The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

Niels Schneider as Achilles, and Aneurin Barnard as Patroclus


i decided to draw these two again eep they’re too fun

i imagine persephone to be really hot-headed and she picks fights wherever they go like “do you know who you’re talking to??? i’m the queen of the underworld you punk!!” and hades is just like perse no not again


The bones of my brother the Minotaur, Theseus crushed with his triple-knotted club and scattered o’er the ground; Ariadne he left at the mercy of wild beasts.

TWO SIDES OF THE SAME COIN | a mix for the god of light and goddess of wilderness. ( listen )

He was like the sun, glorious with lights.

She was like the forest, brave and wild.

But most importantly, both had the power to send plagues upon mortals.

Greek MythologyNarcissus (Νάρκισσος)
He was the son of River God Cephisus and nymph Lyriope. He was known for his beauty and he was loved by God Apollo due to his extraordinary physique. Narcissus was once walking by a lake and decided to drink some water; he saw his reflection in the water and was surprised by the beauty he saw; he became entranced by the reflection of himself. He could not obtain the object of his desire though, and he died at the banks of the lake from his sorrow. According to the myth Narcissus is still admiring himself in the Underworld, looking at the waters of the Styx. x



In my mind this is just meaningless giant glitter, in reality they’re coins forming part of an installation by Vadim Zakharov, telling the myth of Zeus appearing as a golden shower and impregnating Danae.


Greek Mythology - Icarus

In Greek mythology, Icarus is the son of the master craftsman Daedalus. The main story told about Icarus is his attempt to escape from Crete by means of wings that his father constructed from feathers and wax. He ignored instructions not to fly to close to the sun, and the melting wax caused him to fall into the sea where he drowned. The myth is usually taken as a tragic example of hubris or failed ambition (x). 

women of greek mythology - persephone (Περσεφόνη)

In Greek mythology, Persephone, also called Kore, is the daughter of Zeus and the harvest-goddess Demeter, and queen of the underworld. Homer describes her as the formidable, venerable majestic queen of the underworld, who carries into effect the curses of men upon the souls of the dead. Persephone 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. (+ more)


Theseus and the Minotaur. by Annie Wu. on Flickr.


The story of Scylla and Charybdis from Homers The Odyssey. 

For a bit of dramatic effect, I changed Charybdis from a monster or a whirlpool into a waterfall. 

This was a project for my advanced illustration class in which It’sMatty encouraged me to try new things. Some of the things I tried to rangle were an environmental focus rather than figural one and a different color palette from my usual reds and blues. 

It was a fun project, but I’m not sure if I like it yet, I’ll have to stare at it a little while longer. 


Incredible Penguin Classics cover by Ross MacDonald. Full version hi-res here.


hera and zeus, 

she married the storm. 



family tree diagram of the entire Greek mythology

( Chartporn)

DUDE. Relevant to the interests of more than a few people I know.

GOLDEN BOY (LISTEN) | (a mix for achilles.)

i. dreamers - savoir adore | ii. half gate - grizzly bear | iii. montezuma - fleet foxes | iv. closer than this - st lucia | v. lonesome dreams - lord huron | vi. illusion - poor moon | vii. colony - now, now | viii. trial and error - snowmine


ANCIENT GATES | a fanmix for olympian brothers (in the moments when they get along)

i. body song - patients | ii. whirlpool - sea wolf | iii.  mykonos - fleet foxes | iv. my false - matt corby | v. into the wild - lp | vi. golden jubilee - boy & bear | vii. post-war blues  - dan mangan | viii. old friend - sea wolf