Posts Tagged ‘Alia Atreides’

Celebrating Dune in Pictures: Part 5 – House Harkonnen

This post is part of a series celebrating the 50th anniversary of Dune. SciFiMix is creating 50 pieces of original artwork covering the main powers in the Dune universe. Check out Part 3: The Mentats and Part 4: House Atreides.

Part 5: House Harkonnen

House Harkonnen's colors are orange and blue, and its sigil is a blue griffin. SciFiMix Art, inspired by Frank Herbert's Dune.

House Harkonnen’s colors are orange and blue, and its sigil is a blue griffin. SciFiMix Art, inspired by Frank Herbert’s Dune.

House Harkonnen is the foil to House Atreides and cast as the main villains in Dune.  While House Atreides claims power through gentle rule and its blood relationship with the emperor, House Harkonnen has clawed its way to power through many years of trade and treachery. Ten thousand years prior to the events in Dune, House Atreides caused head-of-household Bashar Abulurd Harkonnen to be banished from the empire for cowardice at the Battle of Corrin. This has lead to a centuries-old rivalry between these two great houses, spurring the narrative in Dune.   (more…)

facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestby feather

Celebrating Dune in Pictures: Part 4 – House Atreides

This post is part of a series celebrating the 50th anniversary of Dune. SciFiMix is creating 50 pieces of original artwork covering the main powers in the Dune universe. Check out Part 2: The Guild Navigators and Part 3: The Mentats.

Part 4: House Atreides

The House Atreides banner is green and black, while the Atreides emblem is a red hawk. SciFiMix Art, inspired by Frank Herbert's Dune.

The House Atreides banner is green and black, while the Atreides emblem is a red hawk. SciFiMix Art, inspired by Frank Herbert’s Dune.

House Atreides is one of the most powerful families in Dune. Its members influence politics across the Dune empire, and own substantial shares in CHOAM, a corporate conglomerate that controls all trade in the known universe. House Atreides has a noble lineage, tracing its ancestry back to the mythological Greek character, Agamemnon, of the House of Atreus. The colors of House Atreides are green and black, and its sigil is a red hawk.  (more…)

facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestby feather