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Hera, queen of gods and goddess of women and family, alabaster statue

Handmade greek alabaster statue of Hera with color and golden patina, queen of gods and goddess of women, marriage, family and childbirth in ancient greek mythology.

Handmade greek alabaster statue of Hera with pink color and golden patina, queen of gods and goddess of women, marriage, family and childbirth in ancient greek mythology.. An elegant and unique souvenir from Greece!

Hera is the goddess of women, marriage, family and childbirth in ancient Greek religion and mythology, one of the Twelve Olympians and the sister and wife of Zeus. She is the daughter of the Titans Cronus and Rhea. Hera rules over Mount Olympus as queen of the gods. A matronly figure, Hera served as both the patroness and protectress of married women, presiding over weddings and blessing marital unions. One of Hera's defining characteristics is her jealous and vengeful nature against Zeus' numerous lovers and illegitimate offspring, as well as the mortals who cross her.

Hera is commonly seen with the animals she considers sacred, including the cow, lion and the peacock. Portrayed as majestic and solemn, often enthroned, and crowned with the polos (a high cylindrical crown worn by several of the Great Goddesses), Hera may hold a pomegranate in her hand, emblem of fertile blood and death and a substitute for the narcotic capsule of the opium poppy.

Her Roman counterpart is Juno.

In ancient Greece many of the statues and architectural sculpture were colourfully painted in a way that is described as ''polychrome'' (deriving from the Greek words many and colour)? However, due to intensive weathering and other effects on the stone, the ''polychromy'' on Ancient Greek sculpture and architecture has substantially or totally faded, leading the scientists for centuries to believe that the statues were originally totally white.

***Please notice that any differences of colour, form and painting between the images and the products received are due to the fact that the items are 100% handmade. ***

Dimensions

9.5 x 25 x 6 centimeters
3.74 x 9.84 x 2.36 inches

Material

Alabaster

Color

White - Pink - Gold

€10.00

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