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Acrylic 36×36: Odysseus at Hades with his comrades as the spirits come up from Hades as smoke. This is a scene from the ancient Greek epic poems attributed to Homer.
The Odessey:Book XI:
“Circe has explained to me … we have got to go to the house of Hades and Proserpine to consult the ghost of the Theban prophet Teiresias.’ …here Perimedes and Eurylochus held the victims(sacrificial lams), while I drew my sword …. I made a drink-offering to all the dead, first with honey and milk, then with wine, and thirdly with water, … When I had prayed sufficiently to the dead, I cut the throats of the two sheep and let the blood run into the trench, whereon the ghosts came trooping up from Erebus- brides, young bachelors, old men worn out with toil, maids who had been crossed in love, and brave men who had been killed in battle, with their armour still smirched with blood; they came from every quarter and flitted round the trench with a strange kind of screaming sound that made me turn pale with fear.”

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acrylic, fantacy, hades, mythology, odysseus

Comments

  • Monk
    Monkabout 6 years ago

    This is so powerful and magnificent! You have so much talent

  • Yianni Digaletos
    Yianni Digaletosabout 6 years ago

    Thank you!

  • mikeyartscape
    mikeyartscapeover 4 years ago

    this is an amazing image – I have just read this page in Homer (p.250) my favourite poem at the moment – the ghosts of the dead flock including his comrade and mother. Powerful image to match the poem :)

  • catherine walker
    catherine walkerover 4 years ago

    Fabulous..well done!!

  • Thank you Catherine.

    – Yianni Digaletos

  • Ross Bannister
    Ross Bannisterover 4 years ago

    I’m drawn into the rich mood and colour of your painting and the story that is being told. Great strength in the composition and detail. Thank you

  • No. Thank you Ross and i have to day that your work is awesome! It really speaks to me.

    – Yianni Digaletos

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