Book II: Dream comes to Agamemnon in the Guise of Nestor

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So he spoke, and Dream heard his word and descended afterward.
Swiftly he came down by the Achaean’s nimble ships,
and went to Agamemnon, son of Atreus.  He lighted upon him
sleeping in his shelter, immortal sleep poured ’round him.
Dream stood by his head, in the guise of Nestor, Neleus’ son,…

ὣς φάτο, βῆ δ᾽ ἄρ᾽ ὄνειρος ἐπεὶ τὸν μῦθον ἄκουσε:
καρπαλίμως δ᾽ ἵκανε θοὰς ἐπὶ νῆας Ἀχαιῶν,
βῆ δ᾽ ἄρ᾽ ἐπ᾽ Ἀτρεΐδην Ἀγαμέμνονα: τὸν δὲ κίχανεν
εὕδοντ᾽ ἐν κλισίῃ, περὶ δ᾽ ἀμβρόσιος κέχυθ᾽ ὕπνος.
στῆ δ᾽ ἄρ᾽ ὑπὲρ κεφαλῆς Νηληΐῳ υἷι ἐοικώς

(Iliad, 2.16-21)


This is one of my favorite pictures: Dream personified.   I thought it was so vivid, how Dream actually flies down from the sky to transmit Agamemnon a message.
I also learned that Dream is related to Death, and so I wanted to create this creepy fairy character, and give him less of an angelic look.