Jul 31, 2013

Pythia

Pythia


Pythia Study
Charcoal on Paper
9x6 Inches
Pythia was  famous oracles of Delphi. Kings and men traveled from all over the Mediterranean to hear her prophesies.  These prophesies were often cryptic.  One of her famous ones during the Persian invasion of 480BC she said that Athens would be safe behind the wall of wood.  Some thought this meant the walls around Athens and some thought this meant Athens' navy.  The Greeks believed that the oracle talked directly to the god Apollo.  She was able to communicate with him by breathing in toxic fumes from a cave.

Jul 24, 2013

Cynane

Cynane


Cynane in the Gise of Alexander
6x9 Inches
Watercolor and Ink on Paper
$50
Cynane was the older sister of Alexander the Great.  Growing up, Cynane would ride into battle with her father Phillip II. In battle she would not only fight male soldiers but would battle other queens and princesses as well.

Jul 17, 2013

Lilith: The World's First Feminist

Lilith: The World's First Feminist


Lilith
9x6 Inches
Watercolor and Ink on Paper
$50
Lilith was Adam's first wife.  She refused to be submissive to Adam, she wanted to be his equal.  She was cast out of Eden and was believed to be the mother of all sorts of demons and steal children in the middle of the night.  She may not be real, but there is part of Lilith in every woman.

Jul 10, 2013

Hydna

Hydna

Hydna
Watercolor on Paper
9x6 Inches
$50
Hydna was a woman who cut the mooring lines from the Persian ships at the Battle of Salamis in 480 B.C.  The Battle of Salamis is a naval battle that went along with the battle of Thermopylae  (the 300).  That night, a storm came by and because the ships were no longer anchored,  the Persians lost a great deal of their ships.  This helped the Greeks claim a  victory and save their homes from a Persian invasion.

Jul 3, 2013

Ahotep

Ahotep


Ahotep Study
Watercolor and Ink on paper
9x6 Inches
2013

Ahotep was a queen of ancient Egypt.  She either rallied the troops or even fought along with them to defend Thebes.  Either way, she was buried with a golden axe and three Orderss of the Golden Fly which were high military honors