My submission to
's Myths contest.
One of my favourite mythical characters, Greek goddess of wisdom and war Palas Athena.
I mixed some traditionally Greek elements, such as the famous Greek nose and helm and armour (the symbols of which, such as the Gorgon, the Sphinx and the Gryphon are present in many of her depictions), with some decidedly non-Greek elements, such as the spear.
The BG consists of symbols associated with her, such as the olive tree, the owl, and the spider's web (in a reference to her weaving skills, as well as the famous episode of her dispute with Aracne, another famous weaver).
All in all, I'm really satisfied with this one, it gave me a chance to draw some stuff I had been longing to draw for some time.