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Styx/Estigia by Arbetta Styx/Estigia by Arbetta

Styx (“Estigia” in Spanish) was a very important Oceanid (water nymph), who became the goddess/representation of the river Styx, the river of hatred of the Underworld. Her name means that: “hate”, duh :dummy:

As a river, or lake, she is well-known as the way to enter the Underworld through Charon’s boat and for being the source of a man’s immortality (Achilles, for instance, who as a chubby baby went there to have a bath). As a goddess… well… She’s pretty cool. She sided with Zeus in the Titan War and, because of her powerful help and loyalty, he promised every oath will be sworn upon her. That’s the reason why, when a god swore something he/she should do it no matter what (Zeus’ promise to Semele is a tragic example, oh yes :nod:)

She was a daughter of Oceanus and Tethys, and the mother, with Pallas, of Kratos, Zelus, Bia… and little Nike! :D

This was requested by my sister sometime ago in tumblr, so there you go, sis (and everyone), hope you like it ;)

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Cecil-the-Cupcake Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
Love this - she looks so powerful and even arrogant I think it's great :happybounce: 
Especially love the way her dress includes the water!
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bugsemily Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist
You should do Calypso next :) You would draw her so pretty
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P05EIDEN Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013
WOW! awesome. I love how you draw these gods. They're awesome. Would you draw Poseidon? Pleaseeeeee.
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rachelillustrates Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Great composition and her expression, damn.
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Moon-Shadow-1985 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
Will there be any family shots of Styx with her brood, Kratos, Zelus, Bia & Nike?

:)
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NikeGoddessNike Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
I am not little anymore lol Thank you for making this beautiful picture of my mum Oileis (River of the Divine Promise) - she is only Styx to her enemies!
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lavenderl Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Interesting, I'm always learning something new about mythology from your lovely pictures.
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hrothila Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013
¡Mola! Tiene cierta belleza mórbida, con los ojos negros, los colores así como mortecinos y las sombras del infierno que emanan de su vestido. :D

No sé cómo se te ocurren esos trucos visuales para que los personajes se fusionen con su entorno como lo hacen.
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Gossamer1357 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Student General Artist
An elegant and graceful goddess combined with a river of blackness and absolute hatred.... I love this!!!!!!!
Maybe you can do a colored sketch of eros next... if you have time of course :) Heart 
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DibujosDeGala Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013
Muy bien realizado!!Las sombras estan muy logradas y ella es muy expresiva.Me encanta!love-love-love 
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