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The legend of Tamar

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Based on the legend many times ago now in Turkish part of Armenia two lovers not from a same village were meeting secretly every night near the sea of "Van"their love was so strong but...
Java Draw   Created Feb 08, 2012   640 x 460px    Unless noted Copyright 2012 shakeh.

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Nettie-O  Feb 10, 2012

Great drawing and amazing story! 5/5

Salita  Feb 09, 2012

Beautiful drawing and love story.....There is a similar story in S.C. of two Indian lovers who tried to swim to each other across a river when separated and both drowned...sad!

shakeh replied:  Feb 09, 2012

Thanks Salita for the comment we found that Georgian and Jewish has also the"Legend of Tamar"some different versions but with strong similarites..

sistercool  Feb 08, 2012


Artox  Feb 08, 2012

Really nice draw :) i like it!

magamagoh  Feb 08, 2012

oh, I thought it was the legend of Tamara, whereby due to a spell from a king she became a river: Tamar joined by his love Tavy,who also became a river, and they join the sea for eternity...different parts of same Legend? lovely 5/5..

shakeh replied:  Feb 08, 2012

May be My dear Magy It seems they have some similarity,the name of the girl especially and the story of the water this one is more real and the one you told is more legendary ,I will ask from one my friend in Armenia let me ask

shakeh replied:  Feb 08, 2012

this also reminds me of the "Bill Viola"s version of tristan and isolde video -performance where to lovers joined the water to reveal their true feelnigs-the water -the purification ceremony...

jellybean2011  Feb 08, 2012

what a wonderful story i need to hear more i so love the drawing how romantic 5h fav

shakeh replied:  Feb 08, 2012

Thank you for the comment,the missed part i didn't wrote is really sad,the guys of the village find humiliating to let the lover guy took away their beautiful Tamar from their village and one day some mad guys of the village turned off the light .

shakeh replied:  Feb 08, 2012

That was lightened by Tamar,the lover guy was lost in the cold waters of the sea,in the morning the people of the village foun the body of the boy ,as they told the frozened lips of the boy seemed to say two words"AH Tamar" ..

shakeh replied:  Feb 08, 2012

They found their love was sacred.Sad from what was happened from that day on the village is called"AkhTamar" and they built a church Akhtamar a very popular church till today to make wishes there .

Diona Davis  Feb 08, 2012

Nice work!!

shakeh  Feb 08, 2012

the the traditions were stronger , then their love didn't ended happily what remains from their love is the name of the island were they meet every night the people of the village called it "AkhTamar"and a church with the name of Tamar

veanette  Feb 08, 2012

she looks sad ! and is that a guy swimming at the background?

shakeh replied:  Feb 08, 2012

Yes based on the legend the boy was swimming all the way to the village secretly to meet the girl,and Tamar was lighting fire to guide the boy in the darkness of the night..

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