The Conception of Helen by Vanessa Barklay

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The Conception of Helen

Although most sources have Zeus conceive Helen of Troy with Leda, some say that it was Nemesis whom Zeus took in his form as a swan and that Leda was given the eggs to care for.
Out of the eggs came Helen of Sparta, later of Troy, her sister, the mortal Clytemnestra, wife of Agamemnon and her 2 brothers, Castor and Pollux.
The inspiration for some classic artworks, this is my interpretation of the conception of Helen.

Stock Credits:
Greek Temple by ALiceFaux


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Vanessa Barklay is RavenMadd, accomplished digital artist who has sold work on and off Red Bubble, lives in Far Nth Queensland, Australia – specializing in Fantasy, Mythology, History and Space inspired artworks.

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  • HennaGoddess
    HennaGoddessover 3 years ago

    Such a classic love those tales , Excellent work Vanessa

  • Thank you so much, another work I had thought about for a long time to make, glad you enjoyed it, Greek myth never fails to inspire me! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • SelinaEM
    SelinaEMover 3 years ago

    Wow awesome work

  • Thank you for enjoying this one Angel! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • terezadelpilar~ art & architecture
    terezadelpilar...over 3 years ago


  • Thank you so much Tereza, glad to hear you enjoyed it! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • Terrie Taylor
    Terrie Taylorover 3 years ago

    Another great work. Beautiful

  • Thanks Terrie, I really liked creating this one! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • Barbara  Brown
    Barbara Brownover 3 years ago

    Beautiful work!

  • Thanks so much Barbara, nice to know! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • Helen Corr
    Helen Corrover 3 years ago

    this is cool Vanessa -beautiful colours!

  • Thanks for your comment Helen, nice to hear thanks! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • Martin Dingli
    Martin Dingliover 3 years ago

    fantastic work Vanessa

  • Glad to know you enjoyed it Martin, thanks alot! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • amar singh
    amar singhover 3 years ago


  • Thank you for saying so! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • rosalin
    rosalinover 3 years ago


  • Thank you so much for enjoying this one rosalin, one of my faves I think! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • Lynn  Gibbons
    Lynn Gibbonsover 3 years ago

    This is amazing

  • That’s wonderful of you to say, thank you so much Lynn! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

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