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Goddess Athena by sKeTcH-cRaZy Goddess Athena by sKeTcH-cRaZy
Time for a Greek Myth!:

Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom, war, the arts, industry, justice and skill. She was the favorite child of Zeus. She had sprung fully grown out of her father's head. Her mother was Metis, goddess of wisdom and Zeus' first wife. In fear that Metis would bear a son mightier than himself. Zeus swallowed her and she began to make a robe and helmet for her daughter. The hammering of the helmet caused Zeus great pain in the form of headaches and he cried out in agony. Skilled Hephaestus ran to his father and split his skull open and from it emerged Athena, fully grown and wearing her mother's robe and helmet. She is the virgin mother of Erichthnonius.

Athena and her uncle Poseidon were both very fond of a certain city in Greece. Both of them claimed the city and it was decided that the one that could give the finest gift should have it. Leading a procession of citizens, the two gods mounted the Acropolis. Poseidon struck the side of the cliff with his trident and a spring welled up. The people marveled, but the water was as salty as Poseidon's sea and it was not very useful. Athena's gift was an olive tree, which was better because it gave the people food, oil and wood. Athena named her city Athens.

Athena's companion was the goddess of victory, Nike, and her usual attribute is the owl. Athena possessed the Aegis.

...on to Artemis!
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Awesome-O Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
Love it. You depicted her very well standing proud and fierce, even in undress. I don't think she'd have any issues being in the nude, being a goddess.
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PyrrhaTitana21 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist
So lovely, I love this pic :P
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bronzesword Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful!!!
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athenasbitch Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you have many skills....;) the helmet and ornament and spear are dead on perfect. i love it. and here's to rendering athena as beautiful as you did, unlike the ancient greeks who worshipped her! (i like to think nike was athena's companion because it's said that athena never lost a contest/fight.)
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White0wlsuperheroine Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the detail here--Athena looks terrific
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philippeL Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi!

This beautiful picture has been featured in the MISCELLANEOUS section of my journal [link]

:wave:
Philippe
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philippeL Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful BEAUTY :love:
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wickedphoenix93 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautifully rendered!
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MGraphicDesign Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This amazingly-designed artwork has been featured here:
Top 10 Illustrations of Athena – Goddess of Wisdom

That article is part of the session called Olympian Gods and Goddesses of Greek Mythology. It is basically a series of articles dedicated to collect the beautiful and real looking images of the Olympians.

Thanks.
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sKeTcH-cRaZy Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
AWESOME! thanks for putting my pic in the top 10. very much appreciated.
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AzraelMercifulAngel Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool version! :)
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TserraG Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Athena blinded a man just for seeing her naked... I'd be careful with this one lol
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sKeTcH-cRaZy Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
lmaoooo oh dang i forgot bout that! :facepalm:
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TserraG Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
lol yeah, but good picture, I think Athena would be proud regardless. How could you not love that ass!
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sKeTcH-cRaZy Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
my thoughts exactly
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Jaquier Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
My god this is pure awesomeness :la: I love her features :love:
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Nazaru Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
I love Athena's ass!
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spacegoblin Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
Nice image and interesting words. Good work:)
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122476 Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
cool
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sKeTcH-cRaZy Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
hey thanks! :D
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Linuscat07 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010
A delightfully cheeky Athena. She could be my Goddess anytime.
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DuszanB Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
These is truly amazing work.
Wonderful presentation of goddess.
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J-Rezz Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010
The picture has a perfect blend of beauty and elegance, but still reminding us that she is the goddess of wisdom and war
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soldieroflife Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Professional General Artist
great job! I thought this interpretation was one of the best i seen in awhile...how long did it take u to do this one? Also glad your into greek myths...i have to put some of mine up too
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sKeTcH-cRaZy Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Professional General Artist
thanks alot! this piece took between 2 - 3 weeks, dont really remember. another greek mythos appreciator?! sweet. hopefully u like my other concepts of the othr goddesses im working on cuz some ppl r a bit prude. didnt really my athena...but oh well.
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soldieroflife Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Professional General Artist
yes another greek mytho appreciator lol which other goddesses are u working on? and dont pay them (the ppl who r a bit prude) attention...its YOUR interpretation not theirs lol
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Deorse Featured By Owner May 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
She's kind of bare.
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sKeTcH-cRaZy Featured By Owner May 20, 2010  Professional General Artist
...is that a bad thing?
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Deorse Featured By Owner May 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Well kind of, I mean you depicted Athena well, it just in "my" opinion and "I am entitled" to my opinion, she needs to be wearing cloths, don't get me wrong you did an excellent job, I really don't think Athena would strike me as a no clothing deity. Seeing she is only 1 of 3 virgin Goddesses in Greek mythology "I" would "assume" she'd at least be were a tunic minimal. Like I said, you did a good job, "I" wish she would be we wearing clothing.
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sKeTcH-cRaZy Featured By Owner May 20, 2010  Professional General Artist
lol ok i got. i didnt say u werent entitled to ur opinion. i just thot u meant it in a bad way.
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Deorse Featured By Owner May 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh no, no, I was just stating that Athena would at least have some morals and dignity and would wear cloths. I like the face the feet and the details on the LOWER legs of your depiction of Athena, I just don't like the fact that a goddess of chastity would go sprinting around stark naked; otherwise you did a great job. After all I do have my likes and dislikes about art. At least you find Greek mythology interesting, or at least I think you do.
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sKeTcH-cRaZy Featured By Owner May 20, 2010  Professional General Artist
oh i love greek mythology. i just put a twist on the goddess is all, u kno my own interpretation. :D
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Deorse Featured By Owner May 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah same here. I really do not feel like showing you any of my depictions though, but if you're interested I'll send you the links to some of my artwork.


I suppose I better put you on my D.A. watch list seeing we just can't get enough out of talking about Greek myths.
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AREM1 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010
daaaamn. awesome.
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EvilUnicorn Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful! But She does seem under-dressed for Athena ;).. She even sprung fully armored if I remembered.. Can't wait to see your Artemis ;)
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Coluber Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010
Hey! Don't mess with it!
I for one, think she's overdressed. And show another angle!
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EvilUnicorn Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You've been hanging out with Aphrodite.. I recognise that ideal ;);)
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Coluber Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010
Aphrodite? She's an easy hussy!
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EvilUnicorn Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beware the Goddess of Love, for She could regulate the amount of pleasures one gets.. :)

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Coluber Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010
She should beware of my leering mind (not to mention my bathroom!).
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EvilUnicorn Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oooh.. comparing to Goddesses.. that's sign of trouble ;) They also have a habit of turning people into things ;P..
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Coluber Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010
My bathroom can take care of that...
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BlackWolfWings Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010
beautiful!!
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sKeTcH-cRaZy Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010  Professional General Artist
thanks :D
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