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Stheno by GENZOMAN Stheno by GENZOMAN
Hi there guys! today a pic I done at the beginning of the year in a livestream. One of the Gorgon sisters: Stheno

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Stheno (Greek: Σθεννώ, English translation: "forceful"), in Greek mythology, was the eldest of the Gorgons, vicious female monsters with brass hands, sharp fangs and "hair" made of living venomous snakes of the python family along with its Euria to him brothers and Medusa, and was characterized by its enormous force. According to the legend, Estheno like their brothers were born from the marine Gods Forcis and Ceto, although other sources says that of Poseidón and Equidna. Like her Euria to him sister is immortal, unlike Medusa, whose neck was cut by Perseo. Estheno was most independent and wild of the Gorgon sisters, being the one that more deaths it caused to the humans. Not even she was surpassed by the feared Medusa, to that was granted him the petrifying glance like protection by not being immortal. Estheno owns a great physical and mental force: it has the ability to concentrate his mental energy in the glance, being done it able to around catch the energies near his hypnotizing to his aggressors and stopping them in the act. Its work was to protect several oracles with pitias, snake charmers, that represented the force and not it divination. In honor to Esteno and Euria to him sacrifices became, that consisted of filling with ritual blood the foundations of corners, pillars and walls of temples to grant stability and force to them. The same blood of Estheno, owns the qualities to give life (if she were obtained of the right flank) or the death (if she were obtained of the left flank). In religious terms Estheno, characterized by the serpentine letter " S" , it represented the infinite force, the dimensional time (often he was represented with two faces, watching at the past and the future at the same time), and doors to the kingdom of the death.
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SPIRITRAY76 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015
poor women you can't figth her if you can't see her.
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LukeAlanBundesen Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015
Use a mirror.
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:iconspiritray76:
SPIRITRAY76 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015
you mean mirror shield.
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HotteLotte Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  New member
really nice work! I love it!
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kamenriderozutajador Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
Um... Stheno can't turn people to stone... that's only Medusa that can.
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ArtemisArchery Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
Best Greek art ever
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hobbitshire Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
One legend I had heard was that Stheno and her sister Euryale were immortal, but also blind, so they had difficulty in targeting their prey, (they did have amazing hearing). Medusa was differen, a mortal struck down by a curse. She could be killed by another mortal, but she had perfect sight. When Perseus finally cit off Medusa's head he was only able to escape the others because of their blindness.
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ShesNeverComingBack Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
Omg i fucking LOVE medusa. She badass
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Cabazorro Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  Hobbyist
It's not Medusa.
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ifesinachi Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Student Filmographer
sweeet!
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striderhiriu Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Student General Artist
Hay algo que me molesta con lo del ingles y español, la información no es igual y a veces lo ponen a la inversa, uno de estos casos es referente a Esteno y Euriale, hermanas de Medusa, en la versión en español dice que Euriale es la mayor de las hermanas Gorgonas, pero en la Ver. en Ingles Esteno es la mayor, no me di cuenta de eso hasta ver la información de Esteno en la Wiki de God of Wars Ascencion, ¿En cuál debo de creer?
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Ilda28399 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
very cool, i love the lighting and also the tail :D
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huogenrique Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
this picture is cool
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:iconcoolcat0:
coolcat0 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
notice you said 'his' when this monster obviously has breasts.....Is it a guy or a girl, I wonder...?
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:iconilda28399:
Ilda28399 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Stheno is a woman, i think it was a mispelltion òò
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:iconorel44:
OreL44 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
very nice
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huliwushi Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
cool
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Secretevolution Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
is the naga the same as her or different?
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femelushka Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome.
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EmiyaForjadeHierro Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
Mi entendimiento del ingles es un tanto limitado pero pude entender el Wikiattack. La verdad nunca me moleste en buscar información acerca de las hermanas de Medusa, sabía que eran inmortales pero nada más, te agradesco la genial imagen y la información.
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edsensei Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Student
I've read some information from Wikipedia and it mentions that Stheno has killed more men than both her sisters combined.

She was probably the most independent and ferocious of the Gorgons, and is also the eldest sister.
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Rainwatr Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
>:P
lol that's her expression
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thebloodedrose Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
wow and i mean wow
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BlackHeart-Lover013 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Student Photographer
but amaizing job
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BlackHeart-Lover013 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Student Photographer
amaizing ive never read any real greek fiction books or movies with Stheno or Estheno in it its always the mortal medusa
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GokuMartin Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
I hope she shows up in "Wrath of the Titans", helping Hades in order to avenge the death of her sister.
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Mae760 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
Stheno? I know her by another name...Medusa.. xD but this art is FAN-TASTE-TICK..lol
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AiroRokkuhauto Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Stheno is one of Medusa's sisters.
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Mae760 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
LOL good to know xD thanks :D
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Beta-Maxis Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012
Such good artwork, Such, horrible, English.
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huck799 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011
Isn't Medusa the only one that can turn people into stone i don't remember the other two being able to turn people into stone
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ShadowFireLance Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
AWSOME
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LITTLEWOLF558 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Student Artist
I THOUGHT THIS WAS MUDOUSA.
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:iconhuck799:
huck799 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011
there is three gorgons Medusa is a different one Stheno and her sister are immortal were as Medusa is mortal
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LITTLEWOLF558 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Student Artist
medusa is a god
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huck799 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
No she's just the a mortal woman I've read the story many times she was running away from Poseidon and with the help of her sisters sneaked into Athena's temple to hide. Being a priestess of Athena she prayed to her but when Poseidon found her he raped her. Athena was disgusted and misunderstood what had happened no longer a virgin she couldn't be a priestess of Athena. For such disgusting acts she was tuned into a gorgon along with her sisters who helped her sneak into Athena's Temple

I hope this helped you understand why Medusa was not a goddess but rather a mortal woman transformed into a monster for false accusations
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LITTLEWOLF558 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Student Artist
wow i dint know that
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:iconhuck799:
huck799 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
well i hope this helped you
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:iconlittlewolf558:
LITTLEWOLF558 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Student Artist
i am not 100% sure but i think it did
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:iconhuck799:
huck799 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
Well I'm only 12 so I don't know how much help I can be
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Hey man this is amazing! I do have to be a bit nit-picky simply because the gorgon are my favorite greek mythical figures. Medusa was the only gorgon who turned men to stone, and Stheno was specifically characterized by having red snakes for hair unlike her sisters. I love the picture however. It really lives up to her name.
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:iconhuck799:
huck799 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
I thought the same thing
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awesome-person16 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
LOVE IT.
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kkshi99 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
wow!
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JonKin Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Incredible work!!
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Vampyre-Lover Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
WOW!!! She looks Vicious... Excellent!!!!
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Annie-O Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hombre, con unos pechos asi a quien le importa que sea fea de cara? lol.
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Xlavok Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
Ironic that you keep making the female figures look "sexy" and yet you keep covering up the nipples...why is that?
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hallfing Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011
Scary and lovely!!
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Cyberalbi Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011   Digital Artist
Really awesome and very well done, my compliments!!
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