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Twelve Olympians by Glee-chan Twelve Olympians by Glee-chan
The Twelve Olympians from Greek Mythology.
Top row from left to right:
Hestia, Demeter, Hera, Zeus, Hades, and Poseidon.
Bottom row from left to right:
Ares, Hermes, Apollo, Artemis, Athena, and Aphrodite

After giving a long comment back to some idiot on YouTube about the Greek Pantheon, I decided to do the big twelve. (Sometimes Hephaestus is included and Hades not, but whatever) And yes, I know this lineup isn't 100% accurate, but damn it, I wanted draw the popular gods... if you have a problem with that, do you own picture.  So that's that.  
Naturally I thought I'd do them in Glen Murakami's style since I already have practice with it, plus I could look on my previous drawings for profile posing. While I was at it, I thought it would be fun to give all the gods didn't skin colors - that's why Zeus, Apollo, and Artemis are gold, Hades is red ... and so on. I really had fun doing this, even though it took a lot of time. I hope everyone likes it.


As you can see the deities are drawn in Glen Murakami's Teen Titan style. I thought I should credit him. Also the background is a combination of a series of heavily photoshopped images from multiple shots from Disney's Hercules. Naturally I do not own the original references photos.
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:iconcarlottastudios:
CarlottaStudios Featured By Owner May 27, 2016  Student Writer
This is really great! I love your drawing style for the gods!
Athena is definitely my favorite!
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Agent-G245 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2016  Student General Artist
This is incredible, almost like something out of a Bruce Timm film! I love it!
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Ornielo Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016  Student Artist
Um Whare's Haphestus
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TNASucks Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015
Where's Chronus? 
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tripleat1 Featured By Owner May 7, 2015
chronus is not an Olympian. neither is Kronos
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Kmon13 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Student Artist
Wow they all look so young... 
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gibbs615 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
This almost reminds me of that show "Class of the Titans". *chuckle*
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jo-jo999freak Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Student Artist
Who's your fav? My would have to be the god of volcano's we both have things in common.
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Glee-chan Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Artemis is my favorite Greek deity 
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jo-jo999freak Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Student Artist
Deity?
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Glee-chan Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Deity:

a god or goddess (in a polytheistic religion) : a deity of ancient Greece.

divine status, quality, or nature : a ruler driven by delusions of deity.

(usu. the Deity) the creator and supreme being (in a monotheistic religion such as Christianity).

a representation of a god or goddess, such as a statue or carving.

ORIGIN Middle English (denoting the divine nature of God): from Old French deite, from ecclesiastical Latin deitas (translating Greek theotēs), from deus ‘god.’

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jo-jo999freak Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Student Artist
Ooooooookay?
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AsteraldeTellimor Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
As good as these are (not that you're capable of doing anything badly) the line up is a bit off. Firstly, neither Poseidon or Hades are amongst the twelve. Hades rules the underworld, and Poseidon rules the oceans, so they never really have to be on Olympus itself, and secondly, as well Hepaestus, the god Dionysus is amongst the twelve as well. Apart from that, and the details are kinda flexible anyway, this is an awesome piece! 
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Shadow-DJ Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Usually Hepheatus would be on the thrones, given that Hades lives in the Underworld and isn't really a big fan of Olympus.
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Capowned Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013
Nitpick, but the most common grouping includes Dionysus or Hestia as the 12th member. Other optional members include Heracles, Hades and Asclepius. It looks good though.:)
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Huntsgirl39 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, wow! I just love the greek mythology, and this pic's just awesome! :iconluvluvplz:
Just today i made a pic of Artemis and Apollo!
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Glee-chan Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool.  I love when coincidences like that happen.
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AT-fangirl Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
AWESOME :iconpervyterraplz:
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LaundrySoapman Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
Awesome! Nice! In my English class we're currently reading about them.
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Glee-chan Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Greek myth is really interesting, but sometimes it's hard to keep up with because stories can contradict themselves.
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LaundrySoapman Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
Yeah, agreed.
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:iconquietw8:
QuietW8 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
You should have snuck Waldo somewhere in the picture. He's the most underappreciated of the gods.
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:iconglee-chan:
Glee-chan Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Waldo, the God of Travel and Wandering.  Worshipped by Waldo's everywhere.
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el-andrajoso-feliz Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Those are the skin colors from Disney's Hercules?
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Glee-chan Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know they used different colored skin on disney's version, but to be honest I didn't even look at their designs.  (Obviously I've seen the movie, but it's been ages)
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Passin Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
Nice
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Jeaflorestar Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
I like your version of Twelve Olympian Deities, specially inspired in Murakami Glen's Teen Titans.

