Category Archives: greek mythology
This is my newest painting of Aphrodite giving life to the statue Galatea, Pygmalion’s creation and great love. I’ve made this painting yesterday
This is my newest painting of the goddess Aphrodite giving life to the statue Galatea, Pygmalion’s creation and great love. Beeing moved by the artist’s feelings for his own creation Aphrodite turned Galatea into a living woman so Pygmalion could marry her. I thing this myth represents me be cause like Pygmalion did I’ve always been in love with the women I use to draw and paint even if they are just creations of my mind and I wish they were real.
This is my painting of the daughter of Demeter with her two faces, Kore, the maiden aspect of the goddess the goddess of spring, the bright side and persephone, the queen of the underworld, the wife of Hades, the dark side
This is my pencil drawing of Leda and Zeus as a swan, a drawing I’ve made yesterday
Zeus became a swan to be with Leda, the daughter of the king Testios of Etolia. Zeus and Leda had 4 children who came out of the swan’s eggs : the twins Castor and Pollux, Clytimenstra and Elena.
Some say the swan was a male but the legend says this swan could make eggs. How can a male swan make eggs?
Maybe the ancient Greeks knew that in birds the females have the XY sex chromosomes, while males have XX. In this legend Zeus was the mother and Leda was the father, so the roles were reverted.
In the Greek mythology Kore (the young maiden) was the juvenile aspect of Persephone, the bright side of the goddess, a goddess of spring. Kore was the parthenogenetic daughter of Demeter.
One day Kore was abducted by Hades to become his wife Persephone (destroyer of light), the queen of the underworld.
These are my drawings of the the innocent Kore and the hand of Hades rising from the ground to take her to the underworld