Hades Picture

Take me into your molten core
Oh fiery, dark and passion filled king
I have walked the shadowy passageways
Of my becoming, burning wings.
Golden starry angel of space
I light your realm, all love, all grace
Illumination to cast the dark
From the world and from our hearts
Devour me and I shall rise
Spring beauty, wild flower eyes, your joy
A crowned, beloved prize.


"Hades, meaning "the unseen", was the ancient Greek god of the underworld. In Greek mythology, Hades is the oldest male child of Cronus and Rhea. According to myth, he and his brothers Zeus and Poseidon defeated the Titans and claimed rulership over the cosmos, ruling the underworld, air, and sea, respectively; the solid earth, long the province of Gaia, was available to all three concurrently. Hades was also called "Plouton", meaning "Rich One", a name which the Romans Latinized as Pluto. Symbols associated with him are the Helm of Darkness, the bident and the three-headed dog, Cerberus."

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Athena: janiceduke.deviantart.com/art/…

Artemis: janiceduke.deviantart.com/art/…

Main music while painting: The Fountain OST -- Clint Mansell

Death is the Road to Awe: www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3skXj…
Xibalba: www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9vB1t…
Stay With Me: www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YPRKH…

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