In the poem, Odysseus and his men escape from the Cyclops by tying themselves to the undersides of the sheep. Sculptures like this were frequently dedicated in sanctuaries as gifts to the gods.
They usually marked grave stones and were used as votive offerings. They were never exact portraits, but more of an image of a man or a women during that time.
This is one of the more advanced sculptures from this time period. It is not an exact image of Apollo, but more of a representation of him. Many of these sculptures were made to honor important people.
This is a sculpture of Aphrodite. The apple held in hand was her prize from the Judgement of Paris. Researchers believed that she evolved from Astarte (continue life), but her focus was on feminine allure.
These kinds of statues were created after a god had proposed a ritual kind of sacrifice. This sculpture was believed to be dedicated to the goddess Juno.
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