6th May 2013

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are you dead or are you sleepin by ~saki-hikage

First of all, this is fucking gorgeous. T_T

Eridan = troll!Apollo ..?

I’m posting this, though, because it made me realize something for the first time. There are some similarities between Eridan and the Greek god Apollo. I’m not sure if Eridan actually does have a talent for music or anything like he does in the picture, (Apollo was a wonderful singer/musician, even the leader of the muses if I remember correctly) but not just that. Apollo was extremely beautiful, but had terrible luck in love, and was constantly rejected by those he fell for. He got desperate enough to barter divine gifts with women to accept him, even going far enough as to attempt rape a few times, but never found happiness in a romantic relationship. Apollo was also very fond of his twin sister Artemis (Feferi? :D Obviously not the same blood colour, but close) who seems to be the only person he was actually close to. Apollo was the god of light and the sun among other things, and one of the most highly regarded deities in his time, kind of reflecting Eridan’s noble blood.

…Hrrmhrrmrm. I have absolutely nothing against Eridan, I actually think his characterization felt very real and well done, but he was never a favourite of mine like a lot of the other trolls. The thought of troll!Apollo, though, makes me so happy inside. ;3;

are you dead or are you sleepin by ~saki-hikage

First of all, this is fucking gorgeous. T_T

Eridan = troll!Apollo ..?

I’m posting this, though, because it made me realize something for the first time. There are some similarities between Eridan and the Greek god Apollo. I’m not sure if Eridan actually does have a talent for music or anything like he does in the picture, (Apollo was a wonderful singer/musician, even the leader of the muses if I remember correctly) but not just that. Apollo was extremely beautiful, but had terrible luck in love, and was constantly rejected by those he fell for. He got desperate enough to barter divine gifts with women to accept him, even going far enough as to attempt rape a few times, but never found happiness in a romantic relationship. Apollo was also very fond of his twin sister Artemis (Feferi? :D Obviously not the same blood colour, but close) who seems to be the only person he was actually close to. Apollo was the god of light and the sun among other things, and one of the most highly regarded deities in his time, kind of reflecting Eridan’s noble blood.

…Hrrmhrrmrm. I have absolutely nothing against Eridan, I actually think his characterization felt very real and well done, but he was never a favourite of mine like a lot of the other trolls. The thought of troll!Apollo, though, makes me so happy inside. ;3;

Tagged: homestuckeridan amporaeridanfeferiapolloparallels

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    Homestuck AU, Eridan is a pro at the violin and that’s his secret.
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