Siren Knight Picture

This is a fan art about Japanese manga/anime Saint Seiya drawn by Masami Kurumada. My version is very different. The story happens in Greek mythological era. When the Olympian gods fought the Titans, each god formed an army of knights. Hephaestus created all the armors for them. Athena only had 48 knights (according to the number of ancient constellations). When the war ended, half of Athena's army was dead. The survivors became rogue knights because their service was no longer required. Just like the original Greek version, Athena chose to mingle with other gods on mount Olympus - leaving humans at the mercy of mischievous gods and dangerous monsters. Each ex-Athena's knight then handed down their armor and power to their descendants or relatives. Although the war against the titans had ended, people still needed savior because sometimes Olympian gods caused havoc. Hence, the knights were still in business of saving lives.

Linus is my original character. He's the Siren Knight, one of Poseidon's 7 generals. Linus stays in an island called Sirenuse, near Capri. Many mermaid-like statues (sirens) adorn the island as silent guards. Whenever ships pass, Linus will play his flute to awaken those statues. As those statues become alive, they will sing and play music to lure the sailors to their death. Sometimes when Linus sees handsome sailors, he will turn them into statues to keep him company.