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Athena Sparkle by WillDrawForFood1 Athena Sparkle by WillDrawForFood1
For the "Pony As A Greek God" challenge at [link]

Twilight as Athena. I'm not gonna lie, I don't really know a whole lot about Greek or Roman mythology, so forgive me if this seems unfitting/stupid. She's the goddess of strategy and planning, I think, so yeah. Was fun to draw tho.

Originally was going to draw Celestia/Nightmare Moon as Zeus/Hades, but it was taking too long, so I cranked this out in a fury last night. The other pic should be done soon... ish.

EDIT: Now with Owlowysius for 20% more mythological coolness!

ANOTHER EDIT: Yay! Got 3rd place in the competition!

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:iconorionpaxg1:
orionpaxg1 Featured By Owner May 31, 2015
so this is where zeus got his avatar
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:iconfriendshipismetal777:
FriendshipIsMetal777 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's all fun and games until Kratos accidentally kills you.
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:iconstarcat233:
starcat233 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I like the fact how you got the idea of Twilight being Athena! It really suits Twilight! <3 =D
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:iconv1ewt1ful:
V1EWT1FUL Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
okay, just gained new respect for her
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:iconoctaviaheartstrings:
octaviaheartstrings Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
can you make artemis rainbow dash because ive been thinking about the Athena Sparkle thing forever its amazing!!!!
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:iconcatstuxedo:
CatsTuxedo Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
With all this Twilight becoming an alicorn business, this makes even more sense than it already did :)
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:iconroyalcelastia:
royalcelastia Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
ok this makes celestia zeuslestia
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:icontanglenose98:
Tanglenose98 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is great! :D And my take on the ponies and goddess'...
Twilight Sparkle: Athena... (Maybe Hecate? Just sayin'. Goddess of magic, witchcraft?)
Rainbow Dash: Aeolus
Applejack: Demeter
Rarity: Aphrodite (A bucking awesome Aphrodite...)
Fluttershy: Cybele
Pinkie Pie: Até
Princess Luna/Nightmare Moon: Achelois (Nyx, maybe?)
Princess Celestia: Harmonia
Discord: Chaos (Self explanitory... XD Lol.)
Vinyl Scratch: Euterpe
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:iconmoonrise69:
moonrise69 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
no artemis? :(
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:icontanglenose98:
Tanglenose98 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe Princess Luna...
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:iconmoonrise69:
moonrise69 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
WHY DOESNT MY SIS GET OFF MAH COMPUTER! srry, i actually hate artemis
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Sheendough Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
Twilight - Athena
Pinkie Pie - Dionysius
Fluttershy - Artemis
Rarity - Aphrodite
Applejack - Persephone
Rainbow Dash - Nike
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:iconstarry-eyed11:
Starry-eyed11 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
This is amazing! Will you ever make the rest of the Mane 6 as Goddesses? :D
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:iconamberrito:
amberrito Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012
Wow, this is great! Athena and Twilight are really similar, now that i think of it.
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RomaniZ Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Student Filmographer
YES, Owlicious makes this more accurate and more AWESOME!!!
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:iconsupermanhulkjesus:
supermanhulkjesus Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
You should use Luna for Hades. It bugs me when ever he's portrayed as a villain. Who would be the third king of the cosmos?
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:iconfasdaff:
Fasdaff Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
This is real good. Don't think I've ever seen ponies crossed with Greek/Roman gods (except one of Berry Punch) but I like it.
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:iconapocalypsepenguin:
ApocalypsePenguin Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
This is too perfect.

