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Tragic Greek ladies by Arbetta Tragic Greek ladies by Arbetta
Four nice ladies I drawed on my tumblr: [link]

I'm working on the gods also hehehe... But now I have a lot to study... hmmmkay... :cry:

So... these gurls are related to Greek tragedy/irony in some way (I did not put Ariadne here because she had luck in the end I guess).
From left to right:
Medea: savage witch, in love with Jason, murdered her children, crazy, nuts, etc. Anyways, she's a pretty interesting and powerful woman!
Cassandra: princess of Troy, she had true premonitions about the shit they were going to be into but nobody listened to her because Apollo cursed her. Great!
Pandora: she opened the box and now we can be able to suffer, hate, despise, hurt others, kill... FUNFUNFUN
Antigone: a true heroine, princess of Thebes. Her father was also her brother. Thebes, a nice place. She hanged herself because she was sentenced to death because... long story. I mean tragedy.

Hope you like them :meow:
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HiHereAmI Featured By Owner May 27, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Ay,dios santo, te adoro, las dibujaste exactamente como quería verlas :heart: Están hermosas... y, sí, sus historias son tan trágicas TTwTT
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AppleSara Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015
Antigone I am a dummy! one of my favorite female characters of any Greek mythology and number one of Greek tragedy ! I like how you represent Antigone ^^
And Pandora's expression XD " Whooops..."
Good job ;)
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WaterFireMlp Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks for putting Antigone in this!!
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LadyfromtheMoon Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015
I love Pandora and her expression <3
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Gothgirl378 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Medea definitely fits with the quote, "Hath no fury than a woman scorned," since that's exactly what happened to her.
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moonlight-dragonart Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Greece always means tragedy
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2NightPrincessLuna Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014
Arbetta, you're one of the most talented artists of the modern world I've ever seen. I'd like to see more of your artworks of "Frozen" and Greek mithology! :D :) :) :) :D Also, I'd like to see more of Melinoe, Persephone, Macaria...

Of "Frozen" I'd like to see more Elsa!
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Negar-bendy Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014
My God....They are wonderful!!
I like the emotions...Medea is showing madness and anger...she is totally maniac...Cassandra is showing great disappointment and sadness...and the best one:Antigone is showing assiduity,courage,and self devotion.
WELL DONE!!!!!
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Dotterall Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014   General Artist
Ever watched 12 Monkeys? 1996 film by Terry Gilliam with some awesome performances by Bruce Willis and Brad Pitt, it's a psychological thriller about time travel and a disease that wipes out most of the human race which takes a number of watchings to fully comprehend the plot. One of the main themes is the idea of "Cassandra complex": the curse of knowing that something catastrophic is going to happen and that you can do nothing to stop it. You've really captured the open-eyed look of the woman here, and it reminded me of a repeating shot in the film where the main female character runs in slow motion toward a man who's been shot through the chest in a repeated dream sequence through the eyes of a child who grows up to be the main character.
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Dotterall Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014   General Artist
Ooh yeah the intense ones. Pandora was specially made by Zeus to be the sexiest and stupidest woman alive as a curse on the king so that he'd marry her and she'd be doomed to open the damn box on account of her being that stupid. pretty sad about Medea, she's a neat character.
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BabsDC Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yocasta is missing... I mean... she slept with her own son :thumb345009520:
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BabsDC Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Iug Yuck! :yuck: Asco 
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Foot99 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so beautiful Love you are very talented:D (Big Grin)  you should draw Circe!
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mkchirp Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Pandora's just like, "oops, my bad! I'll go get a pedicure to make me feel better." :3
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Dreamartgirl Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
HER BROTHER IS HER FATHER!! So wrong, just so wrongNo, I disagree! 
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yournamehere8888 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014   Writer

Favourite is Medea from these.

Still some say she wasn't nuts and killed her children to spare them capture or a slow death from a mob.

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WondLaXCVIII Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Pandora is like: "Oooopsie. hehe. I really didn't mean to open it..." (Ironic) :D
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nightsky164 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
wash,t antigone sentenced to death because she disobeyed  a law which some guy named creon decreed that women must be afraid of men
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Arbetta Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmmm...  She disobeyed a law which said that nobody should bury the corpse of Antigone's brother Polynices, who fought against Thebes, whereas Eteocles (the other brother) fought for the city. They both died, but Creon said one should be properly buried and the other one should be left outside to rot and be eaten by animals. Antigone said the laws of the gods are more important than those of men and, thus, she buried Polynices. She is captured by Creon's men, but she hanged herself before the death sentence. Her fiancee, Haimon, Creon' son, as he was in love with her, also kills himself. It's a devastating tragedy.

