i drew this for
's greek goddess contest
i'll look much better when i color itAbout the character & the orgin of my real name & SN
Adrastia...also known as:
Adrasteia, Adrastea, Adrestea, Adastreia, Adresteia, Melissa, Melissae, Nemisis
the name can have 3 meanings:
~she whom none can escape(inescapable)
~honey bee(this one is more given to the name melissa)
~industrious/hard workerthe orgin story & other info
ADRASTEIA and her sister Ida, the nymph of Mount Ida, who also cared for the infant Zeus, were perhaps the daughters of Melisseus. The sisters fed the infant milk from the goat Amaltheia.
MELISSA that is, the soother or propitiator. As the name of a nymph who discovered and taught the use of honey, and from whom bees were believed to have received their name. Bees seem to have been the symbol of nymphs whence they themselves are sometimes called Melissae, and are sometimes said to have been metamorphosed into bees. Hence also nymphs in the form of bees are said to have guided the colonists that went to Ephesus; and the nymphs who nursed the infant Zeus are called Melissae, or Meliae.
Melissa is also a surname of Artemis as the goddess of the moon, in which capacity she alleviates the suffering of women in childbed.
NEMISIS is to what adrastia is later refer to as...which is the goddess of fateHow i came across the name
Melissa~i was born w/ it...given to me by my mom who when younger heard the name & instantly fell in love with it
Adrastia~before my DA days i was looking up a cool name for a character...i found the name Adrastia which the website said meant "she whom none can escape" which at the time i was a bit more devious in my age & thought that sounded really cool & powerful in a way...it wasn't til many years later that i did more research & found out the relation it had w/ my own name...so this made it even coolerIronic facts
my mom's name is debbie which means "bee"...so she found it funny that i was her "honey bee"
my boyfriend's last name means "bee keeper"...which i think is really ironic & funny
if you read up to here i'm sorry for all the useless knowledge i just placed in your head