Saturday, October 26, 2013

Athena

And another, though not an Aztec.  I'd never quite liked the earlier version of Her, so I redid it with rather a different emphasis.  It's tricky to find female tricksters, after all, but Athena absolutely qualifies (if you don't believe me go read The Odyssey.)



I don't know if anyone's going to pick up on this but I hinted at Her more martial qualities with the bronze jewelry in the shape of spear points and shields (the pins on Her shoulders are specifically Spartan shield-shaped).

I quite like Her.

As usual, I've put up t-shirts and prints with this art on them, if you are interested.

2 comments:

Lani said...

Oh this is such an unexpected yet wonderfully appropriate depiction of Her. Her grey-eyed side glance and thick Grecian curls are perfect and your details in the jewelry are spot-on. Thank you for this new portrait of a Goddess so very close to my heart.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I've never thought of Athena as a trickster before but I see what you mean about her role in the Trojan War. Food for thought indeed!

Your portrait captures her wileyness beautifully!