I'm so sorry... I know have to finish the Muses and the Greek Olympic gods... but I just can't find the time right now, I have a lot to study and one of the Muses and one of the gods are being very difficult to paint! I guess that's the thing you call "art block", hm? (*goes to cry in a corner*)
Anyway, I put four nice ladies here, all of them quite unknown, and all from the... yessssss... the UNDERWORLD! Lovely place! They are:
Orphne/Gorgyra is a representation of the darkness of the river Styx, the river of hatred. But she doesn't hate you
Minthe/Mente is also a Naiad, of the river Cocytus, the river of wailing. There are many stories explaining why she was turned into the mint plant, all of them concerning Persephone being jealous of her (kind of) affair with Hades (
I hope he didn't do it!).
Leuce, or Leuka, is a representation of the white poplar. Long before Persephone became his wife, Leuce was the dear lover of Hades. She was an Oceanid who went to live with him to the Underworld for many years… and then died (yes, it can happen to nymphs, maybe due to her changing water for THE UNDERWORRRLD!). A very sad Hades then turned her into the white poplar, a tree which became sacred for him from that moment on and grew in the Elysian Fields. When Hercules travelled to the Underworld and returned, he crowned himself with white poplar leaves. It is a symbol of a peaceful afterlife and a memory of those we love... (*cries again*)
Lastly, we have one of the many Lampades, a group of sisters who were the companions of the witchcraft goddess Hecate (here: [link]
). They hold torches to light the way in the night and their lights were feared, as they could drive a man to madness! Nice gurls!
Well, that was a lot of useless information! If you've read it, thank you so much
(it was already in my tumblr, I cheated!)
I hope you like these dark ladies