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Alcyoneus Nebula by GlennClovis Alcyoneus Nebula by GlennClovis
Αλκυονευς

Among the gods begotten by Ge (Earth) in her marraige to the Sky (Uranus), Alcyoneus was exceptional for his height and tremendous strength. It was he who played the leading part in the struggle between the Giants and the Gods, which took place in the Phlegrean Fields (at Pallene in Macedonia). Alcyoneus could not be killed so long as he fought on the earth where he had been born. Accordingly, on the advice of Athena, Heracles took him far away from Pallene and eventually shot him dead with an arrow after he had crushed to death twenty-four of Heracles' companions with a single blow from an enormous rock. The Alcyonids, daughters of Alcyoneus, in despair at the death of their father, cast themselves into the sea. They were changed into birds (the halcyons).
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I know the dims are a bit odd, but this was a continuation of an early piece I had destined for the scrap heap, didn't even realize until I was almost done this was so small.

this is the Third in the series that also includes [link] and [link]
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GODFOOTSTEPS Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Too beautiful, I really like your work of art, but also hope you will visit my space!
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Artman2013 Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
Marvelous... This is a truly fantastic piece of work..
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jorgenial Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
amazing .. xD
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GlenRoberson Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011
Its beautiful!
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RestlessNinja Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
So beautiful!

I used it as a background picture for my desktop. I love space and nebula. You're drawing is such an inspiring creation! Love it!
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RestlessNinja Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
So beautiful!

I used it as a background picture for my desktop. I love space and nebula. You're drawing is such an inspiring creation! Love it!
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SuperSmurgger Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Simply stunning and deeply fantastic !!!
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danarogon Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Man this is .....just...WOW!!!!
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QAuZ Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010
This has been featured [link]
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phantastes Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010
Beautiful spiral ^^
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