Poseidon of Artemision - National Archaeological Museum of Athens - Reproduction - Head Bust - pure bronze statue. Condition: New, Made in Greece. Height: 22 cm - 8,7 inches.Width: 12 cm - 4,7 inches. Length: 10 cm - 3.9 inches. Poseidon was one of the Twelve Olympians in ancient Greek religion and myth, god of the sea, storms, earthquakes and horses. In pre-Olympian Bronze Age Greece, he was venerated as a chief deity at Pylos and Thebes.
He had also the cult title "earth shaker". In the myths of isolated Arcadia he is related with Demeter and Persephone and he was venerated as a horse, however it seems that he was originally a god of the waters. He is often regarded as the tamer or father of horses, and with a strike of his trident, he created springs which are related with the word horse.
His Roman equivalent is Neptune. Poseidon was protector of seafarers, and of many Hellenic cities and colonies. Poseidon is also the subject of a Homeric hymn. In Plato's Timaeus and Critias, the legendary island of Atlantis was Poseidon's domain.
Athena became the patron goddess of the city of Athens after a competition with Poseidon, and he remained on the Acropolis in the form of his surrogate, Erechtheus. After the fight, Poseidon sent a monstrous flood to the Attic Plain, to punish the Athenians for not choosing him. This item is in the category "Art\Art Sculptures". The seller is "erofilishop" and is located in this country: GR.
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