ANCIENT ART.  Ancient Greek painting, Achilles and Penthesella on the Plain of Troy, with Athena, Aphrodite and Eros.

ANCIENT ART. Ancient Greek painting, Achilles and Penthesella on the Plain of Troy, with Athena, Aphrodite and Eros.

John William Waterhouse (1849-1917) English Pre-Raphaelite painter.  Oil on canvas Plymouth Art Gallery, England: artuk.org/discover/artworks/hamadryad-148214/view_as/grid...  Hamadryads are tree nymphs of Greek mythology

John William Waterhouse (1849-1917) English Pre-Raphaelite painter. Oil on canvas Plymouth Art Gallery, England: artuk.org/discover/artworks/hamadryad-148214/view_as/grid... Hamadryads are tree nymphs of Greek mythology

Cerberus was the offspring of Echidna, a hybrid half-woman and half-serpent, and Typhon, a fire-breathing giant whom even the Greek gods feared. Its brother is Orthrus, always depicted as a two-headed hellhound.[5] The common depiction of Cerberus in Greek mythology and art is as having three heads. In most works the three-heads each respectively see and represent the past, the present, and the future, while other sources suggest the heads represent birth, youth, and old age.

Cerberus was the offspring of Echidna, a hybrid half-woman and half-serpent, and Typhon, a fire-breathing giant whom even the Greek gods feared. Its brother is Orthrus, always depicted as a two-headed hellhound.[5] The common depiction of Cerberus in Greek mythology and art is as having three heads. In most works the three-heads each respectively see and represent the past, the present, and the future, while other sources suggest the heads represent birth, youth, and old age.

Syrena - A draconian snake goddess who protects the River Wisla and the Polish city of Krakow. -----javier.pinon

Syrena - A draconian snake goddess who protects the River Wisla and the Polish city of Krakow. -----javier.pinon

THE ERINYES (also called The Furies) were three netherworld goddesses who avenged crimes against the natural order. They were particularly concerned with homicide, unfilial conduct, crimes against the gods, and perjury. A victim seeking justice could call down the curse of the Erinys upon the criminal. The most powerful of these was the curse of the parent upon the child–for the Erinyes were born of just such a crime, being sprung from the blood of Ouranos, when he was castrated by his son…

THE ERINYES (also called The Furies) were three netherworld goddesses who avenged crimes against the natural order. They were particularly concerned with homicide, unfilial conduct, crimes against the gods, and perjury. A victim seeking justice could call down the curse of the Erinys upon the criminal. The most powerful of these was the curse of the parent upon the child–for the Erinyes were born of just such a crime, being sprung from the blood of Ouranos, when he was castrated by his son…

Inktober Day 6 - Hades and Persephone // I love this so much shoot me in the face

Inktober Day 6 - Hades and Persephone // I love this so much shoot me in the face

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