there’s a bigger sea for a girl like me.

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Art history meme | 4/6 themes or series or subjects

Greek Mythology

G. Moreau ’Oedipus and the Sphinx’; H.J. Draper ‘Mourning for Icarus’; W.A. Bouguereau ‘Nymphs and Satyr’Rembrandt ‘Danaë’; J.W. Waterhouse ‘Apollo and Daphne’
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Andromeda was the daughter of Cepheus and Cassiopeia, king and queen of the kingdom Ethiopia.
Her mother Cassiopeia boasted that she was more beautiful than the Nereids, the nymph-daughters of the sea god Nereus and often seen accompanying Poseidon. To punish the Queen for her arrogance, Poseidon, brother to Zeus and god of the Sea, sent a sea monster (Cetus) to ravage the coast of Ethiopia including the kingdom of the vain Queen. The desperate King consulted the Oracle of Apollo, who announced that no respite would be found until the king sacrificed his virgin daughter Andromeda to the monster. She was chained naked to a rock on the coast.

Perseus was returning from having slain the Gorgon Medusa, he found Andromeda and slew Cetus by turning him to stone. He set her free, and married her in spite of Andromeda having been previously promised to her uncle Phineus. At the wedding a quarrel took place between the rivals, and Phineus was turned to stone by the sight of the Gorgon’s head.
Perseus and Andromeda had seven sons: Perseides, Perses, Alcaeus, Heleus, Mestor, Sthenelus, and Electryon, and one daughter, Gorgophone. Their descendants ruled Mycenae from Electryon down to Eurystheus, after whom Atreus attained the kingdom, and would also include the great hero Heracles.

When she died, Andromeda was hung in the sky as a constellation. (x)

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Ancient Greek Ἑκάτη: an ancient goddess, most often shown holding two torches or a key and in later periods depicted in triple form. She is variously associated with crossroads, entrance-ways, fire, light, the Moon, magic, witchcraft, knowledge of herbs and poisonous plants, necromancy, and sorcery. She has rulership over earth, sea and sky, as well as a more universal role as Saviour (Soteira), Mother of Angels and the Cosmic World Soul. She was one of the main deities worshiped in Athenian households as a protective goddess and one who bestowed prosperity and daily blessings on the family.

Possible etymologies: 1) from the Greek word for ‘will’. 2) from Greek Ἑκάτη [Hekátē], feminine equivalent of Ἑκατός Hekatos, obscure epithet of Apollo. This has been translated as “she that operates from afar”, “she that removes or drives off”, “the far reaching one” or “the far-darter”. 3) from the Egyptian goddess of childbirth, Heqet, howeverevidence for this is lacking.

[Jason Levesque]


The Girl and the Dragon by JJcanvas

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Ksenia Tolmacheva's fairy tale photography

It’s no secret that Russia is home to some of the world’s most beautiful women, and photographer Ksenia Tolmacheva wanted to stand out among the many photographers in Moscow who take photos of models and brides at weddings, so this year she took on an ambitious photo project to portray a world of magic and fairy tales in order to promote her work. Her web site is:


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Aphrodite holding up the transfigured remains of Adonis: a short lived, pretty anemone
(illustration by axellie)

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witch series - forest witches

you just might catch a glimpse of one running through the woods! with reckless abandon, they breathe life into the trees and don’t mind when mulch and dirt ruin the hems of their skirts. they are as temperamental as thunder and can twist vines and branches around your limbs in an instant.
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Mythology | Icarus

…he saw nothing but the birdlike feathers afloat on the water, and he knew that Icarus was dead. [x]

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mermaid, in folklore, sea-dwelling creature commonly represented as having the head and body of a woman and a fishtail instead of legs. Belief in mermaids has existed since earliest times. They are often described as having great beauty and charm, which they use to lure sailors to their deaths. In some legends they assumed human shape and married mortals. 

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