I like how the light colored dress on the blonde haired girl which one would assume is representing heaven in the scenario, is actually more revealing than its darker counter part that exudes a more, idk, nun-like vibe and is far more conservative when one would think that the hell-like one would be sporting a far more vixen-like dress. Either way, both are beautiful.
Oh my god, is this supposed to represent death and his half brother sleep? I've always loved these two for some reason...such a strange and yet logical pair C: Your designs for them (if I'm right LOL I don't want to look at the rest of the comments before I guess) are simply gorgeous!
I'm not going to look at other comments! I'm in a greek mythology course so I should know...-facedesk- Umm... The quote talks about sleep and grief...so I'm thinking Hypnos and Thanatos? And one character does look sort of "dream-like", it's almost like she has stars in her dress. And the other looks dark and forboding, so Thanatos would fit for her.
In any case, gorgeous drawings, their dresses are very creative!
Pollux and Castor. They were supposed to be twins who had the same mom and different dads. And when castor (or was it pollux?) Died the other gave up half his soul to bring him back but they had to divide their time between olympus and the underworld because i think both persephone and aphrodite liked them. I cant really remember. Very beautiful though.
I thought of Hypnos and Thanatos for a possible inspiration, but all my sources say those two are twins, not half-brothers. The only other inspiration that might be right would be Apollo and Hermes, but only if you take into consideration Hermes Psychopompos, the guide of souls to the Underworld.
I think it depends on the sources. I've always found that they were twins, but John William Waterhouse, who did a lot of Greek mythology paintings, I believe said they were half-brothers. So, yeah, I think if they're twins or half-brothers depends on the source.