Those who believe the Sun gave birth to fire do not understand the true history of things. Fire filled the ether, streaming behind the wings of dragons and gods, long before a star could pull itself together and take the form of constant explosion.

This incredible piece comes from a book of fantasy art by British illustrator Ian Miller (The Art of Ian Miller). You can read a terrific interview with Miller on Sci Fi O Rama, and see more of his luminous work on his website.