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To The Fairest by Hannah-Alexander To The Fairest by Hannah-Alexander
This is Eris, the Greek Goddess of Strife and Discord.

Brief background: Eris wasn't liked amongst the gods, so when Peleus and Thetis were married she was the only one who wasn't invited. She turned up anyway, but when she was refused entry she threw her wedding present through the doors, the Apple of Discord, which was addressed to 'the fairest'. Athena, Hera and Aphrodite argued among themselves who should lay claim to the apple, and went to Earth to ask Paris, prince of Troy, to choose. The goddesses bribed him, but Paris awarded the apple to Aphrodite, who gave him the most beautiful woman in the world, Helen, in return. This instigated the Trojan war.

My version of Eris was inspired by the design in 'The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy' :heart:
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CorvidCatastrophe Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
That hair. UNF. :P

Is it bad that I didn't know who Eris was until I saw 'Grim Adventures' as a kid?
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Beastmaster123 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
this is really good. It makes her have an angelic look as apposed to her true nature, very beautiful.
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Hannah-Alexander Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Beastmaster123 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
ur welcome
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nessalothlorien Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
Enchanted with the glow and the colors. Incredibly done.
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Berri321 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
....God I loved that show :)
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MaddyJordan Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I like your version of her. It looks really cool.
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kerenitychan Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
she wil get al the control ALL THE POWER AND AAAAAAAAALLLL THE FREEEEEEEEE CHIIIIICKEN WHAHAHAHA
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sweetrandomness Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
Just gorgeous. :heart:
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evoluzione Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely work! :)
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Yaraffinity Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so incredibly gorgeous :heart:
How you managed to use all sorts of yellow colors, but yet make all the colors look very unique in this drawing, is just stunningly remarkable!

I really like how obvious it is that you put so much effort in here <3
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BloodMoonEquinox Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Student General Artist
:wow: This is beautiful! :heart: I really like how you mixed the traditional Greek style (like the geometric designs and flowing robes) with art nouveau, it looks fantastic! I definitely see the Billy and Mandy influence (I love Eris's design in that cartoon :D) and the hem of her skirt reminds me a bit of Hades's robes in Disney's Hercules, which is cool. :) Her hair and the glowing golden apple are my favorite parts! You did a great job, keep up the good work! :clap: :+fav:
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Hannah-Alexander Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe, thanks! Yeah I mixed things up a lot :)
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baboonfan Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
Discord = disagreement, dispute, or quarreling

I like how you mentioned how she's the goddess of Strife and Discord, not Chaos. She was actually talked about in several of my mythology classes, and scholars are saying that in the ancient religions of the Greeks, she wasn't THE bringer of chaos like she is portrayed today, but she was a chaotic element. She was the goddess/spiritual embodiment of discord, and they didn't invite her because they didn't want any arguements. She doesn't do what she does because she is evil or wicked, but because it is in her nature to want to start conflict, just like it is in Aphrodite's (goddess of sexual desire and passion, not love) to be promiscuous, and for Athena's (Goddess of wisdom and defensive combat) to be a bit of a know it all.

This portrait is lovely, and the caption really captures the traditional mythological views of her.
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Hannah-Alexander Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Myths get so easily twisted, I think. Mostly, I blame Disney, ha. I do think the greek gods were assholes though, especially Zeus. Seriously, all her did was sleep with EVERYONE. But I guess he was the main creator. At any rate, it's all very fascinating.
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Koshlong79 Featured By Owner May 20, 2011
I love it!!
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:iconeluuza:
Eluuza Featured By Owner May 20, 2011
Its so pretty *v*
Seems like ages since you've uploaded something, even though it wasn't all that long ago ><
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:iconhannah-alexander:
Hannah-Alexander Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I know, right? I never seem to have time to draw anymore ;_; Gotta make time!!!
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Eluuza Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
Its 'cause you wake up too early, kills your time ><
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JolieBonnetteArt Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Excellent work with all the glowing golden goodness!
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:iconhannah-alexander:
Hannah-Alexander Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! Love the golden glow woooo!
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:iconjoliebonnetteart:
JolieBonnetteArt Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Me too! :) You're very welcome!
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pinklady92 Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Love her hair.
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Wise-Girl000 Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
0.0 wow!!! :D so good!! keep up the good work!!
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thandav Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
cool
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SonyB89 Featured By Owner May 19, 2011
a wonderful job! i like it

(but you should see the version of Eris in Sinbads Tale by dreamworks! The COMPLETE opposite :P)

but i still like yyour picture a lot
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Hannah-Alexander Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, I accidentally came across the sinbad version but because I haven't seen the film I didn't want to reference that! To me, Eris will always have blonde hair ;-)
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NaomiFan Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Hobbyist
This is so beautiful *_* Wonderful job I love it
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Amberrant Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Long time no drool over your art. May I? :drool: Pretty and gold, and her posture kind of reveals how disliked she is amongst the gods. It's stoic, sort of :P
And lols for Billy and Mandy. Used to watch it, if it's still n, I don't catch it
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Hannah-Alexander Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, thanks! yeah I haven't posted anything in a while! I dodn't think Billy and Mandy is airing anymore, at least not in the UK. Makes me sad :-(
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Amberrant Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Too bad, I thought it was decent
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yamiookamibrittany Featured By Owner May 18, 2011
YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is definitely my favorite of your works!!!
oh my gosh, look up Eris from Sinbad: Legend Of The Seven Seas. :) You won't be disappointed!!
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Hannah-Alexander Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I did come across her design accidentally, but Eris will always have blonde hair in my eyes :-)
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yamiookamibrittany Featured By Owner May 19, 2011
Aww that's so sweet :)
I like how her hair moves in Sinbad lol
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Ash-Kamiya Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful! :heart:
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Gwynhwyfer Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Student General Artist
This is gorgeous!
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ayameiris Featured By Owner May 18, 2011
After I see Simbad, I only can imagine Eris with black hair xDDD Though, it's a really good job :D
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Hannah-Alexander Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I haven't seen sinbad, but when I came across her design on google by accident I knew i'd get loads of people pointing it out!
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yamiookamibrittany Featured By Owner May 18, 2011
Me too!!
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SlayerXiena Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
I just love your work and this is soooo lovely~
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mylovestory Featured By Owner May 18, 2011
I think she looks beautiful! I love the way you did her hair :)
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Hannah-Alexander Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :-)
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KitakLaw Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Great job on this - it's different from most depictions of Eris I see (which make her look positively evil - considering what she's the goddess of, I don't blame them!).
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Hannah-Alexander Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, she was a horrible goddess BUT Billy and Mandy kinda tainted my view of her, haha! She was really funny in that cartoon... and blonde!
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KitakLaw Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, okay. And then there's the version if her in Dreamworks' "Sinbad" where she just has this entire femme fatale image :P
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