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Underworld by Arbetta Underworld by Arbetta
I didn't know how to call these Greek deities as a group... I guess it's ok to mention the Underworld because all of them belong there in some way. I decided to draw something related to the dead for Halloween, but not specially scary stuff :aww:

From left to right, up to down:

The Erinyes (The Furies): goddesses of vengeance, "those who beneath the earth punish whosoever has sworn a false oath". In the Greek tradition they are three: Alecto, Megaera and Tisiphone.
Hades and Persephone: the king and queen of the underworld... I really like this couple :meow:
Melinoe: possibly their daughter, goddess of the ghosts and the offerings to the deceased.
Hecate: ancient and powerful goddess related to magic, necromancy, wilderness and witchcraft.

Hope you like them :D
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dragonwitch86 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really beautiful. Where did you get the quote "those who beneath the earth punish whosoever has sworn a false oath"?
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SpiritZodiac Featured By Owner May 16, 2014
I like how you portrayed the furies as mischievous sisters rather then savage demons. All they want is a little more justice in the world; in my opinion.
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Dotterall Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014   General Artist
Hecate is a really cool goddess. I really like your uplifting-looking depiction of the Furies! :D
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EloiseLM Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
I love your work so much! I love the style.
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mkchirp Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the way you portray Hades and Persephone. I don't picture him as some perv or whatever who stole a beautiful woman. He fell in love with her, and I think Persephone would have learned to love him back. Super cute!
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Animegirl2800 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
Why does melinoe look sad?
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nightsky164 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
there's a fury named Megaera who lives in the underworld in disneys hercules the character meg works for hades and she revealed her name,to hercules when they first met,which was megara
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TheseAreTheWords Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Oh, a question. Where did you find all this information about the mythology? I've had trouble finding anything good.. ;/
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Arbetta Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, I have many Greek mythology books in my home, since my dad always read me those when I was little. This is the book I always read though: www.abebooks.com/Gods-Heroes-C… (but in Spanish ;)

When I have to write something here about the gods I know I usually check Wikipedia in Spanish, English and French (sometimes in Italian, too) and also this web: www.theoi.com/Encyc_A.html

Hope this helps ;) It's great to find more mythology fans!
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TheseAreTheWords Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the tips, very grateful! And thanks for the beautiful art of yours!!
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