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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Pegasus Statue, Greeks & Mythological Statues, Museum Replica of Pegasus Statue

Pegasus Statue, Greeks & Mythological Statues, Museum Replica of Pegasus Statue

Museum Replica of Pegasus Statue

This Pegasus Statue is an handmade Museum Statue Replica of Pegasus made in Greece, from 100% bronze using the traditional “lost wax” technique. This is the same technique used by the ancient Greeks to create bronze sculptures and arsenal. The prototype which it was made by is a museum exhibit. The green/gold color is given through the process of oxidization. Pegasus is a mythical, winged, divine stallion and one of the most recognized creatures in Greek Mythology. Greco-Roman poets wrote about the ascent of Pegasus to heaven after his birth, and his subsequent obeisance to Zeus, king of the gods, who instructed him to bring lightning and thunder from Olympus. A friend of the Muses, Pegasus created Hippocrene, the fountain on Mt. Helicon. The Pegasus is a horse (in greek myth usually a stallion) which is generally considered to be pure white, and with a pair of white feathered wings on its back. The symbolism of Pegasus varies with time. Symbolic of wisdom and fame from the Middle Ages until the Renaissance, Pegasus became associated with poetry around the 19th century, as the fountainhead of sources from which the poets gained their inspiration.

Pegasus is the subject of a very rich iconography, especially throughout ancient Greek pottery and paintings and sculptures of the Renaissance. Hypotheses have been proposed regarding the relationship between Pegasus and the Muses, the Goddess Athena, Poseidon, Zeus, Apollo, and the hero Perseus. Pegasus was sired by Poseidon, in his roleas horse-god, and foaled by the Gorgon Medusa. He was the brother of Chrysaor, born at a single birthing when his mother was decapitated by Perseus. He was captured by the Greek hero Bellerophon near the fountain Peirene with the help of Athena and Poseidon. Pegasus allows the hero to ride him to defeat a monster, the Chimera, before realizing many other exploits. His rider, however, falls off his back trying toreach Mount Olympus. Zeus transformed him into the constellation Pegasus and placed him up in the sky. Personification of the Water, Solar Myth, or Shaman Mount, Carl Jung and his followers have seen in Pegasus a profound symbolic esotericin relation to the spiritual energy that allows to access to the realm of the Gods on Mount Olympus. Museum Replica of Pegasus Statue sizes: 4.35 inches / 11 cm x 3.95 inches / 10 cm x 1 inches / 2.5 cm.

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Sun Wukong Statue, Chinese, Dragons & Mythological Statues, Sun Wukong “Monkey King with Dragon Turtle” Statue

Sun Wukong Statue, Chinese, Dragons & Mythological Statues, Sun Wukong "Monkey King with Dragon Turtle" Statue

Sun Wukong “Monkey King with Dragon Turtle” Statue

Sun Wukong Statue created by skilled craftsmen in traditional style with fine handcrafts.This is a great piece of a valuable collection, a valuable personal alter or a very good present. The handwork is very fine with incredible detailling. Perfect style, pleasing design and wonderful workmanship make this statue a rare work of art. The Monkey King, known as Sun Wukong in Mandarin Chinese, is a legendary mythical figure best known as one of the main characters in the 16th-century Chinese novel Journey to the West and many later stories and adaptations. In Journey to the West, Sun Wukong is a monkey born from a stone who acquires supernatural powers through Taoist practices. After rebelling against heaven, he is imprisoned under a mountain by the Buddha. After 500 years, he accompanies the monk Tang Sanzang and 2 other disciples on a journey to get back Buddhist Sutras from the West (the Indian subcontinent), where Buddha and his followers dwell. Sun Wukong possesses many abilities. He has amazing strength and is able to support the weight of 2 heaven mountains on his shoulders while running “with the speed of a meteor“. He is extremely fast, able to travel 108,000 li (54,000 km, 34,000 mi) in one somersault.

