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Apollo was the son of Zeus and Leto, twin brother of Artemis. He was the god of music, and he is often depicted playing a golden lyre. He was also known as the Archer, far shooting with a silver bow; the god of healing, giving the science of medicine to man; the god of light; and the god of truth. One of Apollo's most important daily tasks was to harness his four-horse chariot, in order to move the Sun across the sky.
Αbout Tyche - Fortuna Tyche ,whose Roman counterpart is Fortuna was the goddess or spirit of fortune, chance, providence and fate. She was usually honoured in a more favourable light as Eutykhia, goddess of good fortune, luck, success and prosperity. Tykhe was represented with different attributes. Holding a rudder, she was conceived as the divinity guiding and conducting the affairs of the world, and in this respect she was called one of the Moirai (Fates); with a ball she represented the varying unsteadiness of fortune--unsteady and capable of rolling in any direction; with Ploutos or the horn of Amalthea, she was the symbol of the plentiful gifts of fortune.
Our creations are products of top quality and high aesthetics, handmade by skilled and specially trained artisans. The quality of manufacture adheres to the high standards . Material: Cast Alabaster (Natural Mineral) Alabaster is the stone of art par excellence, a much-appreciated resource for sculptors and architects who, from antiquity until these days, have been able to take advantage of its characteristic features, above all the ease with which it can be worked and polished and its translucency. Αlabaster was very widely used for small sculpture for indoor use in the ancient world, especially in Ancient Greece , Egypt and Mesopotamia.
This statue is based on the Roman sculpture « Cerberus and Pluto (as Serapis)», from Gortys which is exchibited at Archaeological Museum of Heraklion Crete. Hades was the ancient Greek god of the underworld, which eventually took his name. In Greek mythology, Hades was regarded as the oldest son of Cronus and Rhea, although the last son regurgitated by his father.[He and his brothers Zeus and Poseidon defeated their father's generation of gods, the Titans, and claimed rulership over the cosmos. Hades received the underworld, Zeus the air, and Poseidon the sea, with the solid earth-long the province of Gaia-available to all three concurrently. Hades was often portrayed with his three-headed guard dog Cerberus and, in later mythological authors, associated with the Helm of Darkness and the bident.
The Ionic order forms one of the three classical orders of classical architecture, the other two canonic orders being the Doric and the Corinthian. The Ionic columns are the thinnest and smallest columns out of the three canonic orders. The Ionic capital is characterized by the use of volutes. The Ionic columns normally stand on a base which separates the shaft of the column from the stylobate or platform; the cap is usually enriched with egg-and-dart. Since Vitruvius a female character has been ascribed to the Ionic, in contrast to the masculine Doric.
ΑΒΟΥΤ POSEIDON GOD OF THE SEA Poseidon was one of the twelve Olympian deities of the pantheon in Greek mythology. His main domain was the ocean, and he is called the "God of the Sea". Additionally, he is referred to as "Earth-Shaker" due to his role in causing earthquakes, and has been called the "tamer of horses"
Our statue is based on the sculpture «Perseus with the Head of Medusa» made by Benvenuto Cellini in the period 1545-1554. The subject matter of the work is the mythological story of Perseus beheading Medusa, a hideous woman-faced Gorgon whose hair was turned to snakes and anyone that looked at her was turned to stone. Perseus stands naked except for a sash and winged sandals, triumphant on top of the body of Medusa with her snakey head in his raised hand. The body of Medusa spews blood from her severed neck.
Our statue is based on the sculpture « Laocoön and His Sons, also called the Laocoön Group » which has been one of the most famous ancient sculptures ever since it was excavated in Rome in 1506 and placed on public display in the Vatican, where it remains. The figures are near life-size and the group is a little over 2 m (6 ft 7 in) in height, showing the Trojan priest Laocoön and his sons Antiphantes and Thymbraeus being attacked by sea serpents.
Pankration was a sporting event introduced into the Greek Olympic Games in 648 BC and founded as a blend of boxing and wrestling but with scarcely any rules. The only things not acceptable were biting and gouging of the opponent's eyes. The term comes from the Greek [paÅ‹krÃ¡tion], literally meaning "all of might" from (pan-) "all" and (kratos) "strength, might, power". (Κο7 23) Details: Condition: New, reproduction made in Greece. Approximately Height: 15.5cm - 6.1 inches Width: 14cm - 5.5 inches Weight: 0.9kg Material: Alabaster
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