Melissae

earth pigments, oil on pane (c) Kimberly Webber 2011

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X-Chel 02 Aug 2016

Totally agree with the comments below, but I wonder if this isn't a Honey Bee Priestess (and not a goddess as the commentator below me assumes), as the "Melissae" were Greek priestesses of the Olympian deity Demeter, although the name "Melissa" (in the singular) came from the original nymph who was said (according to Greek myth) to have been the first one to extract honey from beehives (like a culture-heroine of sorts)? Anyway; fab image!

Anonymous Guest (IP: 174.28.15.79) 14 Aug 2014

Honey bee Goddess

M Smith 17 Jul 2011

Lovely!

Artist Reply: thank you!