first time drawing N and colouring him too //flops// and i just beat Pkmn White today!! :D N with colour palette #1
Muse and Companion.
You can tell I barely bothered to shade Luxray.. I can barely shade stuff hahaha.
Pharos: Not strictly a mythological link, but interesting all the same, The Pharos of Alexandria in Egypt was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, an enormous lighthouse. In fact, the word Pharos, originally the name of the island on which the lighthouse was built, came to be the etymological origin for the word for lighthouse in several different languages. Pharos taking this name for himself could be a reference to his true age (ancient) or to the fact that he occasionally acts as a guide, a light in the darkness so to speak, for the protagonist.
Tartarus: The deepest, darkest layer of the Greek Underworld, Tartarus was typically reserved for the imprisonment of those who threatened the gods, such as the Titans and the serpent Typhon. Some particularly evil humans were sent there, as well, but most humans went to the “normal” underworld, Hades, which is more like limbo as opposed to Tartarus’s hell.
Tartarus represents two things in Persona 3; one, in Jungian psychology, the underworld is the unconscious mind, which is populated by shadows — The Dark Hour itself is the wider underworld/unconscious, whereas Tartarus is the deepest part of the unconscious mind, where the strongest shadows reside. Two, Tartarus serves as the pathway to Nyx, who is bound and chained much like the Titans were, in fear of her destructive power. It is worth noting that there were traditionally twelve Titans, mirroring the twelve Full Moon Shadows.
Tartarus is also occasionally given as the home of Nyx, as well as that of her sons, Hypnos and Thanatos, though just as often she simply resides in the normal underworld or in a cave on the edge of the universe.
Thanatos: Not truly a deity in the normal sense, Thanatos is the divine personification of the force of Death, and the son of Nyx. Hades was the god of the dead, while Thanatos literally was Death. Also, Thanatos was the god of gentle death (his sister, Keres, was said to govern violent death), which is likely referenced by Ryoji’s bargain — he offers to remove the memories of the members of SEES so that they will not suffer when the Fall occurs. Hypnos is his twin brother, and they are rarely referenced without the other, further cementing the foil nature of Takaya and the protagonist, the false prophet and the messiah.
Nyx: One of the oldest and most powerful entities in Greek mythology, Nyx doesn’t have much literature or worship associated with her, usually only mentioned as an aside. She is the goddess and personification of Night, and in most stories of the creation of the universe, is one of the very first beings to be born from Chaos, the primordial universe that existed before creation. The only other deities who are as old are her brother-husband Erebus, her sister Gaia (the earth), and her brother Tartarus. She is the mother of Hemera (Day) and Aether (Light), as well as the personifications of Doom, Destruction, Death, Sleep, Dreams, Blame, Woe, Retribution, Fate, Sunset, Deceit, Old Age, Strife, and Friendship. In Orphic traditions she was also the mother of Eros (Love).
Nyx’s title of the “maternal being” is probably in reference to all of these children, most of whom are negative concepts. In addition, she is considered the “mother of shadows”; a shadow, in Jungian psychology, is the dark unconscious portion of someone’s mind, over which Nyx’s various children would hold great power.
Erebus: Literally meaning “darkness”, Erebus is mentioned in literature even less than Nyx, and almost always in conjunction with her. He is her consort and the father of at least some of her children.
His appearance in Persona 3 is described as being the manifestation of the despair of the world; he is, literally, the darkness of the world’s unconscious mind, the ultimate shadow.
The children of Nyx: Four persona-users possess personas that are traditionally considered to be the children of Nyx and Erebus — Moros (Jin), Hypnos (Takaya), Thanatos (Minato/ko), and Nemesis (Ken).
Thanatos is a special case, as it is the representation of Death that resides within the protagonist, but the other three personas all have something in common: they all belong to someone who has given into despair, and is actively seeking death. Jin and Takaya are consciously attempting to bring about the Fall, and Ken admits that he was going to attempt suicide after avenging his mother’s death. While under the influence of these three personas, all three of these individuals are actively contributing, either consciously or unconsciously, to the degenerative force that powers Erebus and threatens to destroy the world. Only Ken is able to break free of his despair and choose to live, and when he does, his persona evolves from a child of Nyx to a completely separate entity.
Plot # 42: Ghost (concept submitted by:charlesworthy-iii)
In the prime of their life, Muse A perishes in a tragic car accident. Shortly after, Muse B, who is in desperate need of an organ transplant, gets the call that they’re next on the list for donation. Muse A was an organ donor and because Muse A and Muse B were a perfect match, Muse B becomes a recipient of the vital organ from the recently departed Muse A. The transplant surgery goes well, however there are unforeseen side effects. While in the hospital, Muse B begins to see flashes in the corner of their eye of a person they’ve never seen before, Muse A. At first, Muse B dismisses the creepy sightings, assuming it has something to do with the medications they’re on. Once Muse B’s allowed to go home, the sightings become more frequent and Muse A’s non-corporeal form becomes more vivid. Muse B experiences the shock of their life when Muse A actually begins to speak to them one day, suggesting that they’re now connected somehow because of the transplant. Muse A may be dead, but they’re still hanging around and only Muse B can see them. Muse B is stuck with Muse A’s spirit at their side, and they have to learn how to live together for an indefinite future.
- Muse A cannot leave a certain distance from Muse B.
- Muse A can hear Muse B’s thoughts.
WHAT THE FUCK IS THE CONTROL
Control is the ingredients before changing/adding anything.
No control is Crocker Corp.