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W. R.
08-09-2010, 04:17 PM
In order to keep it in a separate thread.

An example: Belarus as depicted in Hetalia: Axis Powers

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_x9jc4TJDEsM/SnaLpaaM4xI/AAAAAAAABIY/u1yy7A6h4ls/s800/belarus-aph.jpg

Lars
08-09-2010, 05:02 PM
Speaking of national personifications I only know of Holger Danske.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/de/Holger_danske.jpg

Óttar
08-09-2010, 05:07 PM
Johnny Appleseed. This was back in the 19th century when cider was plentiful and America's #1 native alcoholic beverage. Now we have to import it from England, and the one brand from Vermont is more expensive than the imported. Irony.

http://www.swedenborg.org/jappleseed/mainpage/01.gif

Psychonaut
08-10-2010, 01:07 AM
Reposted from the ruh-tard thread. (http://www.theapricity.com/forum/showthread.php?p=251093#post251093) The United States is also known as Columbia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbia_%28name%29):

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/3a/ColumbiaStahrArtwork.jpg

Tomasz
08-10-2010, 01:15 AM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/91/Rok_1863_Polonia.JPG

It's Polonia, female personification of the Polish Kingdom.

Another example:

http://www.poczytaj.pl/okl/18000/18358.jpg

Comte Arnau
08-10-2010, 01:54 AM
Legend has it that Otger Catalo summoned the Nine Knights of the Land to reconquer the country that had been taken by the Saracens. Otger and the nine brave lords from nine Catalan regions gathered their swords and swore before Our Lady in the Pyrenean Monastery of Ripoll, that they'd fight until death to reconquer it. The spirit of one of the knights, Count Arnau, still haunts the area...

Some Catalans would attribute later the origin of the name Catalonia to that legendary father of the land, Otger Catalo. (False, of course)

http://byfiles.storage.live.com/y1p2ktcIBywPB7g7k_p7hNoqm5QKJvw9w21ZgGUXOa4_JGwLOB vv1IjBvHe7XTfikXIXx7gH0IbgLU


Another important historic guy, Guifré el Pilós (Wilfred the Hairy), also father of the land according to another legend, who would have created the Catalan flag while agonizing, asking the Frankish emperor to move his four fingers down on a golden shield after touching the blood of one his wounds.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/80/Llegenda-quatre-barres-sang.jpg/800px-Llegenda-quatre-barres-sang.jpg


Finally, although not exclusively Catalan, the legend of Saint George (Sant Jordi), the princess and the dragon, is well-known in Catalonia and celebrated every 23rd of April. He is Catalonia's patron saint, and the day is regarded as the real Lovers Day here. Consequently, Saint George and usually dragons in general can symbolize Catalonia on some occasions.

http://www.atrica.es/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/sant-jordi.jpg

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_9TarzXcNgAI/SOa1LChW-BI/AAAAAAAAAQc/7vOKvJ4zYbE/s400/R-1346105-1211502152.jpg

Pallantides
08-10-2010, 02:47 AM
http://www.snl.no/system/images/k/kittelsen_theodor_soria_moria.jpg
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/36/Arbo-Per_Gynt.jpg
http://lister.vg.no/lists/img/2008-02/11007/list_640px.jpg

nisse
08-10-2010, 04:53 AM
http://dlm3.meta.ua/pic/0/26/244/d_slW017kU.jpg

http://storinka-m.kiev.ua/uploaded/malyarstvo/057.jpg

http://storinka-m.kiev.ua/uploaded/malyarstvo/051.jpg

http://image.shutterstock.com/display_pic_with_logo/350467/350467,1254425478,1/stock-photo-beautiful-girl-in-the-ukrainian-national-costume-watercolor-art-illustration-38059729.jpg

Grumpy Cat
08-10-2010, 05:07 AM
http://gamesnet.vo.llnwd.net/o1/gamestar/objects/409036_main.jpg

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Pallantides
08-10-2010, 10:13 AM
This one is cute!:D
http://img2.ak.crunchyroll.com/i/spire4/e829ec99892269f5b2c7e7e477929ffa1243002278_full.pn g

Tabiti
08-10-2010, 10:18 AM
http://www.bulgarica.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/Vladimir-D-Maistora-kartina.jpg
This picture is often called "The typical Bulgarians".
http://dariknews.bg/uploads/news_images/200906/photo_big_364269.jpg
Some typical female types.

