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Nyx and Selene

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(Music: Zola Jesus – Night)
In Greek mythology, Nyx is a goddess of the night and Selene is the goddess of the moon. I decided to portray them together, as if they were sisters and ruled the sky in conjunction🌙

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manati20's avatar

Are the two of them friends?

I think this might be one of the 'softer' drawing you've done. (Along with that one with the Mistress Of Cats.......)
IamNoOneSpecial1's avatar
I think you forgot Asteria.
Zaloffshat's avatar
This is beautiful! I like your version of these goddesses!
Ashreila's avatar
Yeah, I can see them as a team too :teamwork: revamp 
FatzJinXX's avatar
Incredible artwork.
AeBiCe's avatar
Absolutely amazing!
Noctis-Corvus's avatar
A couple things, starting with this question:

Isn't Selene the Titaness of the moon? 

Titans and gods were very different things to each other in greek mythology. Titans came before the gods, and the first gods (Zeus, Hera, Demeter, Hades, Poseidon, and Hestia) were first born to Cronos, and other gods came after. Cronos didn't want his father's prophecy to come true, so he tried to swallow them...

point is, Selene isn't a goddess in the greek classification... 

Nyx is technically a primordial goddess, different than a traditional greek god. She was far more powerful and ancient, and was there since the beginning (similar to Gaia, Oceanus, and Ouranous).

It's important to make these distinctions, because to respect the greek myths, you have to respect every aspect of the myths.


Your work is still very, very good, way better than anything I can do. Keep us the good work. : )
OLLYMPUS's avatar
this is a little nitpicky ngl- 

i feel like it really doesnt need a paragraph long comment, just saying. she just wanted to portray them a bit differently than normal <3
Noctis-Corvus's avatar
I wrote that ages ago. And I realize that. : /
The information is the same, I might change the way I present it now.
Quill-Of-Ingenuity's avatar
That's right. Diana/Artemis is the goddess of the moon and the hunt.
Noctis-Corvus's avatar
Those two were eventually conflated to be the goddess of the moon (replacing Selene). They were already the goddess of the hunt.
liramic's avatar
Waaaait, is this why Sailor Moon has another identity as Princess Selene or something? (I never watched it but I've heard of Selene before) Like is it based on the Greek goddess of the moon, Selene? Woahh
cosmoryu's avatar
This looks amazing! ♥
Suzaczeg's avatar
I heard that Selene is daughter of Nyx. Beautiful drawing <3
Aranel125's avatar

Selene is more of a grand-niece of Nyx, because she is a daughter of Titans Hyperion and Theia, who are children of Uranus and Gaia, and Nyx is kind of a sibling of Uranus and Gaia (born from Chaos like them). I can easily imagine Nyx as a tired lady who saw quite a lot with raising such crazy children like she has (Eris and Nemesis among them) growing to be fond of gentle and melancholic Selene.

EliBurrySchnepp's avatar
She's the daughter of Hyperion and Theia, actually. She's associated with Nyx b/c of their similar domains but they aren't closely related by blood. 
ShiroiBara91's avatar
I like your kind of drawing. The characters
RadioactiveHedgehog's avatar
Hey, isn’t that Soka’s girlfriend?

Joke’s aside, I loved that piece just as I loved all the others. Great talent!
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Bojo72rocco's avatar
So beautiful... The daughters of Kaos
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