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Daddy's Girl 25 by A-gnosis Daddy's Girl 25 by A-gnosis
I think Athena starts to wonder what kind of family this really is.

For quite a long time I wasn't sure if they still should be in the great hall or in a smaller, a bit more cosy and intimate room. I chose the latter, since they aren't that many. Demeter doesn't live on Olympus, so she's absent (now that I think of it, Poseidon doesn't really live there either, he just hangs out there very often). Hestia stays in her kitchen and no one probably managed to find Hades. Hestia and Hades will show up in the story later, though.

The two little girls are Hebe and Eileithyia (Hebe to the right and Eileithyia to the left), daughters of Zeus and Hera.
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bbb35 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2016
Hebe, Ares, Eileithya And Hepth...maybe...four kids between hera and Zeus, seems like a piddly numebr compared to all the others.

Love that you have Rhea appear, usually she's not mentioned. Or in one series, she lives on Crete, cause her son cheated her out of her share of the Cosmos!
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A-gnosis Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2016
Rhea doesn't appear much in the myths, so she's easy to forget. But I thought it was fun to include her.

Cheated her out of her share of the Cosmos, huh? Yeah, I can see that happen. XD
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KyonKyonSoy Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Being so inteligent, i think, Athenea should have suspected where
his mother Metis was when Zeus said "I am your mother and your father now" hahaha
Althought she has no idea that a god/ess can be eaten, I assume.

By the way, when i see all the gods just sitting there
smiling, while kids argue and run around the room, just like all children do
I cannot help myself thinking you had taken all of their divinities away
and they are just immortal people in your comic
it's like they have reach the mythological stage when they become "dei otiosi"

I cannot avoid thinking that Mount Olympus is almost empty, but maybe it's just me
I imagine Olympus almost like a city atop a mountain,
maybe it's, in some way, the common way to imagine it, and you don't like it,
but i like thinking of a place filled with marble, gold and silver palaces,
surrounded by flying daemons like angels, inhabited by plenty of gods
Also an spectacular throne room, and Zeus being served by his four angels,
Zelus, Bia, Kratos and Nike, like his royal guard,
Parhaps, again, maybe you prefer the ancient classic architecture,
showing how common where the ol' gods, how human like, either.
Do not dare to think i'm dissapointed or anything alike
I'm just telling how different is your depiction of it and my thoughts about it, hahaha
You like to do them simple, human, lovely character and places, and that's just perfect too
Another possibility is that you have no help doing the comic, or just a little help,
or you just hate drawing and painting backgrounds,
and i know doing backgrounds is surely a difficult job.

Watching all the gods just sitting and chating, just makes me
love Hades (the mythical character, but yours is lovely too) even more
because I think he is the one who never stops working,
the one with no day and no night, the one who mustn't sleep,
the one who shall attend his unending duty,
and i think that's the reason he never goes to Olympus
nor engage in sexual intercourse the same rate his brothers do
(being Persephone, Minthe and Leuke notable exceptions)
thinking about that, don't you think, that Leuke, loved of Hades
whom him carried to the underworld because he loved her,
was the reason why he discovered the underworld?
I havenīt thought that way before, that would be so lovely,
the very first woman Hades loved, dying, and him being her psychopomp.

Well, that's enough, i cannot stop writting
damn myself and my anxious hands.

See you later :)
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A-gnosis Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
In a way, you're right. I depict the gods pretty much as ordinary people who just happen to be immortal and have some supernatural powers. But that's the way they often are depicted in the ancient texts, too. And since many stories based on Greek mythology tend to focus on action, epic battles and such, I thought it would be interesting to do something different. :)

Haha! I have to admit I really don't like to draw backgrounds. I think it's awfully difficult (at least when it comes to rooms and buildings). But I did my best to make Olympus look at least a little bit fancy. I prefer to use the ancient Greek architecture as reference, partly because I want it to feel Greek and partly because I'm so bad at architecture that I just can't draw such things from my imagination.

You're right that the place seems quite empty. I should have drawn some more gods in the great hall, but I was too lazy I guess. ^^; I also had an idea that instead of Ares Athena should have encountered Zelus, Kratos, Nike or Bia (because it is a bit weird that she just can walk right into Olympus without encountering any other guard than her bratty little brother), but in the end I skipped that since I didn't want to confuse the readers with too many characters.

The idea of Hades as a dutiful god who actually takes care of his job rather than engaging in sex and parties is indeed very appealing. My version of him is very dutiful too, but He's also avoiding his family because of social awkwardness. And he very seldom meets people that he likes enough to have sex with them. The way you put the Leuke story is really cute. I've never thought about it like that. Actually, I've never found any place for Leuke in my comics, so I decided to make Minthe Hades' first girlfriend. ^^
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KyonKyonSoy Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Then, my guesses are not so wrong,
i'm starting to worry, because u think
i'm becoming a hard to satisfy man hahaha
that's not good, I shall try not to be
such a critical onlooker in everything :/ hahaha

Yeah, i know that the old greek gods were almost human
i know too they were not too divine, nor to wise,
just yesterday i was reading about Eros in theoi,
and i discovered that he, as a ascal kid, was pretty cheater
and as a teenager, he was kinda strong
(another argument to say that he is son of Hephaistos,
a noble smith, a divine creator, and not of
Ares, a violent destructor and killer,
by the way, i don't hate Ares, i only think
that he can be handsome, but he does not fit as father of Eros... hahah
sorry about that, but I like the character of Eros and Hephaistos
in my stories, and i was writting too, then, i was doing some research)

Yes, i thought of Minthe too, to be his very first lover
but then i changed my mind, because she was pretty conceited
and thought she was better than Persephone.
That does means that she was there when Hades started
to like Persephone or either, after that, as a lover (concubine) of him.
And his words, and the wrath of Persephone that followed,
transformed her into the plant she is named after.

