Sorry, I put the title in Spanish because I like better the names written in Spanish in this case
In a book I'm reading right now, an historical novel about the Punic Wars, the great general Scipio Africanus tells his wife a story before leaving her to fight the infamous Hannibal. They are walking around Syracuse and arrive to the island of Ortygia, where there was, and still is, the Fountain of Arethusa. He tells her that Arethusa was a sea nymph, a Nereid, and a friend of Artemis, who wanted all her attendants to be chaste just like her. Arethusa, however, had a bath one day in a clear stream, where the river god Alpheus was resting. He fell in love with her and begun chasing her. Arethusa asked Artemis for help and she transformed her friend into a stream and broke the ground so she could scape. She then travelled through the earth till she arrived to Ortygia, but Alpheus was persistent. He flowed through the sea to reach her and mingle with her waters in an eternal embrace.
This way Scipio tries to tell her wife Aemilia that, despite the distance and the war, they can believe in their future reunion. I found this very beautiful. I love so much Greek mythology, even when the stories are secretly kind of creepy... I can't help it!
I hope you like this. I am not posting much now because I'm resting far away from home and my dear, dear Internet
But I'll post new pictures from time to time
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La historia del dios del río Alfeo y de la ninfa Aretusa, transformada en manantial para huir de este por su protectora Artemisa, la relata Publio Cornelio Escipión en el libro "Las legiones malditas", de Santiago Posteguillo, en el capítulo 66. Desde aquí le dedico este dibujo a mi padre, que ya se ha terminado este segundo volumen de las aventuras de Escipión y quería algo mitológico, ¡espero que te guste!