Gods of the greeks - Joshua Duka

This gallery will include several images of the ancient Greek gods such as Zeus, Aphrodite, Poseidon, Hermes, Apollo, and others in stone or marble sculpture. Some sculptures date back as far as 300 B.C. while the latest piece was created in the year 1866. These statues reflect the impact of the Greek gods throughout the ages.

Enthroned Zeus is a statue of the Greek god of lightning and king of all gods, Zeus. He sits on his throne showing his power. The statue is from around 100 B.C. The artist is unknown. It is crafted from stone and depicts one of the most well known Greek gods.
Poseidon is a brother to Zeus. He ruled over the seas on the earth. Poseidon is almost always portrayed as a sturdy, well built man with a full beard wielding a triton. This stone statue has Poseidon standing in a heroic pose with his triton in hand. The statue was featured in the LIFE photo collection.
Statuette of Apollo is a smaller statue of the Greek god of prophecy, poetry, music, and healing. He is shown with longer hair wearing a laurel wreath and holding a lyre, a musical instrument that resembles a small harp. An unknown artist crafted it around 300 B.C. It is made from stone.
Marble Statue of Hermes shows Hermes, the messenger god. He is typically featured as a young beardless man holding a herald’s wand. In this depiction, he is in a relaxed pose wearing no clothes. An unknown artist crafted it from marble somewhere between 1 A.D. and 99 A.D. It is now featured in the British Museum.
Marble Statue of Demeter shows Demeter, goddess of agriculture, sitting down in a seat or throne. She has a mature face and looks calm and composed as she stares into the distance. An unknown artist crafted it from marble somewhere between 350 B.C. and 330 B.C. The statue is featured in the British museum.
Young Dionysus with a Nymph is a small statue created by Giovanni Maria Benzoni in the year 1866. It depicts Dionysus, the god of wine, lying on the ground feeding a young nymph a bundle of grapes. It is crafted from marble and is featured in The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston.
Athena Lemnia is a statue of Athena, the goddess of wisdom. An unknown artist crafted it from stone in Greece sometime during the second quarter of the first century C.E. Here, she stands composed in her robes. The statue is featured in the Sculpture Collection of the Dresden State Art Collections.
Statue of Aphrodite – Hygieia with Eros is a stone statue of Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty. It depicts Aphrodite standing with her companion Eros. An unknown artist crafted it from stone somewhere between the years 200 A.D. and 250 A.D. It is featured in The J. Paul Getty Museum.
Hestia is the goddess of the home. In this stone statue, she is wearing much simpler clothes than the rest of her Olympian family. She chose to lead a more simple life away from the gods. She is also standing tall and proud. The statue is featured in the LIFE Photo Collection.
Artemis is a stone statue of Artemis, the goddess of hunting. She is normally seen as a young woman with a bow and a quiver of arrows. This depiction shows Artemis standing by a pillar. She could have been holding a bow, however the hands on the sculpture have broken off. This statue is featured in the Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.
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