Egyptian Goddess Isis Statue, Egyptian & Gods Statues, Isis Egyptian Goddess of Beauty Statue

Egyptian Goddess Isis Statue, Egyptian & Gods Statues, Isis Egyptian Goddess of Beauty Statue

Isis Egyptian Goddess of Beauty Statue

Egyptian Goddess Isis Statue hand-crafted and hand-painted. The rich colors of an Egyptian palette including rich black and faux gold, capture every detail of the Egyptian Goddess Isis. An high-quality egyptian decor, hand-cast using real crushed stone bonded with durable designer resin, with fine details such as Egyptian Hieroglyphs which are painted by hand. This detailed Egyptian statue make perfect gifts for the Egyptian history buff, a goddess royal altar. Isis, the Egyptian Goddess of Marriage, Fertility, Motherhood, Magic and Medicine, was a popular Egyptian deity considered to be the mother of all Egyptian pharaohs. The Egyptian Goddess of Beauty and Protector of Children, Queen Isis spreads her wings as a fine collectible for Egyptophiles worldwide. From her cobra-skin gown to her Eye of Ra headdress, this statue is cast in quality designer resin and finely hand-painted in faux gold, ebony and the rich colors of the Egyptian palette. Isis, or Isi, in the Egyptian language Aset, is an Egyptian deity belonging to the religion of Ancient Egypt. She Goddess of life, healing, fertility, magic and medicine, she is originally from Behbeit el-Hagar, in the Nile Delta. She was originally a celestial deity, associated with royalty for having been primarily the personification of the throne as shown by her cartouche which includes the hieroglyph “Throne“, she was part of the Enneade. Isis was one of the main goddesses of the ancient Egyptian religion, whose cult spread throughout the Greco-Roman world.

She was first mentioned during her ancient reign as one of the protagonists of the myth of Osiris, in which she resurrects her husband, the Divine King Osiris, after her assassination, and creates and protects the she heir to her Horus. Her relationships with humans were based on her actions in her myth. It was believed that she helped the dead to pass into the afterlife as she had helped Osiris. She was considered the divine mother of the pharaoh, who was compared to Horus, and her maternal behavior was invoked in the healing spells. She originally had a limited function in royal and temple rites, although she was more important within funerary practices and magical texts. During the first millennium BC, Osiris and Isis became the most revered Egyptian Gods. Rulers in Egypt and Nubia began building temples mostly dedicated to Isis, and her temple in Philae was a religious center for both Egyptians and Nubians. Isis brought within herself many traits of other deities, particularly Hator, an important goddess of previous centuries. The magical powers attributed to Isis were greater than those of the other Gods, and she was said to protect the kingdom from her enemies, to rule the heavens and the natural world, and to have power over fate itself. During the Hellenistic period, when Egypt was ruled by the Greeks, Isis began to be worshiped by both the Greeks and Egyptians, along with a new god, Serapis. Their cult spread throughout the Mediterranean world.

The Greek followers of Isis attributed to her new traits taken from other Greek Gods, such as the invention of marriage and the protection of ships. Additionally, she retained strong ties to Egypt and other Egyptian gods who were popular within the Hellenistic world, such as Osiris and Harpocrates. When the Hellenistic culture was absorbed by Rome in the first century BC, the cult of Isis became part of the Roman religion. Her followers were a small part of the population of the Roman Empire, but signs of her cult have been found in many of her territories. Her cult developed distinctive festivals, such as Navigium Isidis, along with initiation ceremonies similar to those of other Greco-Roman Mystery Cults. Some of her followers claimed that Isis’s divine powers surpassed all others of the ancient world. The cult of Isis ended with the rise of Christianity during the 4th and 5th centuries AD. Her worship may have influenced some Christian beliefs and practices, such as the Worship of Mary, but the evidence for this influence is ambiguous and often controversial. Thereafter, Isis continued to appear in Western culture, particularly within modern esoteric and paganism, often as a personification of the nature or feminine aspect of divinity. Isis Egyptian Goddess of Beauty Statue measures: 3 inches / 7.5 cm x 9 inches / 23 cm x 6.5 inches / 16.5 cm.

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Celtic Goddess Morrigan Statue, Celtic & Gods Statues, Morrigan “Celtic Goddess of Battle Holding Crow and Sword” Statue

Celtic Goddess Morrigan Statue, Celtic & Gods Statues, Morrigan "Celtic Goddess of Battle Holding Crow and Sword" Statue

Morrigan “Celtic Goddess of Battle Holding Crow and Sword” Statue

This Celtic Goddess Morrigan Statue is an impressively detailed statue depicting the Goddess Morrigan in a flirtatious celtic dress with a crow in her hand standing holding a sword. Expertly crafted of cold cast bronze in strikingly sculpted detail. Mixing bronze powder with resin gives it an authentic metal look with a stunning antique bronze finish and you’ll marvel at the colored effects. The Morrigan is depicted here wearing a daring blue dress, holding a sword and ready for battle. A crow swoops down to perch on the soft landing of her open palm. Her hair is long with 2 braids in the front and worn loose, allowing her wavy tendrils to flow freely. A striking must-have piece rich with celtic symbols and a thoughtful gift for anyone into nature religions. The Morrigan or Mórrígan, also known as Morrígu, is a figure from Celtic Mythology. The name is Mór-Ríoghain in Modern Irish, and it has been translated as “Great Queen” or “Phantom Queen“. The Morrígan is mainly associated with war and fate, especially with foretelling doom, death, or victory in battle. In this role she often appears as a crow, the Badb. She incites warriors to battle and can help bring about victory over their enemies.

