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The First Olympics by ADQuatt The First Olympics by ADQuatt
The Olympics are coming! The Olympics are coming! :squee:

I love the Olympics and everything it represents ... or should represent.

I've finally had a chance to finish one of the many pieces I had started and just in time, too. One of these days I will focus on the background and actually DO a background, but today is not one of those days.

As always, if you :+favlove: please leave a comment!

Edit: Well done, London, well done. The lighting of the torch left a tear in me eye.
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:iconlovelyjuliexo:
lovelyjuliexo Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Student General Artist
pfft- as they start to run out of room at their place xD
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DisneyGirl1412 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  New member
Haha spot on. This is so accurate. 
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TheAlex248 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOLOLOLOL
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:iconisisdivina:
IsisDivina Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014
jajajajajaja
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Shojo-Skip Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
It sounds like Meg is being sarcastic because she's not being so enthusiastic about the trophies.
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:iconlostatsea17:
LostatSea17 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
I love this. lol
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greekgirl13 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL
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:iconcrystalstarlove:
Crystalstarlove Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
I can totally see this happening, and meg's expression is priceless :XD:
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:iconadquatt:
ADQuatt Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
:D thanks!
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:iconcrystalstarlove:
Crystalstarlove Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
You're welcome! :)
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Firelord-Lionheart Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Nice one XD. But wasn't the first Olympics in 1894, long after these two would have been gone? :D
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:iconadquatt:
ADQuatt Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
... I hope that was a joke.
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:iconfirelord-lionheart:
Firelord-Lionheart Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
yes. I just don't like these two characters.
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:iconadquatt:
ADQuatt Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
Good. And I feel for you.
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213213213213 Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
The most known myth surrounding the origin of the Olympic Games was that of Pelops, a prince from Lydia who wanted to marry the daughter of King Oenomaos. To do so any suitor must compete against the King in a Chariot race and if he lost he would be beheaded. Pelops replaced a pin with wax in the chariot of the King who was then killed. Pelops married Hippodamia and founded the Olympic games to celebrate his victory. A different version says they were funeral games in the memory of Oenomaos. The east pediment of the Zeus Temple in Olympia represents the start of the chariot race between Oinomaos and Pelops, with Zeus in the center.

Another myth comes from the Tenth Olympian Ode of the poet Pindar who tells how in his 5th labor, Hercules had to clean the stables of King Augeas of Elis. After disagreements, broken promises etc. Hercules sacked the city of Elis and instituted the Olympic Games in honor of his father, Zeus. He is said to have taught men how to wrestle and measured out the stade, or the length of the footrace. At the first Games Hercules was the only contestant ( Well a rather boring competition). Now while this was possible for the running and throwing events it was a problem for boxing or wrestling and his father Zeus who was present at this first Games finally entered the wrestling match against Hercules and grappled him to a draw.

The Olympic stadium course length was 192.27 meters or 600 Hercules foot lengths that provides an idea of Hercules foot size:
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ADQuatt Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
Ah, you combined the myths. Yeah, my drawing is based on the second version ...
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213213213213 Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
cool i think you pic is grate but it would it would be so funny to have seen it at the end of the movie and what meg would say to Herc he he ask hr to marry him at that pont lol
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213213213213 Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
it would be funny to think of how meg would act if he did do that
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213213213213 Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
lol in the real mytch Herc was a olyhmpic champ to he was in love witch a girl and enterad the Olympics to imopers her and he asked her to marry him when he won lol the is mags engmant in the mytch lol
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:iconadquatt:
ADQuatt Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
Hmmm ... I don't remember any of that in the original myth.
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213213213213 Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
It was a long time ago i read it so i may be off but i reamber it
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DiscordantPrincess Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
Pffft, of COURSE Herc would win all the events, he's freaking HERCULES! And I love Meg being all snarky and sarcastic like she is. AWESOME!
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:iconadquatt:
ADQuatt Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
Haha, thanks! :D
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DiscordantPrincess Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
You're welcome.
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Ninja-Jedi Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Funny
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:iconadquatt:
ADQuatt Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
:D
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Ninja-Jedi Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
You are welcome.
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ilovemacca64 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I can hear her in my mind saying this!
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:iconadquatt:
ADQuatt Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Oh yeah, for sure. :)
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Comic-book-Gal Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
I thought it was absolutely great! Keep up the good work! I think Megara looks spot on. By the way, what font (if you did use one) did you use for the writing?
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:iconadquatt:
ADQuatt Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
Thank you so much! I used Herculaneum ... of course. ;)
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:iconcomic-book-gal:
Comic-book-Gal Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
Of course ;D lol
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tr1st3r Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I can totally hear Meg saying this
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icewolf14 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
LOL
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herofan135 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:rofl:
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avadaxxxkedavra Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
hahaa LOVE THIS!
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:iconadquatt:
ADQuatt Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
Thank you very much! :D
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natbookworm88 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
haha great expressions!
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:iconadquatt:
ADQuatt Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
Thank you! :)
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natbookworm88 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome :)
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EmmasAngel Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
LOLOL! I absolutely LOVE this! Got them down PAT! :P
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:iconadquatt:
ADQuatt Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
Haha thank you so much!
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MichaTC Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice!
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UnsureGirl Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist
Hahahahahah!!
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SacredBlueWolf Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Student Photographer
Haha I could imagine Meg sitting there and looking at the trophies with an 'oh great' look on her face then say "Great job Herc, lets add these to your trophy hall" XP I'm horrible but I think that was a good Meg impression, right? :D
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t1gertasha Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
so funny! Bet see woudl be sick of them lol
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:iconadquatt:
ADQuatt Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
Yeah, I don't blame her.
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Prussiaducky Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
YUSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!! and Meg is jelly because Hercules is too good for her
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:iconadquatt:
ADQuatt Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
:D!
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Prussiaducky Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
:iconikrplz:
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