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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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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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carrie-lou Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
awesome! :)
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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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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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