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Poseidon from Milos - Statuette of the God of Seas - 26cm

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Seller: aeonamaltheas (70) 100%, Location: London, London, Ships to: GB & many other countries, Item: 302141163402 Poseidon was the second son of the titans Cronus and Rhea. His main domain is the ocean, and he the God of the seas. He is also called Earth-Shaker as he causes earthquakes and tamer of horses. His symbols are the trident, fish, dolphin, horse and bull. Right after his birth he followed the fate of his other siblings and swallowed by Cronus. 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, Poseidon and his two brothers, Zeus and Hades, drew lots for realms to rule. Zeus received the Sky, Poseidon received the Seas, and Hades received the Underworld. He was the protector of many Hellenic cities, although he lost the contest for Athens to Athena. According to the references from Platon in his dialogues "Timaeus" and Critias, the island of Atlantis was the chosen domain of Poseidon.Poseidon was a major civic god of several cities: in Athens, he was second only to Athena in importance, while in Corinth and many cities of Magna Graecia he was the chief god of the city. In his benign aspect, Poseidon, was seen as creating new islands and offering calm seas. When offended or ignored, he supposedly struck the ground with his trident and caused chaotic springs, eartquakes, drownings and shipwrecks. Sailors often sacrificed and prayed to Poseidon for a safe voyage. It is said that Alexander the Great paused at the Syrian seashore before the climactic battle of Issus, and resorted to prayers, invoking Poseidon the sea-god, for whom he ordered a four-horse charriot to be cast into the waves. According to Pausanias, Poseidon was one of the caretakers of the Oracle at Delphi before Olympian Apollo took it over. Apollo and Poseidon worked closely in many realms: in colonization, for example, Delphic Apollo provided the authorization to go out and settle, while Poseidon watched over the colonists on their way, and provided the lustral water for the foundation sacrifice. Poseidon and Apollo, having offended Zeus by their rebellion in Hera's scheme, were temporarily stripped of their divine authority and sent to serve King Laomedon of Troy. The King, had them build huge walls around the city and promised to reward them well, a promise he then refused to fulfill. In vengeance, before the Trojan War, Poseidon sent a sea monster to attack Troy. The monster was later killed by Heracles.His consort was the nymph Amphitrite, daughter of Nereues and Doris. Their offsping were 50 daughters that called Nereids. They often accompany Poseidon, and can be friendly and helpful to sailors fighting perilous storms, as the Argonauts find the Golden Fleece. A mortal woman named Tyro was married to Cretheus but loved Epineus, a river god who refused her advances. One day, Poseidon, filled with lust for Tyro, disguised himself as Enipeus, and from their union were born the heroes Pelias and Neleus, twin boys. Rescuing Amymone from a lecherous satyr and then fathered a child, Nauplius, by her. A mortal woman named Cleito once lived on an isolated island; Poseidon fell in love and created a dwelling sanctuary at the top of a hill near the middle of the island and surrounded the dwelling with rings of water and land to protect her. She gave birth to five sets of twin boys(the firstborn who being named Atlas) became the first rulers of Atlantis.Not all of Poseidon's children were human. In an archaic myth, Poseidon once pursued goddess Demeter. She spurned his advances, turning herself into a mare so that she could hide in a herd of horses; he saw through the deception and became a stallion and meted with her. Their child was a flying horse, Aryon capable of human speech and a daughter called Despina. Poseidon also had sexual intercourse with a ravishingly beautiful maiden, Medusa, on the floor of a temple of Athena. Enraged by the sacrilege, Athena changed Medusa into a gorgon (monster). When Medusa was later beheaded by the hero Perseus, Chrysaor and Pegasus emerged from her neck. There is also Triton (the merman), Polyphemus (the cyclops) and, finally, Alebion - Bergion - Otos and Ephialtae (the giants) Originating from a sculptor's studio with more than twenty year presence in the greek market this statuette of Poseidon stands 10.23" height (26cm) Lightly painted by hand in archaic colors is the artist perception of Poseidon from Milos, a 2nd century BC statue that can now be found at National Archaeological Museum of Athens. 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 God of the Seas., Type: Statue, Material: Alabaster, Colour: White, Culture: Greek, Height: 26cm, Hellenic name: Poseidon, Latin equivalent: Neptune, Profile: God, Group: Olympian Gods, Etruscan equivalent: Nethuns

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