Sun Wukong also acquires the 72 Earthly Transformations, which allow him to access 72 unique powers, including the ability to transform into sundry animals and objects. He is a skilled fighter, capable of defeating the best warriors of heaven. His hair has magical properties, capable of making copies of himself or transforming into various weapons, animals and other things. He also shows partial weather manipulation skills and can stop people in place with fixing magic. As one of the most enduring Chinese literary characters, the Monkey King has a varied background and colorful cultural history. His inspiration comes from an amalgam of Indian and Chinese culture. The Monkey King was possibly influenced by the Hindu deity Hanuman, the Monkey-God, from the Ramayana, via stories passed by Buddhists who traveled to China. The Monkey King’s origin story includes the wind blowing on a stone, whereas Hanuman is the son of the God of Wind. Some scholars believe the character originated from the first disciple of Xuanzang, Shi Banto. His inspiration might have also come from the White Monkey legends from the Chinese Chu Kingdom (700-223 BC), which revered gibbons. These legends gave rise to stories and art motifs during the Han dynasty, eventually contributing to the Monkey King figure.

He may have also been influenced by local folk religion from Fuzhou province, where Monkey Gods were worshipped long before the novel. This included the 3 Monkey Saints of Lin Shui Palace, who were once fiends, who were subdued by the Goddess Chen Jinggu, the Empress Lin Shui. The 3 were Dan Xia Da Sheng, the Red Face Monkey Sage, Tong Tian Da Sheng, the Black Face Monkey Sage, and Shuang Shuang San Lang, the White Face Monkey Sage. The 2 traditional mainstream religions practiced in Fuzhou are Mahayana Buddhism and Taoism. Traditionally, many people practice both religions simultaneously. However, the roots of local religion dated back centuries. These diverse religions embodied elements such as gods and doctrines from different provincial folk religions and cultures, such as totem worship and traditional legends. Though there are primarily 2 main religions in China, since it is so big, different folk stories will vary from towns, cities, and provinces with their own myths about different deities. Sun Wukong’s religious status in Buddhism is often denied by Buddhist monks both Chinese and non-Chinese alike, but is very welcomed by the general public, spreading its name around the world and establishing itself as a cultural icon. Sun Wukong “Monkey King with Dragon Turtle” Statue sizes: 4.4 inches / 11 cm x 3.2 inches / 8 cm x 8.1 inches / 20.5 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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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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Fire Dragon Statue, Dragons & Mythological Statues, Fire Dragon with Flames Statue

Fire Dragon Statue, Dragons & Mythological Statues, Fire Dragon with Flames Statue

Fire Dragon with Flames Statue

High quality Fire Dragon Statue, made of environmental resin material, transferring the pattern on the surface in decal by hand. The exquisite shape and color of the flames makes this dragon so vitality striking and amazing, will bring an impressive focus to your home or office. This Dragon Statue is very amazing and special with very brighting color. Many legends tell of Fire-breathing Dragons. The first myth to report of this ability was possibly that of Beowulf, but earlier myths already featured creatures that spit flame such as the Chimera, which were then associated with dragons due to this ability. Hard as it may be to believe, there is a possibility that some animals can produce fire but, to date, no fire-breathing animals have been found. However, it wouldn’t be impossible for an animal to expel flames. The Bombardier Beetle (family Carabidae) stores hydroquinone and hydrogen peroxide in its abdomen, which it ejects when threatened. The chemicals mix in the air and undergo an exothermic (heat-releasing) chemical reaction, essentially spraying the offender with irritating, boiling hot fluid.

When you stop to think about it, living organisms produce flammable, reactive compounds and catalysts all the time. Even humans inhale more oxygen than they use. Hydrogen Peroxide is a common metabolic by-product. Acids are used for digestion. Methane is a flammable by-product of digestion. Catalases improve the efficiency of chemical reactions. A Dragon could store the necessary chemicals until it’s time to use them, forcefully expel them, and ignite them either chemically or mechanically. Mechanical Ignition could be as simple as generating a spark by crushing together piezoelectric crystals. Piezoelectric Materials, like flammable chemicals, already exist in animals. Examples include tooth enamel and dentin, dry bone, and tendons. So, Breathing Fire is certainly possible. It hasn’t been observed, but that doesn’t mean no species has ever developed the ability. However, it’s just as likely an organism that shoots fire might do so from its anus or a specialized structure in its mouth. Fire Dragon with Flames Statue measures: 12 inches / 30.5 cm x 6.5 inches / 16.5 cm x 9.25 inches / 23.5 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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Viking God Tyr Statue, Animals, Wolves, Vikings & Mythological Statues, Viking God Tyr and the Binding of Fenrir Statue

