Solar Face Symbol Statue, Symbolic Statues, Solar Face “Splendor or Glory” Wall Plaque Statue

Solar Face Symbol Statue, Symbolic Statues, Solar Face "Splendor or Glory" Wall Plaque Statue

Solar Face “Splendor” Wall Plaque Statue

This Solar Face Symbol Statue is an Inspirational Sun Art. Large metal Solar Face Wall Plaque decoration is unique, eye-catching color, bright, and cheerful style. Crafted of durable metal and high-grade paint coating, will not fade or rust under heat, sunlight, humidity, and rain. There is a hook on the back of the Sun wall decor for easy hanging. A Solar Symbol is a symbol representing the Sun. Common solar symbols include circles (with or without rays), crosses, and spirals. In religious iconography, personifications of the Sun or Solar Attributes are indicated by means of a halo or a radiate crown. When the systematic study of comparative mythology first became popular in the 19th century, scholarly opinion tended to over-interpret historical myths and iconography in terms of “solar symbolism“. This was especially the case with Max Müller and his followers beginning in the 1860s in the context of Indo-European studies. Many “Solar Symbols” claimed in the 19th century, such as the Swastika, Triskele, Sun Cross, etc. have tended to be interpreted more conservatively in scholarship since the later 20th century. The basic element of most solar symbols is the circular solar disk. The disk can be modified in various ways, notably by adding rays (found in the Bronze Age in Egyptian depictions of Aten) or a cross. In the ancient Near East, the solar disk could also be modified by addition of the Uraeus (rearing cobra), and in ancient Mesopotamia it was shown with wings. A representation of the sun is used as a heraldic charge.

The most usual form, often called Sun in Splendor or Glory, consists of a round disk with the features of a human face surrounded by 12 or 16 wavy and straight alternating rays. The alternating straight and wavy rays are often said to represent light and heat from the sun, respectively. It was used as a badge by Edward II of England and later adopted by Edward IV following the appearance of a parhelion or “Sun Dog” before his victory at the Battle of Mortimer’s Cross in 1461. It also had a meaning in alchemy and could be a symbol of the Roman deity Sol Invictus (Sun not Conquered). It is a common accusation in the heraldry of many countries, for example. Armstrong Bearings, Canada and Banbury City Council Arms, England. It also often appears as a rising sun as in the arms of East Devon District Council, England, and as a half sun as in the coat of arms of Aitchison, Canada. The May Sun shown on the national flags of Argentina (1818), Uruguay (1828), in the flag and shield of the state of southern Peru (1836 – 1839), on the flag and shield of the Peruvian-Bolivian Confederation (1836 – 1839), in the flag of Peru of 1812, in the current flag of the Peruvian Navy (1821), and in the current flag of the Argentine Army (1810) and which represents the indigenous Inca culture, in particular the Inca God of the SunInti” or also called “Sun of May“, all identical in form to the “Sun in Splendor“. Solar Face “Splendor or Glory” Wall Plaque Statue sizes: 21 inches / 53.5 cm x 1 inches / 2.5 cm x 21 inches / 53.5 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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Wings of Horus Altar Side Table Statue, Egyptian & Symbolic Statues, Winged Sun Altar Side Table Statue

Wings of Horus Altar Side Table Statue, Egyptian & Symbolic Statues, Winged Sun Altar Side Table Statue

Wings of Horus Altar Side Table Statue

This Wings of Horus Altar Side Table Statue is a creative combination of style and function. The rich details, from red sun disk to cobra snakes, look wonderful. High-quality egyptian decor, hand-cast using real crushed stone bonded with durable designer resin, this Wings of Horus side table is hand painted in faux gold and the rich tones of the Egyptian palette and topped with a glass table top. Horus the Falcon God spreads his wings as a 360° statue, awe-inspiring from any angle beneath a 19.5 inches / 49.5 cm diameter, bevel-edged glass table top secured by a steady fulcrum pivot. Egyptian God Horus, one of the most significant Egyptian deities, Horus is the God of the Sky, war and hunting. He is often depicted as a falcon or a man with the head of a falcon. Since Horus was said to be the sky, he was considered to also contain the Sun and Moon. Egyptians believed that the Sun was his right eye and the Moon his left, and that they traversed the sky when he, a falcon, flew across it. Later, the reason that the Moon was not as bright as the Sun was explained by a tale, known as The Contendings of Horus and Seth. In this tale, it was said that Set, the patron of Upper Egypt, and Horus, the patron of Lower Egypt, had battled for Egypt brutally, with neither side victorious, until eventually, the gods sided with Horus. As Horus was the ultimate victor he became known as ḥr.w wr “Horus the Great“, but more usually translated “Horus the Elder“. In the struggle, Set had lost a testicle, and Horus’ eye was gouged out.

