forests. It's an omen of death for those who see it pass by.
It's said that if you see the Santa Compaña you must draw a circle in the ground and get in, or lie face-down and cover your ears to not hear their prayers.

And never ever accept a candle if it's handled to you by one of these souls or you'll be soon joining the company.
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murmaidlure Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think I've seen something resembling this in the older Fantasia and never got it. Until now. This is creepy, I love it!
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Megistos86 Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
Hola Noiry, quisiera preguntarte si no te importa que usara esta imagen para mi artículo en mi wiki sobre mitologias y leyendas de la peninsula ibérica (mitologiaiberica.wikia)
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Noiry Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
No vi este mensaje D: Puedes usarla (si aún te interesa) :)
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shadowzabimaru Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Student General Artist
Ehhhh!!! La Santa Compaña!!! TE AMO NOIRY!!!! (Vivi toda mi infancia en Galicia)
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Berylia-Crystalia Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Gracias por hacernos descubrir esta creencia.
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Kradath Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
Yo había oído que es una persona viva lo que va delante de la Santa Compaña, con una vela. La única forma de librarse es que otro la tome en su lugar. Pero claro, lo vi hace años y no sé si estará dentro del mito.
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chiditasol Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
omg D:
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xJessie-chan Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Interesting
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StevenSWM Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
OK, I won't accept a candle from any of them...but what if they just want to drip hot candle wax over my trembling naked body, like so many of my other friends love to do???
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Paloma-momiji Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Dios la santa compña!!! me encantaera mi cuento favorito de cuando era pequeña jajaXD
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KomomeLoden Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Oh dios,nunca me imagine encontrarme un recuerdo a la santa compaña en halloween ,+8tumbado para noiry
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Matsunome Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
This would make an amazing print. I hope you do more stuff like this. Old legends are always such amazing things, and pictures like this help give them, ironically in this case, a life of their own.
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valinha Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
iluso de mi que pensaba que la santa compaña era solo de Galicia :)
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MartaValentin Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Mola mucho! En tradiciones no hay quien gane a los norteños! ;)
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Paterdixit Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
el día que me la encuentre en el pueblo, ya verás los líquidos que pierdo al orinarme encima xD
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SpellboundFox Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice!
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CherryAngel16 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
Vaya! no sabia de eso de la Santa Compaña. La verdad es que el el norte teneis muchas mas leyendas de este tipo que aqui en el sur. Me gustaria visitar esa zona algun dia, creo que me gustaria.
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Isharael Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
O como solía escuchar de pequeña... cuando llueva no mires atrás porque la Santa Compaña puede aparecer en cualquier encrucijada, lo mejor es correr a casa.
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LaDySaraHNightray Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Santa Compaña :3
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MeLiNaHTheMixed Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Santa Compaña!!!
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