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Nymph Adrastia by Adrastia217 Nymph Adrastia by Adrastia217
i drew this for :iconb2topaz:'s greek goddess contest

i'll look much better when i color it

:bulletpurple:About the character & the orgin of my real name & SN:bulletpurple:

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 worker

:bulletblue:the orgin story & other info:bulletblue:

:bulletgreen: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.

:bulletgreen: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.

:bulletgreen:NEMISIS is to what adrastia is later refer to as...which is the goddess of fate

:bulletorange:How i came across the name:bulletorange:

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 wasn't til many years later that i did more research & found out the relation it had w/ my own this made it even cooler

:bulletpink:Ironic facts:bulletpink:

my mom's name is debbie which means "bee" 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
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ShariIsLikeWHOA Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I forgot to mention, I think while doing this picture


you must've inspired me XD I love style of hair O.o
Adrastia217 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
that came out really nice >^_^< i like the hair
ShariIsLikeWHOA Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankies ^.^

I blame it on you!!!

Adrastia217 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
lol...ok i take full responsibility >^_^<
ShariIsLikeWHOA Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ShariIsLikeWHOA Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is really beautiful and intricate O.O

Personally I really adore this picture uncolored and I can't even imagine how wonderful it will look colored.

I'm in love with that hair O.O

It reminds me of Esmeralda from the hunchback of notre dame, which I've never actually watched XD
Adrastia217 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks >^_^<...well the hair will be it'll kinda loose that esmeralda look...i'm just hoping my markers won't die on me when i color this...i am going to attempt a photoshopped colored version...but later...cuz it'll take me forever
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March 13, 2009
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