petrification of the antiquated primordials 

The religious nature of humans are interesting in many different ways. They vary in different palettes, whether it be a different perspective, opinions, sides, they all portray such interesting nature. In this gallery, I want to show some of the old antiquated deities people worship from different backgrounds and different places. I chose stone because of it's symbolic vibe that these primordials are to last forever. Even to this day, I believe they are still highly influential to art  So here are some of the things I want to show.

This is a representation of the Hindu God of War, Karttikeya. The deity itself goes with many names: Skanda, Kumara, and Shanmukha to name a few. I chose this because it embodies Hindu art nicely.
Bishamonten is not necessarily a god like the others, but is still a considerable deity in Buddhist culture. Bishamonten is one of the main four guardians placed on Buddhist temple.
Tlaloc (He Who Makes Things Sprout in Nahuatl), or the rain god is one of the main gods circling around the Aztec culture. I chose this because it shows the Aztecs affinity for abstract portrayals.
Dionysos or Bacchus is the god of wine. In this sculpture, he is wearing a loose garment and holds grapes in his right hand. He is leaning on a satyr which are usually mischievous and slightly drunk.
Shiva is on of the five main Hindu gods. This sculpture is made from bronze and shows Shiva dancing while stepping on what seems like an infant. Shiva is the god of destruction and transformation.
Chronos is the god that created (their father) the three main Greek Gods: Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades. In this sculpture, he is portrayed with a lion and a snake encircling his body.
This sculpture depicts Isis who is the wife of Osiris, the god of the netherworld. I wanted to include this here to mix up some beautiful unusual art for Egyptian culture.
This sculpture depicts what seems to be a pseudo hybrid of two gods and cultures mix together, which is Zeus from the Greeks and Osiris from Egyptians. I find it interesting how they are mixed neatly.
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