Viking God Tyr Statue, Animals, Wolves, Vikings & Mythological Statues, Viking God Tyr and the Binding of Fenrir Statue

Viking God Tyr and the Binding of Fenrir Statue

This Viking God Tyr Statue with his hand in Fenrir‘s mouth is made of cold cast resin, and has a beautiful metallic bronze finish that gives it the look of metal. The statue has hand painted accents to show off the wonderful detail. It makes a great gift for lovers of Norse Mythology. Tyr is the invincible warrior of the Nordic pantheon, and far older than all the others of Asgard. Tyr is the god of single combat, victory and heroic glory in Norse mythology. He is said to have sacrificed his right hand to help bind Fenrir, the wolf who, when set free, is destined to devour the Sun. Týr is a god in Germanic mythology, a valorous and powerful member of the Æsir and patron of warriors and mythological heroes. In Norse mythology, which provides most of the surviving narratives about gods among the Germanic peoples, Týr sacrifices his hand to the monstrous wolf Fenrir, who bites it off when he realizes the gods have bound him. Týr is foretold of being consumed by the similarly monstrous dog Garmr during the events of Ragnarök. The interpretatio romana generally renders the god as Mars, the ancient Roman war god, and it is through that lens that most Latin references to the god occur. For example, the god may be referenced as Mars Thingsus (Latin “Mars of the Assembly Thing“) on 3rd century Latin inscription, reflecting a strong association with the Germanic thing, a legislative body among the ancient Germanic peoples. By way of the opposite process of interpretatio germanica, Tuesday is named after Týr (Týr’s day), rather than Mars, in English and other Germanic languages. In Old Norse sources, Týr is alternately described as the son of the jötunn Hymir (in Hymiskviða) or of the god Odin (in Skáldskaparmál).

Due to the etymology of the god’s name and the shadowy presence of the god in the extant Germanic corpus, some scholars propose that Týr may have once held a more central place among the deities of early Germanic mythology. In wider Germanic mythology, he is known in Old English as Tiw and in Old High German as Ziu, all stemming from the Proto-Germanic theonym Tiwaz, meaning “the God“. Little information about the god survives beyond Old Norse sources. Týr is the eponym of the Tiwaz rune, a letter of the runic alphabet corresponding to the Latin letter T. By way of the process of interpretatio germanica, the deity is the namesake of TuesdayTýr’s day” in Germanic languages, including English. Various place names in Scandinavia refer to the god, and a variety of objects found in England and Scandinavia seem to depict Týr or invoke him. The name of a Gothic deity named Teiws (later Tius) may also be reconstructed based on the associated rune tyz. In Old Norse poetry, the plural tívar is used for “the gods“, and the singular týr, meaning “a god“, occurs in kennings for Odin and Thor. Modern English writers frequently anglicize the god’s name by dropping the proper noun’s diacritic, rendering Old Norse Týr as Tyr. The Proto-Germanic masculine noun tiwaz (tiwoz) means “a god, a deity“, and it probably served as a title that came to be associated with a specific deity whose original name is now lost. It stems from Proto-Indo-European deywós, meaning “celestial, heavenly one“, hence a “god” (Sanskrit deváheavenly, divine“, Old Lithuanian deivas, Latin deusa god, deity“), itself a derivation from dyeus, meaning “diurnal sky“, hence “daylight-sky god” (Sanskrit: Dyáus, Ancient Greek: Zeus, Latin: Jove).

