WIP: A Statue of Eurydice

For all intents and purposes, the patron saint of the Arts in Realmgard.

A statue of an Elf woman playing a flute.

You may or may not remember my series of posts from early last year about the Ten Most Worthy Women — the ten eponymous heroines of the ten villages forming the Amazon Decapolis.

The first five of the Ten Most Worthy Women, famous Amazon Elves.
The second five of the Ten Most Worthy Women, famous Amazon Elves.

Given the Greco-Roman influences on Realmgard’s Amazons it’s worth noting that eponymous heroes are everywhere in Greek history mythology. For example, the fact that the Greek name for themselves is Hellenes derived from the ancestor hero Hellennot to be confused with the similarly-named and better-known Helen of Sparta. Note the two L’s in Hellen; also, the fact that he was a dude.

Basically, each of major Ancient Greek ethnic/linguistic groups — the Dorians, Aeolians, Achaeans, and Ionians — claimed descent from and named themselves for a purported famous ancestor.

But I digress.

Turning back to that statue, that’s Eurydice, one of the Ten Most Worthy Women. She’s the fourth one in the first row, identified as Artifex Optima, which means something like “Best Artist.”

For all intents and purposes, she’s the the patron saint of the Arts in Realmgard.

Specifically, I’m going to have that statue outside of the Porthaven Opera House in the map of Porthaven I’m working on.

Incidentally, now that I’m at a marginally better and more efficient artist than I was back at the start of 2021 — which feels about 30 years ago — I’ve been wanted to redo my drawings of the Ten Most Worthy Women.

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