The Morrigan encourages warriors to do brave deeds, strikes fear into their enemies, and is portrayed washing the bloodstained clothes of those fated to die. She is most frequently seen as a goddess of battle and war and has also been seen as a manifestation of the earth and sovereignty-goddess, chiefly representing the goddess’s role as guardian of the territory and its people. The Morrigan is often described as a trio of individuals, all sisters, called “The 3 Morrigna“. Membership of the triad varies, sometimes it is given as Badb, Macha, and Nemain while elsewhere it is given as Badb, Macha, and Anand (the latter is given as another name for the Morrigan). It is believed that these were all names for the same goddess. The 3 Morrigna are also named as sisters of the 3 land goddesses Ériu, Banba, and Fódla. The Morrigan is described as the envious wife of The Dagda and a shape-shifting goddess, while Badb and Nemain are said to be the wives of Neit.

She is associated with the banshee of later folklore. In the sources, the name of the Morrigan is always preceded by the definite article (an Mórrígan or an Mórrígu). As for its etymology, it goes back to an older Irish name, Mór Ríoghain, which literally translates as “great queen” (from mór, “great“, and rígan, “queen“). This meaning is the same as the name of the Ancient Indo-European Goddess Rigantona, to whom the name of the Morrigan is sometimes referred to. Alternatively, the first element of Mór Ríoghain can also be identified with the Germanic mahr (“nightmare“, the same root as nightmare), meaning “Queen of Ghosts“. Traditionally, her name was also linked to the Celtic word morSea“, a connection generally rejected by modern linguists, the name of the Fairy Morgana probably goes back to this element, which is sometimes linked to the same Morrigan. Morrigan “Celtic Goddess of Battle Holding Crow and Sword” Statue sizes: 6.5 inches / 16.5 cm x 3 inches / 7.5 cm x 10.25 inches / 26 cm.

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God Mars Statue, Roman Empire, Military & Gods Statues, Mars Roman God of War Statue

God Mars Statue, Roman Empire, Military & Gods Statues, Mars Roman God of War Statue

Mars Roman God of War Statue

This God Mars Statue is beautifully designed, sculpted and handcrafted to the finest detail in cold cast metal (bronze/pewter) finish. The special production process of this piece, originated from Great Britain, uses actual bronze powder mixed in the cold cast resin in order to ensures a richer and more authentic presentation. Mars is the God of War and the God of Agriculture and Fertility in early Roman history. He is portrayed as a warrior in full battle armor, wearing a crested helmet and bearing a shield. He is known as the God Ares in Greek literature. The animals associated with Mars are Wolves and Woodpeckers. The month March (Martius) is named after him (wars were often started or renewed in spring). In ancient Roman religion and myth, Mars was the God of War and also an Agricultural Guardian, a combination characteristic of early Rome. He was the son of Jupiter and Juno, and he was the most prominent of the military Gods in the religion of the Roman army. Most of his festivals were held in March, the month named for him (Latin Martius), and in October, which began the season for military campaigning and ended the season for farming.

Under the influence of Greek culture, Mars was identified with the Greek God Ares, whose myths were reinterpreted in Roman literature and art under the name of Mars. But the character and dignity of Mars differed in fundamental ways from that of his Greek counterpart, who is often treated with contempt and revulsion in Greek literature. Mars’s altar in the Campus Martius, the area of Rome that took its name from him, was supposed to have been dedicated by Numa, the peace-loving semi-legendary second king of Rome. Although the center of Mars’s worship was originally located outside the sacred boundary of Rome (pomerium), Augustus made the God a renewed focus of Roman religion by establishing the Temple of Mars Ultor in his new forum. Although Ares was viewed primarily as a destructive and destabilizing force, Mars represented military power as a way to secure peace, and was a father of the Roman people. In the mythic genealogy and founding myths of Rome, Mars was the father of Romulus and Remus by his rape of Rhea Silvia.