The Germanic noun tiwaz is further attested in the Finnic loanword teivas, found as a suffix in the deities Runkoteivas and Rukotiivo. The Romano-Germanic deity Alateivia may also be related, although its origin remains unclear. Due to linguistic evidence and early native comparisons between Tiwaz and the Roman god Mars, especially under the name Mars Thingsus, a number of scholars have interpreted Tiwaz as a Proto-Germanic sky-, war- and thing-god. Other scholars reject however his identification as a “sky-god“, since tiwaz was likely not his original name but rather an epithet that came to be associated with him and eventually replaced it. Fenrir instead, (also known as Fenris in Old Norse), is a giant wolf from Norse mythology, born from the union between the god Loki and the giantess Angrboða, together with the queen of the dead Hel and the Miðgarðsormr. Fenrir’s name, which probably means “Wolf of the moor“, or “Wolf of the swamp“, is also used metaphorically to indicate giants, compared to wolves in several texts. His other names are Fenrisúlfr, that is “Fenrir’s wolf“, Hróðvitnir that is “wolf (enemy) of fame“, Þjóðvitnir that is “wolf (enemy) of the people“, Vánargandr that is “wolf (demon) of the river Ván” where this is the river that is created from its saliva. Fenrir is generated in the JárnviðrIron Forest“, where the 2 wolves Skoll and Hati also come from. Like his father, he has an out of the ordinary intelligence and even manages to speak thus making himself a strong opponent both physically and mentally. Viking God Tyr and the Binding of Fenrir Statue measures: 9.5 inches / 24 cm x 7.5 inches / 19 cm x 9 inches / 23 cm.

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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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Pegasus Statue, Animals, Horses, Greeks & Mythological Statues, Pegasus Mythical Flying Horse Statue

Pegasus Statue, Animals, Horses, Greeks & Mythological Statues, Pegasus Mythical Flying Horse Statue

Pegasus Mythical Flying Horse Statue

This Pegasus Statue is made of high quality heavy art cold cast resin and bronze powder. The surface is coated with a layer of bronze. Cold cast bronze statues are heavy, detailed, little shinier than 100% metals, and they actually look better than solid bronze. This new material is a fantastic compromise that keeps the beauty, substantial weight and quality, and detail of bronze while keeping replicas affordable. Bronze and resin are the most common materials for realistic statues. Pegasus (Greek: Pegasos; Latin: Pegasus, Pegasos) is a mythical winged divine horse, and one of the most recognized creatures in Greek Mythology. Usually he is depicted as pure white. Myths about him vary as the Greek myths evolve and reflect progression through successive generations of deities. In Archaic Greek Mythology, Pegasus is the offspring of the Gorgon Medusa, when she was depicted as a mare. In later myths, Pegasus was foaled by Medusa as she was dying, while being decapitated by the hero Perseus. In Classical Greek Mythology, the Olympian God Poseidon is identified as the father of Pegasus.

Pegasus is the brother of Chrysaor and the uncle of Geryon. Pegasus was caught by the Greek hero Bellerophon near the fountain Peirene with the help of Athena and Poseidon. Pegasus allowed Bellerophon to ride him in order to defeat the monstrous Chimera, which led to many other exploits. Bellerophon later fell from the winged horse’s back while trying to reach Mount Olympus, where the deities resided. After that failed attempt, Zeus transformed Pegasus into the eponymous constellation. The poet Hesiod presents a folk etymology of the name Pegasus as derived from pegespring, well“, referring to “the pegai of Okeanos, where he was born”. A proposed etymology of the name is Luwian Pihassas “lightning”, and Pihassassi, a local Luwian-Hittite name in southern Cilicia of a weather deity associated with thunder and lightning. The proponents of this etymology adduce the role of Pegasus, reported as early as Hesiod, as the bringer of thunderbolts to Zeus.

