In Greek mythology, the daughter of Zeus and Demeter, the goddess of agriculture. She was also called Kore (the Maiden) and was known as Proserpina in Latin Literature. Persephone was carried off to the underworld by Hades, who, having received the sanction of his brother and Persephone's father Zeus, suddenly rose up from a hole in the earth while the girl was gathering narcissus, seized her, and dragged her in his black chariot down to the kingdom of the dead. Persephone, frightened, implored the gods to help her but Zeus' word having been given to his brother, he made no move to help nor would he suffer any of the other gods to render assistance to the stricken girl. Demeter wandered weeping through the world and looking for a sign of her abducted daughter, and in her wrath, she had made the earth barren. When Demeter learned from the sun-god Helios that Persephone was with Hades, she entreated the gods to return her daughter to her, and they agreed, with the proviso that Persephone had eaten of nothing of the underworld. However Persephone had been tricked by Hades into eating some pomegranate seeds as proof of his love. Because the seeds were sacred to the lower world, she was destined to remain with the shadowy king. However, a compromise was reached, in which Persephone was allowed to spend half of the year with her mother and the gods on Olympus, with the other half being passed in the underworld, as the consort of Hades. The story was acknowledged even in antiquity to be an interpretation of the course of the seasons: Demeter, goddess of agriculture loses her daughter Persephone in autumn and winter, when nature's fruits disappear, and regains her in spring and summer, when the earth again bears crops. This "double" life gave her the dual role of death and vegetation goddess. Persephone seldom was worshipped alone-usually with Demeter-and were styled as "the two in one," or "the great deities." They were the central figures in the Eleusinian Mysteries, where all participants vowed never to reveal what they have witnessed. This beautiful bust of Persephone is hand-made in Greece of high quality "AAA" white cast marble by expert Greek craftsman and stands at 4.59. Her Roman name Prosernina is imprinted at the base of the bust. It elegantly captures the beauty of the abducted daughter. Excellent piece of decoration or gift.
A representation of eros, love in Greek, by depicting two lovers bond together on the column of life. The dynamic representation of their bond is shown through the integration of the column of life, the man and the woman molding into one for eternity. Furthermore, at the base of the sculpture are the words "OATH OF LOVE" engraved in Greek (a dynamism and elegance all in one). This elegant piece is hand-made in Greece of high quality "AAA" white cast marble and stands at a height of 9.05". It is a beautiful figure of youth, beauty, and unremitting love. Grab the moment and grasp the emotion forever. Excellent gift.
In Greek mythology, the Muses were the nine daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne (Memory), the personification of music, fine arts, and literature. They were said to be nymphs of the springs that splashed down the slopes of mount Parnassos. They generally lived around the summit of mount Helikon, Parnassos, and Pindos but they often visited Olympus, entertaining the gods and goddesses. The Muses were the best musicians of the gods, along with Apollo, Hermes, and Pan; they were most distinguished not with a particular instrument but with their enchanting voices. Their leader was Apollo, though they also accompanied Dionysus. When the musician Thamyris challenged them to a contest and lost, they blinded him and removed his musical powers. Hesiod says about the Muses: "Their hearts are set upon song and their spirit is free from care. He is happy whom the Muses love. For though a man has sorrow and grief in his soul, yet when the servant of the Muses sings, at once he forgets his dark thoughts and remembers not his troubles. Such is the holy gift of the Muses to men." "Possession by the Muses" was long regarded as a form or divine madness, essential for poetic inspiration. This elegant statue is hand-made in Greece of high quality "AAA" white cast marble and stands at a height of 10.42". Excellent decorative item and gift for a loved one.
The great physician and God of medicine in Greek mythology. He was the son of Apollo, God of light and truth, and Coronis, a beautiful maiden of Thessaly. The sanctuaries of Asclepius functioned as health resorts, where therapeutic regimens such as exercise and diets were prescribed. Because Asclepius threatened the natural order by raising people from the dead, God Zeus killed him with a thunderbolt. This elegant statue depicting Asclepius with the serpent (snake), the sacred sign of his healing power, looking up to him impressively transmits the purity and power of the science of healing. It is hand made in Athens, Greece, from "AAA" high quality white cast marble and stands at 9". The name Asclepius in Greek is imprinted at the base of the statue. Excellent home and/or office decoration item or gift.
In Greek mythology, Hermes was the messenger of Olympian gods and god of travelers and commerce, and Dionysus was the god of wine, cheer, mystic ecstasy, and vegetation. The birth of Dionysus, son of Zeus and Semele, was frowned upon by Hera, Zeus' wife, who falsely befriended Semela encouraging her to ask that Zeus should appear before her in all his great majesty as god of thunder. Zeus swore to grant Semele's request and appeared as a display of thunder and lightning to Semele, a display which killed her. As she died, Semele gave birth to Dionysus, who of course died, but whom Zeus restored to life. Fearing Hera's reprisals, Zeus charged cunning Hermes to convey the child to Nysa, where Silenos and the nymphs brought up the infant. This statue is one of the masterpieces of ancient Greek art, made by the great sculptor Praxiteles, the famous Hermes of Praxiteles, dated to 330 BC. It is hand-made in Greece of high quality "AAA" white cast marble and stands at 10". Excellent decoration item or gift. It is one of a kind.
