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Lyra In The Underworld by ABronyAccount Lyra In The Underworld by ABronyAccount
Argh, I planned this one out since last Sunday, but didn't get around to sketching it until about two hours ago. It didn't come out as detailed as I wanted (in fact, I'd call this unfinished) and it's still too late for the roundup!

Oh well. Drawn for :iconmlp-atg-alumni:'s week 117 theme: The Trotting Dead
This is a riff off the Greek myth of Orpheus and his journey to the Underworld to win back someone he loved.
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HareTrinity Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
YES! I'd thought this myself, I'm surprised I don't see it more often! :) Super-lyre powers!

Also sad myth. :( Hopefully it goes better for Lyra!
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ABronyAccount Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
I'm really surprised it hasn't been done to death. Lyra -> Lyre -> Orpheus. Simple, isn't it?

I leave the ending up to the viewer!
Perhaps she succeeds, perhaps she glances backwards and is turned into a pillar of breath mints for some reason.
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HareTrinity Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe people don't know Orpheus' tale so well, it's hard enough to find people who don't base their Greek mythology knowledge on Disney. :/

Once during an internet discussion, "pretty horse-based critters are traditionally girly" came up and someone claimed that girls aren't into mythology enough to know generally about unicorns and Pegasus, and then the same person went on about pegasi as a species associated with Hercules. :facepalm: I pointed out that Pegasus was 1 animal with Bellerophon and Perseus, and that "pegasi" are a species of horse-headed birds mentioned by Pliny ('cause I DO mythology nerd) but I'm not sure the person bothered replying after that. Pfft. :p
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ABronyAccount Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
It's almost like they don't force students to read Edith Hamilton's Mythology in school anymore!
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ImpCJCaesar Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
Uhm... Why is Bon Bon cutie mark there?
As always, awesome work, full of details. Kinda reminds me of Gustave Dorč and his illustrations of the Commedia...
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ABronyAccount Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
Lyra has to get Bon Bon back.

I was originally planning to skip the thick outlines and add lots of horizontal hatching to make it look more like an Albrecht Durer engraving, but then I procrastinated too much.
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ImpCJCaesar Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
Oh I get it now!

Well, in these days procrastination is the only thing a man owns...
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BlueWolf-2020 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
I'm digging the details you DID fit in, like the staircase in the back and the dude on the boat.
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ABronyAccount Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
Little-known fact: Charon's favorite song is a certain number by The Lonely Island.
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MalWinters Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
He never did think he'd be on a boat, after all.
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ABronyAccount Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
Show's you how good he is about career planning!
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ZeldaTheSwordsman Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
Please tell me she had faith and didn't look back... Please...
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ABronyAccount Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
Open to interpretation! It could also play out like in Adventure Time:

:iconlyrawhatplz::iconsaysplz: "I need this one back."
:iconhades-plz::iconsaysplz: "What will you give me for her?"
:iconlyraheartstringsplz::iconsaysplz: "An original composition."
:icondisneyhadesplz::iconsaysplz: "Heheh. Not this time, Your Majesty."
:iconlyrastareplz::iconsaysplz: "In that case, I offer my human form."
:iconhades-plz::iconsaysplz: "Deal."
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