Congratulations!

Would you do another similar drawing, but with the Twelve Titanesses and Titans from Greek Mythology? It would be interesting see them together in a similar context :D
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pewternatural Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice drawing, I like how you did the clothing, even though their all greek, their also personalized.
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Glee-chan Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, oddly enough I didn't struggle at all coming up with the designs for them.  I think I had the most trouble in colors, and even then it was mainly what Artemis' hair should be (She had teal, pink, and green hair before I settled with just giving her blonde) and some of the skin tones.  I didn't want too many with the same colors, even though I did end up with 3 golds.   >.<  Apollo and Artemis are twins so that couldn't be helped.  But I couldn't think of a color for Zeus that wasn't gold.  I thought about doing light blue (like Hera), but he was the first one I did, and I was timid on doing outright non-natural skin colors then.  I threw all that out the window with Hades.
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pewternatural Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Coming up with that many skin tones and hair colors would take forever.
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Wolfbane14 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
i love this its awesome!!!!
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everseii Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool idea!
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:iconglee-chan:
Glee-chan Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
O.O you get an ava!
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everseii Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahaha Yeah. Didn't take long to make either xD I was bored in class... =__=
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kingofpriderock Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist
THIS IS SO AWESOME!GREAT JOB!
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SuperCgirl Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Student General Artist
I love the Olympian mythology, mostly from reading the Percy Jackson books, and then a bit of my own research! :D
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tf-mistress Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
They say that superhero comics are the modern equivalent of the Greek myth/pantheon. This just helps me see how right that is.

If I may ask, what was the comment that inspired this?
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Glee-chan Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Some moron asked if the Greeks were still alive, and if they still worshipped the mythological gods, and if not why are they Christian.  

I responded with something along the lines of "I'm not sure if this is a joke or not. The Greeks are still around... we recently had an Olympics there. The reason Greeks converted to Christianity was because they were a Roman territory. At the time Rome was divided, and in order to unify Rome, Constantine felt the people needed something to rally behind. Christianity was on the rise, so he used that as a banner. Constantine then went about fighting opposing Romans using Christianity as the excuse. It was partly political, partly because he converted to Christianity himself, nevertheless he used the religion for power gain."
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ant-Edd Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
awsome
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xxOtakugirljodyxx Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Student General Artist
It's interesting to see what some people think who the big twelve are. It's all a matter of opinion. Personally, I'd do Hera, Demeter, Zeus, Poseidon, Hephtanus, Aphrodite, Ares, Apollo, Artemis, Dionysus, Athena and Hermes. Great artwork though! :)
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Glee-chan Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well I saw it like this.  Six of them were the original Olympians, and six were the offspring from the group.  So you should always have Zeus, Poseidon, Hades, Hera, Demeter, and Hestia.  People like to exclude Hades because he's never around, underground.  But I think since Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades lord over the big three things on earth, he should be included... especially because he was part of the Titan rebellion.  

The debatable ones for me are the offspring.  Athena, Aphrodite, Apollo, Artemis, and Ares should all be there, which leaves that one spot.  I think Dioneysus, Hephaestus, and Hermes are pretty equal contenders to be in the group and I've seen all of them make others lists.  Personally though, I tend to exclude Dioneysus because he joined later, and wasn't part of the original group.  Plus his mother Semele was mortal which made him a first a demigod who became a god later.  I wouldn't add Heracles for the same reason.  So he's out.  I can go either way on Hephaestus and Hermes, but I think in turns for this piece, Hermes is a bit more iconic.  Hephaestus is great (believe me I thought about adding him) and has a really interesting story and personality.  But Hermes is just better known, which is why I added him.  
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xxOtakugirljodyxx Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Student General Artist
Very good points. You're right about the elder six. That makes sense why you included hestia instead of Dionysus. When he became an Olympian, he replaced her. She became a background goddess like hades (but he's a god XD) so I understand your reasoning
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gablizlodi Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Student Artist
Woooow AWESOME
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