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Athena by JaniceDuke Athena by JaniceDuke

I have entered your temple of fire
You bake me into bread
You smelt me into gold
Oh white hot palace
At the centre of the sun
A soul aflame
In darkness overcome
Let me walk the bright path burning
My face white with heat
Let me know the courage of heroes
That I may never know defeat.

“In Greek religion and mythology, Athena, also referred to as Pallas, is the goddess of wisdom, courage, inspiration, civilization, law and justice, just warfare, mathematics, strength, strategy, the arts, crafts, and skill. Minerva is the Roman goddess identified with Athena. Athena is also a shrewd companion of heroes and is the goddess of heroic endeavour.”

For use of this image please email me at janice.duke@hotmail.co.uk with the details and ask for permission and conditions first.

See other Olympians in this series here:

Artemis: janiceduke.deviantart.com/art/…

Hades: janiceduke.deviantart.com/art/… 

Main music while painting: Thomas Bergersen - Promise www.youtube.com/watch?v=-S-29I…

My Website: www.janiceduke.com/
My Facebook page: www.facebook.com/janice.duke.a…
My Twitter feed: twitter.com/artjaniceduke
My Blog janiceduke.wordpress.com/

© 2013 Janice Duke
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AC-Spot Featured By Owner May 13, 2018
Both your painting and your poem are so prayerfu'. You're honouring the Goddess with your creative work. I'm so happy that you share your vision of Athena with us. She is a Goddess I feel very close to.
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JaniceDuke Featured By Owner May 22, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
As do I. Thank you for your appreciation.
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AC-Spot Featured By Owner May 22, 2018
:heart:
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BrettSteel Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2018
Hello, your work is beautiful, is that your poem, it's awesome, a fitting prayer before battle!
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JaniceDuke Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Hi. Thank you! Yes, that is my poem :)
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BrettSteel Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2018
I love it, would it be ok to share it along with your artwork?
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JaniceDuke Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Sure, as long as: you credit me by name with the artwork, link back to janiceduke.com/, and it's not for profit ;)

If it's public send me a link if you can :)
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dilettante-aesthete Featured By Owner May 29, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Powerful!
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JaniceDuke Featured By Owner May 30, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much :D
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zyanitevp Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015
Your gods and goddesses are all really amazing!
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JaniceDuke Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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EhrenThibs Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very impressive work!
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JaniceDuke Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Glad you think so :D
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MarinaRed Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
really nice!
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:iconjaniceduke:
JaniceDuke Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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ArtbyGloriaColom Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow!!! Love this!!! One of my favorite goddesses ever!!! :) So badass!!! :heart:
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:iconjaniceduke:
JaniceDuke Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! Glad you like :D
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ArtbyGloriaColom Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My absolute pleasure!! Your work is astounding!!! :heart:
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BrittBrattStudios Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Student General Artist
looks alot like her when she was young

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JaniceDuke Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I guess she does seem quite young...
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barnowlgurl23 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome
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JaniceDuke Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers :D
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barnowlgurl23 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay
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zyanitevp Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
I love your gods and goddesses- great work!
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JaniceDuke Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much :D
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feral-prodigy Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
that is one badass helmet.
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JaniceDuke Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I'm quite pleased with it :D
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RayRay1127 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013
Beautiful! Your attention to detail is astounding! I look forward to your art very much!
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JaniceDuke Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I look forward to doing more :D
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stuntedsanity Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist
Beautiful work - loving the helmet and the pet owl (teeny bit disappointed it's not Bubo from Clash of the Titans but I'll live ;))
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JaniceDuke Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Would be very interested to know what you make of the new version of this ;)
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stuntedsanity Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Hobbyist
It's still a beautiful work of art.  I can't quite remember the original version to compare (June 2013!  I am getting old...) but judging this on it's own it looks amazing, particularly that face in profile and the owl still looks great (despite not being Bubo ;)).
And that armour has some really nice looking metal textures in there too.
Really, great work.
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blanket86 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Very interesting and beautiful work! Great style! Congratulations!
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JaniceDuke Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :D
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LeanneMWilliams Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
WHOA!!!!!!! Amazing!!!!!!
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JaniceDuke Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers :D
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GoodGirl-BadGirl Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
Wow, this looks amazing. :)
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JaniceDuke Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much :D
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GoodGirl-BadGirl Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
You're welcome :)
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DarkHero31 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
Very nice. I’d love to see your interpretation of Hecate and Morrigan
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JaniceDuke Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hecate is currently in progress ;)
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DarkHero31 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
I can’t wait to see it…… and the Morrigan if you ever do decided to draw her too in the future.
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samoill Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
athena is my favorite and the way you Described her is perfect and most of this qualities are reflected in you work
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JaniceDuke Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Very glad you think so :D
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whovian63 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
wow! love the owl.
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JaniceDuke Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers :D
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Elskerr Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
This is absolutely stunning! You drew her just as I imagine a Goddess would look like.
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JaniceDuke Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, glad you like :D
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