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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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teamleochibigirl Mar 26, 2014  New member Hobbyist Artist
LOVE IT!!!!
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SilverQ10 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 Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Wonderful
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:iconkys07:
I love mythology... Please keep drawing and telling the stories! I really love the meanings of their names :)
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atram95 Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Is Lovely!!
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Alexejia May 30, 2013  Student General Artist
very nice!
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CoolIce3 Apr 25, 2013  Student Artist
nice draw
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SilverVulpine Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
A really lovely, serene piece. :aww:
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