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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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marinka-ko-shikara Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
this is great work  I love seeing stuff about the greek myths.
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kana500 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015
i love mythology tottaly  cool
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LuvHades5 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015
This is almost like me and my two little sisters. Both of them have blonde hair and I have dark; the youngest of us is super happy and cheerful, while I'm more of the serious caring type. I LUV IT!!!la in love 
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JoKerPrustria Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  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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:iconwarinder:
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 General 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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Alexejia Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Student General Artist
very nice!
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thesolereason Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
i love it!
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CoolIce3 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Student Artist
nice draw
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
A really lovely, serene piece. :aww:
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thesolereason Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
wow. beautiful
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missbeatriztherabbit Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
Great work (again XD)
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Moon-Shadow-1985 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
Who do you plan to do next? The Fates (Moirai (Ancient Greek: Μοῖραι, "apportioners", Latinized as Moerae)), the Hours/Seasons (Horae (Ancient Greek: Ὧραι, Hōrai), the Muses (Ancient Greek: Μοῦσαι, moũsai) perhaps?
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lorettaa Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
precioso!
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Thelittlefairy95 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
They're lovely :heart:
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moiFontaine Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
Oh, es realmente precioso!! :heart:
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SeventhFairy Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow,thats beautiful:love:
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lilittu Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
awww
que belleza
como siempre adorables :aww:
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DansingInTheRain Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
This is soooo perfect I could look at it for hours!! Aglaea and Hephaestus would make a very cute couple
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UshioAmamiya Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
me gusta como te quedaron, lucen como un cuadro que vi....
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XruamarieX Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is absolutely stunning! It has such a warm, happy atmosphere with a beautiful glow. This has got to be one of my favorite drawings I've seen! The design of the goddesses is marvelous, not dramatic, but not too simple. It's just... natural. Lol.. Anyway, amazing job!
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Miam-Pepin Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
nice and cute
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TheHumanHunter Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
so innocent, pretty, and quite! better then creepypasta crap! very nice! I love it!
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Arbetta Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for the comment! :aww: But what's creepypasta, if I can ask? Some kind of horror drawings or style?
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TheHumanHunter Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Creepypasta is horror characters but not always gorey or bloody.
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hrothila Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
OMIGAWD

Esos pelos... esos vestidos... esas caras... esos brillos en la piel... esos efectos... Además se corresponde muy bien cada una con su nombre, sobre todo Eufrósine con ese aire a lo hermana mayor de un manga. :D

Tus dibujos de mitología siempre lo parten.
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Arbetta Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Este es bastante cursi, pero es que el tema era cursi para empezar... lolIdontknow :dummy:

Me alegra que te guste! :aww: A ver si te contesto a la note y os mando el mailo pa quedar y eso juasjuasjuas Lo de "hermana mayor de manga" es una tvtrope, a que sí? :nod:
Muchas gracias por comentar siempre :hug:
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hrothila Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
Otras veces algo me ha parecido cursi y te lo he dicho, pero este dibujo no me parece cursi, ¡en serio! Me parece todo muy apropiado. :D

¡Eso, manda el correo, que se te va a juntar todo!

PD: no es de TV Tropes, *que yo sepa*. Pero encaja. No me voy a meter a comprobarlo, que pierdo toda la tarde.
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ADangerousLady Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Professional Writer
Fantastic!
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Arbetta Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :aww:
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ViolettaGiada Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
I love that each of them have a kind of flower. Looks good with the color of their hair and clothing.
I've always seen them represented very similar, here it's clear who is the youngest and the most mature.
I hope I expressed myself well, kissing, BITCH

KISSES KISSES TACO KISS
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Arbetta Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You expressed yourself really well, my beloved J-LOPESSS! :dummy:
Thank you, TACO-TACO-BURRITO-BURRIIITO-TACO-TACO! :la:

;) Love ya!
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Madam-Lulu Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww, they are adorable !!! :love:
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Arbetta Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! :hug:
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Fuzzle-wit Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
So lovely! I adore the way you've captured their personalities and what they represent so perfectly in your composition of them. Wonderful work! :love:

Also, the way you draw hair is gorgeous. :heart:
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Arbetta Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot, as always! :hug:
You know, I love drawing hair because it says a lot about the characters and you can do lots of things with it :dance:
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always-aub Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist
Oh this is all KINDS of gorgeous!!
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:iconarbetta:
Arbetta Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, as always, my friend :hug:
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YukiMinamoto Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
LOVE IT!!
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Arbetta Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot!
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whatsupfebian Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
nice
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:iconarbetta:
Arbetta Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you like it! :aww:
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
Very pretty style! :rose:
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