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Monday, April 16, 2012

13 Goddesses Week 7 - Hindu: Ganga

Hi Everyone ;o) It's week 7 of the 13 Goddesses Challenge ;o) Only 6 more weeks to go ;o) This week I did Hindu Goddess Ganga ;o)

Ganga is the Hindu Goddess of the Holy Ganges River, who purifies with her touch. Ganga's waters descend from the heavens, flow across the earth and eventually find their way to the bottom of the ocean.

When she first fell from the Heaven, the Gods feared that her torrent would be too powerful and would flood the earth. The God Shiva volunteered to help. He placed himself below her cascading waters as a buffer and Ganga fell upon his hair. Eventually, Ganga was divided into seven streams to lessen the impact on earth.

In the south of India she is shown as a mermaid.







Next week, Roman Goddess Vesta ;o) One hot Goddess ;o) LOL!
Hugs Everyone ;o)

33 comments:

  1. WOwow!!! Amazing!!I love the way you always paint the Goddesses' symbols!!!

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  2. Another amazing Goddess! I love the eye details around this crow mermaid!

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  3. I'm in love!!!! Whoo hoo! A Goddess who looks like part mermaid!

    YEAH!!!

    Kim

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  4. I knew Kim would like that mermaid goddess! Great job, Stacy! Wow it's already been 7 weeks?? Time is flying. Looking forward to your hot goddess next week!

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  5. Stacy you are doing brilliantly with the goddess challenge - this one is amazing - love the mermaid tale too, isn't it interesting how many of the tales of goddesses overlap with myths & legends too - really enjoying your interpretation of the stories!

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  6. Fantastic story :D and so brave of you to go for multiple limbs...I chickened out lol :D XXX

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  7. Girl, you are so skilled. This has a real look from India. Well done Stacy!

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  8. Stacy, Ganga is so beautiful! The colors abd details are gorgeous. Your Goddess paintings are real treasures with their jewel tones~~~

    Great Big Hugs,
    Jan

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  9. love this one! Kind of like a mermaid...which is always fun! Wow, you are doing some really great Goddesses, these are really cool. Every time I see crows now, I always think of you! Happy thoughts to you! Have a wonderful day!

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  10. Only 6 more weeks?! Wow, time is surely flying by!! :)

    Love this one. Love the crow/fish. Brilliant.

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  11. You are ever so very imaginative and creative Stacy! I would never have even thought to create or imagine a "Crow Mermaid" ... I know, she is really the Goddess Ganga ... you are truly amazing!

    Big hugs!

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  12. Absolutely lovely, Stacy! Another great goddess. Love the vivid colors!

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  13. I love it!!!Great work!!!Thank you for sharing the story behind it! *HUGS*

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  14. Hi Stacy...quite beautiful and fantastical..another marvelous work!
    Shine on!
    Victoria

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  15. Very cool! You know just the right combination of colors and have such a gift for being able to make a bird fit into any realm!

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  17. What a story, I like how you made her as the mermaid, beautiful painting as always!!!

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  18. She is beautiful! I love the refresher course I'm getting in the Goddesses also :)

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  19. Hi Stacy she is beautiful, I always love how vibrant your work is!!! Gorgeous work! :0)

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  20. i never heard the story of ganga before. i truly love it. thanks.
    you know your art kicks ass, right?
    :)

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  21. She is beautiful Stacy. I love reading about these goddesses and I certainly love the art you create in their images. Have a beautiful day, my friend. Mina

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  22. Oh my gods Stacy, I actually shrieked! What an amazing goddess, and the way you relate her tale (words and visual) touches my heart.

    I'm sooo behind on the 13 Goddess challenge, but I'll catch up in one day. I'm working on something were I present all my goddesses, from week 3 to week 8. Yep, no pressure ;-\

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  23. Yay!!!! Stacy...I won "If the Broom fits"...Where is your email so I can contact you? :D XXX

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  24. I would love to trade with you too. And the end of summer would be perfect, because I have a couple to do before then. I am trying to do one every other month, so it works out perfectly! Yay!!! We will have to connect and come up with details/ideas for what we want to do. It will be so much fun!!
    Hope your week is going well and the weather has been good for gardening. We finally got all of ours planted, now to wait for them to pop up. :)

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  25. Wishing you a wonderful wkd..and thankyou for your thoughtful visits always..you are a star!..hugs and Happy earth day wkd!
    Victoria

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