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Charites by Arbetta Charites by Arbetta
The "Three Graces" or "Charites" ("Gratiae" in Latin) are three famous goddesses, daughters of Zeus and Eurynome, who represent beauty, charm, nature, creativity and fertility. They have been represented many times, by the best artists in each "main" art period, so you can actually see an evolution of art just looking at the different depictions of them (Rafael, Botticelli, Canova, Rubens, Picasso...). Personally, I love them all ;)

They are, from youngest to oldest, and from left to right:
Aglaea (Aglaya): she represents both beauty and intelligence and her name means "Splendor". Some versions of the myths say she married Hephaestus after he got a divorce from Aphrodite (that was about time) and they were happy together and had three daughters.
Euphrosyne (Eufrósine): she represents what her name means: "Joy". With her sisters, she use to be around Aphrodite, dancing, laughing and sending messages for her. I think it's just natural if she delivers mirth :aww:
Thalia (Talía): not to mistake her for the muse of comedy, this Thalia, "Blooming", represents fertility, festivities and abundance. For the Spartans, the third Charite was named Cleta.

Sorry if I didn't post the Olympic gods or the Muses first... There are many of them and I haven't finished the drawings yet!

I hope you like this :meow:
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JoKerPrustria Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
This looks beautiful! I love how you drew them~ Also, I am glad someone mentioned that Hephaestus re-married Aglaya, who by the way sounds 100 times better then Aphrodite. So, he deserved a happy ending with a good woman c:
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xXWatermelonSmileXx Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014
i love this so much, i keep looking at it every now and then, because i wish my sisters and i would be like that someday...
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SpiritZodiac Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014
For the blooming splendor of charitable grace comes blooming joy from the bottom of my heart!)
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Warinder Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Student General Artist
They look so cute :)
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teamleochibigirl Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
LOVE IT!!!!
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SilverQ10 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I wish I had two sisters! I am the oldest, so I guess I wouldn't mind two others ^^ I only have one!
I love this pic and how you did their expressions, I wanna hug too!!!! XD
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Pioko6642 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Wonderful
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kys07 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
I love mythology... Please keep drawing and telling the stories! I really love the meanings of their names :)
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AliceAbyss707 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
So cute <3 !
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atram95 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Is Lovely!!
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