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Almudena Phillips
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Changing money to artHello lovies
Note me if you are interested!
Sketch: 20 pts 
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San Franciscooooo

Im not good at this so bere with me!!!

I like poetry, long walks on the beach, and poking dead things with a stick.

Back to all seriousness... AHEM. Half spanish, 1/4 greek. My real neme is Almudena...Im a spastic, random, dyslexic ADHD i come of strange, but thats who i am :) My eyes change with the background,light and angle at witch you look at them(usualy a blue-gray,hazel, or green color). I love any good read, But i am a HUGE potterhead. I also love Percy Jackson, Alice in wonderland and the Hunger games. I am a pencil artist, and im not that good, but my main purpose here is to improve as much as possible! Something else I enjoy doing is being part of the dA community and visit the profiles of many deviants here. This way I can discover lots of awesome artists I can learn a lot from. Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most.

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Demi-girl by FlameFireheart
Ancient Greece was not as simple as Uncle Rick puts it. Not that I am complaining in any way.

I am taking a class in Uni, and its a theology core, titled Greek and Roman religion. And I signed up blindly, thinking it would be Mythology. Right? Wrong. I really do find the class interesting, but it definitely was not what I was expecting. To the Greeks, it was not really a religion, but a cultic ritual, which depending on the god, was practiced daily, yearly, quad-yearly.  

The gods we know, where not worshiped like they where in mythology.The gods where more physical. Each Polias (city) had a different epithet which meant they where different gods in each city. One example would be Poseidon Soter would be worshiped differently at Athens then at Delphi or in Crete.

Women in Ancient Greece where not even considered citizens, more of a burden to the family. So the father would chose to "get rid" of them or keep them. A girl goes through many rights of passages, from the day she is born till the day she dies. When a girl is born she is first celebrated with the Amphidromia, the enclosing around the Hestia (hearth) of the household. This usually happens seven to ten days after birth, and this is to make sure that the child will survive at least infancy, and finally she is given a name. The next festival that they attend is the Panathenaea, which is held in the summer every year. Two girls were chosen, around seven to ten years old, to be Arrephos, their job mostly consisted of weaving a saffron colored dress with depictions of battle for Athena Promachos. During the ceremony they take play an important role in the Arrephoria, where they take down an unmentioned object through a passage to Aphrodite Kepois, then they would bring back a new object, all of this is done in obscurity of night. They are also the Alteris, grinders of grain during the Panathenaea.

The next festival they would take a role in would be the Brauronia. This was a festival held every four years in the spring in honor of Artemis Brauronia. Girls from ten to fourteen years old would do the Arketia, the bear dance, where they would shed a saffron robe, and engage in ritual dance, which would be most likely in the nude. They would participate in the sacrifices to Artemis, and enjoy the feast, and the games, which where dances and foot races. During this festival they would bring the toys they played with as a young girl and sacrifice them to Artemis Limnaei, and would sacrifice to Locheia as a first step from girl to womanhood. They would sacrifice to Demeter Korotrophos, Hera Telchinia, Hera Teleia before marriage and child birth, and if they were ever sick to Asclepius. The last festival women would attend was the Thesmophoria, in honor of Demeter Thesmophoros, which was three to five days in the fall. It was a festival of sexual abstinence, and where women would partake in the Aischologia. They would sacrifice live piglets, throwing them in a pit and then setting them on fire. They would then take the ashes, mix them with grain and then set those on fire for good crops the rest of the year. They would next fast, and mourn for Kore, and then they would feast and partake in some competitions.  When she becomes old, she would need a husband or her sons to support her. She would be cared for by sons and would take care of the dead at the funerals.

And that is just a summary.

If you are more interested about all of this, let me know, this is just a little bit for you guys so you would know more about this ancient culture

This class is going to be the death of me
Chaotic out.

  • Listening to: I See Fire
  • Reading: Everything
  • Watching: OUAT
  • Eating: Brownies
  • Drinking: The blood of my enemies

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MoonlitRainbow Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the fav! :hug:
ChaoticAlfredo Featured By Owner 2 days ago
No problem!
TheOuterDarkness Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for faving
DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for adding Aiden and R12 to your collections. I'm happy that you like the piece :la:
ChaoticAlfredo Featured By Owner 6 days ago
No problem!! Its really cool, I absolutely love your style
Phyreflye Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the fav hun! <3
ChaoticAlfredo Featured By Owner 6 days ago
No problem! I love your style
HaylsRenn Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014
Hey, thanks for the fave dear :tighthug:
ChaoticAlfredo Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014
No problem!  I absolutely love your style
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Thanks for faving! C:
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