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Phlegyas , was king of the Lapiths in Greek mythology. He was the father of Ixion and Coronis, one of Apollo's lovers. While pregnant with Asclepius, Coronis fell in love with Ischys, son of Elatus. When a crow informed Apollo of the affair, he sent his sister Artemis to kill Coronis. Apollo rescued the baby though and gave it to the centaur Chiron to raise. Phlegyas was irate and torched the Apollonian temple at Delphi, causing Apollo to kill him.

In the Aeneid of Virgil, Phlegyas is shown tormented in the Underworld, warning others not to despise the Gods. In the Thebaid of Statius, Phlegyas is entombed in a rock by Megaera (one of the Furies) and starves in front of an eternal feast.

In the Divine Comedy poem Inferno, Phlegyas ferries Virgil and Dante across the river Styx, which is portrayed as a marsh where the wrathful and sullen lie. Phlegyas was the mythical ancestor of the Phlegyans.

« E 'l duca lui: "Caron, non ti crucciare:
vuolsi così colà dove si puote
ciò che si vuole, e più non dimandare". »
(Inferno III 94-96)



« Ed ecco verso noi venir per nave
un vecchio, bianco per antico pelo,
gridando: "Guai a voi, anime prave! »
(Inferno III 82-84)



« Quinci fuor quete le lanose gote
al nocchier de la livida palude,
che ’ntorno a li occhi avea di fiamme rote. »
(Inferno III 97-99)



« Caron dimonio, con occhi di bragia
loro accennando, tutte le raccoglie;
batte col remo qualunque s’adagia »
(Inferno III 109-111)
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alomhordozo57 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013
Amazing!
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scifo Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013   Traditional Artist
thanks
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Katana991 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
It's horrifying! Like always, you prove to everyone that you are an excellent artist! :D
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scifo Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012   Traditional Artist
:D :D thanks thanks thanks god bless you Katana991
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jack-bird Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
I love your stile and your reading of myths!
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:iconscifo:
scifo Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012   Traditional Artist
thank you so much!
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JaviRGRAPHICS Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012   Digital Artist
Lo agrego a favorito ^^
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JaviRGRAPHICS Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012   Digital Artist
Muy guapo el estilo, me encanta el dibujo ;)
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scifo Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012   Traditional Artist
thank you very much!!
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natenutron Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice looseness. I like art like this. Nice work.
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scifo Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much
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Zanzanbeast Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
This is fantastic. I love how it captures a certain realm darkness, something not just evil, but sad as well. The look on his face seems more apologetic than menacing, I don't know if that's what you were going for but I do feel like it works really well no matter who or how someone looks at it. I also love the emotions the other people carry, like acceptance, and denial. It's very deep, to me at least. Once again I don't know if that's what you were going for but still, unbelievable.
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scifo Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012   Traditional Artist
thanks so much :) I'm glad you enjoy it....
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Aerozopher Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011
nice colours, but it looks like an unfinished painting. you really should define the main focal points completely :)
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grabraeuber68 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
phantastic work with a brilliant flow inside....great coloring...!
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scifo Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011   Traditional Artist
thank you
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Vapireboy Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Student Writer
wicked
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scifo Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011   Traditional Artist
:)
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Vapireboy Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Student Writer
also your icon creeps the shit out of me.
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regurgitation Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011
Oooh I love it. A perfect depiction of this scene.
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scifo Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011   Traditional Artist
thanks
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Brodjaga Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
great work
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Myronavitch Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011
This drew me in immediately. I just wish it was a bigger format, so I could see more detail.
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flankers Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Featured in #CreativeGallery
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scifo Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011   Traditional Artist
thank you
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wingsofdragons Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
love all the detail.....
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BlueMillenium Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
Great !
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:iconscifo:
scifo Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you
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BlueMillenium Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011
Much welcome
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lifedrawer Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
Classic triangular composition with the long diagonal leading to the face of the standing figure. Can't fault it on that!
It maybe the photograph but on the screen I feel it could do with a bit more contrast. What do you think?
Keep up the good work.
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scifo Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011   Traditional Artist
it's digitally created so the contrast may depend by your screen settings.........anyway thank you for your comment
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TheGoose91 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Very immersive and suggestive. I much enjoy the mythology inspired works of yours.
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scifo Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011   Traditional Artist
grazieeee ;)
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TheGoose91 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Student Digital Artist
You're most welcome.
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josiahh3rm4 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Student Photographer
awsome man, you've obiously got some mad skills.
You should be famous.
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scifo Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011   Traditional Artist
:D
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Handecik Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Student Photographer
this is sooo beautiful!
I love it!
and you're very talented :aww: !
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scifo Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011   Traditional Artist
thank you :)
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