About Leuke i haven't found too much information
so, i assume it'is easier to play with her as a character
(because ther is very little information about her)
than the vain Minthe, althought, you can choose her too :)
I like Leuke because her name does means "white poplar"
and i imagine her white haired, like Hades
thus matching with him perfectly haha
Also, Hades choose the white poplar as his sacred tree
and he let it grow along the Acheron, river of pain.
I think, indeed, he really loved her a lot.
(Persephone has nothing to do with this myth,
so i think i can assume it happened before he meet her
and he wasn't so grateful with Minthe either)
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nekoFLASHstudios Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooooh.... Zeus, you're in biiiigggg doo-doo now.
Bwahaha.
Anyhoo, agreed in the cozy room- It makes so much more sense!! They don't need a whole football stadium to themselves, eh? :XD: Athena's really starting to question her journey to Olympus....I think
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A-gnosis Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
Hera is indeed pretty pissed off. She controls herself so far, but it won't take much before she explodes.

Yes, a smaller, cosy room makes more sense in this case. It's also much easier for me to draw. :D
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nekoFLASHstudios Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hera's not known for keeping her temper in.....

I can't draw backgrounds (rooms included) to save my life. :o
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A-gnosis Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
Well, I didn't learn to draw backgrounds until pretty recently and I'm over 30 years old. :o
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nekoFLASHstudios Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
XD Never too late, then?
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A-gnosis Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
I don't think so. :D
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Anichises Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
Interesting take on Rhea, I'd never imagined her living on Olympus with her children. Then again, I don't know where she would be if not there, aside from roaming the world aimlessly.

Ah and Hera, ever looking majestically pissed off. Assuming Athena is Hera's first encounter with a child of Zeus by another woman, I guess she hasn't quite reached her boiling point yet. I imagine that's about to change though, particularly with unruly daughters at her feet.
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A-gnosis Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
Thanks! Rhea is one of those gods that doesn't appear so much in the myths and who doesn't have that much of a personality, so you have to make up most of it yourself. I actually can imagining her moving away from Olympus some time in the future. Perhaps to live in Crete or near some of her other cult centres.

Oh, yes. Hera is majestically pissed off. Athena is not really the result of adultery, though, since Metis was Zeus's very first lover. The awkward thing is that because of what happened to Metis, Athena's birth was very much delayed. Hera is mostly pissed off because Zeus didn't tell her about Athena earlier. She hates when he keeps things away from her.
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bhut Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
So, Athene meets some more members of her family (I see no one has really noticed that Ares is missing either), and so far the greeting is lukewarm, not counting Rhea. I also confess I thought that Hebe and Eileithyia will be somewhat older than they are now... or not present at all, since they're largely background characters in the Greek myths. But I love the way this is comic is going in any case.
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A-gnosis Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
Thank you! Yes, Hebe and Eileithyia are largely background characters and I don't think that they will have any bigger parts to play in my comics, but to add some more noisy kids to this story only makes it better. I've always imagined Ares, Hebe and Eileithyia to have been born pretty close after each other, and since Ares is very young when this story takes place, so are his sisters.
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madamethome Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
This young lady is about to get herself a real eddication.
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A-gnosis Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
At least she now knows that she had a mother. And what her mother's name was.
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Ciara12 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
Well, at least it was nice of Rhea to warn her beforehand. So at least Athena's got one person on her side.

I am really looking forward to seeing Hestia and Hades, and how they react to their new niece! Also how Hebe and Eileithyia react to their sister.

I do feel a bit sorry for Hera, though, although those feelings might change soon judging on how she reacts.

Oh, the very awkward thing. And the even more awkward thing is, Zeus is telling the truth. Sort of.
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A-gnosis Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
Rhea knows her children well enough. I think the main reason why she wanted to assist Athena was that it gave her a chance to warn her.

It's fun to finally getting to draw some more family interaction, even if it means that Athena soon will find out that her family isn't exactly a stable and harmonious one (well, she's already got a hint from Rhea).

Yes, Zeus is telling the truth. But he's not telling the whole truth.
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Starlace Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012   Traditional Artist
Athena's expression in the second panel is adorable...
I like the way she cuts straight to the chase! (I get the feeling Zeus doesn't though...)
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A-gnosis Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
Thank you!
Heh! No, Metis was one of the last things that Zeus wanted to talk about.
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Morianrhod Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
And Ares is still in the pot. XD

I wonder how long it'll take them to realise he's missing.
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A-gnosis Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
Yes, Ares is still in the pot. At least they will discover where he is before the day is over. XD
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Morianrhod Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I should hope so!
A young boy kept in a pot used to contain foodstuffs is soon going to get contaminated by the presence of things left behind that shouldn't be there, like dirt from the bottom of his feet.
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A-gnosis Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
Yeah. Yuck!
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DarkLunarangel Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
You have to love that evil eye Hera is giving her. Yes, Rhea, please constantly remind her that none of the craziness happening is her fault.

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Bai-Bai!
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A-gnosis Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
Athena will need that. This evening isn't going to end so very well.
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ginger-bizkit Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
Poor Athena :( I feel kind of sorry for her, especially with Zeus' face in the last picture. Brilliant page!
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A-gnosis Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
Thank you!
Olympus certainly isn't a good place to be if you're depressed or feeling lost and confused.
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Injin Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Seems like mentioning Metis struck a nerve.
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A-gnosis Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
Metis is a quite delicate subject.
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AnnaKarelina Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow. Very subtle, Athena. :XD:
'Strange familiy' doesn't even come close
to what's going on.
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A-gnosis Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
Hehe, no. Athena will realize that soon enough.
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