Monday, April 27, 2009

Saints Sergius and Bacchus


One beat to death and the other de-nogginized...oh those silly Romans...

Sergius and Bacchus were two soldiers who were undercover Christians back when being a Christian was a...risky...life choice. When it was discovered and they steadfastly refused to pray to the Roman gods, they were tortured. Bacchus died while being beaten and Sergius survived his beat down (which supposedly featured a compassionate appearance by Bacchus' ghost) only to have his head chopped off later.

Interesting story that I hadn't heard of before today, and the suspicion that they may have been more than just comrades in arms led to this drawing...

6 comments:

drawforjoy said...

I never heard of this story, but it's interesting.
Anyway, i noticed that a story leads you to characters,and to sex relations between them.
I also can see your features on your characters.

Ray Avito said...

The saints always seem to have some fantastic stories. I hadn't noticed the resemblance until I posted it and saw it next to my profile picture. Then I was like, "Oh boy, what kind of subconscious stuff was I putting into this?" HA!!

Kurt Kaletka said...

If you want a compelling saint story with great visuals, check out St. Lucia of Syracuse:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_LucyIt's a great story, even if you're disinclined to take these things literally.

Ray Avito said...

That is a great one. Thanks for the introduction to it! I definitely want to see if I can come up with a representation of her.

Thiago said...

Pues este me gusta mucho, cari, tienen algo de dibujo ingenuo del "Románico" o del Renacimiento italiano...

Genial

Ray Avito said...

Those religious Renaissance era painting are my favorite!