Thursday, December 20, 2012

 The willow tree was sacred to the goddess Prosperpina/Persephone, consort of Pluto/Hades and daughter of Ceres/Demeter.
 Xanthos was the River God Scamander which flows outside of the legendary city of Troy.  After Achilles insulted him, he joined the battle on the side of the Trojans nearly killing Achilles, who was saved only by the intervention of Hera and Athena
 The Yew Tree was sacred to the Great Goddess Hecate, a tripartite goddess and patroness of witches.
Zephyrus is the god of the West Wind, and heralds spring.  He is also the last illo in my ABC Godlings and Goddesses series.  Finished just in time for my self-imposed end of year deadline!
Now I just need to finish writing the character bios and finalize the book design and I'm ready to look into publishing options!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The goddess of Love...

Thanatos was the Greek god of death who escorted souls to the Realm of Hades.  He is where the West gets the image of the angel of death.

Uranus was a primordial sky god, the consort of Gaia and Father of the Titans as well as the goddess Venus.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Saturn wasn't just the Father of the Gods and consort of Rhea.  He was also known as Father Time.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Letter R is the Royal Mother of all the Godlings and Goddesses

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

A little something new that I am working on regarding the Goddesses of the Greek Pantheon, as I try to figure out how to paint in Photoshop.

Two for today.
Quirinus is the the name the gods bestowed upon Romulus, founder of the Roman Empire, when he was deified for his deeds.

Friday, December 7, 2012

With the Letter M I am now half way through the alphabet!  It's  TGIF kinda day!
Lupercus is the Roman name for the Greek god Pan, a satyr who was best mates with the ultimate party god, Bacchus.
Krotos is a bit of an obscure character in the Greek pantheon.  He was a satyr that hung out with the Muses as the ultimate fan boy and is credited for inventing applause.  For his devotion, he was transformed into the constellation Sagittarius.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Backed up to finish the Letter I and now am kinda caught up.  Moving onto the Letter K next :)

Tuesday, December 4, 2012