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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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:iconluvhades5:
LuvHades5 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014
you did a great job making her cloak look like a river. SUPER COOL!!!
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gordhanx Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014
Now that is awesome! Great details, pose, design, lighting, shading and expression.
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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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Arbetta Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Muchísimas gracias, me alegra que te guste! :hug:
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:iconmgresa:
MGRESA Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Student General Artist
mola
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:iconarbetta:
Arbetta Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gracias! ;)
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Eldr-Fire Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's great! I love her countenance. I love how her pose, with her arm outstretched, unleashes all of that darkness. Great picture!
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:iconarbetta:
Arbetta Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wanted to show her dark power hehehe :D Thanks a lot for the comment!
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TheseAreTheWords Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Oh. She's amazing, I love the colors and the look on her face. And the way the dress melts in to the black is just fabulous. The black hand makes it really effectual!  Nice work!
O.o 
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Arbetta Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! So glad you like it! Actually, I think I might should have added more shining, but well... I can try in some other picture :aww: Thanks again!
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:iconthesearethewords:
TheseAreTheWords Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
you're welcome, and the picture worked just fine without more shining ;)
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Sootyowl18 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh she's gorgeous!
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:iconarbetta:
Arbetta Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I tried to draw her powerful :aww:
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NoOneWouldListen Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013

Love it! I didn't know this goddess... =) I like the dark shades =)

By the way... do you have a Tumblr? I just created one for me :XD: would love to follow you! =D

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Arbetta Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes! I have two tumblrs: twogranniesandanaxe.tumblr.com… (in English)

And this one in Spanish: arbetta.tumblr.com/

I want to follow you too! :eager: Please tell me the name of your tumblr! :dance:

(and thanks, as always!)
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NoOneWouldListen Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013

Thank you! Mine is flaviamarquesart.tumblr.com

I'm following you right now! =)

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NekoWipi Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
it's awesome! *-*
i... i'm speachless ;o
i LOVE your art (and greek mythology) ;'D
more please!^^
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Arbetta Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'll draw lots and lots of mythology characters, there are so many of them! :aww: Thanks a lot for your comment!
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