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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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kamenriderozutajador Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
Um... Stheno can't turn people to stone... that's only Medusa that can.
ArtemisArchery Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
Best Greek art ever
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.
ShesNeverComingBack Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
Omg i fucking LOVE medusa. She badass
ifesinachi Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Student
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?
Ilda28399 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
very cool, i love the lighting and also the tail :D
huogenrique Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
this picture is cool
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...?
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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