Home > animals, drawing, watercolor > How the Rooster got his ‘Cock-a-Doodle-doo’

How the Rooster got his ‘Cock-a-Doodle-doo’

cockerel watercolour in progress

This watercolour in progress is sticking with my theme of animals in the natural habitat but with their natural habitat inside them, albeit stylised. ( the blobs on his tail is masking fluid)

Why do roosters ‘Cock-a-Doodle-doo’ in the morning. The greek myth about Alectryon explains, naturally it involves an illicit affair and a tragedy!

The god Ares (Greek god of war) instructed Alectryon to stand outside his door while he had an illicit lovemaking session with Aphrodite (the goddess of love) It seems like this lovemaking session was tantric because it went on for some time, Alectryon fell asleep on his guard duty. Helios (the Sun god) walked in on the couple. Ares as punishment turned Alectryon into a rooster, which never forgets to announce the arrival of the sun in the morning.

View prints and cards available at Daniel’s shop The DM Collection

  1. September 7, 2012 at 5:08 am

    LOL! I love the anecdote in the end. And your work is amazing :)

  2. September 22, 2012 at 6:50 am

    This is awesome – I love it!

  3. May 15, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    Love the Rooster. It instantly caught my eye whilst in the cards shop looking for something for my dad – he’s French so that suits perfectly! Great work.

  1. October 11, 2012 at 7:50 am

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,649 other followers

%d bloggers like this: