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Hellenic Mythology - Gaia, The Earth Mother by EmanuellaKozas Hellenic Mythology - Gaia, The Earth Mother by EmanuellaKozas
"Be carefull what you Summon" is the phrase that goes with the mentality behind the image. ^_^

GAIA - From Ancient Hellenic Γαῖα, a poetical form of Gē Γῆ, "land" or "earth"; also Gaea, or Ge was the goddess or personification of Earth in ancient Hellenic religion, one of the primordial deities. Gaia was the great mother of all: the primal Hellenic Mother Goddess; creator and giver of birth to the Earth and all the Universe; the heavenly gods, the Titans and the Giants were born from her union with Uranus (the sky), while the sea-gods were born from her union with Pontus (the sea).
Hesiod's Theogony tells how, after Chaos, "wide-bosomed" Gaia (Earth) arose to be the everlasting seat of the immortals who possess Olympus above and the depths of Tartarus below. Gaia brought forth her equal Uranus (or Ouranos in Ancient Hellenic) (Heaven, Sky) to "cover her on every side" and to be the abode of the gods. Gaia also bore the hills (ourea), and Pontus (Sea), "without sweet union of love." Afterwards with Uranus, she gave birth to the Titans, as Hesiod tells it:

"She lay with Heaven and bore deep-swirling Oceanus, Coeus and Crius and Hyperion and Iapetus, Theia and Rhea, Themis and Mnemosyne and gold-crowned Phoebe and lovely Tethys. After them was born Cronos the wily, youngest and most terrible of her children, and he hated his lusty sire."

ORPHIC HYMN TO GAIA

- Fumigation from every kind of seed, except Beans and Aromatics -

Oh Goddess, Source of Gods and Mortals,
All-Fertile, All-Destroying Gaia,
Mother of All, Who brings forth the bounteous fruits and flowers,
All variety, Maiden who anchors the eternal world in our own,
Immortal, Blessed, crowned with every grace,
Deep bosomed Earth, sweet plains and fields fragrant grasses in the nurturing rains,
Around you fly the beauteous stars, eternal and divine,
Come, Blessed Goddess, and hear the prayers of Your children,
And make the increase of the fruits and grains your constant care,with the fertile seasons Your handmaidens,
Draw near, and bless your supplicants.

TIME CONSUMED - 7 hours on and off.
Mistakes, as usual, were made on purpose.
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Skipperthe13th Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017
Very very impressive :clap:
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queenofthegems Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
So beautiful...:clap: Awesome!!!
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EmanuellaKozas Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2016   Digital Artist
Thank you!! ^_^
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queenofthegems Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome :D
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Lotus86400 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow no wonder they call her "Mother Earth" .
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EmanuellaKozas Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2015   Digital Artist
^_^ Yep.
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lake369 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015
this Gaia is awesome!!
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EmanuellaKozas Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015   Digital Artist
Thanks!!! :happybounce: 
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Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015
Oh wow
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EmanuellaKozas Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015   Digital Artist
:happybounce: La la la la 
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Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015
:nod:
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unicornomics Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015   General Artist
I love how you did the lava
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EmanuellaKozas Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015   Digital Artist
Thank you! It was fun to draw :D
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unicornomics Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015   General Artist
Welcome
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KendrixTermina Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
I like the depiction of the manifestation process here. 
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EmanuellaKozas Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you ^_^
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Katara-Nightray Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
Yay, it's another piece made by you. This is beautiful. Who are you planning on doing next?
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EmanuellaKozas Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013   Digital Artist
I don't know, I'm working on 5 together so it really depends on what I will be in the mood for more.... ^_^
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badnan Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013   Photographer
Teleio apotelesma bravo!
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EmanuellaKozas Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013   Digital Artist
Euxaristw ^_^
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LeilansDream Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
WOW! :wow:
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EmanuellaKozas Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013   Digital Artist
:D
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Annezon Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice painting :nod: Divinely inspired :hug::-)
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EmanuellaKozas Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you. I tried ^_^
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cleasterwood Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous!
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EmanuellaKozas Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Water-Spryte Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
beautiful. the detail and color is so amazing. Love the expressions of the fleeing people.
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EmanuellaKozas Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013   Digital Artist
I like the expression of the guy falling, He was my favorite. He looks better in the full version though ^_^
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Water-Spryte Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
:D amusing and beautiful.
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EmanuellaKozas Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013   Digital Artist
^_^
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Typthis Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Guess they made the mistake of building their town on top of a sleeping goddess.
On a random note, Gaia's hair reminds me of Shiva' hair from Final Fantasy X, I know it's purely coincidental. But the two designs actually make a good pair of opposites. [link]
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EmanuellaKozas Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013   Digital Artist
I remember Shivas hair, although I did that on one of my characters before FFVII even came out ^_^
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uniontupapa Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
great work :) just a small note. It was khaos the creator deity in greek religion. it created the universe and the Protogenoi
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EmanuellaKozas Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013   Digital Artist
And before him... Nous. Or Skepsi. "Mind" - "thought" ;)
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nikethegoddess Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
I think Gaia would be flattered if she sees this - Beautiful!
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EmanuellaKozas Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013   Digital Artist
I hope she is cause I tried my best :)
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Prakorimas Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice drawing!

Very lovely colors!
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EmanuellaKozas Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you ^_^
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Kikothiefhead Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing ! I LOVE the coloring and everything ! Incredible work !
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EmanuellaKozas Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013   Digital Artist
Aw thank you! :)
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