Art Inspiration: The Greek Gods Distraction on Olympus: Olympus



“Distraction on Olympus” is a project I worked on with my students at the school I work in.  It was the final project for the drawing club where I taught the children how to draw in the style of comic and cartoon characters.  The class had decided to go with the theme of the Greek gods and I would help them draw a scene around that idea.

With all the different characters in place then came the task of creating a background.  These are the Olympian gods therefore we created what we thought was mount Olympus.  Mostly it was just a hill with apple trees on it but there was one element that I added and the children liked. The floating palace of the Gods. 

I started with a floating rock or island idea and then I added the Parthenon and the Oracle at Delphi.  I told the children a little about the Parthenon that it is in Athens and part of the Acropolis.  It is the Temple to Athena the patron god of the city. 

I also added the Oracle at Delphi on the left side of the Parthenon.  The Oracle at Delphi was a very prominent figure in the Ancient Greek world.  She was woman, a high priestess devoted to Apollo.  It has been mentioned in several sages including:


  1. The Theban Saga with Oedipus
  2. The Mycenaean Saga with Orestes
  3. Trojan Sage and Iliad with Telephus
  4. Jason, Medea and the Argonauts with Pelius 
  5. Even the Might Hercules went to the Oracle at Delphi


I added this as a way to say that even though humans have been to Olympus there is still one part on the gods can get to.  The children loved it and it added a lot to the final project.

I hope you enjoy Olympus, Palace of the Gods.


Olympus, Palace of the Gods.

Olympus, Palace of the Gods.



2 Responses to Art Inspiration: The Greek Gods Distraction on Olympus: Olympus

  1. Pingback: About My Next Post…. | Melanie's Life Online

  2. robartive says:

    Very cool

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