The Winged Sun is a symbol that likely existed even before the Egyptian civilization. Archeologists have found carved winged suns in ancient stones, making this symbol one of the first recorded in human history. In Egyptian tradition, the Winged Sun appeared in the Old Kingdom, and it remained important throughout the history of this culture. The representations of this symbol show it as its name indicates, a sun or solar disk in the center with spread wings on either. In many cases, the Winged Sun also had Egyptian cobras flanking it. This symbol represented royalty, power, and divinity in Ancient Egypt, but it also held significance in other eastern regions like Anatolia, Mesopotamia, and Persia. Due to its associations with the sun, the Winged Sun was linked to the Sun God Ra. However, it’s most common associations were with Horus. At the start, the Winged Sun was the symbol of the Behdety, the God of the Midday Sun. In later times, this god became an aspect of Horus, so the Winged Sun was associated with him. When combined with Behdety, he became known as Horus of Behdet or Horus of Edfu. Since Horus was the protector of the kingship and a divine ruler, the Winged Sun had associations with these traits too. In the terrible fight between Horus and Set for the rule of Egypt, Horus flew to battle and opposed Set in the form of the Winged Sun. The most famous representation of the Winged Sun is still present in the Temple of Edfu.

In its female form, the Winged Sun represented the Goddess Hathor. Apart from the symbolism given by its connection with Horus and the Sun, the Winged Sun represented other important concepts for the Egyptians. The symbol became an amulet of protection over time. Since Horus had defeated the mighty antagonist Set in the form of the Winged Sun, this symbol became associated with protection against evil. From the Middle Kingdom onwards, the Egyptians used the Winged Sun as an amulet in tombs and in the sarcophagi of the pharaohs for protection. In Ancient Egypt, the Winged Sun was a symbol of the Power of the Sun, Royalty, the Soul, and Eternity. In this sense, the Winged Sun became an attribute of different deities in the myths. Its veneration in Ancient Egypt grew more famous by the millennia. This symbol was deemed as holding many powers and was related to the eternal fight between good and evil, light, and darkness. The Winged Sun shed light over the world and protected the skies and the Universe against those who wanted to cause pain and suffering. The Sun itself was a symbol of nourishment, power, and life. Without the Sun, Life could not exist the way it does, and the world would be immersed in eternal darkness. This idea strengthens the symbolism of the Winged Sun and the Goodness of the World. Winged Sun Altar Side Table Statue sizes: 19.5 inches / 49.5 cm x 19.5 inches / 49.5 cm x 19.5 inches / 49.5 cm.

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Sun and Moon Celestial Face Statue, Planets & Symbolic Statues, “Sun and Moon like Symbols of Rebirth” Statue

Sun and Moon Celestial Face Statue, Planets & Symbolic Statues, "Sun and Moon like Symbols of Rebirth" Statue

Sun and Moon Celestial Face “Symbols of Rebirth” Statue

With it’s striking colors that truly catches the eye, this Sun and Moon Celestial Face Statue is fantastic. With the magnificent and colorful decorative aesthetic of the jellow/orange sun and blue moon, it’s a celestial wonder that will be treasured for years to come. “The Sun is a Symbol of Rebirth. When you realize that eternity is right here now, that it is within your possibility to experience the eternity of your own truth and being, then you grasp the following: That which you are was never born and will never die, that is the insight rendered in term of the solar mystery, the solar light“. – Joseph Campbell.

The iconographic tradition of depicting the Sun with rays and with a human face developed in Western tradition in the High Medieval Period and became widespread in the Renaissance, harking back to the Sun God (Sol/Helios) wearing a radiate crown in classical antiquity. Ri – Nascimento / Re – Naissence / Re-Birth. The concept of rebirth is an ancient one and can be found in almost all religions, mythologies, and belief systems. Some religions like Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Gnosticism, and Taoism, believe in reincarnation, where a body disintegrates but the soul lives on. Pagan and tribal religions do not have such direct notions of rebirth, but believe in elements within nature, such as water, trees, the sun, and the moon, that are continually reborn and regenerated. In modern times, these rebirth symbols have been depicted and visualized for physical, mental, and spiritual renewal. The new moon or the crescent moon is a symbol of new beginnings and rebirth. Many people start new jobs, projects, and set new goals at the start of a new moon. In some cultures, there is a belief that the New Moon rejuvenates the mind and soul, enabling an individual to have a fresh start.

