Galleries : Undying Tales 2019/2020 : UT 27 - Blue Whale



BLUE WHALE - 6.5x6.5 inches $160.00 (SOLD)
Nereid - 7x4.5 inches $160.00 (SOLD)

Balaenoptera musculus

In Ancient Greek myths, cetea were leviathan sea creatures. The Ancient Greeks imagined them as sea monsters, but they were most likely inspired by sight of enormous whales. In one tale Queen Cassiopeia was overly proud of her daughter Andromeda's beauty. She boasted that Andromeda was more lovely than the Nereids (sea nymphs). This angered Poisidon, who sent a sea monster Cetus to attack the city of the boastful queen. In fear, the king and queen consulted an oracle, who told them they must sacrifice their daughter Andromeda to appease Poisidon, and so they set about to do so, but the hero Perseus swooped in and managed to save the day by defeating the sea creature.

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Size: 6 x 6 inches
Medium: Ink
©2019, Stephanie Law

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