Last recolor I did of my arise wallpaper (the original can be found here: [link] the no text version here: [link] and the other recolors here: [link] ). Was planning on having it for personal use, but I thought what the hell, I'll upload it. So, anyway, here it is.
I'm currently watching the episodes of the original series all the way through, and am really excited to get to the 87-89, since the bulk of episodes i've seen when i was younger are mostly Tom Baker and Sylvester McCoy, both whom i really liked and stood out in my mind.
Women's voices are rare in ancient literature, but the earliest known author is actually a woman. Enheduanna (2285-2250 BCE) was the daughter of king Sargon and queen Tashlultum of Akkad. She was also the high priestess of the moon god Nanna (or Sin or Suen as he also was called) and quite a devotee of the goddess Inanna. She wrote hymns to Inanna and composed 42 hymns addressed to temples across Sumer and Akkad, the so called Temple Hymns. Obviously something like that hadn't been done before, because Enheduanna wrote proudly at the end of the Temple Hymns: "The compiler of the tablets was Enheduanna. My king, something has been created that no one has created before".
Another doodle with Persephone inspired by The Narcissus and the Pomegranate - An Archaeology of the Homeric Hymn to Demeter by Ann Suter.
Suter believes that Persephone lies to her mother to keep a good relationship with her when she says that she was forced to eat the pomegranate seeds (since when the poet of the hymn earlier told us how Hades gave Persephone the seeds, there was no mention of force). Well, that can only be speculated upon (like pretty much everything else in this book), but my interpretation of Persephone does that sort of thing pretty often. She's convinced that her mother never would accept her "darker" sides and she doesn't want to break her heart, so she does her best to fake normality and to withhold certain things from her.
I've always thought that Persephone's Underworld aspect is what makes her interesting. Persephone in the Iliad and the Odyssey is quite different from Persephone in the Hymn. In the two first poems she's just a powerful Underworld goddess. In the Odyssey she's almost depicted as more powerful than Hades, since she is the one who does things. SHE sends forth the shades of the dead to Odysseus and the dead seer Teiresias has his wits intact because SHE has honoured him that way. There is no connection made between Demeter and Persephone and Persephone is never mentioned as a goddess of fertility or rebirth.
And since The Iliad and the Odyssey are believed to be at least onehundred years older than the Hymn, Suter sees this as one of the arguments for that Persephone once was a powerful and independent goddess. Once again, this can only be speculated upon, but it's quite fun to read if you're a Greek mythology freak. ^^
Persephone and Kerberos. I've been quite inspired to draw Persephone lately since I'm reading The Narcissus and the Pomegranate - An Archaeology of the Homeric Hymn to Demeter by Ann Suter.
In short (now I'm gonna quote much from the description of the book) Suter argues that the hymn involves an earlier tale of Demeter and Persephone that predates the seventh century B.C.E. (when the hymn was composed) and that the story of Persephone's abduction does not reflect a female initiation rite into adulthood, as has been argued, but rather a hieros gamos (a sacred marriage). She also argues that there are signs of an earlier rivalry between the goddesses Demeter and Persephone and that one of the purposes of the hymn is to emphasize Demeter's priority over Persephone. She comes to the conclusion that Persephone was once a powerful goddess in her own right, independent of Hades and of Demeter as well.
Of course this is highly speculative, but I still think it's quite fun to read (one thing that I didn't like though, was that one of all the methods she used in her analysis of the hymn was psychoanalysis. I don't think psychoanalysis has much to contribute in a context like this. Or in any academic context at all).
To see other drawings where I talk about this book go here [link] and here [link]
That was the idea behind this. The Joker needs promotional materials that will raise awareness about the grand gala he's hosting. He'll be unmasking Batman in front of the whole world. Gotham city would be littered with these posters.
The Joker also wants personalized VIP invitations for the rest of Batman's nemeses. I'll upload those later.
Made to count down the days till the 50th Anniversary special last year, these Doctor Puffs have got to be some of my proudest work to date. I didn't come to Doctor Who until I was in my late teens but the show has definitely had an impact on who I am and how I view the world. I think that there needs to be more shows like this on TV today and I am excited to see what the next 50 years has in store for the famous Time Lord.
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