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Demeter wanted to be her own self and despised the manipulative rule of her brother Zeus. He had told her to have children with their brother Poseidon, but Demeter said, "Brother, I will rather choose a husband for myself." She chose a beautiful mortal man. He was a farmer named Iason.
Zeus was very angry when he saw what she had done. He grabbed a lightning bolt and struck Iason, killing him instantly and impregnating his sister. Months later Demeter gave birth to a daughter. She named her Persephone.
I've always been fond of mythology especially the Greek's. My favorite goddess is Eris. But I've been attracted to draw Demeter's silent love affair. Not much is known about it so I figured, to just draw that moment of deep emotion when Iason was dead and she was left with an accidental lovechild and dread of her lover's death.
So here Demeter and Iason say goodbye for the last time before Hades can bring Demeter's lover into his darkly abode.
I did this in the office. I had to spend more time with my pencils.
Song: This Love - Angela Aki
Medium: 3B, 3H, H Staedtler pencils and 2.0 mm mech. pencil
Muse: Michael Parkes' The Last Peony