His love affair with Venus symbolically reconciled the 2 different traditions of Rome’s founding, Venus was the divine mother of the hero Aeneas, celebrated as the Trojan refugee who “foundedRome several generations before Romulus laid out the city walls. The word Mārs (genitive Mārtis), which in Old Latin and poetic usage also appears as Māvors (Māvortis), is cognate with Oscan Māmers (Māmertos). The oldest recorded Latin form, Mamart-, is likely of foreign origin. It has been explained as deriving from Maris, the name of an Etruscan Child-God, though this is not universally agreed upon. Scholars have varying views on whether the 2 Gods are related, and if so how. Latin adjectives from the name of Mars are Martius and Martialis, from which derive English “Martial” (as in “martial arts” or “martial law“) and personal names such as “Marcus“, “Mark” and “Martin“. Mars may ultimately be a thematic reflex of the Proto-Indo-European God Perkwunos, having originally a thunderer character. Mars Roman God of War Statue sizes: 16 inches / 40.5 cm x 12.5 inches / 32 cm x 6.5 inches / 16.5 cm.

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Goddess Aphrodite Statue, Greeks, Gods & Mythological Statues, Goddess Aphrodite Rising from the Sea Statue

Goddess Aphrodite Statue, Greeks, Gods & Mythological Statues, Goddess Aphrodite Rising from the Sea Statue

Goddess Aphrodite Rising from the Sea Statue

As one of the Twelve Olympians, Aphrodite was the Greek Goddess of Love. The Aphrodite Rising from the Sea Statue celebrates that popular goddess. Made from cold cast bronze, this hand-painted statue depicts her standing on a seashell. To begin with, she wears a long gown with light blue highlighting. She also has armbands and a headband. Next, the wide seashell rests on cresting waves. On her right, there is a dolphin looking up at Aphrodite. Finally, there is a plaque at the bottom of the statue. The plaque reads APHRODITE. Add this intricately detailed statue to any classically inspired decor or Greek mythology collection. Aphrodite is an ancient Greek Goddess associated with Love, Lust, Beauty, Pleasure, Passion and Procreation. She was syncretized with the Roman Goddess Venus. Aphrodite’s major symbols include Myrtles, Roses, Doves, Sparrows, and Swans. The cult of Aphrodite was largely derived from that of the Phoenician Goddess Astarte, a cognate of the East Semitic Goddess Ishtar, whose cult was based on the Sumerian cult of Inanna.

Aphrodite’s main cult centers were Cythera, Cyprus, Corinth, and Athens. Her main festival was the Aphrodisia, which was celebrated annually in midsummer. In Laconia, Aphrodite was worshipped as a warrior Goddess. She was also the patron Goddess of Prostitutes, an association which led early scholars to propose the concept of “sacred prostitution” in Greco-Roman culture, an idea which is now generally seen as erroneous. In Hesiod‘s Theogony, Aphrodite is born off the coast of Cythera from the foam (aphrós) produced by Uranus‘s genitals, which his son Cronus had severed and thrown into the sea. In Homer‘s Iliad, however, she is the daughter of Zeus and Dione. Plato, in his Symposium 180e, asserts that these 2 origins actually belong to separate entities: Aphrodite Ourania (a transcendent, “Heavenly” Aphrodite) and Aphrodite Pandemos (Aphrodite common to “all the people“). Aphrodite had many other epithets, each emphasizing a different aspect of the same goddess, or used by a different local cult.

Thus she was also known as Cytherea (Lady of Cythera) and Cypris (Lady of Cyprus), because both locations claimed to be the place of her birth. In Greek mythology, Aphrodite was married to Hephaestus, the God of fire, blacksmiths and metalworking. Aphrodite was frequently unfaithful to him and had many lovers, in the Odyssey infact, she is caught in the act of adultery with Ares, the God of war. In the First Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite, she seduces the mortal shepherd Anchises. Aphrodite was also the surrogate mother and lover of the mortal shepherd Adonis, who was killed by a wild boar. Along with Athena and Hera, Aphrodite was one of the 3 Goddesses whose feud resulted in the beginning of the Trojan War and she plays a major role throughout the Iliad. Aphrodite has been featured in Western art as a symbol of female beauty and has appeared in numerous works of Western literature. She is a major deity in modern Neopagan religions, including the Church of Aphrodite, Wicca, and Hellenismos. Goddess Aphrodite Rising from The Sea Statue measures: 11 inches / 28 cm x 5 inches / 13 cm x 5 inches / 13 cm.

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African God Chango Shango Statue, African & Gods Statues, African God of Lightning and War Chango Shango Statue

African God Chango Shango Statue, African & Gods Statues, African God of Lightning and War Chango Shango Statue

African God of Lightning and War Chango Shango Statue

African God Chango Shango Statue hand sculpted miniature, cast from high quality designer resin with highly detailed and hand painted antique bronze finish that mimics bronze texture. This extremely detailed and well-made statue is made with cold cast bronze, the special production process of this piece, originated from Great Britain, uses actual bronze powder mixed in the cold cast resin in order to ensures a richer, more life-like presentation. One of the most celebrated of the Orisha, Chango, is revered as the Sky Father. A spirit and god of thunder and lightning. An Orisha is a spirit that reflects one of the manifestations of God in Africa’s Yoruba religion. Many Orishas have found their way throughout the Americas via the Atlantic slave trade and are now expressed in practices as varied as Santería, Candomblé, Trinidad Orisha, and Oyotunji. Chango is the orisha of drumming, dancing, thunder, fire, and the essence of masculinity, he was one of the 4 pillars of Santeria along with Obatala, Oshun and Yemaya.

