Chase of Days: Artemis+Apollo Picture

In Greek mythology Artemis and Apollo are the twin children of the Olympian god-king Zeus, and the day-goddess Leto. Most stories depict Artemis as born first; becoming her mother's mid-wife for the birth of her brother Apollo.
Myths from many ancient civilizations have no one single right story, having been passed on mainly by word of mouth and embellished to suit the occasion. And the deities were generally depicted as flawed as any mortal could possibly be; being at turns jealous and vengeful.

In this painting I’ve chosen to represent these twin gods in a more playful fun spirit. Apollo, in his sun chariot, chases his sister, Artemis in her moon chariot.
Artemis was recognized as the chaste goddess of the hunt, wild animals, wilderness, childbirth, virginity, fertility, and young girls.
She became identified as the Greek moon goddess and was associated with the moon, though never portrayed as the moon itself.

Apollo has been variously recognized as a god of light and the sun; truth and prophecy; archery; medicine, healing and plague; music, poetry, and the arts; and more. Apollo became patron of colonists, the defender of herds and flocks.

And the chase is on!
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