Happy birthday month to Sagittarius! You are adventurous, optimistic and honest! Original painting 24" x 30" is in a private collection.
November 22 – December 21
The Archer, as the constellation is called, commemorates one of the more heroic figures of the zodiac. This mythical figure is Chiron, the kindest and gentlest of the Centaurs. Centaurs were half man, half horse. Many of the Centaurs were coarse and violent.
Chiron was known for his wisdom, his caring nature and his ability to teach. He was immortal; his father was Kronos and his mother was a daughter of the sea god Oceanus. Chiron tutored the young Greek heroes Achilles, Jason, Theseus, Heracles, Perseus among others.
The end of Chiron came about when Heracles shot him accidentally with an arrow. The hero had been trying to kill other centaurs who were plaguing the countryside. He had no intention of shooting Chiron, and was extremely remorseful. Although Chiron used his medical skills on the wound, it was incurable. Heracles' arrows were tipped with the deadly venom of the Lernean Hydra, which killed any victim it touched.
But the centaur was an immortal, which changed the situation. Chiron was in terrible agony, but he could not die, although he wished to. Prometheus the Titan saw his plight and managed to comfort him. Despite all his knowledge of medicines Chiron could not cure himself. Thus, he was doomed to suffer for eternity. That is until he gave up his immortal life to Prometheus. It was only then that Chiron was allowed to die and as a reward for sacrificing his own immortality, was placed in the heavens as the Archer. #zodiac#sagittarius#Hercules#Heracles#chiron#achilles#jason#theseus#perseus#prometheus#centaur#greekmythology#greekmyth#greek#grecian#titans#archer#archery#bow#arrows#painting#astrology#constellation#art
At one time I collected, bought and resold antique jewellery. The special rare pieces I found incredibly cheap, and couldn't help but flip for big profits, still haunt me. I still kick myself for not keeping them almost 20 years later. These 2 rings found their way to me recently.....and I'll be keeping them.
#destinationlove 🇬🇷 THE DRESS
We couldn't go past selecting a floaty and romantic grecian styled dress for Santorini! Dramia by @Pronovias features a full floaty skirt in chiffon and lace straps cross over on the back of the dress in a deep criss-cross.