Chango teaches his worshippers to live a full life, achieving what life has to offer while maintain self-control of one’s life. Chango is one of the most celebrated and loved orishas in Santeria because of his generosity and the protection he confers upon his followers. Shango (Yoruba language: Ṣàngó, also known as Changó or Xangô in Latin America, and as Jakuta or Badé) is an Orisha, a deity in Yoruba religion. Genealogically speaking, Shango is a royal ancestor of the Yoruba as he was the 3rd Alaafin of the Oyo Kingdom prior to his posthumous deification. Shango has numerous manifestations, including Airá, Agodo, Afonja, Lubé, and Obomin. He is known for his powerful axe. He is considered to be one of the most powerful rulers that Yorubaland has ever produced. In the New World, he is syncretized with either Saint Barbara or Saint Jerome. Shango was the 3rd Alafin of Oyo, following Oranmiyan and Ajaka. He brought prosperity to the Oyo Empire. According to Professor Mason‘s Mythological Account of Heroes and Kings, unlike his peaceful brother Ajaka, he was a powerful and violent ruler. He reigned for 7 years which were marked by his continuous campaigns and many battles.

His reign ended due to his inadvertent destruction of his palace by lightning. He had 3 wives, namely Queen Oshun, Queen Oba, and Queen Oya. The Oyo Empire fell into civil war in the 19th century. It lost Ilorin when the Fulani and Hausa soldiers of the Afonja led a successful revolt. Some of the slaves brought to the Americas were Yoruba, one of the various ethnic groups drawn into the Atlantic Slave trade, and they brought the worship of Ṣàngó to the New World as a result. Strong devotion to Ṣàngó led to Yoruba religions in Trinidad and Recife, Brazil being named after the deity. In Yorubaland, Ṣàngó is worshiped on the 5th day of the week, which is named Ojo Jakuta. Ritual worship foods include guguru, bitter cola, àmàlà, and gbegiri soup. Also, he is worshiped with the Bata drum. One significant thing about this deity is that he is worshiped using red clothing, just as he is said to have admired red attire during his lifetime. African God of Lightning and War Chango Shango Statue measures: 8 inches / 20 cm x 6.7 inches / 17 cm x 10.7 inches / 27 cm.

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Viking Goddess Frigga Statue, Celtic, Vikings, Gods & Mythological Statues, Viking Goddess of Love Frigga Statue

Viking Goddess Frigga Statue, Celtic, Vikings, Gods & Mythological Statues, Viking Goddess of Love Frigga Statue

Viking Goddess of Love Frigga Statue

Viking Goddess Frigga Statue, creatively crafted in cold cast bronze in intricately sculpted detail. Mixing bronze powder with resin gives it an authentic metal look with a stunning antique bronze finish detailed with a touch of blue coloring on her dress. Frigga is the wife of Odin, weaver of clouds for sunshine, rain and fertility of crops as well as the destiny of man and gods alike, she sits on a throne rich with celtic symbols. Known by many names, including Frigg, Frija, Frea and Frige, the Viking Goddess Frigga is the wife of Odin and rules over the destiny not only of man, but also of the gods. She is shown seated on a throne rich with Celtic symbols holding a set of keys and a spindle with which she weaves that destiny, as well as manipulates the weather for fertility of crops. At her feet is a lamb, box and various treasures. A great gift for anyone interested in Viking Mythology, in medieval history, or simply for a strong woman ruling over her household. Frigga or Frigg is one of the most relevant deities in Norse mythology, celestial wife of Odin, she is also called “lady of the sky” or “lady of the gods“, a title worthy of the companion of the most important of the Asi, and is said to be the most “Wise among the Goddesses“.

Frigga is the goddess of marriage and motherhood. In Norse mythology, Frigg appears primarily as a wife and mother and she is said to have the power of clairvoyance, and she can see things that escape even her husband Odin, while never revealing them. She shares Hliðskjálf‘s seat with Odin, and she can, from there, see the whole Universe. She has a beautiful home in Fensalir, one of the regions of Ásgarðr. The terms for Friday in the Germanic languages derive from the name Frigg, for example the English Friday and the German Freitag. Frigg’s sons, all with Odin, are Baldr, Hermóðr and Hoðr, and her stepchildren are Pórr, Víðarr, Váli, and Skjoldr. She often accompanies Eir, a goddess with medical skills, and her handmaids Hlín, Gná, and Fulla. The origin and etymology of the term Frigg can be found in many Nordic cultures, both in the Scandinàve ones as in the Old Norse (genitive Friggjar) or in the Swedish word friacandidate for marriage” or in the Icelandic frjáto love“, either in the Old Saxon Frilady“, or in the English Frig, or in the Germanic Frijo. Furthermore, Frigg is a word related to Sanskrit, in which the definition priyatil appears, which means “wife“. Viking Goddess of Love Frigga Statue sizes: 5.5 inches / 14 cm x 5 inches / 13 cm x 7.25 inches / 18.5 cm.

