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Apollo and Artemis by kodaimai-miso-soup Apollo and Artemis by kodaimai-miso-soup
This is my entry for Mollinda's Myths and Legends Illustrative contest. [link]

The story of Artemis and Apollo's birth:
Zeus, husband+brother of Hera, God of the Sky, King of Heaven and all-around big guy decides to have a summer fling with Titaness Leto (sister of Asteria, daughter of Coeus). Hera, Goddess of Marriage and Zeus's wife, gets majorly pissed and curses Leto: she cannot give birth on land. Leto goes about her business until labour day, and she begs Hera for forgiveness. Hera shuns her, and refuses to send Eilithyia; (Goddess of Childbirth) to Leto. Unfortch for Hera, Leto finds a floating island by the name of Delos. There, she gave birth to her first child, Artemis. Artemis then helped Leto through 9 days and 9 nights of labour; and on the 10th day Leto gave birth to Artemis's twin; Apollo. After that rather nasty incident, Zeus chained the Isle of Delos to the bottom of the ocean; but it yet remains sacred to Apollo. Apollo and Artemis took upon themselves the duties of Helios and Selene; the Titans of the Sun and Moon. Artemis also became the Goddess of the Hunt and stayed a Maiden (ie. virgin). Apollo took upon Helios's duty as well as the additional perks of being God of Healing, Prophecy, Archery, Healing, Music, Poetry, and the Truth. (phew!)
Artemis's band of maiden followers became known as the Hunters of Artemis, and Apollo became the deity of Oracles.
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SingerSet Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
AWSOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Starry-eyed11 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
So beautiful. I love it...
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Maximum-Olympian13 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011
what did you use? water colors?
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kodaimai-miso-soup Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
Yupp. Pretty crappy ones, that too.
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RaInBoWkAt123 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Reminds me of a much better looking version of my brother and me.
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kodaimai-miso-soup Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
Hahaa :] Thanks?
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RaInBoWkAt123 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Welcome
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avin-tyshire Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009
I like this pic it just seems to capture a signature hallmark "surprise" moment lmao. And it fits a good case with Apollo and Artemis well I would say, Being twins this picture suits them well. Not only do they look similar and appear back to back in a dramatic slice fashion, but they share the same shocking moment together, supporting there twin like connections lolz.

Plus they just look good, I dig the coloring, I cannot do that D:
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kodaimai-miso-soup Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009
hahaa thanks for the very detailed critique(: :hug:
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avin-tyshire Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009
No problemo its just what I thought lol
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