In Greek mythology, son of Zeus and Leto, daughter of a Titan, the twin brother of Artemis, born on the island of Delos in the Aegean Sea (thus also called Delian). He was also called Pythian, from his killing of Python, the fabled serpent that guarded a shrine on the mountains of Parnassus. Of the twelve great gods of Greece, Apollo was the handsomest and best loved. He was the god of music and song, the master musician who delights the Olympian gods with his golden lyre. He was the god of light and in all gods, like in men, there is a continuous struggle between good and evil, their light and dark sides, whatever the proportion of one to the other might be; in Apollo there was almost no darkness at all. He was also the god of Truth; no false word ever fell from his lips, and because of this his oracle at Delphi was very important to people, thus serving as a link between men and gods. He was the friendly god, the god of earthly blessings, his very arrows, the rays of the sun, that warm and nurture the land and those on it. He was the personification of youth and beauty, the archer-god, master of the silver bow, and a fleet-footed athlete credited with having been the first victor in the Olympic Games. Apollo was represented by ancient sculptors as a beautiful youth with flowing hair tied in a knot above his forehead, crowned with a wreath of laurel and bearing his lyre or bow. One of the seven wonders of the ancient world, the Colossus of Rhodes, was actually a statue of Apollo. This exquisite statue of Apollo is hand-made in Greece of high quality "AAA" white cast marble and stands at 10.42". It magnificently epitomizes youth, beauty, and elegance of the god called "The most Greek of all the gods." Excellent decorative possession and gift.
Draped female figure used instead of a column as an architectural support. Caryatids are sometimes called korai ("maidens"). According to a story, they represented women of the Caryae, who were doomed to hard labor because the town sided with the Persians against Greece in 480 BC. The most celebrated example is the caryatic porch of the Erechtheum with six figures (420-415 BC) on the Acropolis of Athens. Each figure carries her weight primarily on one leg, with the other leg bent at the knee, which gives an effect of stability. This unique sculpture is hand-made in Greece of high quality "AAA" white cast marble and stands at 10.5 inches. The name Caryatid in Greek (Kariatis) is imprinted at the base of the statue. It beautifully captures sturdiness, grace, and idealism of both figure and drapery. Excellent gift. Tell her that she holds the world for you!!!
It depicts Goddess Athena--the Goddess of war, who holds the aegis, a goat-skin shield, in one hand and the spear in the other to represent her patronage of the valiant fighter, the chivalrous warrior, the victor. Unlike the god of war Ares, whose goal was merely slaughter, massacre, and bloodshed, often without reason, Athena looked on battle as the medium to advance to prosperity and peace-a means to an end. She was supposed to have sprung to life fully-grown from the head of Zeus, while all earth shook, the sea tossed like a living thing, and the light of day was extinguished. The name of the beautiful warrior princess is engraved at the base of the statue and the delicate work done on this piece makes it one of a kind. This beautiful piece stands at 10.24" and is made out of grade "AAA" high quality white cast marble. Excellent gift
Artemis, the daughter of Zeus and Leto, born on the island of Delos in the Aegean Sea, was the goddess of hunting, of wild animals, and of archery, the lady of the forest (her Roman counterpart is Diana). Like her twin brother Apollo, she hunts with silver arrows. Also she was the goddess of childbirth, of nature, and of the harvest. She was traditionally the friend and protector of youth, especially young women. She was one of the three virgin goddesses along with Athena and Hestia. As the moon goddess, she was sometimes identified with the goddesses Selene and Hecate. She also presided over childbirth, which may seen odd for a virgin, but goes back to causing her mother no pain when she was born. All wild animals were sacred to her, especially the stag, and she was not slow to punish those who killed, inadvertently or otherwise, her prize animals. A case in point is the time when Agamemnon slew one of her stags and Artemis detained the Greek fleet at Aulis, on its way to Troy, there extracting the sacrifice of Agamemnon's daughter, Iphigenia. She was also the protecting deity of the Amazons, who, like her, were worriers and huntresses and independent of men. The cypress was her tree. This elegant statue of Artemis is hand-made in Greece of high quality "AAA" white cast marble and stands at 10.10". The name Artemis, in Greek, is imprinted on the base of the statue. It splendidly manifests all that is beautiful and pure in a woman, a marvelous combination of youth and nature at their best. Excellent decorative possession and gift.
It depicts the famous Olympian DISCOVOLOS, discus thrower, at an extraordinary position with his body literally ready to throw the discos. In Greece, the discovolos is considered by many as a symbol of athleticism, beauty, and elegance. He stands at 8 inches and is made out of "AAA" high quality white cast marble. His purity, authenticity, and inspiration will last for years to come. The name DISCOVOLOS is imprinted at the base of the statue in Greek. Great decoration item, excellent gift.