iphigeneia

PictureIphigeneia is dragged to the altar by two soldiers as a sacrificial offering to Artemis. One either side stand her father, King Agamemnon, and grieving mother Klytaimnestra. In the heavens Artemis summons one of her nymphs to bring a deer to work as a substitute for the girl.
Fresco from Casa del Poeta Tragico, Pompeii, circa 1st century C.E.

In Greek mythology, Iphigeneia was a princess of Mykenai (in Southern Greece), and was a daughter of Agamemnon and Klytaimnestra.

In the buildup to the Trojan War, the Achaean (Greek) fleet prepared to sail for Troy. The fleet gathered in Aulis, an ancient Greek town, when the wind suddenly prevented them from departing.
The seer Kalkhas announced that the goddess Artemis was the one who prevented their fleet from sailing, and that she had two reasons for this: one, that Agamemnon - the leader of the expedition - had hunted and killed a deer, whereafter he had hubristically bragged that not even Artemis could have shot so well; two, that Atreus - the father of Agamemnon - had failed in upholding a promise to Artemis, that he would sacrifice his best sheep to her, but had then abandoned his vow at the discovery of a golden lamb.
Kalkhas revealed that Artemis would let the fleet sail for Troy once Agamemnon sacrificed his fairest daughter. In order to appease the goddess, Agamemnon sent for Iphigeneia, and she came willingly, believing she was to marry Akhilleus. However, when Artemis saw Iphigeneia on the sacrificial altar, awaiting death, she spirited the girl away, and left a deer in her place. Some say Iphigeneia became a priestess of Artemis, others that the goddess made her one of her immortal companions.

Source: Pseudo-Apollodorus’ Epitome of the Library (E.3.21 & E.3.22)

PLEASE SUPPORT MY CAMPAIGN!

Hello!

I am currently running a crowdfunder campaign for the #QueenOfCode event, raising money for my game idea “Iphigeneia”.

“Iphigeneia” is about a hitwoman working for the Greek mafia family- the Kountourou - who raised her. The Boss betrays her by sending her to a very personal job. She then vows to take revenge on the Kountourou family. 

I would be deeply honoured if my friends here supported me in this venture, I am really passionate about this idea and need your help to make this a reality!

I have a Facebook and Twitter page for this too! If anyone could like/follow those that would be great.

The main way to support me, if you can, is to pledge on my crowdfunder page and become a backer of this project. I need as many backers as possible and if you could donate anything that would be amazing! the page is here: 

http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/iphigeneia/

Even if you can’t donate, please reblog this post!! Even just spreading the word helps me so much.

If you’ve taken the time to read this post, thank you so much! Please help my vision become a reality if you can :)

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Here have this video of me drawing Iphi on her super cool motorbike :D

The campaign is still going strong and if you wish to pledge you can right here!

http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/iphigeneia/?

Still need your help/support guys :D