Nglund
08-10-2010, 10:37 AM
https://amherstcinema.org/UserFiles/henryV.jpg
http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/7355/gauntou1.jpg
http://ogimages.bl.uk/images/011/011STO000000594U00013VRB%5BSVC2%5D.jpg

Falkata
08-10-2010, 02:36 PM
Santiago Matamoros ("Muslim killer").
The patron saint of Galicia and Spain. The legend says that he came down from heaven with his white horse to help the christians against the muslims in the battle of Urquijo in the IX century

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b4/Santiago_Matamoros%2C_18th_century.jpg
http://www.galice.net/fotos_galicia/fotos_santiago/santiago_matamoros.jpg
http://www.bicimur.murcia-region.com/espanaenbicicleta/caminosantiago/imagenes/Santiago_M_M.jpg

Tyrrhenoi
08-10-2010, 02:47 PM
The Netherlands always personified as a Lion

http://i.usatoday.net/travel/_photos/2008/03/18/map-topper.jpg

http://www.gerarddummer.nl/google_earth/didactiek/images/Leo_belgicus.png

http://www.ontdeknederland.org/contents/pages/28731/148.JPG

http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s202/CrazyCavia/Volkel/J-015.jpg

Daos
08-12-2010, 06:27 AM
personify = attribute human qualities to something;)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/9a/Revolutionary_Romania_by_C_D_Rosenthal.jpg
Revolutionary Romania

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/da/Rosenthal_-_Romania_rupandu-si_catusele_pe_Campia_Libertatii.jpg
Romania Breaking off Her Chains on the Field of Liberty

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/31/Gheorghe_Tattarescu_-_11_februarie_1866_Romania_Moderna.jpg
February 11th, 1866 - The Modern Romania

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/13/Gheorghe_Tattarescu_-_De%C5%9Fteptarea_Rom%C3%A2niei.jpg
Romania's awakening

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b9/French_caricature_on_the_Romanian-German_Peace_Treaty.jpg
French caricature on the Romanian-German Peace Treaty of 1918

esaima
08-26-2010, 03:46 PM
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_0UoOOHHAzdc/TDG4-0MHcYI/AAAAAAAAAaU/Yxzwtab7pvo/s1600/IMG_6385.JPG

Eesti ema/Estonian mother

Treffie
08-26-2010, 03:55 PM
Dame Wales

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/86/Dame_Wales.jpg

Deffroad Cymru, the Awakening of Wales

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/8a/Walescw.jpg

SwordoftheVistula
08-30-2010, 07:03 AM
Johnny Appleseed. This was back in the 19th century when cider was plentiful and America's #1 native alcoholic beverage. Now we have to import it from England, and the one brand from Vermont is more expensive than the imported. Irony.

But much better quality. Woodchuck is much better than Stongbow/Bulger's. It's not even that much, you can get a 24 pack at Kappy's for around $25 or less. Also there is Hornsby's which isn't bad either.

Though truly, you can't claim to have enjoyed British Cider without chugging a 2.5 liter bottle of White Lightening, though from what I hear this product has been discontinued.

Foxy
08-30-2010, 08:22 AM
Saint Francesco, patron of Italy.

http://chiaruccia.it/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/Giotto-San-Francesco-predica-agli-uccelli.jpg

Dante Alighieri, considered the greatest writer ever together with Shakespeare and Homerus.

http://www.parlital.it/imagini/foto/Dante/Dante%20e%20la%20Commedia%20-%20intero.jpg

Murphy
08-30-2010, 12:28 PM
http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/5903/teddys.jpg

W. R.
08-30-2010, 09:21 PM
http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/5903/teddys.jpgAny comments?

Murphy
08-30-2010, 09:28 PM
Any comments?

