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Melinoe, Greek goddess of the ghosts and the offerings made to the deceased.
Since I started with Hecate, I thought of drawing some more of the chtonic deities, the ones related to the underworld. Melinoe is not very well-known, but I find her really cool: she has arms half-light and half-darkness because she’s said to be the daughter of Zeus and Persephone (INCEST), but others say she’s a legitimate daughter of Hades and Persephone, each one of them representing darkness and light within the underworld. I prefer this version, of course. Also, Melinoe wandered the earth at night with her ghosts, an possible explanation for the unreasonable barking of dogs at night… Hm… Creepy.

Melinoe, Greek goddess of the ghosts and the offerings made to the deceased.

Since I started with Hecate, I thought of drawing some more of the chtonic deities, the ones related to the underworld. Melinoe is not very well-known, but I find her really cool: she has arms half-light and half-darkness because she’s said to be the daughter of Zeus and Persephone (INCEST), but others say she’s a legitimate daughter of Hades and Persephone, each one of them representing darkness and light within the underworld. I prefer this version, of course. Also, Melinoe wandered the earth at night with her ghosts, an possible explanation for the unreasonable barking of dogs at night… Hm… Creepy.

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    AAAAAAAAAH. Fucking Melinoe, mayne. I love her, but she’s always forgotten.
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