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Name this key and win.. by sodacrush Name this key and win.. by sodacrush
..one of these Steampunk charm packs:

This lonely key has been lying on my desk, nameless, because I can't think of one good enough. So I leave it to you wonderful people to christen it! :D

CONTEST RULES-------------------------------------------------------
-COMMENT on this deviation with a suggested name for this piece, and a short writeup (~50words) on why it's suitable (I love mythology and literature, the more backstory the better!) :D
-Only ONE submission per deviant will be considered, so please consider carefully before commenting!
-In the case that more than one deviant suggests the same name (unlikely but possible) the prize will be split evenly.

-On 18 July 2012 (one week later), I will scroll through the comments, pick 5 of my favourite names, and set up a poll
-VOTE for your favourite name, poll will close on Sunday 22nd July
-The name with the highest number of votes wins, I will contact the deviant who suggested it and send you your chosen prize!
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That's it, really. Good luck to all! :D

EDIT: The shortlisted names and poll are now up on my profile! [link] Voting closes 23rd July, Monday. :)


EDIT 2: We have a winner! :D

The winner of the naming contest is :iconelle-sama: who suggested the following:

Suggested Name: Basilique
Backstory: The creatures on the key itself don't strike me as griffins, more like basilisks: Head, wings and legs of a bird, body of a serpent. It is said to be by far the deadliest creature known to man. With a glance, can strike a person dead and with a bite, guarantees pain and a dreadful passing. What's more, the basilisk's name is taken from the ancient greek basiliskon, which means King. Danger to be found for the one seeking the lock that this key opens, emphasized by the two dueling basilisks. Perhaps riches worthy of kings can be found should an adventurer succeed? Also, Basilique in french is a term used to describe ancient greek forums and buildings, such as the Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris, similar to the way the key is styled.

and won with 20% of the votes :) Congrats! And a huge thanks to everyone who took part as well! :D

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FallenAngels09 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
emerald twin dragon key 
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kaguya5-6 Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
Quetzalcoatl's eye
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kickasschic666 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I would call it Key of Kells, after the animals in the Book of Kells.
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:iconsodacrush:
sodacrush Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
Haha, the contest is over ^^;
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Kallavona Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like the story behind Apocrypha, but a lot of the names are so cool. >w< Very pretty key. :D
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sodacrush Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
Thank you! :heart: I love all the stories, hahaha :XD:
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Memo12384 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
Its so amazing! You're so talented!
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:iconsodacrush:
sodacrush Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
Thank you! :heart:
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Tokyozilla Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
kryesor i think that name goes pretty well with it and the piece looks BEAUTIFULL!!
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sodacrush Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
Haha, contest submission is over and you can vote on my profile, but thank you anyway! :D
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