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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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Evi-Steampunk Featured By Owner 5 days ago
AMG dude I <3 Melinoe XD due drawings r awesome bruh :3
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GoldenByNature Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Absolutely amazing. I really like how you portray Melinoe, as usually she's portrayed as being happier. She's the goddess of ghosts, she's not exactly meant to be some happy go lucky girl.
Awesome job though!
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Semideia Featured By Owner Edited Sep 18, 2014
Very original, as always :) But I've never heard of Melinoe, always thought that Hades and Persephone were childless!
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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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