Aries 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.

Boskos (means shepherd) is my original character. He is the Aries Knight. As zodiac knights, he is one of the 12 original knights who fought alongside Athena against the Titans. After the war was over, Boskos spent his immortal life guarding Aries Temple to protect his heart which was kept in a sealed jar. Boskos is also around 500 years old.

One day, out of the blue, Boskos was haunted by the spirit of his boyfriend, Gelon, who died hundreds of years ago. At first, Gelon appeared in Boskos' dreams. Then, the spirit began to take physical shapes inside the Aries temple. Gelon told him that he escaped from hell. Days later, Thanatos - God of Death - ascended from the underworld to chase Gelon. Thanatos demanded that Boskos returned Gelon's spirit because ghosts weren't supposed to live among the living. However, Boskos' love for Gelon was so great that he refused to let Gelon's spirit go. A battle then ensued: a battle which Boskos almost lost!