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Hermes - Statuette of the Greek Messender God - 26cm

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Seller: aeonamaltheas (70) 100%, Location: London, London, Ships to: GB & many other countries, Item: 302137323361 Ηe is the one of the Twelve Olympian Gods. Hιs emblems are talaria, caduceus, tortoise, lyre and rooster. Quick and cunning, author of skilled or deceptive arts, Emissary and Messenger of the Gods, protector of trade, thieves, travelers, sports, athletes. Child of Zeus and the Pleiad Maia, he is the second youngest of the Olympian Gods. When Hermes was born, he jumped out of his crib, stole Apollo's cattle and then went back to his crib playing innocent. However, Apollo figured out the ploy, grabbed Hermes and went to Zeus to complain. The father of gods simply laughed and didn't punish Hermes. In order to apologize, Hermes gave Apollo the lyre which he had just invented. In the Odyssey, Odysseus was instructed by the god to chew a magic herb with which he would be able to avoid Circe's magical powers and not be transformed to animals like his companions in the myth of Pandora, when the gods provided a trait to her, Hermes gave her the ability to lie and seduce with her words. Hermaphroditus was an androgynous deity and the offspring of Hermes and Aphrodite.Hermes's epithet Argeirophontes (Argus-slayer") recalls the slaying of the hundred-eyed giant Argus who was watching over the heifer-nymph Io in the sanctuary of Queen Hera herself in Argos. Hermes placed a charm on Argus's eyes with the caduceus to cause the giant to sleep, after this he slew the giant Argus' eyes were then put into the tail of the peacock, symbol of the goddess Hera. He is a trickster and outwits other gods for his own satisfaction or for the sake of humankind. However Hermes is first teacher of the Human race. He is the one that introduced letters and sciences to mankind, taught the use of intellect. There are legends which attribute to him the transmission of knowledge of fire to humans. Simultaneously he is patron of trade, sacrificial rituals and magic. His character in mythology, expresses in an archetypal way the speed, flexibility, versatility, but also the misleading roads that sometimes the mind follows. As it is easy for one to make mistakes or be a victim of fraud. Originating from a sculptor's studio with more than twenty year presence in the greek market this statuette of Demeter stands 10.23" height (26cm) Painted by hand in archaic colors, is the artist's perception of Hermes holding his caduceus and wearing his winged talaria. 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 10.23" height (26cm)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 Messenger God - Hermes., Type: Statue, Material: Alabaster, Colour: White, Culture: Greek, Height: 26cm, Roman equivalent: Mercury, Profile: God, Title: Messenger of Gods, Egyptian equivalent: Thod, Group: Olympian Gods

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