Poseidon and Amphitrite Picture

In ancient Greek mythology, Amphitrite (Ἀμφιτρίτη) (not to be confused with Aphrodite) was a sea-goddess.[1] Under the influence of the Olympian pantheon, she became merely the consort of Poseidon, and was further diminished by poets to a symbolic representation of the sea.

Poseidon was a son of Cronus and Rhea. In most accounts he is swallowed by Cronus at birth but later saved, with his other brothers and sisters, by Zeus.

However in some versions of the story, he, like his brother Zeus, did not share the fate of his other brother and sisters who were eaten by Cronus. He was saved by his mother Rhea, who concealed him among a flock of lambs and pretended to have given birth to a colt, which she gave to Cronus to devour.[4] According to John Tzetzes[5] the kourotrophos, or nurse of Poseidon was Arne, who denied knowing where he was, when Cronus came searching; according to Diodorus Siculus[6] Poseidon was raised by the Telchines on Rhodes, just as Zeus was raised by the Korybantes on Crete.

According to a single reference in the Iliad, when the world was divided by lot in three, Zeus received the sky, Hades the underworld and Poseidon the sea.

- Taken from Wikipedia

I imagined that yes, Amphitrite could indeed have been the consort of Poseidon, however, there must have been some courtship involved. Here we have a scene of the two Sea Gods, Poseidon offering a beautiful magical sea shell to Amphitrite as a gift to win her love. She seems somewhat amused by his blatant attempt to win her affections. Will she accept his gift and fall into his arms, or will she spurn him and play hard to get?

I didnt plan the composition all that well when I started, and struggled to figure out what I would do for a background...eventually decided to make it look like a mural.

This is my contest entry for ~AzraelEvangeline's competition.

These are ~AzraelEvangeline's character Lekmee on the left, and :yami-caffeine:'s character Sul on the right.

The theme of the competition was to take two or more of their characters, a myth, and to combine them into a picture.

All textures from cgtextures.com

Painter X and Photoshop CS3 Demo
About 3 weeks worth of work.

Close up of their faces: [link]
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