So yes, so are right in a way, but I believe it's not as simple as saying the law was made "so the women must be afraid of men", but that everybody in Thebes must be afraid of Creon's law.

Thanks for the comment!
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Lamia-mhyt-Medea Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
Wow, that looks fantastic <3!
I knew first another version of Medeas story: She 'cooked' this evil king, because  Hera ordered her to do that. As reward Medea became an earth goddess (It's like some kind of Nymphe, I think). She didn't tell anyone about it. When Jason married a new woman she killed her etc. Then she summoned her flying chariot, told her children to jump on, but they were slaughtered by the angered people. (BTW: Medea felt just in love, because Aphrodite enchanted her. When Jason married for the second time she asked Amor/Cupid/Eros to shot an arrow of hate on her, so that she hated Jason from then)
Well, Cassandra was also slaughtered.... And Andromeda... as far as I know was there some kind of misunderstanding... A prince who loved her wanted to  make everything right but just found her corpse (Don't know if that's right....)
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AutobotChrome Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Student General Artist
How can your father also be your brother... o_o'
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BunnyMooMooMonster Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
Easy, and kinda weird. You brother had sex with your mother. Heh, yeah.....
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AutobotChrome Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Thats... Thats messed up dude.
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KahlanAmnell123 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
You don't want to know what happened to Zeus children, mother and brother and father and sister all doing it together. Its more than messed up!
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BunnyMooMooMonster Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
I know right, but it is mythology. 
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AutobotChrome Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Student General Artist
True... :I
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orca15 Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
Wow, Medea's expression is just the right amount of crazy. Your design for Cassandra is lovely, just how I imagined her.
Wasn't Antigone's father married to his mother? Oedipus, right? And I love how the box has a frowny face! Cute touch. :)
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ap0kryphos Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
That dollop of hope in Pandora's box :flirty:
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome representation of these ladies of Greek mythos. :)
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Athena-girl12 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
I like Cassandra and Medea.
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Akaji33 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
Oh gosh I've been browsing through your pictures of Greek figures, and they're all incredibly beautiful *^*
I also want to ask, may I use your picture of Cassandra for an English project? I would like to put it in a video, and as far as I know nobody's going to steal it.
Also: gotta love that frowny face on Pandora's box :'D
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Arbetta Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Of course you can use it ;) It's great that you like these and the other Greek mythology stuff, thanks a lot for your comment!! :hug: BTW The original pic of Cassandra is in my tumblr, you can look for it there ;)
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Douchka84 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
Antigone isn't an heroine, she's just stupid ...

It's a great work =D
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Arbetta Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Poor Antigone!! She was just doomed! :cry: Thanks for the comment!
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gruffalo13 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Student Artist
...but incide the box was hope too! GREAT WORK!
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Arbetta Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, I love the hope thing! ;) Thanks a lot!
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gruffalo13 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Student Artist
your welcome
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CassandraArtemis Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Student General Artist
FANTASTIC! I really love your work, I wish I was as good as you!
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Arbetta Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! Glad you like it! :aww: And you are good yourself, we just have to keep improving!
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moh0802 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
Beautiful!!
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Arbetta Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! Glad you like it! :aww:
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123leah Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
Antigone will always be my favorite greek tragedy i cried at the hamond scene but anyways nice pic!
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Arbetta Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Antigone is one of my fav, too! I love her words of love and wisdom :aww:
Thanks a lot!
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CrimeanDoodler Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
Antigone was pretty amazing. I loved that one.
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Arbetta Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the original Atigone story :aww: Thanks for the comment!
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neon000flashes Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
oh my gosh. I love your Antigone! She's beautiful and what you did with the eyes--I love it.
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Arbetta Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! Glad you like it! :aww:
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Eevee-Chibi Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Hmm...*Takes a look at Cassandra* She looks she came from the game Alice: Madness Returns. Very nice.

BTW, my name is Cassandra and I do see myself as the reincarnation of the princess, hence my title, "The Princess of Troy"

...OMG, Medea has a frowny-face. Too epic. XD
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Zanedia Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the portrayal of Medea and Antigone :D
We just read both of those plays at school.

I also imagined Antigone with red hair... did they ever say that in the play somewhere, or do with think alike?
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Arbetta Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think we think alike ;) I think she's passionate and a rebel :aww:
Thanks for the comment!
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