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God Zeus Statue, Greeks, Gods & Symbolic Statues, God Zeus Holding Thunderbolt Statue

God Zeus Statue, Greeks, Gods & Symbolic Statues, God Zeus Holding Thunderbolt Statue

God Zeus Holding Thunderbolt Statue

God Zeus Statue crafted by master artisan using high quality designer resin and cold cast bronze method, the casting method of mixing bronze material and resin together in order to create detailed statues with metallic surface. Zeus was the sky and thunder god in ancient Greek Religion, who ruled as King of the Gods of Mount Olympus. His name is cognate with the first element of his Roman equivalent Jupiter. Zeus is the child of Cronus and Rhea, the youngest of his siblings to be born, though sometimes reckoned the eldest as the others required disgorging from Cronus’s stomach. In most traditions, he is married to Hera, by whom he is usually said to have fathered Ares, Hebe, and Hephaestus. At the Oracle of Dodona, his consort was said to be Dione, by whom the Iliad states that he fathered Aphrodite. A Thunderbolt or Lightning Bolt is a symbolic representation of lightning when accompanied by a loud thunderclap. In Indo-European mythology, the thunderbolt was identified with the “Sky Father“, this association is also found in later Hellenic representations of Zeus and Vedic descriptions of the vajra wielded by the God Indra. It may have been a symbol of cosmic order, as expressed in the fragment from Heraclitus describing “the Thunderbolt that steers the course of all things“. In its original usage the word may also have been a description of the consequences of a close approach between 2 planetary cosmic bodies, as Plato suggested in Timaeus, or, according to Victor Clube, meteors, though this is not currently the case.

As a divine manifestation the Thunderbolt has been a powerful symbol throughout history, and has appeared in many mythologies. Drawing from this powerful association, the thunderbolt is often found in military symbolism and semiotic representations of electricity. Zeus’s Lightning Bolt (Thunderbolt or Master Bolt) is the signature weapon and symbol of power for the Olympian God of Thunder, Zeus. It is said to be the most powerful and feared weapon on Earth and in the Heavens. It was created for him by the Cyclopes and Hecatoncheires in Tartaros, in conjunction with Poseidon’s Trident and Hades’ Helm of Darkness to defeat the Titans. During the Titanomachy, when Zeus was at war against Cronus and the Titans, he released his brothers, Hades and Poseidon, along with the Cyclops and Hecatoncheires. In turn, the Cyclopes gave Zeus the thunderbolt, a weapon of lightning that was imbued with the power over the sky. The thunderbolt became a popular symbol of Zeus and continues to be today. Zeus and Zeus alone uses the Thunderbolt (unlike the Trident which is used not only by Poseidon, Amphitrite and Triton). While Typhon and Zeus are doing battle, Zeus throws a lightning bolt at Typhon which threw him to a mountain. Zeus, quickly regaining strength, tossed one hundred Lightning Bolts at Typhon, killing him. He then threw his remains into Tartatus. God Zeus Holding Thunderbolt Statue measures: 10.8 inches / 27.5 cm x 8 inches / 20.5 cm x 14 inches / 35.5 cm.

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Egyptian God Anubis Statue, Egyptian, Gods & Mythological Statues, Anubis Egyptian God of Underworld Mummification Statue

Egyptian God Anubis Statue, Egyptian, Gods & Mythological Statues, Anubis Egyptian God of Underworld Mummification Statue

Anubis Egyptian God of Underworld Mummification Statue

This Egyptian God Anubis Statue is made of designer composite resin, hand painted and polished. It depicts Anubis performing the mummification. Mummification is one of the defining customs in ancient Egyptian society for people today. The practice of preserving the human body is believed to be a quintessential feature of Egyptian life. Yet even mummification has a history of development and was accessible to different ranks of society in different ways during different periods. There were at least 3 different processes of mummification according to Herodotus. They range from “the most perfect” to the method employed by the “poorer classes“. The most expensive process was to preserve the body by dehydration and protect against pests, such as insects. Almost all of the actions Herodotus described serve 1 of these 2 functions. First, the brain was removed from the cranium through the nose, the gray matter was discarded. Modern mummy excavations have shown that instead of an iron hook inserted through the nose as Herodotus claims, a rod was used to liquefy the brain via the cranium, which then drained out the nose by gravity. The embalmers then rinsed the skull with certain drugs that mostly cleared any residue of brain tissue and also had the effect of killing bacteria. Next, the embalmers made an incision along the flank with a sharp blade fashioned from an Ethiopian stone and removed the contents of the abdomen.

