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Persephone of the white arms by UnripeHamadryad Persephone of the white arms by UnripeHamadryad
Persephone, also called Kore, is the daughter of Zeus and the harvest-goddess Demeter, and queen of the underworld; she was abducted by Hades, the god-king of the underworld.

The myth of her abduction represents her function as the personification of vegetation which shoots forth in spring and withdraws into the earth after harvest; hence she is also associated with spring and with the seeds of the fruits of the fields. Persephone as a vegetation goddess (Kore) and her mother Demeter were the central figures of the Eleusinian mysteries that predated the Olympian pantheon.

The epithet of beauty “white arms” was used by Hesiod, in his Theogony.

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Woah, this is the first digital work which I can say I'm completely satisfied with!
wacom bamboo, approximately 6 h.
Model of reference: Frida Gustavsson.
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belavrana Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
Faving for gorgeous hair!
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UnripeHamadryad Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
glad you like it : )
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Historybuffy Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
I love her story, it is one of my favorites in Greek mythology! I featured your artwork in the journal for :iconhistorygirls: !
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UnripeHamadryad Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! : ) lovely group btw!
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Historybuffy Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
Thank you! :)
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RedMusicBox8 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
I wish I had this hair x)
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UnripeHamadryad Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
haha I wish that too, believe me :D
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DARKLiGHTPAiNTER Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012
wow :)
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ChiBurbs Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Her face has a "specific" look about it, as if you used a model or had someone in mind for the part. It's very effective and makes the painting look "real."
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UnripeHamadryad Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
if you look above, the description says "Model of reference: Frida Gustavsson" :D (check her photos, they're awesome!)
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