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Waiting to Cross the River Styx by AutumnOwl Waiting to Cross the River Styx by AutumnOwl
So `Krissi001 recommended that I enter a contest when I mentioned that I had no ideas for pixel art/emotes. Here is what I intend to submit to `SparklyDest's Januamber "Mythology" contest. I decided to do something with Charon and the River Styx. Charon is the ferryman on the River Styx, and transports souls to the Underworld (sometimes also called Hades), where they await to be reborn. There is a fee to cross the river, and ancient Greeks would place a coin in the deceased's mouth to cover this fee.

This piece was influenced by the Disney animated film Hercules, where the River Styx is a river of dead souls, often trying to get into Charon's boat.

Art ~AutumnOwl
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Waiting to Cross the River Styx by ~AutumnOwl The dark colors help to lend a creepy feel to this piece. Look out, Ferryman...the little dead emote is trying to get you...:eyes: ( Suggested by Eitvys200 and Featured by SparklyDest )
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Lady-Weavile-461 Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

I knew it! It did look like the river of souls!

 

great art btw!

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Effervescentish Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oh man I love greek myths and I love emotes and this is a perfect mix of both
it's no wonder you won a DD for this. woweewow
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RufusReginald May 20, 2013   Filmographer
Phenomenal!
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Thank you ^_^
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:iconguelpacq:
You really did an amazing job making this!
Congrats on the DD! You really deserve it! :clap:
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:iconautumnowl:
Thank you very, very much! :hug: I am glad you like it and thought it deserved the DD :)
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:iconguelpacq:
You're very welcome! :hug:
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