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Epona and the birth of the two sisters by Ziom05 Epona and the birth of the two sisters by Ziom05
“Mythology meets MLP as the roman goddess Epona, also known as “The Divine Mare”, brings the two sisters Celestia and Luna into existence from a sea of chaos to watch over the newly formed world of Equestria”

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:iconrayhiros:
I am not so good at writing critique but I must say, brilliant work. The concept about Epona as the goddess who created those two sisters in the time of chaos. Really perfect combination on My Little Pony mythology and roman mythology. To the picture itself. The colors and atmosphere is setting really good especially how you let Celestia look like a newborn star, going off into a bright flame before she is able to control her own power, and the same is with Luna who looks like she need her time to get together, like a new moon who need time to getting larger and fully. Also the concept of Epona is lovely, like a lovely mother and still a being much more higher as that. And the Planet, so chaotic, darkness and distortion. When I remember what was said in the second season in MLP FIM, that Celestia and Luna came to Equestria in a Time where Chaos as Discord reigned.

The only thing what could be as a minus could be the point, that your images have a lot of power, but this is more calm. Showing a different side of your ability as artist. And for that being different as normal, you getting a extra point.
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:iconaustinwolfduck:
AustinWolfDuck Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  New member
That's so beautiful!
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:iconmrgodzillajodedor:
MRGODZILLAJODEDOR Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015
0W0 sexy!
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:iconmissael111796:
missael111796 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
I cried. :icontearplz:
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:iconmasterofsteam:
masterofsteam Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
:iconsobeautifulplz:
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:icondotterall:
Dotterall Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013   General Artist
Wow, always wow! This is really wonderful!
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:iconlittlestarhikari:
LittleStarHikari Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I had been wondering why so many people drew Celestia and Luna's mother as a white pony with a long, straight, red mane and tail. Now I understand completely. :3 The concept here is so amazing, and the artwork is beautiful. The crossing of styles is clashing yet harmonious at the same time! :+fav: for sure.
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:iconsnakeanium:
snakeanium Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
Maybe that is why Lauren Faust chose that design for her Ponysona. 
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:icongudruna:
gudruna Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
beautiful
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:iconnanorider426:
Nanorider426 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
Wow! Just wow.
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:icondeer-hunter01:
Deer-Hunter01 Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
Did you use Lauren Faust as inspiration for the Goddess Epona? She has read hair...

Other then that, beautiful!
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:icondr-oblivian:
Dr-Oblivian Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
*sees coors oh Epona's hair* i see wut u did there!
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:iconhaissan:
Haissan Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
did you make epona look like faust?
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:iconnoahorubae:
NoahOrubae Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
Wow, just...wow, this is so beautiful and awe inspiring, I love it so much...
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:iconjamesalpha:
JamesAlpha Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
I don't know about you, but when I see this interpretation of Epona... I see Faust. Doesn't make this piece any less amazing, in fact, It improves it for me
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xXHollowLittleSoulXx Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Cute! Young Luna and Young Celestia!
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:iconxxcloudbolt19xx:
xXCloudBolt19Xx Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Im sorry for this but... Epona is the Celtic goddess of horses but she was adopted as one of the goddesses in Roman mythology.
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:iconvioletseptember:
violetseptember Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student General Artist
That's what I was just thinking...but it's close enough really, there's so much history of so many European cultures influencing eachother, and this is a really cool concept all the same :)
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xXCloudBolt19Xx Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you at least someone agrees.
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:iconkatfairy:
katfairy Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
If I weren't being nagged to get off the computer, I'd post an in-depth critique. For now, I'll just say that it's beautiful and I can't believe I never made that connection myself.
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:icon009-1:
009-1 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
This created equestria =D
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:iconarcane-flame:
Arcane-Flame Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
Awesome. Sheer awesome.
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:iconjadewaterflame:
jadewaterflame Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Student General Artist
I just want to say this is absolutely brilliant work.
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:iconflame123121:
Flame123121 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Student General Artist
You just combined two of my favorite things in to one amazing picture. :)
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:iconluna-is-best-pony1:
luna-is-best-pony1 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
so to put it simply, epona is a pony in a game not related to ponies and this epona is a human completely related to ponies. the irony is killing me
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:iconwoodencoyote:
WoodenCoyote Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
I don't normally enjoy putting human/humanoid figures into MLP, but in this instance I must say Bravo!
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:iconroberthaha:
Roberthaha Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
Is Epona a slight reference to Lauren Faust here? Since she's creating Tia and Luna, I thought it was her at first.
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:iconold-paleoclipper:
Old-PaleoClipper Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes yes yes! Didn't dawn on me before (ha, dawn...-.-) but it makes perfect sens that Epona would be the mother!
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:iconthe-warbringer:
the-warbringer Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Epickie...
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:iconeagle1division:
Eagle1Division Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Isn't it interesting how in so many creation mythos the universe is organized out of chaos, as opposed to being created? :P

Roman, Christian, and I'll take a shot and guess Egyptian, too.
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SomeKindaSpy Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
Well, in the Christian one, it starts with: "Let there be light".
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:iconeagle1division:
Eagle1Division Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Actually, God "moving upon the face of the waters" came first ;)
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:iconsomekindaspy:
SomeKindaSpy Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
Meh, I don't remember.
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:iconalue26:
Alue26 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
The hidden meaning of this art is Mind-Blowing! So, as you say that Epona is a Roman goddess, then Celestia and Luna are....

'takes of sunglasses' Mother of the Alicorn Sisters....
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RobotNinjaHero Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
Beautifuly breath taking.
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tenko72 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
Great idea!
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Def-Initely Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
I could write a critique, but I wouldn't be able to.
I'm too stunned and amazed.
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:iconsenthai:
Senthai Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
Wow, Celestia's mane looks more... fiery than usual =O

Still awesome though.
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:iconinlucidreverie:
InLucidReverie Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
End of ponies related?
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:iconartistafrustrado:
artistafrustrado Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
& i always though that Epona was only the Link's horse XD
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:iconphatsno:
PhatSno Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
I feel terrified by this picture! Apparently we have the same vision of the birth of Alicorns and their fantastic powers. The flames in Celestia's hair reflect her youth, the space their divine and cosmic powers.
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:iconraenboow:
RaenBoow Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
And they are the only alicorns/ponies that remembers the existance of humans :iconamazingplz:
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:icondestructio23:
Destructio23 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
A instant favorite for me. :D
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:iconattack193:
attack193 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
This is awesome =O
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:icondhatz:
Dhatz Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
faustpona.
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:iconthefatmanxd:
thefatmanxd Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
....Epona lol i'm such a dork that i thought of the horse from zelda..... wait .....it all makes sense now "god of horses" and the horse from zelda..... by the gods link is riding a god O.o
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FirestormDangerDash Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
:iconpinkiepieduhplz::iconsays3plz:Duh!
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:iconthefatmanxd:
thefatmanxd Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
I know i'm slow T.T
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:iconvictordaworker:
VictorDaworker Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Student Filmographer
Wonderful just wow. This is very inspirational. This could be the very beginning of a lore that has been waiting to be told among a vast audience of great curiosity.
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:iconlanternjoe:
lanternjoe Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
I thinks this works better if you imagine that's Lauren Faust instead of Epona.
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:iconj4b:
J4B Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks really neat.

To be honest, I thought it was Faust at first.
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