Women of the Skies - Justin Weisner

 This is my collection of the Goddesses of Mount Olympus (a mixture between the 3 "Known" Goddesses and some not so known.) who were depicted as not only to be soft and gentle, but also to be strong and hard at times. While Hera, Athena and Aphrodite are always mentioned, there were other Goddesses who also need to be known. 

Goddess of beauty, love, desire, and pleasure. In this piece, Aphrodite is shown to not be ashamed of her body. While the detail is not the greatest on her, it certainly puts some mystic to her.
In this piece, Aphrodite (Venus in Roman Culture) is shown as coming alive in this interpretation of her birth. Her shyness is a contrast to the previous piece but consider the era, I can see why.
Goddess of intelligence, skill, peace, warfare, battle strategy, handicrafts, and wisdom. According to most traditions, she was born from Zeus's head fully formed and armored.
With this image of Athena, I like how the colors are subdued but still give a colorful image to show Athena in a light with everything else having some shade.
Hera is the queen of the gods and goddess of marriage, women, and childbirth. Although she was the goddess of marriage, Zeus's many infidelities drive her to jealousy and vengefulness.
Artemis is virgin goddess of the hunt, wilderness, animals, young girls, childbirth, and the plague. She is the daughter of Zeus and Leto, and Apollo's twin sister. Diana was her Roman counterpart.
Goddess of grain, agriculture and the harvest, growth and nourishment. Demeter is a daughter of Cronus and Rhea and sister of Zeus, by whom she bore Persephone. Ceres was her Roman counterpart.
This is a statue of the Goddess Hygeia, who was the Goddess of Hygiene. This representation of any person in stone is always quite fascinating because of the amount of detail to resemble that person.
Nike was a goddess who personified victory, also known as the Winged Goddess of Victory. The Roman equivalent was Victoria.
Hera, Athena and Aphrodite being judged by Paris to see who would be "The Fairest of them all." Aphrodite won after bribing him with Helen, which would be the mythological reason for the Trojan War.
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