Herodotus does not discuss the separate preservation of these organs and their placement either in special jars or back in the cavity, a process that was part of the most expensive embalming, according to archaeological evidence. The abdominal cavity was then rinsed with palm wine and an infusion of crushed, fragrant herbs and spices. The cavity was then filled with spices including myrrh, cassia, and, Herodotus notes, “every other sort of spice except frankincense“, also to preserve the person. The body was further dehydrated by placing it in natron, a naturally occurring salt, for 70 days. Herodotus insists that the body did not stay in the natron longer than 70 days. Any shorter time and the body is not completely dehydrated, any longer, and the body is too stiff to move into position for wrapping. The embalmers then wash the body again and wrapped it with linen bandages. The bandages were covered with a gum that modern research has shown is both waterproofing agent and an antimicrobial agent. At this point, the body was given back to the family. These “perfectmummies were then placed in wooden cases that were human-shaped. Richer people placed these wooden cases in stone Sarcophagi that provided further protection. The family placed the Sarcophagus in the tomb upright against the wall, according to Herodotus. Anubis Egyptian God of Underworld Mummification Statue sizes: 8 inches / 20.5 cm x 8 inches / 20.5 cm x 3 inches / 7.5 cm.

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Goddess Astarte Astrolabe Statue, Gods & Planets Statues, Astarte Queen of Heaven Astrolabe Statue

Goddess Astarte Astrolabe Statue, Gods & Planets Statues, Astarte Queen of Heaven Astrolabe Statue

Goddess Astarte Queen of Heaven Astrolabe Statue

This Goddess Astarte Astrolabe Statue was created from the sculpture work of Paul Borda of Dryad Design. Reflects the natural texture of the original sculpture of Astarte with an Astrolabe in polyresin. A beautiful symbolic decorative element for your home. Astarte is the Hellenized form of the Ancient Near Eastern Goddess Ashtart or Athtart (Northwest Semitic), a deity closely related to Ishtar (East Semitic), worshipped from the Bronze Age through classical antiquity. The name is particularly associated with her worship in the Ancient Levant among the Canaanites and Phoenicians, though she was originally associated with Amorite cities like Ugarit and Emar, as well as Mari and Ebla. She was also celebrated in Egypt, especially during the reign of the Ramessides, following the importation of foreign cults there. Phoenicians introduced her cult in their colonies on the Iberian Peninsula.

Iconographic portrayal of Astarte, very similar to that of Tanit, often depicts her naked and in presence of lions, identified respectively with symbols of sexuality and war. She is also depicted as winged, carrying the solar disk and the crescent moon as a headdress, and with her lions either lying prostrate to her feet or directly under those. Aside from the lion, she’s associated to the dove and the bee. She has also been associated to botanic wildlife like the palm tree and the lotus flower. A particular artistic motif assimilates Astarte to Europa, portraying her as riding a bull that would represent a partner deity. Similarly, after the popularization of her worship in Egypt, it was frequent to associate her to the war chariot of Ra or Horus, as well as a kind of weapon, the crescent axe. Within Iberian culture, it has been proposed that native sculptures like those of Baza, Elche or Cerro de los Santos might represent an Iberized image of Astarte or Tanit.

An Astrolabe instead (Ancient Greek: Astrolabos; Arabic: al-Asturlāb; Persian: Setāreyāb) is an ancient astronomical instrument that was a handheld model of the Universe. Its various functions also make it an elaborate inclinometer and an analogue calculation device capable of working out several kinds of problems in astronomy. In its simplest form it is a metal disc with a pattern of wires, cutouts, and perforations that allows a user to calculate astronomical positions precisely. Historically used by astronomers, it is able to measure the altitude above the horizon of a celestial body, day or night, it can be used to identify stars or planets, to determine local latitude given local time (and vice versa), to survey, or to triangulate. It was used in classical antiquity, the Islamic Golden Age, the European Middle Ages and the Age of Discovery for all these purposes. The astrolabe’s importance comes not only from the early developments into the study of astronomy, but is also effective for determining latitude on land or calm seas.

Although it is less reliable on the heaving deck of a ship in rough seas, the mariner’s astrolabe was developed to solve that problem. The Oxford English Dictionary gives the translation “star-taker” for the English word astrolabe and traces it through medieval Latin to the Greek word astrolabos, from astronstar” and lambaneinto take“. In the medieval Islamic world the Arabic word al-Asturlāb (i.e. astrolabe) was given various etymologies. In Arabic texts, the word is translated as ākhidhu al-Nujūm (star-taker), a direct translation of the Greek word. Al-Biruni quotes and criticises medieval scientist Hamza al-Isfahani who stated: “asturlab is an arabisation of this Persian phrase”, (sitara yab, meaning “taker of the stars“). In medieval Islamic sources, there is also a folk etymology of the word as “lines of lab“, where “Lab” refers to a certain son of Idris (Enoch). Astarte Queen of Heaven Astrolabe Statue measures: 4.5 inches / 11.5 cm x 11.25 inches / 28.5 cm x 13.6 inches / 34.5 cm.

