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From my tumblr :P [link]

Macaria, known as the Goddess of Blessed Death, is a daughter of Hades mentioned in the Suda.

She guarantees you a peaceful trip to the afterlife, which it is not bad at all! :meow: Her mother is not mentioned in the ancient texts, though I like to think she’s a legitimate daughter of Hades and Persephone, and a sister to dark Melinoe. She’s not very well known but some people asked for a drawing of her. In my imagination, she inherited the manners and light atmosphere of her mother and is a friendly ghost maiden :dummy:

Macaria is also the name of one of Heracles’s daughters. Maybe I’ll draw her in the future, as her story is very interesting and is related to Persephone in some way... (everything makes sense! :nod:)

Happy New Year! It's good to be back! :aww: Now I have to finish two commissions and get back to work hehe :D By the way, I hope you like this. It's kinda a companion piece to this: [link]

Psssst: Only three Muses left and I'll post them! ;)
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:iconkatylovesdeath:
KatylovesDeath Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015
Please, can you draw something about Macaria and Thanatos? I think that you'd do a wonderful work! ;A;
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KalahariMeerkatfan Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015
What if Macaria's mother was Leuce? Leuce's tree was planted in the afterlife and if Marcaria helps people get there peacefully...it seems to fit hand and hand.

She looks lovely, her hair and dress looks so soft and flowing, she looks so calm and serene.
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GreenyGrounds Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014
She's very pretty! :D

I've read from some where that Macaria's lover is Thanatos...

Are you going to draw them together some time in the future?
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SilkenHeart Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
Trés belle!
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Dreamartgirl Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG I love her!Yui Hirasawa (Don't glare at me) [V1] 
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Animegirl2800 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
Wait so she the goddess of blessed death what that do?
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SilkenHeart Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
What does the Goddess of Blessed death DO? I imagine, JUST LIKE THE AUTHOR SAYS ABOVE, that "She guarantees you a peaceful trip to the afterlife.." Macaria is The Goddess of BLESSED Death, not just the Goddess of Death, so I am thinking she is a friendly, feminine  (or total opposite)version of a "Grim" Reaper.
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Arbetta Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You mean, what does a "blessed death" is? I really don't know... I suppose it's a really honourable and dignified death, or maybe a quiet and peaceful one, maybe? :aww: Macaria takes the soul quietly and happily, I picture her that way ;)
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Animegirl2800 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
Did you think Macaria and Thanatos ever hang out or ending up together?
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Dreamartgirl Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They would be the ultimate couple! I totally could picture those 2!
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AlexandraAlex Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Student Filmographer
her eyes are visible under her eyelids!!
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:iconarbetta:
Arbetta Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hehehe :D Well, for me, she doesn't really have eyelids, or they are transparent, so yes, you got that right! ;)
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AlexandraAlex Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Student Filmographer
:D
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atheniangraces Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
If you ever run out of dietes to draw call on me :D I have over 500 notecards on Greek mythical characters. And again I have to say I love all of your drawings :D
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:iconarbetta:
Arbetta Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm so glad you like it! And yes, if I ever run out of characters I'll ask you what you'd like to be painted next ;)
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MissIp Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
such delicate beauty
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:iconarbetta:
Arbetta Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot :aww:
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Macariagodessofdeath Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haiii
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:iconarbetta:
Arbetta Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
;) :wave:
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Macariagodessofdeath Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D
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W444GH Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stunning :iconpervieplz:
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:iconarbetta:
Arbetta Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! :hug:
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mikachu1093 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I never knew Hades had a daughter O-O

I love how you did her face BTW. So awesome :O
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Arbetta Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I didn't know about Macaria, either :aww: Thanks for the comment!
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KitsuneKay Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Truly beautiful!!
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:iconarbetta:
Arbetta Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! :hug:
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LBKsCorp Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist
Me encantan tus dibujos!!! Tienen siempre un efecto tan bonito y cálido!! Y la temática mitológica es lo mejor!! :la:
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:iconarbetta:
Arbetta Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Muchísimas gracias! Me alegra que te guste la temática mitológica :hug:
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ShyViolet911 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
sugar sweet
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:iconarbetta:
Arbetta Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you ;)
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FreakySnowFlakes Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool! I love how the fabric gives a transparency look! Shading and highlighting are awesome!!!!
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Arbetta Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I wanted to show the transparency and darkness of the Underworld in her :aww: Thanks a lot!
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MusikPrinzessin Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow!!!...muy encantador :D
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:iconarbetta:
Arbetta Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Muchas gracias, me alegra que te guste :aww:
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la-Structure-du-Ciel Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist
Very lovely and beautiful work!
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:iconarbetta:
Arbetta Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! :hug: Much appreciated!
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rachelillustrates Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Absolutely lovely :heart:
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:iconarbetta:
Arbetta Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm so glad you like this :hug:
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rachelillustrates Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You're very welcome!
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Blossom-Lullabies Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013   Photographer
How beautiful she is ! I'm happy to read you too, you explain all with so much joy, we travel with you in all these stories :love:
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Arbetta Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!! :hug: I'm so glad you like this! I like to provide a little story of the characters because I love.love.love mythology! :dance: Thanks, again :aww:
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hrothila Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Te ha quedado muy bien, ¡y eso que a primera vista parece un dibujo jodidamente complicado de hacer! Con el pelo blanco y todo tan brillante y etéreo... Me da pánico pensar en intentar hacer algo así. :P

No conocía a esta diosa y por lo que veo en Wikipedia es de nivel experto, jaja (¡sacada de fuentes bizantinas! Tremendo). Transmite bien la serenidad esa de la aceptación de la muerte (venga, lo voy a decir... ¡a lo Aragorn! :D).
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Arbetta Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lo de las fuentes bizantinas también me dejó :omg: Dos chicas me lo dijeron por tumblr, que si Macaria era hija de Hades, etc. Y yo... hmmmmmg? Pero está bien enterarse del panteón completo del inframundo :D
Muchas gracias!! :hug: Me alegra que te guste! Sí que me costó un poco hacerla. Para que fuera tan blanca y el contraste quedara bien hay que darle un fondo negro y tonos rojizos ;) A ver cuándo te pones con la tableta y vemos algo nuevo! :la: (lo de Aragorn no lo entiendo JUAS)
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hrothila Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
¡Eso, que no todo va a ser el periodo clásico! Los griegos tienen muchas otras cosas molonas y poco exploradas.

Jo, todo eso de los contrastes y los tonos me suena a brujería. Lo de Aragorn es porque, en los Apéndices del SdlA, cuando se ve viejo dice "Venga, va, ya es hora" y se muere feliz y contento, aceptando su destino. :P

¿Que suba algo nuevo? ¡Jajaja, presta más atención!
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Arbetta Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
CA.GA.DA :omg:

Ya lo he visto! :la:
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cari28ch3 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
como siempre te quedo divino
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:iconarbetta:
Arbetta Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Muchas gracias, me alegra que te guste! :hug:
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