Destroyer of Light 70

posted September 10th, 2014, 5:15 am


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September 10th, 2014, 5:15 am

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Chariklo is not just a random girl. According to one myth she was a nymph of Thebes (located in Boeotia, just like Alalkomenae) and a close friend to Athena. At this point she's mostly just one of the nymphs who Athena have chosen to look after her house when she's not there, but I imagine that they will become closer friends later on. So if I'll make more comics centered around Athena it's possible that Chariklo will show up again.

Chariklo was sometimes also said to be the mother of Teiresias, the famous blind seer. In his hymn "The Bath of Pallas" Callimachus tells how Teiresias as a young boy happened to see Athena when she was bathing and according to the divine law he was punished by being deprived of his sight (to see one of the immortals naked was forbidden unless the god or goddess in question had allowed it). But because Chariklo was such a dear friend to her, Athena gave Teiresias the gift of prophecy in return and prolonged his life.

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December 16th, 2017, 12:47 pm

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September 20th, 2017, 6:47 pm

bbb35 (Guest)

Tiresias's mother?

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Also thought to be Chiron's wife.

But I like this bit better, housekeeper to Athena, good friend.

Good friends son accidentally sees you naked, and you blind them? No big deal, just give them future sight, ability to understand the language of birds.

And a gold staff, that lets him walk like a sighted man.

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September 27th, 2017, 12:07 pm

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@bbb35: Yes, it's the Chariclo that later became the mother of Tiresias.

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September 27th, 2017, 12:17 pm

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@agnosis: Not cause I want to see Naked Athena, but I want to see how it happens in your version, and how Athena reacts to it. And Char's reaction too.

Bound to be drama.

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