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Statue of Elune by Vaanel Statue of Elune by Vaanel
You know what? I love making some special doodads to beautify the scenes in our movie.
This is a statue of Elune which is build in the center of the Suramar Temple of the Moon (featured in our Machinima).

Of course there are some recent speculations by the Prophet Velen that Elune might be a Naaru BUT the Night Elves still believe that Elune's physical form was of a Night Elf (explaining why Cenarius, son of Elune is half Night Elf).

*Inspired by this art piece: [link]
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midgarangel Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Actually Ysera is the mother of Cenarius. It's in the War of the Ancients trilogy. If Elune was his mother, Cenarius would be a god (like Malrone), rather than a demigod. :)
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RaizerNinja Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
And Malorne hit that?
DAMN!!!!! :horny:
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deviantwin15 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
amazing! when can we watch the machinima? :)
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Lunanova94 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
Awesome :floating: I wish you would work for Blizzard. That would be cool :D
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Xe-of-Chaos Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
Personally, I think Elune is more a Loa than one of the Naaru.
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tyricgosa Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
awesome
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Poronyos-II Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Her face looks a little bit to male but great work. I think Elune could be half Night elf and Naaru. XD Then she would be a glowing nightelf. ^^

Did you know that since MoP the blue child is back? The little blue moon. Now we have again the White Lady (Elune) and the blue Child. ^^ Because the Name of the moon I think elune is a white Nightelf. ^^
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thewarlock66 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
alsome you should do a picture of elune and maloren if you ever want to
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Vaanel Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
Great idea :)
Cheers!
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thewarlock66 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
honostlly i want to hear more about the two togeather since blizz dosent get deep into that
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Vaanel Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
True it is an interesting subject. The sight however, seeing them together, a night elf and a 'deer' is a bit
hmmm... strange to our world. If you know what I mean. ;)
Like a human and an animal loving each other? hahaha
Still the World of Warcraft has its own set of rules and habits. For example, it is totally appropriate to have half naked woman
serving as priests in a Temple. The Goddess herself wears an outfit as much revealing like a bikini. ;)
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thewarlock66 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
indeed kinda creepy if i saw that randomly irl but in the game animals (some) can talk like the celestials from Pandaria and other creatures but it is indeed a diffrent world. as for the priest i think the elves should have learned by now that the other races see something diffrent then history XD
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arcane-villain Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
Not all of the priests and priestesses had to live in celibacy in our history and even there was a cases of sacral prostituty ;) also christian priests could have wives in early medieval, a celibacy was ordered later, to keep a Church's fortune only in Church's hand. Elune is the Moon Mother, so one of her aspects must be a deity of feminity (Moon is strong womanly symbol because of it's cyclic nature, most of european lunar deities are goddesses) and fertility. She couldn't require virginity or abstinence of her priestesses (in 'The Witcher' book series was similar situation, the priestesses of Melitele, goddess of fertility, or someone like Triple Goddess, could have sex but for example some of them vowed silence). And this is why Tyrande still can have children with Malfurion, Shandris and Maiev are still 'marriageable' (but I think nobody would as masochist to be in relationship with miss Shadowsong ;)) and priestesses can show their sexuality. ;)

Also some of the paladins can have progeny. Arthas, as a heir of the Lordaeron's throne, must kept the succession so he couldn't live in celibacy. Tirion Fordring had children as a paladin too. But in this case I think some of the paladins just could take lower ordination to the priesthood (in medieval some of teachers and medics took lower ordinations, because priesthood law was more mild than laic law). The ones who take higher, are a full priests and must keep total abstinence. This is my theory.

And Elune with Malorne... so... if she is a goddess (or Naaru who are also angelic or divine beings) so she can change her physical form. She could make love, conceive and birth a baby with Malorne in form of the great, white doe, or even his birth could look in very another way: he could be even 'sown' as a 'seed' in Emerald Dream and be adopted by Ysera who was a close friend with Malorne. At last Zeus also made love in very forms, for examply as a rain. :D So Elune could be a doe, a lightrays, and who knows what ever.
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Vaanel Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
Haha Thank you for that theory Arc-Villain.
I just love your dedication to Warcraft. :)

I believe Elune could take some other form indeed. But also I think we should not make to many connections with
the real world. That if its 'OK' in this world it is 'OK' in World of Warcraft too. I think WoW has its own unique universe (with rules and habits) which is completely mad from what we are used too, but is just normal in Warcraft. And this opens doors for the story-tellers to make some interesting plots/story-lines/relations and more! That's what I love about Warcraft. ;)
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LovelyPete Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Her mantle makes it appear as if it's radiant like the sun. Not meaning to be nit picky, it's amazingly gorgeous but wouldn't a crescent moon be more fitting then a sun?
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Vaanel Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
It was not my intention for the 'mantle' to resemble the sun. She has enough moon symbols already in her outfit.
The decoration I put behind her gives the viewer the impression that she is divine, a Goddess. It happens to look like a sun ;)
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NetherStray Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe a Naaru who forgot it was a Naaru and grew to love the night elves and became motherly towards them? I'd buy that.
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The-Miho-chan Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
she looks epic, and like it was said above, she does look like a titan
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LucyKilledPaul Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I love how she both looks like a titan and distinctly night elf at the same time! Very well done, Vaanel! You never disappoint!

I really can't wait until the machinima is done.
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lucas449 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very nice :) and cool :D
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