God is the Life. Sun is the Life. This consciousness is the consciousness of being One, of being Light, of being Love, which is unconditional, like the eyes of God, and now through what in Christian terms is called the Holy Spirit, it is spreading into each of us. Our nature, like it or not, aware or not aware, is to reach this goal, to reach this consciousness, and we will all get there, some first and some later. The concept of “reaching” must not, however, be misunderstood: we do not reach something external to us, rather it means allowing something that is actually already inside each of us, to be! In the following script we will use this legend: I Am = God, each capital word like I, Mine, refers to God as if speaking in the first person. (I Am God, I Am in your heart and your heart at the same time, I Am in all manifest things, I Am infinite time, infinite space and sound, infinite vibration in eternal transformation, in eternal movement, I Am pure consciousness). “Sun and Moon like Symbols of Rebirth” Statue measures: 11.5 inches / 29 cm x 11.5 inches / 29 cm x 2.5 inches / 6.5 cm.

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Ancient Aztec Solar Calendar Statue, Aztec Statues, Aztec Sun Stone Xiuhpohualli and Tonalpohualli Calendar Statue

Ancient Aztec Solar Calendar Statue, Aztec Statues, Aztec Sun Stone Xiuhpohualli and Tonalpohualli Calendar Statue

Ancient Aztec Sun Stone “Xiuhpohualli and Tonalpohualli” Calendar Statue

This Ancient Aztec Solar Calendar Statue is made of designer composite resin, hand painted and polished, and the high detail and professional finish makes this piece an amazing show piece. The Aztec Calendar or Mexica Calendar is the calendrical system used by the Aztecs as well as other Pre-Columbian peoples of central Mexico. It is one of the Mesoamerican calendars, sharing the basic structure of calendars from throughout ancient Mesoamerica. The Aztec Sun Stone, also called the Calendar Stone, is on display at the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City. The calendar consists of a 365-day calendar cycle called Xiuhpōhualliyear count” and a 260-day ritual cycle called Tōnalpōhualliday count“. These 2 cycles together form a 52-year “century“, sometimes called the “calendar round“. The xiuhpōhualli is considered to be the agricultural calendar, since it is based on the sun, and the tōnalpōhualli is considered to be the sacred calendar.

The tōnalpōhualli consists of a cycle of 260 days, each day signified by a combination of a number from 1 to 13, and one of the twenty day signs. With each new day, both the number and day sign would be incremented: 1 Crocodile is followed by 2 Wind, 3 House, 4 Lizard, and so 4th up to 13 Reed, after which the cycle of numbers would restart (though the 20 day signs had not yet been exhausted) resulting in 1 Jaguar, 2 Eagle, and so on, as the days immediately following 13 Reed. This cycle of number and day signs would continue similarly until the 20th week, which would start on 1 Rabbit, and end on 13 Flower. It would take a full 260 days (13×20) for the 2 cycles (of 20 day signs, and 13 numbers) to realign and repeat the sequence back on 1 Crocodile. The 260 days of the sacred calendar were grouped into 20 periods of 13 days each. Scholars usually refer to these 13-day “weeks” as trecenas, using a Spanish term derived from trece “thirteen“, just as the Spanish term docenadozen” is derived from docetwelve“.

Xiuhpōhualli is the Aztec yearxihuitlcountpōhualli“. One year consists of 360 named days and 5 namelessnēmontēmi“. These “extra” days are thought to be unlucky. The year was broken into 18 periods of 20 days each, sometimes compared to the Julian month. The Nahuatl word for moon is “metztli” but whatever name was used for these periods is unknown. Through Spanish usage, the 20-day period of the Aztec calendar has become commonly known as a veintena. Each 20-day period started on CipactliCrocodile” for which a festival was held. The dates are from early eyewitnesses, each wrote what they saw. Bernardino de Sahagún‘s date precedes the observations of Diego Durán by several decades and is believed to be more recent to the surrender. Both are shown to emphasize the fact that the beginning of the Native new year became non-uniform as a result of an absence of the unifying force of Tenochtitlan after the Mexica defeat. The Ancient Mexicans counted their years by means of 4 signs combined with 13 numbers, thus obtaining periods of 52 years, which are commonly known as Xiuhmolpilli, a popular but incorrect generic name. The most correct Nahuatl word for this cycle is Xiuhnelpilli.

For many centuries scholars had tried to reconstruct the Calendar. A widely accepted version was proposed by Professor Rafael Tena of the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, based on the studies of Sahagún and Alfonso Caso of the National Autonomous University of Mexico. His correlation argues that the first day of the Mexica year was February 13 of the old Julian calendar or February 23 of the current Gregorian calendar. Using the same count, it has been the date of the birth of Huitzilopochtli, the end of the year and a cycle or “Tie of the Years“, and the New Fire Ceremony, day-sign 1 Tecpatl of the year 2 Acatl, corresponding to the date February 22. Another correlation by Ruben Ochoa uses pre-Columbian sources to reconstruct the calendar, using a method that fixes the year count to the vernal equinox and placing the first day of the year on the first day after the equinox. Aztec Sun Stone Xiuhpohualli and Tonalpohualli Calendar Statue measures: 12.2 inches / 31 cm x 2.7 inches / 7 cm x 12.2 inches / 31 cm.

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