Arethusa means "the waterer". In Greek mythology, she was a nymph and daughter of Nereus (making her a Nereid), and later became a fountain on the island of Ortygia in Syracuse, Sicily. The myth of her transformation begins when she came across a clear stream and began bathing, not knowing it was the river god Alpheus. He fell in love during their encounter, but she fled after discovering his presence and intentions, as she wished to remain a chaste attendant of Artemis. After a long chase, she prayed to her goddess to ask for protection. Artemis hid her in a cloud, but Alpheus was persistent. She began to perspire profusely from fear, and soon transformed into a stream. Artemis then broke the ground allowing Arethusa another attempt to flee. Her stream traveled under the earth to the island of Ortygia, but Alpheus flowed through the sea to reach her and mingle with her waters. During Demeter's search for her daughter Persephone, Arethusa entreated Demeter to discontinue her punishment of Sicily for her daughter's disappearance. She told the goddess that while traveling in her stream below the earth, she saw her daughter looking sad as the queen of Hades. Arethusa occasionally appeared on coins as a young girl with a net in her hair and dolphins around her head. These coins were common around Ortygia, the location in which she ends up after fleeing from Alpheus. The Roman writer Ovid called Arethusa by the name "Alpheias", because her stream was believed to have a subterranean communication with the river Alpheius, in Peloponnesus...
...taken at the spa of the gazelle resort & spa...
(gazelle resort & spa'nın kükürtlü jakuzisinde çekildi.)
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mrichat (1727) 2014-02-10 8:49
great composition in b&w.she enjoying the hot water with a nice smile.nice mood captured.
serp2000 (42056) 2014-02-10 8:54
Hi, Doc! ;), my neighbor today again,
Excellent photo! Good title and very interesting Antic note. Great choice of the point of view, very artistic idea and excellent realisation.
tusharkmandal (3173) 2014-02-10 10:06
I can feel the hot water and those waves in it. Only a few will think of taking a camera inside. Nice work
batalay (36958) 2014-02-10 10:56
You photo displays excellent light management, and the note makes compelling reading. Thanks for both.
Sevgi ve selamlarimla,
jpc3829 (258) 2014-02-10 11:22
I like the B&W, the lady, the constrast, well done !!
An other picture, facing the lady, would be also interesting to see !!
CLODO (32144) 2014-02-13 4:16
Amazing light coming from the bubbles of the bath, irridiating the lady face, and I like her reflection on then wet surface.
- Copyright: korkut bostanci (bostankorkulugu) (42214)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2014-02-08
- Categories: Daily Life, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon EOS 650D, Canon EF-S18-55mm F3.5-5.6 II USM
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/20 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-02-10 8:46