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SwordoftheVistula
08-31-2010, 05:58 AM
http://chaster.us/wp/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/america-fuck-yeah-bikini-breasts-cola-gun-big-mac.jpg

http://failness.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/steven-colbert-300x240.jpg

Yona
09-27-2010, 11:30 AM
http://dlm3.meta.ua/pic/0/26/244/d_slW017kU.jpg

http://storinka-m.kiev.ua/uploaded/malyarstvo/057.jpg

http://storinka-m.kiev.ua/uploaded/malyarstvo/051.jpg

http://image.shutterstock.com/display_pic_with_logo/350467/350467,1254425478,1/stock-photo-beautiful-girl-in-the-ukrainian-national-costume-watercolor-art-illustration-38059729.jpg

a-ha... i see my lovely country!

i have better to add. enjoy;-)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLeOiDF99Yo&feature=related

W. R.
05-01-2011, 08:13 PM
Natalla Arloŭskaja once more. My type of a girl. :tongue1:


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Adolfito Bonifaz
05-19-2011, 08:26 PM
Allegory of Spain, by Juan Gálvez...

http://hostingb.hotchyx.com/adult-image-hosting-00/660Alegor-a-de-Espa-a.png


Statue of Hispania by Agustí Querol above the library (National Library of Spain).

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/63/Biblioteca_Nacional_de_Espa%C3%B1a_%28Madrid%29_02 .jpg/800px-Biblioteca_Nacional_de_Espa%C3%B1a_%28Madrid%29_02 .jpg

Winterwolf
05-20-2011, 09:54 PM
The patron saint of Germany is archangel Michael.

http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/3349/erzengelmichael2.jpg

You can find him as statue at numerous German churches or national monuments.

Babelsberg
http://img695.imageshack.us/img695/5910/erzengelmichaelbabelsbe.jpg

Hamburg
http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/3015/erzengelmichaelberdempo.jpg

Leipzig
http://img864.imageshack.us/img864/9569/stmichaeldetaildesvlker.jpg

Germania obviously is the personification of Germany
http://img859.imageshack.us/img859/6655/germania2.jpg

http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/2669/favonkaulbachgermania19.jpg

http://img854.imageshack.us/img854/9467/germania2.gif

http://img715.imageshack.us/img715/3748/germaniamansfeldleimbac.jpg

http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/9202/germaniawk1.jpg

She isn't always warlike or on guard, she can also be caring and loving.
Here f.e. she holds the hands of Italia
http://img811.imageshack.us/img811/1049/friedrichoverbeckitalia.jpg

A modern interpretation of Germania
http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/462/germanias.jpg


As you can see we're mostly badass, so don't mess with us or you will feel the Furor Teutonicus, which sleeps deep within every single German. ;)

Magister Eckhart
05-20-2011, 10:41 PM
In order to keep it in a separate thread.

An example: Belarus as depicted in Hetalia: Axis Powers

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_x9jc4TJDEsM/SnaLpaaM4xI/AAAAAAAABIY/u1yy7A6h4ls/s800/belarus-aph.jpg

She's actually the principal reason I watch Hetalia. Yandere girls are the funniest characters in anime. I have to admit I also find it funny that the Japanese conceive of Belarus as a psychopath obsessed with Russia. (No offence, Whiteruthenian).

http://profile.ak.fbcdn.net/hprofile-ak-snc4/71175_114922523379_5306490_n.jpg

Other fans of Hetalia will appreciate this excerpt from AMVHell. Those who aren't anime fans can pretty much just ignore it. I might actually repost it in the anime group.

c2dZ2-P4kXc

Anyway, now that I've betrayed my anime fandom and no doubt made myself look like a fool, it seems appropriate to keep with the irreverent cartoon theme rather than more serious portrayals of my own country:
http://satwcomic.com/art/the-day-the-iraq-war-started.jpg

I like the concept of America being portrayed as essentially a haute bourgeois lummox. I think it rather captures our government quite well.

http://satwcomic.com/art/Bedtime-Drama-2.jpg

Also, since no one has posted this one I figure I will even though only one of them is my country:

http://satwcomic.com/art/national-personifications.jpg