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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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:iconfallenangels09:
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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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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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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Sylvir-Echo Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
where's the poll?
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:iconsodacrush:
sodacrush Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
It's up on my profile now! [link] :)
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SinLei Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012   General Artist
I would suggest the title, Hamartia.

This is a Greek term that in drama and literature, frequently refers to a hero's fatal flaw. I consider this name appropriate, as the design of this key immediately makes me think of a noble family crest; in such a family, the ideal of that legacy - the pride and expectation that goes along with upholding or maintaining the image that it invokes - would most certainly, at some point, be the catalyst for a tragic chain of events.

I would also love to buy this key, if it's available.
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sodacrush Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
Thanks for taking part! The shortlisted names and poll are now up on my profile! [link] Voting closes 23rd July, Monday. :)
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TheMirageofIllusions Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Adonis.

Legend says he was a handsome young god who was the object of love and affection to Aphrodite (Greek goddess of love, beauty, pleasure) and Persephone (Greek goddess of the underworld); because of this they disputed who he truely loved the most. The griffins represent the two goddesses fighting over the green jewel (In this case Adonis), a symbol of their envy, for themselves.
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sodacrush Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
Thanks for taking part! The shortlisted names and poll are now up on my profile! [link] Voting closes 23rd July, Monday. :)
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moonwatching2knight Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
The Key of Two

According to medieval lore/myth griffins not only mated for life, but also, if either partner died, then the other would continue throughout the rest of its life alone, never to search for a new mate.The idea of how the griffins only mated once was something the church back in the day would see as an example of how they would view marriage.

It seemed only suitable when I saw this key. The two griffins are mates i.e. two parts of a whole which is the key {the whole} itself...i hope i'm making sense here. The whole church was the extra tidbit of a backstory i found about griffins which would seem to be the focus of the key.
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sodacrush Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
Thanks for taking part! The shortlisted names and poll are now up on my profile! [link] Voting closes 23rd July, Monday. :)
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Fifi-kat Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
Guardians of the Ethereal
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sodacrush Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
Thanks for taking part! The shortlisted names and poll are now up on my profile! [link] Voting closes 23rd July, Monday. :)
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Fifi-kat Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
Thanks for reading through all the comments XD
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deebug96 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
Eternal Soul
This fits since griffins mate for life. When one dies, the other one just lives on it's own without a mate until the griffin's death. The two live for each other and they never turn their backs on each other threw life and death.
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sodacrush Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
Thanks for taking part! The shortlisted names and poll are now up on my profile! [link] Voting closes 23rd July, Monday. :)
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Andelice Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
Apocrypha

Originally a Greek word meaning "those hidden away," it has been speculated that the name Apocrypha refers to what the key opens as well as its griffon guardians. Hinting at something more than just treasure, scientists have been hard-pressed keeping this key in their hands and away from typical looters. Their current theory is Apocrypha opens the gateway to a world with griffons - if you're lucky enough to find where to use it.
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sodacrush Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
Thanks for taking part! The shortlisted names and poll are now up on my profile! [link] Voting closes 23rd July, Monday. :)
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Andelice Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
And thanks for hosting a contest - was challenging trying to come up with something :3
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mistermollusk Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
STEVE
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sodacrush Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
Thanks for taking part! The shortlisted names and poll are now up on my profile! [link] Voting closes 23rd July, Monday. :)
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Alessandra-De-Luca Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aeolus' Key

