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+The Little Gift+ by ExiledChaos +The Little Gift+ by ExiledChaos
A gift... from Athena and Prometheus. To mankind. With love :heart:

These are 2 characters you'll hopefully be seeing more of, from a series that's been in the making for a good 2 years now. I recently decided to resurrect it and flesh it out some more, so maybe I can one day make a series out of it ^^; If you haven't guessed it, the series has to do with mythological gods x3 although, with a surprising twist. I don't want to give it all away just yet, but the myths incorporated in the series will include Greek, Norse, and Hindu gods, along with some modern day retelling of classic legends ;)

It case you don't know much about what's happening here, let me tell you the story 8D :
Prometheus made man from the clay and taught them all sorts of things, among these and the most important, how to make fire. Zeus demanded a tribute from the new humans and Prometheus tricked him by hiding nourishing meat in the stomach of a bull and warping inedible bones in glistening fat, so when the choices were laid before Zeus, he choose the more visual appealing, setting from that day on that man should burn the bones and fats of an animal as a tribute, while they ate the meat. This angered Zeus, so he took fire away from man. Without fire, man would have no chance of survive, so Prometheus went to Athena and plead for her to let him into Olympus to take the fire back to them. She allowed him entry, and he stole the fire back from Zeus. Of course, you can imagine how pissed this made Zeus, so as punishment, he tied Prometheus to a rock, where a eagle would come everyday and pick at his liver (the seat of emotion), and every night it would heal again, and the cycle would repeat. Pretty sad D=
Don't worry, he was eventually rescued by Heracles. There was also the part about Pandora in there, but I left it out since it doesn't really have to do with this picture. xD So don't lecture me please X_x

So there =) the gift of fire. I thought it fitting for the holiday, so I'm glad I got it finished in time. (and please don't read too deeply in the whole greek god/Christmas time thing xD I know. I didn't mean any satire by that. =) )

Watercolor I've been working on for the past 2 days... though most of that time was spent pussy footing around it xD; lol... It was a practice for a future commission I'll be working on. Fixed some things with the computer(thus mix media), but I learned what I needed to know.

Enjoy (and sorry for the long comment xD) and
Merry Christmas/ Happy Holiday/Seasons Greetings 8D




Laws of Discord this Prometheus, this Athena Copyright me (Rebekah C. ) Do not use without permission
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CreatorofExistance Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014
What is the whole (the seat of emotion) thing supposed to be about?

anyway, this looks really cute...it goes well with the art style.
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Alix1503Alexandra Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Student Artist
Very cute ^^ I loved it! :)
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darkn2ght Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010
what a lovely warm piece^^ hiya~i missed ur work so much am here on a faving spree again on what i like,hehe:D
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MrsGraves Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009
Your wonderful piece was featured in my journal!
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thirteenth-Capricorn Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009  Student General Artist
beautifully drawn and colored. The little flame is especially detailed XD
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ExiledChaos Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009
thank you! =D
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thirteenth-Capricorn Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009  Student General Artist
:salute: you're welcome!
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EmmaLumina Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009
beautiful!!!
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ExiledChaos Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009
thanks!
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naomisheyk Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009
You are thinking correctly!!!!! Athena+Prometheus=Nyceria!!!!!!!!!!! Yes Athena helped the fire, but no punishment, Zeus loves her so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Aeshin Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008
oooh so pretty!
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ExiledChaos Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008
thanks =)
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TovarasNightroad Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008
Oh, that's such wonderful coloration. :heart: So soft and warm... Beautiful, just beautiful... :)
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ExiledChaos Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008
thank you =) I like it
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TovarasNightroad Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009
:D You should, it is lovely.
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oompazilla Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008  Student General Artist
Owl's = rockin'. It is pretty creative.

(Psst...if you DO make a one...make one for me too! xB -has always wanted a cool animal hat-)
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ExiledChaos Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008
x3 bwahahah, sure xD
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KittehChan Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008  Student General Artist
Beautiful! I love the way you painted this~So pretty :heart: I love your style Exile ;w; :heart::hug:
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ExiledChaos Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008
thanks kitteh! =) I'm happy with how it came out!
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KittehChan Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008  Student General Artist
You're welcome! And so you should be, it's amazing *w*
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oompazilla Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2008  Student General Artist
I want the girl's hat thing. o_o

It is so beautiful, like usual! Merry Christmas!
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ExiledChaos Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2008
x3 heheh, yeah! I think I might try to make one. xD Gaa... I spent so long developing it and her other designs to symbolize classic Athena and I didn't even get to mention them here D= (It's an owl hat! 8D....... aren't I clever?! xD :excited: xDD ok ok... I got that out of my system x3 ) I'm hoping to maybe have their characters sheets done... eventually xD;
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Tiuni Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2008  Professional Filmographer
I really love this picture. Such a fantastic little twist on the myth, one of my favorites, actually. :D
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ExiledChaos Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2008
x3 hehe, thanks! It helps that Athena and Prometheus are my favorite goddess and god from Greek mythology x3 They're so cute and helpful... I'm gonna have alot of fun with them x3
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synconi Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2008   Artisan Crafter
I adore the Greek Myth reference! A beautiful, heart-warming piece of work. :heart:
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ExiledChaos Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2008
thank you =D glad you like it!
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synconi Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2008   Artisan Crafter
You're most welcome! :aww:
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BluuLightsaber Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2008
Yay! Merry Christmas Nee-chan!! 8D. This is a great picture too!
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ExiledChaos Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2008
x3 thanks! merry x-mas!How are you, btw?
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BluuLightsaber Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2008
Lol! I'm great! Christmas celebrations make everything okay! Although Jazz has an ear infection and Mom and I got into a fender bender a few days ago. That was scary >>. Nothing else of note happened recently though. How r u?!
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ExiledChaos Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2008
x3 We haven't done much. Actually about to open presents xD; I've just be at home working on art and stuff, not much on my end either. Aww D= sorry about your accident, that sucks! You and mom are ok? >>; Did it happen when we had that layer of ice everywhere? xD; Geez... just taking the trash out was hard enough on that shit ;__; glad it's gone... but I wish we had some snow >.< not cool ;__; Hey! Get your ass on Messenger if you're not busy x3 No one else is on!!
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mad-snaiL Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2008   Digital Artist
Amazing work! Light and colours are so beautiful! :heart: :D
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ExiledChaos Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2008
thanks =)
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cynthiaalise Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely wonderful!
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ExiledChaos Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2008
thank you =)
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SpaceTurtleStudios Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2008  Professional General Artist
Some really nice texture and rendering here. I especially love the colors in the background and the glow of the fire. Nice work!
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ExiledChaos Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2008
thank =D I'm really surprised with how it ended up. I had alot of problems with the watercolor (mostly with drawing gum that didn't come up properly and scrubber brushes that rubbed my paper raw ><; ) but I got what I needed from it, and it turned out rather nicely, if I can say so x3
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SailorHime Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2008
It's beautiful...
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ExiledChaos Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2008
thank you =)
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ReiiTheRad Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Aww...so pretty! <3 <3
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ExiledChaos Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2008
x3 thanks!
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ReiiTheRad Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Welcome~
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