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Theia Mania

Theia Mania

by agnosis
My own take on Greek mythology. Join Hermes, Hades, Persephone, Athena and the others as they try to deal with themselves, their complicated family and those strange humans.

NEKYIA: Inspired by “Menippus, A Necromantic Experiment” by Lucian. It introduces Hades, Hermes and the Underworld.

DADDY'S GIRL: The story about Athena’s “childhood” and her struggle to understand herself, her family and the world around her.

HERO BONES: A short story about Hermes, inspired by what the ancient Greeks thought about fossils and big bones found in the earth.

DESTROYER OF LIGHT: A story about abortion and motherhood from Persephone’s point of view, inspired by some myths from the Orphic tradition.

Some of the comics have some mature content, but nothing too explicit.

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Theia Mania

My own take on Greek mythology. Join Hermes, Hades, Persephone, Athena and the others as they try to deal with themselves, their complicated family and those strange humans.

NEKYIA: Inspired by “Menippus, A Necromantic Experiment” by Lucian. It introduces Hades, Hermes and the Underworld.

DADDY'S GIRL: The story about Athena’s “childhood” and her struggle to understand herself, her family and the world around her.

HERO BONES: A short story about Hermes, inspired by what the ancient Greeks thought about fossils and big bones found in the earth.

DESTROYER OF LIGHT: A story about abortion and motherhood from Persephone’s point of view, inspired by some myths from the Orphic tradition.

Some of the comics have some mature content, but nothing too explicit.

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We know Zeus made Ganymede an immortal. Looks like Ariadne was either made an immortal by Dionysus or was like that already. Makes you wonder, where did Rhea and the Titans really come from?
@AzrielEver: Thank you! It was so hard to come up with a good design for her. I wanted there to be something a bit "dark" over her appearance.
I’m loving Ariadne. I feel something ominous about her here and I want to see more.
agnosis
June 21st, 2018
Meet my version of Ariadne! She is dressed as a maenad here, but she is originally a goddess from Crete.

A Mycenaean inscription from Knossos mentions honey to be given to all the gods, among them da-pu-ri-to-jo po-ti-ni-ja, the Potnia (lady, mistress) of the Labyrinth. We don’t know anything more about this goddess, but Karl Kerenyi theorized that she maybe was the one who we later would know as Ariadne.
Ooooohhhhh, Ariadne!
@AzrielEver: +1 to that!
Hades is so adorable, love him
agnosis
June 12th, 2018
@Ben: Sure. It sounds like it could be an interesting book. My email is liosterberg@hotmail.com.

(Since I spend most of my time drawing and planning my comic, it may take me some time to get through a whole book, though. ^^;)
There’s a Japanese Light Novel series called Campione! The idea behind it is that by killing what are called heretic gods (keep in mind killing one is NEARLY impossible to do) one can get their authorities or powers.

On that note I should explain what heretic gods are and it this part that MIGHT make you interested in the series. The idea is that humans try to constrain gods by putting them into roles that limit their powers wich is how the stories of gods (I should point out that gods in this concept also includes things such as heroes) change with time and sometimes different gods are combined into one or split into two etc. In order to regain their lost power these gods will manifest on earth as what is called heretic gods.

I am not sure how much is accuracy and how much is playing with similarities between myths? Probably a little of each. But if you want an example in the first book the protagonist fights Athena who is ALSO Medusa believe it or not. In any case I think you MIGHT find it interesting, and I would like to send you a pdf of the first book to get your opinion of it if that is ok?
This is sweet
Dionysos’ talk about frogs is of course a little reference to Aristophanes’ The Frogs, but also to the modern musical adaption of the play from 2004 with songs written by Stephen Sondheim. In the original play Dionysos is mostly just annoyed by the frogs’ song, but in the modern musical the frogs are a much bigger threat.
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May 28th, 2018
<3 <3 <3 <3 :D
@AzrielEver: He was getting too relaxed in her company. XD
My my Hades, someone’s getting awfully bold.
Back to Hades and Persephone and the sanctuary of Dionysos in the Marshes.
That last panel. Just take a moment to realize the entire time this conversation was happening , the others were just standing there. The whole thing was silent for a long time and the only clue you had to where the conversation was going was through the facial expressions and body language.
Well, Demeter, depending on who you ask Persephone can actually be quite scary.

According to Pausanias, the Arkadians claimed that Demeter’s unwilling union with Poseidon produced a daughter as well as the horse Arion. This daughter was called Despoina (the Mistress) in public: "This Mistress the Arcadians worship more than any other god, declaring that she is a daughter of Poseidon and Demeter. Mistress is her surname among the many, just as they surname Demeter’s daughter by Zeus the Maid (Kore). But whereas the real name of the Maid is Persephone, as Homer and Pamphos before him say in their poems, the real name of the Mistress I am afraid to write to the uninitiated" (Pausanias, Description of Greece 8.37.9).

Jennifer Larson says in Ancient Greek cults: A Guide that Despoina seems to have been an older Arkadian goddess who had a strong affinity with Artemis. I didn’t include Despoina in my story since it would have complicated things too much. It just wasn’t believable that my version of Demeter would have given away the baby that was not a horse.
@AzrielEver: Yeah. He's still had a pretty good life, though.
agnosis
May 14th, 2018
@cornchipwarrior: Glad you like it! ^^
@Stevarooni: soo true :3