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The Artworks of Nilgun Akyol

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Nilgun Akyol - Shahmaran with Guernica-s motherShahmaran with Guernica's motherNilgun Akyol

“Shahmaran” is derived from the Persian Shah-i Maran and means “King of the Serpents”. Shahmaran was a composite mythological creature with the body of a serpent and the head of a man. His real name was said to be “Yemliya”. He dwelt in a cave in a lush, paradisiacal garden. He sat on a throne of b...

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Nilgun Akyol - portrait of shahmaranportrait of shahmaranNilgun Akyol

Anatolian mythology, the goddess of wisdom and the guardian of secrets is Shahmeran, an anthropomorphic figure with a female head on a snake body. Her story can be traced from the Middle East to India with different fictions, one variation is also found in the Arabian Night Tales as the story of Jem...

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Nilgun Akyol - Shahmaran with Guernica.1Shahmaran with Guernica.1Nilgun Akyol

Anatolian mythology, the goddess of wisdom and the guardian of secrets is Shahmeran, an anthropomorphic figure with a female head on a snake body. Her story can be traced from the Middle East to India with different fictions, one variation is also found in the Arabian Night Tales as the story of Jem...

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Nilgun Akyol - Shahmaran with Guernica.2Shahmaran with Guernica.2Nilgun Akyol

Anatolian mythology, the goddess of wisdom and the guardian of secrets is Shahmeran, an anthropomorphic figure with a female head on a snake body. Her story can be traced from the Middle East to India with different fictions, one variation is also found in the Arabian Night Tales as the story of Jem...

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Nilgun Akyol - shahmaran-s   hopeshahmaran's hopeNilgun Akyol

Anatolian mythology, the goddess of wisdom and the guardian of secrets is Shahmeran, an anthropomorphic figure with a female head on a snake body. Her story can be traced from the Middle East to India with different fictions, one variation is also found in the Arabian Night Tales as the story of Jem...

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Nilgun Akyol - shahmaran-s world.2shahmaran's world.2Nilgun Akyol

Anatolian mythology, the goddess of wisdom and the guardian of secrets is Shahmeran, an anthropomorphic figure with a female head on a snake body. Her story can be traced from the Middle East to India with different fictions, one variation is also found in the Arabian Night Tales as the story of Jem...

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