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Apollo of Olympia - Bust of Greek Sun God - God of Light - 25cm

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Seller: aeonamaltheas (70) 100%, Location: London, London, Ships to: GB & many other countries, Item: 302151487311 Apollo is the God of Light, God of Divination and Visions, Protector of Good Arts (Music, Songs and Poetry), the Eternal Teenager. Also known as Phoebus is the twin brother of Goddess Artemis. He is the son of Supreme God Zeus and the Titan Leto. Zeus fell in love with Titan Leto and mated with her. Hera, unable to punish the unfaithful husband, turned to Leto not allowing her give birth on firm land. Leto, was wondering in search of a place to give birth but no land would accept, fearing the wrath of Hera. A floating desert island which revealed Neptune, named Ortigya, that was not afraid of the wrath of Hera, offered sanctuary. However, as Eileithyia the goddess of successful births was kept on Olympus by Hera, Demetra, Athena and Aphrodite rushed to the aid of Leto but were unable to help with the birth. The three goddesses sent the goddess Iris to Hera in order to convince her to allow the birth, also offering an ornate necklace made by Hephaestus. Hera was convinced, accepted the gift and calmed down, leaving the Eileithyia go to Ortygia. After the huge hassle of Leto, Apollo was born after his twin sister Artemis. Commemorating the birth of the twin gods the island was renamed to Delos (bright). It is said that right after the birth, Themis dripped in mouth of Apollo a few drops of nectar and ambrosia and the baby began to grow with an astounding rate. Within a short time the newborn had become a handsome god. Rightly, the goddesses awed watching his first steps on the island which left shortly afterwards to travel to Olympus. A big celebration was organized for the sake of the twin newborns in which Apollo played the lyre that was just had given to him by Zeus. One of the beasts that Hera unleashed to hunt Leto to her death was the dragon Python with ten hands and four eyes. Losing the track of its prey, the beast was ravaging the area of Delphi destroying buildings and killings humans. Four days after his birth, in order to protect his mother, Apollo begged Hephaestus for a bow and arrows. After receiving them, Apollo cornered Python and killed him in the sacred cave at Delphi, beside the Castalian Spring. This was the spring which emitted vapors causing the oracle at Delphi to give her prophecies For killing the serpent he had to be punished for it, since Python was a child of Gaea. However the thankful residents, built an Oracle and established the Pythian games (games in honor of Apollo). The Oracle of Delphi was the most important in Ancient Times serving people from all over the Hellenistic world. Originating from a sculptor's studio with more than twenty year presence in the greek market this bust of Apollo stands 9.8" height (25cm) Painted by hand is the artist's perception of the classical depiction of Apollo. Imperfection has been used in the creation to mimic the effect of an ancient masterpiece that has found and placed on a marble podium. This bust is the artist's interpretation of the well known find: Apollon of Olympia. Its original location was at the west pediment of the Temple of Zeus in Olympia. Aeon Amaltheas Ltd represents artists with continuous and distinguished presence in the Greek market. Information about the article: Made of fired gypsum the statuette stands on it's marble podium. Stands 9.8" height (25cm)Please note this article is an artist's replica and NOT a genuine ancient artifact!!!!All deliveries will be recorded/ signed for deliveries. Free Package & Postage. Price includes VAT. FREE SHIPPING IN THE UK!!! International Buyers: We do confirm participation on eBay Global Shipping Programme that ensures minimum postage costs for non-UK buyers.If you require an alternative courier service, please contact us for a personalized postage quote. Condition: A brand new bust of Apollo., Type: Bust, Material: Fired Gypsum, Colour: White, Culture: Greek, EAN: 0601577100461, Height: 25cm, UPC-A: 601577100461, Original name: Apollo of Olympia, Alt name: Apollon of Olympia

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