That interpretation was first suggested in 1952 and remains widely accepted, but Robin Lane Fox (2009) has criticized it as implausible. Michael Brown, who has been studying ancient and medieval Greek poetry in the context of the Greek-North European Dialogue, has concluded from his studies that the word Pegasus is a pre-Celtic-PIE word, one that did not evolve into one of the numerous common names listed in both Greek and Western languages. This concept is discussed further in “Linguistics and Classical Theology“, by William S. R. Miller, which is based on his work with Charles F. G. Osterhaus‘s analysis of the word and its relationships to Greek and Italian. The relationship of “Pegasus” to “Cyrillic” is discussed further in his Phrygian Monikers and the Naming of Greek PronunciationCyrillic or Pene-Orthogyrin” and “Pegasusas an Early Semitic construct. Pegasus Mythical Flying Horse Statue sizes: 12.8 inches / 32.5 cm x 9 inches / 23 cm x 14 inches / 35.5 cm.

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Cerberus Statue, Greeks & Mythological Statues, Cerberus the Hound of Hades Statue

Cerberus Statue, Greeks & Mythological Statues, Cerberus the Hound of Hades Statue

Cerberus the Hound of Hades Statue

This Cerberus Statue is made of composite resin, hand painted and polished individually. In Greek mythology, Cerberus (Kérberos), often referred to as The Hound of Hades, is a multi-headed dog that guards the gates of the Underworld to prevent the dead from leaving. He was the offspring of the monsters Echidna and Typhon, and was usually described as having 3 heads, a serpent for a tail, and snakes protruding from multiple parts of his body. Cerberus is primarily known for his capture by Heracles, the last of Heracles’ 12 labours. Descriptions of Cerberus vary, including the number of his heads. Cerberus was usually 3-headed, though not always. Cerberus had several multi-headed relatives. His father was the multi snake-headed Typhon, and Cerberus was the brother of 3 other multi-headed monsters, the multi-snake-headed Lernaean Hydra, Orthrus, the 2-headed dog who guarded the Cattle of Geryon, and the Chimera, who had 3 heads, that of a lion, a goat, and a snake. And, like these close relatives, Cerberus was, with only the rare iconographic exception, multi-headed. In the earliest description of Cerberus, Hesiod’s Theogony (8th7th century BC), Cerberus has 50 heads, while Pindar (522-443 BC) gave him 100 heads. However, later writers almost universally give Cerberus 3 heads.

An exception is the Latin poet Horace‘s Cerberus which has a single dog head, and 100 snake heads. Perhaps trying to reconcile these competing traditions, Apollodorus‘s Cerberus has 3 dog heads and the heads of “all sorts of snakes” along his back, while the Byzantine poet John Tzetzes (who probably based his account on Apollodorus) gives Cerberus 50 heads, 3 of which were dog heads, the rest being the “heads of other beasts of all sorts“. In art Cerberus is most commonly depicted with 2 dog heads (visible), never more than 3, but occasionally with only 1. On one of the 2 earliest depictions (590-580 BC), a Corinthian cup from Argos, now lost, Cerberus was shown as a normal single-headed dog. The first appearance of a 3-headed Cerberus occurs on a mid-6th-century BC Laconian cup. Horace’s many snake-headed Cerberus followed a long tradition of Cerberus being part snake. This is perhaps already implied as early as in Hesiod‘s Theogony, where Cerberus’ mother is the half-snake Echidna, and his father the snake-headed Typhon. In art Cerberus is often shown as being part snake, for example the lost Corinthian cup showed snakes protruding from Cerberus’ body, while the mid-6th-century BC Laconian cup gives Cerberus a snake for a tail.

In the literary record, the first certain indication of Cerberus’ serpentine nature comes from the rationalized account of Hecataeus of Miletus (500-494 BC), who makes Cerberus a large poisonous snake. Plato refers to Cerberus’ composite nature, and Euphorion of Chalcis (3rd century BC) describes Cerberus as having multiple snake tails, and presumably in connection to his serpentine nature, associates Cerberus with the creation of the poisonous aconite plant. Virgil has snakes writhe around Cerberus’ neck, Ovid‘s Cerberus has a venomous mouth, necks “vile with snakes“, and “hair inwoven with the threatening snake“, while Seneca gives Cerberus a mane consisting of snakes, and a single snake tail. Cerberus was given various other traits. According to Euripides, Cerberus not only had 3 heads but 3 bodies, and according to Virgil he had multiple backs. Cerberus ate raw flesh (according to Hesiod), had eyes which flashed fire (according to Euphorion), a 3-tongued mouth (according to Horace), and acute hearing (according to Seneca). Cerberus the Hound of Hades Statue sizes: 3.75 inches / 9.5 cm x 7.75 inches / 19.5 cm x 4.5 inches / 11.5 cm.

