Poseidon Statue, Greeks, Gods & Mythological Statues, Poseidon standing over Crashing Waves Statue

Poseidon Statue, Greeks, Gods & Mythological Statues, Poseidon standing over Crashing Waves Statue

Greek God Poseidon standing over Crashing Waves Statue

One of Zeus’s brothers and ruler of the seas are some of the many things Poseidon is known for. This Poseidon Statue depicts him standing triumphantly with his golden trident and blue waves crashing beneath him. He wears green armor and a golden crown while the rest of his body di lui is a bronze color, all hand painted with a washed-out finish. Made of cast bronze, a process of mixing bronze powder with resin, give the statue a real metal look that is incredibly detail. Poseidon was one of the Twelve Olympians in ancient Greek religion and myth, God of the sea, storms, earthquakes and horses. In pre-Olympian Bronze Age Greece, he was venerated as a chief deity at Pylos and Thebes. He also had the cult title “earth shaker“. In the myths of isolated Arcadia he is related with Demeter and Persephone and he was venerated as a horse, however it seems that he was originally a god of the waters. He is often regarded as the tamer or father of horses, and with a strike of his trident, he created springs which are related with the word horse. His Roman equivalent is Neptune. Poseidon was protector of seafarers, and of many Hellenic cities and colonies.

Homer and Hesiod suggest that Poseidon became lord of the sea following the defeat of his father Cronus, when the world was divided by lot among his three sons. Zeus was given the sky, Hades the underworld, and Poseidon the sea, with the Earth and Mount Olympus belonging to all 3. In Homer’s Iliad, Poseidon supports the Greeks against the Trojans during the Trojan War and in the Odyssey, during the sea-voyage from Troy back home to Ithaca, the Greek hero Odysseus provokes Poseidon’s fury by blinding his son, the Cyclops Polyphemus, resulting in Poseidon punishing him with storms, the complete loss of his ship and companions, and a 10-year delay. Poseidon is also the subject of a Homeric hymn. In Plato’s Timaeus and Critias, the legendary island of Atlantis was Poseidon’s domain. Athena became the patron goddess of the city of Athens after a competition with Poseidon, and he remained on the Acropolis in the form of his surrogate, Erechtheus. After the fight, Poseidon sent a monstrous flood to the Attic Plain, to punish the Athenians for not choosing him. Poseidon standing over Crashing Waves Statue sizes: 6 inches / 15 cm x 3.75 inches / 9.5 cm x 10 inches / 25.5 cm.

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