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Greek Nymphs by Arbetta Greek Nymphs by Arbetta
Hmmmm I'm a little sick today...

But I submit six new Greek mytholgy ladies! I usually talk about them in my tumblr [link] and explain their stories. You probably know some of these! (maybe one or two?)

From left to right they are:
Galatea: a nereid, or sea nymph. A cyclops killed her lover and she created a river with his blood, aww...
Echo: an oread, or mountain nymph, she helped Zeus and thus got punished by Hera (wow, that's new). She could only repeat the last words of the person talking to her... She loved Narcissus but he died cuz he was stupid LOL
Chloris: a nymph of flowers and stuff, she was abducted by Zephyr :dance:
Eurydice: an auloniad, country-dance nymph. She was killed by a snake but his husband Orpheus went to the Underworld to rescue her... too bad he was a little stupid too and lost her!
Daphne: a dryad. Apollo was sexually harassing her and thus she asked for help and got turned into a laurel tree.
Galatea (II): is not exactly a nymph but I included her as a bonus. She was an ivory statue whose creator, Pygmalion, fell in love with. He asked Venus to make her a living woman :aww:

Hope you like it! :meow:
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:iconpeny123:
peny123 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aaawww l am from Greece ^^
I really like how you did the 3rd one and the last one :)
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:iconknightkeb:
knightkeb Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014
I love it!!Heart 
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morisummersenpai Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014
i love greek mythology and i love this too, amazing :D
it was so sad that orpheus was a bit of an idiot and looked behind him at his wife ( Eurydice) :(
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Semideia Featured By Owner Edited Sep 18, 2014
I always loved Echo so thank you for calling Narcissus stupid XD
Wonderful, all of them :)
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GeNeraLAndi203 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014
Omg I love all of them, especially Echo. She has a sort of elegant yet sad look to the way you portray her, then again it is pretty accurate.
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GinevraOlympians Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Student General Artist
so cool <3
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Dotterall Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014   General Artist
Ah, poor Echo. This is very fun and sweet.
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BabsDC Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
agree about Orpheus and Narcissus! hehe XD
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singertobe Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014

Greek mythology is so cruel to women. First Medusa gets snake hair for being raped and now Daphne turns into a tree for being sexually harassed?!

Great drawing though!

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E-Ocasio Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014   Artist
the story also says that Daphne was devoted to Artemis and wanted to keep her virginity so she asked the goddess for help.
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:iconcarrie-lou:
carrie-lou Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
awesome! :)
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:iconlamia-mhyt-medea:
Lamia-mhyt-Medea Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
Looks great.... (Heck we translated 'Apoll and Daphne in Latin..)
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CThersippos Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great wotk. I love the theme of your works.
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KahlanAmnell123 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
Wow Galatea :D Even I would ask Venus to make her into a living women, all of them are beautiful and I love that you don't over-sexualise!
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:iconmillisiana:
millisiana Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this! These are really beautiful and they really match their characteristics in the myths!
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RossetteLovejewel Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
I've read all of their stories, but still, WHAT kind of person falls in love with his statues??

that aside, beautiful work as usual ^^
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Dptas Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
I love Chloris
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:iconfreely-marie:
Freely-Marie Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
friggen awesome :D
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Athena-girl12 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
All the imformation makes me want to cry.
I like Galatea, Echo, Eurydice, and Galatea(II):)
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TsukaLavire Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Once you read Greek Mythology you begin to realize how truly messed up some of the stories were xD Still it's just too much fun reading it to stop because of a couple of....situations the and the tons of marital issues gods have *coughcough* Zeus *coughcough*
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FrizziIzzi Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
I absolutely adore Greek Mythology, and I just had to tell you that they way you portray the nymphs and goddesses is my favourite way I have ever seen. I've spent so long looking for images of the goddesses which aren't too classical but aren't too cartoon-y either, and yours are just...perfect! Could stare at them all day, literally. I am aware that this sounds totally ridiculous, but I just had to let you know how much I admire your work :')
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:iconarbetta:
Arbetta Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's not ridiculous at all, this is very important to me! Many people tell me that they like my stuff or maybe they think that it's funny but not the way you did. And I'm so sorry for answering so late but now I want you to know that I feel really, really grateful right now for your words. It means a lot to me that you like my version of the myths and, even more, that you adore Greek Mythology as I do, because it needs more love. It is a source of fun, inspiration and art. Thank you, thank you so much, really :hug:
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FrizziIzzi Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
Haha aw you're welcome :0 I just couldn't look at it all and then NOT comment, it's brilliant :D :hug:
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:iconinesdemaria:
inesdemaria Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
luv luv luv! keep it on!
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:iconarbetta:
Arbetta Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I will draw the Muses next ;)
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Iris-Yukimihime Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
They are beautiful!
Galatea (I) with pearls and blood recalls its history,
Echo is beautiful with its wreath;
Chloris looks all happy and delighted, she has lots of charm,
Original cap for Eurydice
I love cap of Daphne,
Galatea (II) is simple, natural, just a few stars to increase her charm.

Excellent choice of colors! Your characters are very expressive!

I love it!
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:iconarbetta:
Arbetta Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I try to use different colours to portray each one of her stories and characters :aww: Im so glad you like them :hug:
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1DLover123 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
daphne thats my name!
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:iconarbetta:
Arbetta Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's great! You have a great name :nod:
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Auggusst Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
pffff Apollo xDDD
What a toolbag xD
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:iconarbetta:
Arbetta Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed :D

I don't really like him hehehe
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:iconauggusst:
Auggusst Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
haha~
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:iconamnesst:
Amnesst Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
They are all amazing! Great work!
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:iconarbetta:
Arbetta Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! :hug:
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Addicted-Squared Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the story of Pygmalion and Galatea ;)
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:iconarbetta:
Arbetta Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Me too, it's amazing :aww:
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Addicted-Squared Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug:
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AliyahZaman Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
I think echo is absolutely stunning!
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:iconarbetta:
Arbetta Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! My sister also likes Echo a lot ;)
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herofan135 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They're all so beautiful, I love your drawing style! :wow:
Do you think Chloris is available? ;P
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:iconarbetta:
Arbetta Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehehehe So you like Chloris? One of my friends likes her too... humhum :D
Thanks a lot for your words :aww:
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herofan135 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No probs! I REALLY like her. :heart:
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KaiJulius13 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
Aww, so great, I love Greek mytholgy! ^^ :love:
and the description is perfect too especially about the stupid Narcissus LOL
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:iconarbetta:
Arbetta Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He was so stupid, indeed :nod:
Glad you like this, thank you! :aww:
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grisador Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
Awesome
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:iconarbetta:
Arbetta Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :aww:
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icechick123844 Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
They are all really lovely. I like the style and how you interpreted their myths, great job!
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:iconarbetta:
Arbetta Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, it means a lot to hear that :aww:
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drktwilight26 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
I love the art and that you enjoy the myths as much as me :D Lovely lovely!
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:iconarbetta:
Arbetta Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! Glad you like them ;) I feel the same!
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