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Hades and Cerberus - Statuette of the Greek God of the Underworld - 24cm

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Seller: aeonamaltheas (70) 100%, Location: London, London, Ships to: GB & many other countries, Item: 302137329688 He is the one of the Twelve Olympian Gods. Son of Cronus and Rhea. Ruler of the Underworld. In ancient sources the origin of his name referred as meaning "The Unseen One". In mythology he was freed by his adult brother Zeus and along with his other siblings and allies joined the fight against the Titans. The War of the Titans lasted for ten years and the younger gods were victorious. Following their victory, Hades and his two brothers, Poseidon and Zeus, drew lots for realms to rule. Zeus received the Sky, Poseidon received the Seas, and Hades received the Underworld. the unseen realm to which the souls of the dead go upon leaving the world as well as any and all things beneath the earth. Hades was dissatisfied with his turnout, but had no choice and moved to his new realm. The Underworld was Hades eternal domain, meaning he would spend the majority of his time there. Hades obtained for his wife and queen, Persephone daughter of Demeter, through trickery and violent abduction. Despite modern connotations of death as evil, Hades was often portrayed as passive rather than evil. His role was often maintaining relative balance. He was seen more as a jailor than any other role. On that role he was depicted as cold, stern, and gave all his subjects equal treatment in regards to his laws. When he did venture above ground, he generally wore his helmet of invisibility, which he obtained from the cyclops. He strictly forbade his subjects to leave his domain and would become quite enraged when anyone tried to leave, or if someone tried to steal the souls from his realm. His wrath was equally terrible for anyone who tried to cheat death or otherwise crossed him. While usually indifferent to his subjects, Hades was very focused on the punishment of grave sinners in the aftelife; Besides Heracles, the only other living people who ventured to the Underworld were all heroes: Odysseus, Aeneas (accompanied by the Sibyl), Orpheus, for whom Hades showed uncharacteristic mercy towards at thanks to Persephone's persuasion, who was moved by Orpheus' music, Thesseus with Piruthus, and, in a late romance, Psyche. None of them were pleased with what they witnessed in the realm of the dead. Cerberus often called the "hound of Hades ", is a three-headed dog, who guards the Gates of the Underworld, preventing the dead from leaving and the mortals unauthorized entering . He was the offspring of the monsters Echidna and Typhon, and is usually described as having three heads, a serpent for a tail. Cerberus is primarily known for his capture by Heracles, one of Heracles' Twelve Labours. Originating from a sculptor's studio with more than twenty year presence in the greek market this statuette of Hades stands 9.44" height (24cm). Painted by hand in archaic colors, is the artist's perception of the God of Underworld holding the Guardian of the Underworld. Aeon Amaltheas Ltd represents artists with continuous and distinguished presence in the Greek market. Information about the article: Made of alabaster, this classic statue stands on its own podium.This superior marble based material, allows for finer level of detailing. On the same time archaic tones are used for coloring. Stands 9.44" height (24cm)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 alabaster statuette of the Hellenic God of the Underworld Hades with the Guardian of the Gates Cerberus., Type: Statue, Material: Alabaster, Colour: White, Culture: Greek, Height: 18cm, Roman equivalent: Pluto, Profile: God, Title: God of the Underworld, Creature: Cerberus, Creature status: Guardian of the Underworld, Hellenic name: Hades, Group: Olympian Gods

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