"No one is smarter or more battle-savvy than I, Athena Sparkle!"
"Hoo?"
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p3gas1ster Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Student General Artist
Owls were supposed to be Athena's sacred animal...
PERFECT
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Guttergoo Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Student Filmographer
Aw man, this is too great. My spirit pony AND one of my favorite Greek deities all rolled into one~ And yes, this is very much fitting, I approve.
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DDhew Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like this one! The composition and colouring is very well done, I also like Twilight's determinated expression. Darn I missed this challenge, it seemed to be so much fun for everyone : ( But I doubt I could've topped this, it's right spot on! : D Good job!
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:iconicypheonix:
IcyPheonix Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Student General Artist
Actually it fits perfectly, even the owl as that was Athena's symbol/animal.
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:iconnetcyber:
netcyber Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011
if she's athena, I wonder who should be ares?
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:iconmhultimate2013dw:
MHUltimate2013DW Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Student General Artist
Two words: Twilight's Brother AKA (Shining Armor).
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:iconjksalz:
JKSalz Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011
Haha. That's funny.
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:iconlittlecheekokid:
littlecheekokid Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
Ooh, beautiful! :D nicely done!
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Tarvoc Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
Applejack = Ceres (Goddess of fertility and agriculture)
Fluttershy = Artemis (Goddess of animals and hunting)
Rarity = Aphrodite (Goddess of love, beauty and desire)
Rainbow Dash = Nike (Goddess of competition and victory)
Pinky Pie = Hebe (Goddess of youth and cupbearer of the Gods)
Spike = Hermes (Messenger of the Gods)
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xenosplicer117 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
Celestia as Hera (Queen of the Gods)
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:iconwilldrawforfood1:
WillDrawForFood1 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmmm, I like that Spike idea. Might just draw that.
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wasd999 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! *fanboy shriek*
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:iconbeanchan:
beanchan Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Makes a good fit!
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:iconjustanotherfan4:
JustAnotherFan4 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Greek just got 20% cooler to me now!
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:icondragonpony999:
DragonPony999 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Makes so much sense it's not funny... and I am such a huge fan of myths and legends from all cultures. This looks like fun so I'm doig this even if you did it for some challenge.
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ShimaFox Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just thinking about Saint Seiya right now... Dash with the Pegasus armor could be fuckin' awesome.
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:iconmadman12000:
madman12000 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011
Pinkie would be an amazing Dionysus
And good choice for Twilight... although I think she'd be a little nicer than the myths say Athena was.
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Drasvin Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011
Athena, the Goddess of Wisdom and the patron of the city of Athens. As others have said, she was a goddess of many things. I think the Greeks basically gave her whatever could be associated with being smart and wise.
Twilight looks really good as Athena.
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scorch238 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
I'm going to wear down my "favorite" button at this rate.
So much good pony art!
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Closer-To-The-Sun Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
She's the goddess of many things, and I do think you can classify Athena under strategy and planning....seeing how she was the goddess of war.

*History major*
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RubidiaPony Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
Strangely fitting, as far as I know Athena's the goddess of wisdom among other things, and her symbol is an owl.

So yeah, pretty much spot on.
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hotarubrokenwings Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
Clever and spot on. lol
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:iconvampirenerd13:
VampireNerd13 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She looks awesome as Athena :D
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:iconwilldrawforfood1:
WillDrawForFood1 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think so too, thanks.
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:iconvampirenerd13:
VampireNerd13 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome
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:iconmijzelffan:
mijzelffan Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
You did Twilight of Athena and forgot adding Twilight's Owl friend? Aw man.
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:iconwilldrawforfood1:
WillDrawForFood1 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm probably going to add it later.
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YFish Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The combination is entirely fitting for Twilight Sparkle, and I love the design! Even though she's a pony, you really convey the classical Greek feeling with her hairstyle and clothing. The only thing this picture is missing is Owluiciuos sitting on her shoulder standing in for the Greek myth owl.
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:iconwilldrawforfood1:
WillDrawForFood1 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's not a bad idea, I should add the owl. And thanks.
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chibiirose Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thats really creative c: nice work and detailed :heart:
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:iconwilldrawforfood1:
WillDrawForFood1 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot!
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:iconchibiirose:
chibiirose Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
anytime :heart:
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