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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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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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