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Egyptian God Sobek Statue, Egyptian, Gods & Mythological Statues, Egyptian Sobek Mythological God Statue

Egyptian God Sobek Statue, Egyptian, Gods & Mythological Statues, Egyptian Sobek Mythological God Statue

Egyptian Mythological God Sobek Statue

This stunning Statue of the Egyptian God Sobek is truly remarkable and has exquisite detail and the highest sculptural quality. In his hand he holds the Ankh Cross, an ancient and sacred Egyptian symbol that essentially symbolizes life. Sobek (also called Sebek) was an Ancient Egyptian God with a complex and elastic history and nature. He is associated with the Nile Crocodile or the West African Crocodile and is represented either in its form or as a human with a crocodile head. Sobek was also associated with pharaonic power, fertility, and military prowess, but served additionally as a protective deity with apotropaic qualities (remove or cancel a malignant magical influence), invoked especially for protection against the dangers presented by the Nile. Sobek enjoyed a longstanding presence in the ancient Egyptian Pantheon, from the Old Kingdom of Egypt (2686-2181 BCE) through the Roman period (30-350 CE). He is first known from several different Pyramid Texts of the Old Kingdom, particularly from spell PT 317. The spell, which praises the pharaoh as the living incarnation of the Crocodile God, reads: “Unis is Sobek, green of plumage, with alert face and raised fore, the splashing one who came from the thigh and tail of the great goddess in the sunlight… Unis has appeared as Sobek, Neith’s son. Unis will eat with his mouth, Unis will urinate and Unis will copulate with his penis. Unis is lord of semen, who takes women from their husbands to the place Unis likes according to his heart’s fancy”.

The origin of his name, Sbk in Egyptian, is debated among scholars, but many believe that it is derived from a causative of the verb “to impregnate“. This statue of Sobek was found at Amenemhat III‘s mortuary temple (which was connected to his pyramid at Hawara in the Faiyum), serving as a testament to this king’s devotion to Sobek. Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. This Late Period (400-250 BCE) statue shows Sobek bearing the falcon head of Re-Harakhti, illustrating the fusion of Sobek and Re into Sobek-Re. Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. Though Sobek was worshipped in the Old Kingdom, he truly gained prominence in the Middle Kingdom (2055-1650 BCE), most notably under the Twelfth Dynasty Pharaoh, Amenemhat III. Amenemhat III had taken a particular interest in the Faiyum of Egypt, a region heavily associated with Sobek. Amenemhat and many of his dynastic contemporaries engaged in building projects to promote Sobek, projects that were often executed in the Faiyum. In this period, Sobek also underwent an important change, he was often fused with the falcon-headed god of divine kingship, Horus.

This brought Sobek even closer with the Kings of Egypt, thereby giving him a place of greater prominence in the Egyptian Pantheon. The fusion added a finer level of complexity to the god’s nature, as he was adopted into the divine triad of Horus and his 2 parents: Osiris and Isis. Sobek first acquired a role as a Solar God through his connection to Horus, but this was further strengthened in later periods with the emergence of Sobek-Ra, a fusion of Sobek and Egypt’s primary Sun God, Ra. Sobek-Horus persisted as a figure in the New Kingdom (1550-1069 BCE), but it was not until the last dynasties of Egypt that Sobek-Ra gained prominence. This understanding of the god was maintained after the fall of Egypt’s last native dynasty in Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt (332 BCE – 390 CE). The prestige of both Sobek and Sobek-Ra endured in this time period and tributes to him attained greater prominence, both through the expansion of his dedicated cultic sites and a concerted scholarly effort to make him the subject of religious doctrine. Egyptian Sobek Mythological God Statue sizes: 15 inches / 38 cm x 7.9 inches / 20 cm x 6.6 inches / 16.5 cm.

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