A second in my Mythological Creatures series, the Gamayun is from Russian folklore and is described as a "prophetic bird with the head of a woman".

My Gamayun began as a foam bird and a chunk of clay. I molded the lady head onto the bird body and was mildly impressed with my skills (I can't remember the last time I seriously worked with clay). 

I painted the clay to have her skin match the bird's belly tone and added some red doll hair to match the feathers. Although it is not super realistic, I am pretty happy with it. 

I attached her to a stick and attached the stick to a round wooden base. As with the Wendigo piece, I added a copper name plate to the base as well. 

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