The Silver key to the to the room of screaming winds; said to of housed the screeches of all vanquished monsters carried in the winds to the ears of frightened mortals. The infamous howl of the Griffins carried in the gusts of Boeras' breath through the times of Greece to Egypt to England, with King Arthur. These Chimera forever confined in silver chains and emerald collars. (From My OC Story)
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sodacrush Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
Thanks for taking part! The shortlisted names and poll are now up on my profile! [link] Voting closes 23rd July, Monday. :)
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Laqualassiel Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Vengeance of Kings.
The Gryphon (or griffin) is a symbol of strength, wisdom, the sun, salvation, and vengeance. As a combination of the eagle - the king of the sky - and the lion - the king of the wild - the gryphon is a combination of the kings of earth and air. It is said the the gryphon is the embodiment of Nemesis, the goddess of vengeance and retribution. Green is commonly associated with envy and jealousy, but also is the color of the Heart Chakra - Anahata. Vengeance is often caused by grievances to the heart - in other words, personally. This is an elegant key with and intricate design, which is why I chose Kings. Not to mention King's vengeance can be painful to the receiving end.
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sodacrush Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
Thanks for taking part! The shortlisted names and poll are now up on my profile! [link] Voting closes 23rd July, Monday. :)
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MichikamiDragon Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Key to Soothing War
Why?:
Wyverns are often depicted in heraldry and are a symbol of war, envy and pestilence. It can be a sign of strength to those who bear it. Unlike dragons, which are either good or sometimes evil, wyverns are unambiguously malicious. It is deprived from a French word 'wyvere', which means both 'viper' and 'life'. And seeing how the two wyverns are fighting, it just seems to fit.
The color green is soothing and relaxes us both mentally and physically. It gives us a sensation of self-control, peace, and harmony. Seeing as the green gem is between the battling wyverns, it can allude to ceasing the war with an outside force, such as this key.
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sodacrush Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
Thanks for taking part! The shortlisted names and poll are now up on my profile! [link] Voting closes 23rd July, Monday. :)
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MichikamiDragon Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:D I just voted!!! Yay! Can't wait to see who wins!
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seylin-emily Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wyvern Keeper.. I would suggest Beryl Wyvern or Wyvern Beryl, but those don't sound too great..
Wyvern because in mythology they have wings, two legs or none, the body of a serpent, and the head of a dragon. Their cousin is the dragon. Beryl means sea green jewel, which is why I would have suggested it, because of the jewel in the middle, and Beryl is now sort of an antique name to give to a child. Which this key seems to have that beauty about it, the antique beauty, something so beautiful. The wyverns seem to be keeping the jewel protected, much like dragons and wyverns were thought to protect long ago, killing many knights and those foolish enough to try to steal their treasure. There's also the keeping of the keys, when some kings used to entrust their keys to a servant, or they'd entrust them to mythical beasts trained only to take orders from the person that gave them the keys.
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sodacrush Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
Thanks for taking part! The shortlisted names and poll are now up on my profile! [link] Voting closes 23rd July, Monday. :)
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BandGeekNinja0723 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Student General Artist
Scythian Divineness

Gryphons represent various symbols from love to healing powers to courage. With such a strong presence , it is no wonder as to why gryphons are compared to kings, the sun, and even gods. Countless statues have been created in honor of gryphons. Some even believe fossils have been in the lands of Scythia, or present day Kazahkstan. Divineness is a word used to describe god-like powers, perfect for the majestic gryphons.
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sodacrush Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
Thanks for taking part! The shortlisted names and poll are now up on my profile! [link] Voting closes 23rd July, Monday. :)
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TVchick08 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
Sorry, forgot to finish my reasons :) The Griffon is known to be a protector of valuable objects throughout many myths, legends, and stories. The Griffons look like they are holding it between them to keep it safe and the gem may only be taken by the chosen one who has the key. Since they are seen as powerful and mystic creatures, I thought this name would go with the key. Thank you very much for the consideration.
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TVchick08 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
Griffins of Orrin. Orrin is Gaelic for Little Green One, which I associated with the stone and the Griffins are its protectors. I hope you like it :)
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sodacrush Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
Thanks for taking part! The shortlisted names and poll are now up on my profile! [link] Voting closes 23rd July, Monday. :)
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TVchick08 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
You're welcome
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0GallifreyGirl0 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Yin's Envy

I thought of this because green traditionally means envy and jealousy. Also I've been told that silver is compatible with Yin, so there you have it.
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sodacrush Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
Thanks for taking part! The shortlisted names and poll are now up on my profile! [link] Voting closes 23rd July, Monday. :)
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0GallifreyGirl0 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Yin's Envy

I thought of it because traditionally green means envy and jealousy and I've been told that Yin can be represented with silver. Perhaps Yin is jealous of the light.
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MyLifeInColour Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
The King Of Creatures.

because a Griffin has the body of a lion (wich is considered to be the king of land) and the head/wings of the eagle (king of the sky) the griffin is considered the king of all.
these to features (lion & eagle) also made him a perfect emblem for the church due to the fact that they represent divinity (by being both part of land and of sky -- human and divine) this can conect the griffin to great power and also a place as king because in many cultures the king (having the place of highest rule) is considered to be closest to god.
the fact that griffins are also known for their protection & possesion of valuble itams can also conect it to kingship, seeing as the historical rulers (obviously) had the most riches, this also connects to the key in the sense that the jewl in the middle represents the riches they are gaurding.
also, giffins are known for being loyal and trustworthy wich is (albeit not historical) anethor staple of kinghood and divinaty, to watch over the people and keep them safe and to gaurd them at all costs was the purpose of the king, and also many of the things a griffin are known for.
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sodacrush Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
Thanks for taking part! The shortlisted names and poll are now up on my profile! [link] Voting closes 23rd July, Monday. :)
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Madame-Kichigai Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I would probably name it The Gryphon's Grail not just for alliteration, but because in connection to the myth, gryphon's were known to guard treasures such as emeralds of which were connected to The Holy Grail.
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sodacrush Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
Thanks for taking part! The shortlisted names and poll are now up on my profile! [link] Voting closes 23rd July, Monday. :)
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