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Shades of Hades

High under helms
on heaven's field;
Their byrnies all
with blood were red,
And from their spears
the sparks flew forth.
from: The arrival of the Valkyries



The year is near

on the banks of the Styx

Kerberos will soon get a fix


from: annis horribilis - by louis

comments (12)

  • Tracy
  • outer space!!! (UK)
  • 15 Dec 2008, 10:26
What a stunning image Louis. Very nice indeedsmile
Louis: Thank you Tracy
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 15 Dec 2008, 13:27
Oh, you are so right (but the SC- problems might be little in comparison to other problems!) Oh, we needed a new Herakles or an Orpheus to soothe the Kerberi everywhere and to fight against the death bringing Hades...- but we are only weak human beings- but nevertheless we can make the best of that and we have our reason and much hope and many dreams...!
Louis: The greeks did weave great stories, even about everyone's end of it all. Thanks Philine.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 15 Dec 2008, 14:19
Did you, perhaps, put a hex on the Shutterchance operation?

Stark, but beautiful,image Louis.
Louis: Who me? I am almost totally innocent smile
Wonderful. I love what you did here.
Louis: Thank you albert. Shutterchance is back live now.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 16 Dec 2008, 01:44
Oh WOW! That is just wonderful, Louis. Double wowzer and a Likey for me.
Louis: Thank you Ginnie - I am flabbergasted.
  • Jessie
  • New Zealand
  • 16 Dec 2008, 08:00
Love the title! Great shot.
Louis: Thank you Jessie
A nasty little brute, but a great image.
Louis: Thank you Ian
Very interesting Louis: I wonder where it originated
Louis: This is a greek equivalent. The story of the end of our lives has many origins, greek - Hades, italian - Pluto, scandinavian - the valkyries will come and fetch you, the san - the leopard will take you to the land of the moon. It seems to me that a lot of romaticism surrounds death.
Louis: Thank you stefania
  • Ellie
  • England
  • 16 Dec 2008, 12:34
I can't imagine this is something you just "happened to snap" on a day out. Come on, tell us more about this ...

Excellent presentation by the way wink
Louis: Oh not a lot to say - I did snap it at Olympia in Greece. The beast in the picture is the head of a griffin. Winged beasts with the foreparts of eagles and the bodies of lions. Both animals renowned and stouthearted fighters. The griffin head often adorned the greek fighting equipment.

The point of this blog and the previous one was more reflection on the year gone by, than to exhibit an artifact. Tomorrow's blog is more of a show and tell - and I am revealing smile
  • vera
  • iran
  • 18 Dec 2008, 08:19
this one is excellent!
Louis: Thank you Vera
Another good museum sight ! You're talented with tha (also) my friend !!
Louis: Thank you, thank you Imaginerf

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