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Hellenic Mythology Nyx Awakening
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HELLENIC MYTHOLOGY --- NYX

NYX was the goddess of the night, one of the ancient Protogeni (first-born elemental gods). In the cosmogony of Hesiod she was born of Air (Khaos), and breeding with Darkness (Erebos) produced Light (Aither) and Day (Hemera), first components of the primeval universe. Alone, she spawned a brood of dark spirits, including the three Fates, Sleep, Death, Strife and Pain.

Nyx was a primeval goddess usually represented as simply the substance of night: a veil of dark veil of mist drawn forth from the underworld which blotted out the light of Aither (shining upper atmosphere). Her opposite number was Hemera (Day), who scattered the mists of night, or Eos, the goddess of the dawn.

In ancient art Nyx was portrayed as either a winged goddess on a charioteer, sometimes crowned with an aureole of dark mist.

 

PHRASE OF INSPIRATION

Orphic Hymn 3 to Nyx (Greek hymns C3rd B.C. to 2nd A.D.) :
"To Nyx (Night), Fumigation with Torches. Nyx, parent goddess, source of sweet repose from whom at first both Gods and men arose. Hear, blessed Kypris [Aphrodite], decked with starry light, in sleep’s deep silence dwelling ebon night! Dreams (Oneiroi) and soft ease attend thy dusky train, pleased with the lengthened gloom and feastful strain, dissolving anxious care, the friend of mirth, with darkling coursers riding round the earth. Goddess of phantoms and of shadowy play, whose drowsy power divides the natural day; by fate’s decree you constant send the light to deepest hell, remote from mortal sight; for dire necessity (ananke), which naught withstands, invests the world with adamantine bands. Be present, Goddess, to thy suppliant’s prayer, desired by all, whom all alike revere, blessed, benevolent, with friendly aid dispel the fears of twilight’s dreadful shade."



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Comments (44)
rbow's avatar
Amazing!
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Astralsleep76's avatar
Hermoso.......................
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famer17's avatar
Beautiful Artwork. Featured on my YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/watch?v=71wF88…
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atram95|Hobbyist Artist
Your draw is Magnificent!! Congratulation I love it!!
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Thank you! I am happy you enjoy my drawing! ^_^
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VasileiosNikolas's avatar
Perfect painting again as always....
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Thanks!!! ^_^
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AppleSara's avatar
Godd job :) ! I love her dress.
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Thank you! ^_^
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You're welcome.
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Phoebici|Hobbyist Writer
I absolutely ADORE your artwork, especially the Nyx series. She's absolutely stunning.
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Wubjubjub666|Hobbyist General Artist
Very  beautiful I love this
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Thank you :D
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Typthis|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Her dress is very pretty. It reminds me of what cities look like when you fly over them at night.
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Aw, yeah it does somewhat ^_^
Thank you for the lovely comment :D
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Thank you! Heart 
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ivy020|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oooh, that's lovely! Um, based on the houses, this isn't in Ancient Greece, right? And her dress, too, doesn't seem. . . Greek. But I LOVE the background and shading!
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Well... Lets just say that is what she would look like if she walked through Greece today... Or through the world for that matter, I think I have several types of houses, some used even in ancient times and a temple in there. And the dress... is more based off a phrase I read that said that she was shrouded in darkness and stars and that is kinda how I pictured that... Thank you for your comment! ^_^ Heart 
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MariaTenebre's avatar
Well she is a Goddess so technically it wouldn't be out of the question for her to have a fantastic outfit even in ancient times.
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ivy020|Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome, it's lovely!
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MyWorld1|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful design!
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Thank you! Heart 
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MyWorld1|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome!
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