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Egyptian God Thoth Statue, Egyptian, Gods & Mythological Statues, Thoth Egyptian God of Writing and Wisdom with Papyrus Statue

Egyptian God Thoth Statue, Egyptian, Gods & Mythological Statues, Thoth Egyptian God of Writing and Wisdom with Papyrus Statue

Thoth Egyptian God of Writing and Wisdom with Papyrus Statue

This Egyptian God Thoth Statue is intricately sculpted in cold cast bronze in striking mythological detail. Mixing bronze powder with resin gives the piece an authentic metal appearance and you’ll marvel at the colored details that bring Thoth to life. A finely crafted and highly detailed work of art, great as a gift sure to excite any Mythology or Egyptian lover. In this highly detailed statue, Thoth is artistically captured writing on papyrus as the inventor of the written word. Thoth is an ancient Egyptian deity. In art, he was often depicted as a man with the head of an ibis or a baboon, animals sacred to him. His feminine counterpart was Seshat, and his wife was Ma’at. He was the god of the moon, wisdom, writing, hieroglyphs, science, magic, art, and judgment. His Greek equivalent is Hermes. Thoth’s chief temple was located in the city of Hermopolis. Later known as el-Ashmunein in Egyptian Arabic, it was partially destroyed in 1826. In Hermopolis, Thoth led “the Ogdoad“, a pantheon of 8 principal deities, and his spouse was Nehmetawy. He also had numerous shrines in other cities.

Thoth played many vital and prominent roles in Egyptian mythology, such as maintaining the Universe, and being one of the 2 deities (the other being Ma’at) who stood on either side of Ra‘s solar barque. In the later history of ancient Egypt, Thoth became heavily associated with the arbitration of godly disputes, the arts of magic, the system of writing, and the judgment of the dead. The Egyptian pronunciation of dhwty is not fully known, but may be reconstructed as dihautī. This reconstruction is based on the Ancient Greek borrowing Thōth or Theut and the fact that the name was transliterated into Sahidic Coptic variously as Thoout, Thōth, Thoot, Thaut, Taautos, Thoor, as well as Bohairic Coptic Thōout. These spellings reflect known sound changes from earlier Egyptian such as the loss of “d” palatalization and merger of “h” with h i.e. initial dh > th. The loss of pre-Coptic final y/j is also common. Following Egyptological convention, which eschews vowel reconstruction, the consonant skeleton dhwty would be rendered “Djehuti” and the god is sometimes found under this name.

However, the Greek form “Thoth” is more common. According to Theodor Hopfner, Thoth‘s Egyptian name written as dhwty originated from dhw, claimed to be the oldest known name for the ibis, normally written as hbj. The addition of -ty denotes that he possessed the attributes of the ibis. Hence Thoth’s name would mean “He who is like the Ibis“, according to this interpretation. Other forms of the name dhwty using older transcriptions include Jehuti, Jehuty, Tahuti, Tehuti, Zehuti, Techu, or Tetu. Multiple titles for Thoth, similar to the pharaonic titulary, are also known, including A, Sheps, Lord of Khemennu, Asten, Khenti, Mehi, Hab, and A’an. In addition, Thoth was also known by specific aspects of himself, for instance the Moon God Iah-Djehuty, representing the Moon for the entire month. The Greeks related Thoth to their God Hermes due to his similar attributes and functions. One of Thoth’s titles, “Thrice great“, was translated to the Greek (Trismégistos), making Hermes Trismegistus. Thoth Egyptian God of Writing and Wisdom with Papyrus Statue measures: 3.75 inches / 9 cm x 3 inches / 7.5 cm x 11 inches / 28 cm.

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Egyptian God Horus Statue, Egyptian & Gods Statues, Egyptian God Horus Holding War Scepter Statue

Egyptian God Horus Statue, Egyptian & Gods Statues, Egyptian God Horus Holding War Scepter Statue

Egyptian God Horus Holding War Scepter Statue

This Egyptian God Horus Statue that Holding his War Scepter is made of cold cast resin with a powder bronze finish. A very well made and great looking piece of art. It stands as a scarecrow against dark forces. Horus or Heru, Hor, Har in Ancient Egyptian, is one of the most significant ancient Egyptian deities who served many functions, most notably God of Kingship and the Sky. He was worshipped from at least the late Prehistoric Egypt until the Ptolemaic Kingdom and Roman Egypt. Different forms of Horus are recorded in history and these are treated as distinct Gods by Egyptologists. These various forms may possibly be different manifestations of the same multi-layered deity in which certain attributes or syncretic relationships are emphasized, not necessarily in opposition but complementary to one another, consistent with how the Ancient Egyptians viewed the multiple facets of reality. He was most often depicted as a falcon, most likely a lanner falcon or peregrine falcon, or as a man with a falcon head.

