Baucis and Philemon Picture

Do you know this story? Baucis and Philemon were an old married couple. Even though they were very poor, they were the only ones in their town to let two peasants stay the night at their house. The peasants turned out to be Zeus and Hermes, who warned Baucis and Philemon that they were going to flood the entire town the couple lived in for being so inhospitable. Baucis and Philemon escaped, and the only part of their town that wasn't flooded was their house, which changed into a temple.

Zeus and Hermes granted the couple a wish. They wished to stay together forever, and to die at the same time, so neither of them would feel any pain when the other died. After the couple died, they turned into two, intertwining trees.

I remember hearing this for the first time in high school and crying in class. So beautiful...

Sorry they're not an elderly couple…

Original sketch
Final ver. WIP
Continue Reading: Philemon