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Apollo and the Muses by Hera-of-Stockholm Apollo and the Muses by Hera-of-Stockholm
For :iconelorine:'s Legends and Myths contest

This is one of the most well known motifs from the Greek mythology, so I felt it a challenge to do a sligtly updated and yet timeless version of Apollo - god of music - and his sisters the muses in their palace The Parnassos at Olympos.

Apollo was the son of Zeus and Leto and god of music, sun and reason as well as the protector of the Delphic oracle.

The nine Muses were the daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne and they all represented a different kind of art:
Erato - Lyric Poetry (redhead with guitar)
Eutherpe - Played the double pipe (I had no such so I gave her a trumpet instead :))
Kalliope - Epic Poetry (She wrote the lyrics so now she's relaxing in front of Apollo
Kleio - History (Red dressed who is jumping high up in the air to the left)
Melpomene - Tragedy (Purple and black dressed dancer to the left)
Ourania - Astronomy (She's the one with the bongos, a bit sleepy since she was up all night looking for falling stars)
Polymnia - Hymns (The one to the right with the microphone)
Terpchicore - Choral dance (Dressed in orange and dancing behind Apollo)
Thaleia - Comedy (Dressed in green and dancing/jumping up to the right)

More of the same:
Apollo [link]
Erato [link]
Euterpe [link]
Kalliope [link]
Kleio [link]
Melpomene [link]
Ourania [link]
Polymnia [link]
Terpchicore [link]
Thalia [link]
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All items are bought from DAZ and Renderocity
Background outdoors made in Terragen.
Then I used DAZ, Photoshop and FANTASY

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:iconcullyferg2010:
cullyferg2010 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2016
And Olympus rocked!
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:iconhera-of-stockholm:
Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2016
Of course :headbang:
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:iconassassins-creed1999:
assassins-creed1999 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2016
It's hard to believe Apollo had a thing for all of them
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:iconhera-of-stockholm:
Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016
I guess like father like son, even though Apollo seems to have bad luck in love most of the times.
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:iconassassins-creed1999:
assassins-creed1999 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016
That's true
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:iconhera-of-stockholm:
Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2016
:)
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:iconassassins-creed1999:
assassins-creed1999 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2016
I got a good idea for a mythology post ^^
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:iconhera-of-stockholm:
Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2016
:D
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:iconassassins-creed1999:
assassins-creed1999 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2016
Note sent
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:iconhera-of-stockholm:
Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2016
:excited::sprint:
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:iconstarlight2infinity:
starlight2infinity Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
:party::party::party:
nice art dear Hera :hug::heart:
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:iconhera-of-stockholm:
Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
Thanks dear :tighthug:
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:iconstarlight2infinity:
starlight2infinity Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
Welcome dear :hug::rose:
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:iconhera-of-stockholm:
Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
:iconthelovetrainplz:
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:iconzenukazenna:
zenukazenna Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
Cool, modernized version!!
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:iconhera-of-stockholm:
Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
Thanks my friend :iconlovemoteplz:
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:iconzenukazenna:
zenukazenna Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
:glomp: Welcome
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:iconhera-of-stockholm:
Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
:iconheartbumplz:
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:iconzenukazenna:
zenukazenna Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
:heart:
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:iconsorcorer:
Sorcorer Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011
awsome sauce
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:iconhera-of-stockholm:
Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011
Thanks a lot! :icongiantlovehug:
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:iconamethystm:
AmethystM Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Professional Writer
I love this concept!
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:iconhera-of-stockholm:
Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011
Thanks a lot! :iconubermonkeymagic:
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:iconlisemily:
lisemily Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Very nice. My Classics geek self is going into hyperdrive right about now. x3

I like the shirt you chose for Apollo. :nod:
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:iconhera-of-stockholm:
Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010
:lol: thanks! :hug:
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:iconheavens-champion:
heavens-champion Featured By Owner May 9, 2010
Hmmm... appropriate.
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:iconhera-of-stockholm:
Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner May 9, 2010
I hope so :)
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:iconheavens-champion:
heavens-champion Featured By Owner May 9, 2010
Yeah. Becuase Apollo is the god of music, and the Muses are the godesses of music and art. So what better Idea than to make them a band.
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:iconhera-of-stockholm:
Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner May 10, 2010
No I thought so to, thanks :iconinluvplz:
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:iconheavens-champion:
heavens-champion Featured By Owner May 10, 2010
(blush)
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Anglu Featured By Owner May 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome interpretation! I just love it when ancient myths are transferen to modern times!
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:iconhera-of-stockholm:
Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
Thank a lot, so do I :iconletylove:
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:iconangelasdawn:
angelasdawn Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010
so him! rock outdudes!!
do w seriously not hve a heabange emoticon? gaha!
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:iconhera-of-stockholm:
Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010
Haha thanks :glomp: And sure, there is one :headbang:
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:iconangelasdawn:
angelasdawn Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010
haha u bt. and i just cant ind it lol. and why can i have more than one emote in a comment like that? is it a payed member thing?
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:iconhera-of-stockholm:
Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010
No, anyone can have a zillion of emots in their comments if they like :)
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:iconangelasdawn:
angelasdawn Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010
by writing the sign for it under emoteicons?
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:iconhera-of-stockholm:
Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010
Yeah or try the emoticons list down to the right in the comment box. Click on the link and a little window opens. To the right is the icons and to the left is how you write them. Then there area also a lot of other emots around, usually user emots which have more or less become public property. Those you use by writing :icon[name of user]:
As mine woud be :icon Hera-of-Stockholm: but without the space before the H. :iconhera-of-stockholm:
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:iconangelasdawn:
angelasdawn Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010
i got it now, ty! so :iconHera-of-Stockholm ? interesting name by the way thanks for yer help . now i just have to figure out how to get an icon of my own for my name. thanks!
:tighthug:
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:iconhera-of-stockholm:
Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010
There's a place for customizing at the front page where you can upload things. Unfortunately DA don't let you custmoze that much, even as a subscriber. But you can always have your own avatar. I chose Hera-of-Stockholm, because Hera was already taken. And by some dork who doesn't use her account :shakefist: And so was my middle name - Linda. So no chanse to use that either.
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Canankk Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010
My dear excellent work! I love it :clap: :clap:
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:iconhera-of-stockholm:
Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010
Thanks dearest :icondoublehugplz:
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:iconcemac:
cemac Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009
I love the original interpretation of this myth. A lot of work to compose this so effectively. :clap::winner::clap:
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:iconhera-of-stockholm:
Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009
Thanks a lot, great to hear :iconilyplz:
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:iconcemac:
cemac Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010
My pleasure :heart:
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:iconchibichiquita:
chibichiquita Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009
You're featured in my news article Apollo [link]
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:iconhera-of-stockholm:
Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009
Thanks a lot :cuddle:
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:iconchibichiquita:
chibichiquita Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009
Welcome :)
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gaianchild Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009
Another fantastic Apollo image! I especially love Kleio & Thaleia - they've got so much life in them, I almost expect to see them slightly blurred from movement. :D
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:iconhera-of-stockholm:
Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009
Thanks - yeah they all are energetic and creative ladies and they boost each other as well :iconlovehug:
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