The earliest recorded form of Horus is the tutelary deity of Nekhen in Upper Egypt, who is the first known national god, specifically related to the ruling pharaoh who in time came to be regarded as a manifestation of Horus in life and Osiris in death. The most commonly encountered family relationship describes Horus as the son of Isis and Osiris, and he plays a key role in the Osiris myth as Osiris’s heir and the rival to Set, the murderer and brother of Osiris. In another tradition Hathor is regarded as his mother and sometimes as his wife. Claudius Aelianus wrote that Egyptians called the god ApolloHorus” in their own language. The Pyramid Texts (2400-2300 BC) describe the nature of the pharaoh in different characters as both Horus and Osiris. The pharaoh as Horus in life became the pharaoh as Osiris in death, where he was united with the other gods. New incarnations of Horus succeeded the deceased pharaoh on earth in the form of new pharaohs. The lineage of Horus, the eventual product of unions between the children of Atum, may have been a means to explain and justify pharaonic power.

The gods produced by Atum were all representative of cosmic and terrestrial forces in Egyptian life. By identifying Horus as the offspring of these forces, then identifying him with Atum himself, and finally identifying the Pharaoh with Horus, the Pharaoh theologically had dominion over all the world. Horus was born to the goddess Isis after she retrieved all the dismembered body parts of her murdered husband Osiris, except his penis, which was thrown into the Nile and eaten by a catfish, or sometimes depicted as instead by a crab, and according to Plutarch‘s account used her magic powers to resurrect Osiris and fashion a phallus to conceive her son (older Egyptian accounts have the penis of Osiris surviving). After becoming pregnant with Horus, Isis fled to the Nile Delta marshlands to hide from her brother Set, who jealously killed Osiris and who she knew would want to kill their son. There Isis bore a divine son, Horus. Egyptian God Horus Holding War Scepter Statue measures: 6 inches / 15 cm x 4.1 inches / 10.5 cm x 10.4 inches / 26.5 cm.

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Panchamukha Hanuman Statue, Religious, Hinduism & Gods Statues, Five Headed (Panchamukha) Hanuman Statue

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Five Headed (Panchamukha) Hanuman Statue

This brass Panchamukha Hanuman Statue shows lord Hanuman in Panchamukha form which means five faced. Hayagriva, Narasimha, Garuda and Varaha are the 4 other faces along with Hanuman‘s face. Hanuman “HUH-noo-mahn” is a monkey-faced Hindu demigod and a member of the Council of Guardians. One of the main figures in the Indian epic, Ramayana, Hanuman was known for his devotion to the God-King, Rama, and his wife, Sita. Panchamukha Hanuman is considered to be the most auspicious gods in Hinduism. Panchamukha is a Sanskrit word meaning “five-faced“. Most of the Hindu deities are shown as having several faces. The origin of Sri Panchamukha Hanuman can be traced to a story in Ramayana. During the war between Lord Rama and Ravana, Ravana took help of Ahiravana, the king of Patala. Lord Hanuman, in order to protect Lord Rama and Lakshmana, formed a fortress with his tail. Ahiravana took the form of Vibhishana, the noble brother of Ravana, and took Lord Rama and Lakshman to Patala loka.

Using these 5 faces in different directions of the lamp, Hanuman blows air out to extinguish them, thereby killing Ahiravana in the process. According to Hanumath Prakaranam in Sri Vidyarnavatantram, Anjaneya has five faces (Pancha Mukha) and 10 weapons. Hanuman is a great yogi (mystic) having transcended the five senses (Pancha Indriyas). In Kamba Ramayanam (in Tamil), the significance of number five is beautifully narrated as follows: The son of one of the five elements (Vayu or Wind) crossed one of the five elements (WaterOcean) through one of the five elements (SkyAir) met the daughter of one of the five elements (PrithviEarth/Sita) burnt down Lanka by the use of one of the five elements (Fire). East facing Anjaneya grants humanity purity of mind and manifestation of desire. South facing Karala Ugraveera Narasimha grants humanity welfare for all. West facing Mahaveera Garuda grants humanity Sakala Sowbhagya or good luck. North facing Lakshmi Varaha grants humanity Dhana Prapti or prosperity and wealth. Urdhva Mukha Hayagriva (facing upwards) grants humanity Sarva Vidya Jaya Prapti or complete welfare and happiness of the world. Each head also signifies a particular trait.

Hanuman denotes courage and strength, Narasimha fearlessness, Garuda magical skills and the power to cure snake bites, Varaha health, exorcism and Hayagriva victory over enemies. The East facing form of Lord Hanuman protects devotees from problems caused by enemies. He provides happiness and fulfills wishes. The South facing form of Lord Narasimha removes all types of fear, sins, unfavorable influences of spirits and demons, and fulfills our wishes. The West facing form of Lord Garuda removes all types of ailments, negativities, black magic, poison, and fear. The North facing form of Lord Varaha provides the ashta aishwarya (8 different forms of wealth). The upwards facing form of Lord Hayagriva helps devotees attract the goodwill of people. The words of His devotees turn into reality. He bestows them with advancement in seeking knowledge, good company of friends, intelligence, good children, and salvation. Five Headed (Panchamukha) Hanuman Statue sizes: 7 inches / 18 cm x 14.5 inches / 37 cm x 17 inches / 43 cm.

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