Eurytion Hippodamia Picture

Hippodamia was a princess of the Lapith peoples in Greek mythology, a famous horse-tamer who, on her wedding day, was attacked by the centaurs; inflamed by wine, they attempted to carry off the women and boys of the tribe, but Theseus came to their rescue and banished the centaurs to Thessaly. The weird thing was that I just set out to paint a centaur, and ended up with this, and then looked up the legend... the figure at top left is culled from British celtic mythology - a man wearing the skull of a horse was apparently a leitmotif in many Celtic rituals, and so I wanted to convey the idea of a rebirth of these ideas.
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