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Temple of Poseidon Sounion by MiSt-Stavi Temple of Poseidon Sounion by MiSt-Stavi
Temple of Poseidon Sounion

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Poseidon (Greek: Ποσειδῶν) is one of the twelve Olympian deities of the pantheon in Greek mythology. His main domain is the ocean, and he is called the "God of the Sea". Additionally, he is referred to as "Earth-Shaker" due to his role in causing earthquakes, and has been called the "tamer of horses".
The name of the sea-god Nethuns in Etruscan was adopted in Latin for Neptune in Roman mythology; both were sea gods analogous to Poseidon. Linear B tablets show that Poseidon was venerated at Pylos and Thebes in pre-Olympian Bronze Age Greece, but he was integrated into the Olympian gods as the brother of Zeus and Hades.
There is a Homeric hymn to Poseidon, who was the protector of many Hellenic cities, although he lost the contest for Athens to Athena.

Etymology

The earliest attested occurrence of the name, written in Linear B, is Po-se-da-o or Po-se-da-wo-ne, which correspond to Poseidaōn and Poseidawonos in Mycenean Greek; in Homeric Greek it appears as Ποσειδάων (Poseidaōn); in Aeolic as Ποτειδάων (Poteidaōn); and in Doric as Ποτειδάν (Poteidan), Ποτειδάων (Poteidaōn), and Ποτειδᾶς (Poteidas).[3] A common epithet of Poseidon is Γαιήοχος Gaiēochos, "Earth-shaker," an epithet which is also identified in Linear B tablets.[4]
The origins of the name "Poseidon" are unclear. One theory breaks it down into an element meaning "husband" or "lord" (Greek πόσις (posis), from PIE *pótis) and another element meaning "earth" (δᾶ (da), Doric for γῆ (gē)), producing something like lord or spouse of Da, i.e. of the earth; this would link him with Demeter, "Earth-mother."[5] Walter Burkert finds that "the second element da- remains hopelessly ambiguous" and finds a "husband of Earth" reading "quite impossible to prove."
Another theory interprets the second element as related to the word *δᾶϝον dâwon, "water"; this would make *Posei-dawōn into the master of waters.[6] There is also the possibility that the word has Pre-Greek origin. Plato in his dialogue Cratylus gives two alternative etymologies: either the sea restrained Poseidon when walking as a foot-bond (ποσί-δεσμον), or he knew many things (πολλά εἰδότος or πολλά εἰδῶν)

acrylics on canvas
canvas size: 24x30cm

(belongs on my Greece session)
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SirKannario Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
Oh, this picture makes me move to that place, that temple of Poseidon.
I love it!
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MiSt-Stavi Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you my dear friend i wish i was there now..peace is everywhere there!
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SirKannario Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
Your welcome Dear.
I agree.
Peace, Unity and Love!
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chryssalis Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
Bravo,Stavi!!Great work!!:love:
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MiSt-Stavi Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
what can i say really thank you so much for all!!
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HMissXX Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
GREAT!!! :love:
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MiSt-Stavi Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:hug:
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HMissXX Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
:tighthug:
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Suada Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stavi,this is brilliant artwork. I am so happy because of your new canvas,great Greece session!Concept, choice of colors, symbols... everything is so inspiring. :blowkiss:..congratulate you
Staviiiniii:heart:
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MiSt-Stavi Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for your words Suadini from my :heart:
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Suada Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are welcome!:dance:
see u on JK-lol
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MiSt-Stavi Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
i am laughing with you today!! lol
cheers from my home!!
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Suada Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
...cheers :woohoo:
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katiousa15 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
Φανταστικό Σταυρούλα μου... Μου αρέσουν πάρα πολύ τα χρώματα καί αυτές οι κίτρινες πινελιές μου οδήγησαν αμέσως το μάτι στη σπασμένη καταπληκτική φιγούρα...Πολύ πολύ ωραία σύνθεση ....
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MiSt-Stavi Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Σε υπερευχαριστώ!Κατερινάκι μου πως πέρασες το 3ημερο με το εγγονάκι!!
Συγνωμη για την καθυστέρηση αλλά είμουν σχεδόν ανενεργή αυτες τις ημέρες!!
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Greek-pan Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
Μη το πειραξεις καθολου-ειναι στη σωστη θεση και η καμπυλοτητα ακολουθει το σχημα του σωματος!!!
Ταιριαζει και χρωματικα σε εκεινο το σημειο!!
Κατω αριστερα η δεξια δεν θα ελεγε τιποτε-θα χανοταν!!
Δεν ειμαι κριτικος εργων τεχνης οπως ..ξερεις-οποτε παρε και μια δευτερη γνωμη-ρωτησε και τη φιλη suada να σου πει τη γνωμη της.
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MiSt-Stavi Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Δεν το πειράζω Πάνο! Θα σε ακούσω, μπορεί να το χαλάσω τελείως.. Ως έχει το αφήνω! Thank you!
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Greek-pan Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
Το φεγγαρι- αν η ζωγραφικη ηταν στην κλασικη της μορφη-εχει παραξενο σχημα.Επειδη ομως ειναι surreal painting δεν υπαρχουν κανονες-γιαυτο αλλωστε λεγεται και σουρεαλιστικη ζωγραφικη.Κατι αλλο παραξενο δε διακρινω.
Τα σκιτσακια ειναι ωραια για να περνας την ωρα σου-αν ομως θελεις κατι πιο σοβαρο χρειαζεται αυτα τα σκιτσακια να μεταμορφωθουν σε εργα Τεχνης.Και εννοω να ασχοληθεις με περισοτερη επιμελεια με αυτα.
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MiSt-Stavi Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
εχεις δίκιο Πανο, ευχαριστώ για την συμβουλή σου το εκτιμώ!
Το φεγγάρι μου αρέσει να είναι κάτω δεξιόστροφα ή αριστερόστροφα..γενικά

και πάλι σε ευχαριστώ..
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Greek-pan Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
Εδω ειμαστε.Σημερα με βλεπω να σχολιαζω κατ'αποκλειστικοτητα δικα σου εργα.
ΟΚ φτιαχνω καφε και επανερχομαι.
Η φιγουρα ειναι τρομερη οπως και η επιλογη του νυχτερινου σκηνικου.
Εχεις κι'αλλα τετοια?
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MiSt-Stavi Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
τα περισσοτερα είναι σκιτσάκια, πίνακες αυτά που βλέπεις
σου αρέσουν Πάνο?
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Greek-pan Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
Οταν λες σκιτσακια-εννοεις ΠΡΟΧΕΙΡΑ?
Αν ναι-καλα θα κανεις να ασχοληθεις με τα θεματα αυτα και μαλιστα πιο προσεχτικα και επιμελως.
Πλακα μου κανεις? Ειναι πανεμορφα απόσο μπορω να καταλαβω βλεποντας τα στην οθονη μου.
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MiSt-Stavi Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
σκιτσάκια ξέρεις όταν κάθομαι το χέρι μου δεν ηρεμεί
σκιτσάρω αρκετά οτι μου έρχεται..σε υπερεφχαριστώ Παναγιώτη μου
ειλικρινά!Λίγο με το φεγγάρι νομίζω κάτι δεν πάει καλά πως σου φενεται εσένα?
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GUDRUN355 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
Really nice work! :)
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MiSt-Stavi Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you so much! (:
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GUDRUN355 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
Yiu're so welcome! :)
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