CENTAUR CHIRON & DAPHNE -  UNIQUE ANCIENT GREEK STATUE
CENTAUR CHIRON - UNIQUE ANCIENT GREEK STATUE
Item Price:US$450.00

In Greek mythology, the centaurs are a race of fantastic creatures that are half man and half horse. They have the body of a horse but, in place of the horse's head they have the torso, head, and arms of a man. The father of Centaurs was Centaurus, who was held in disrepute by both men and gods. He gave birth to the race of Centaurs by mating with Magnesian mares. The centaurs were believed to have inhabited the mountain regions of Thessaly and Arcadia. The centaurs were characterized by savageness and violence; they were known for their drunkenness and lust and were often portrayed as followers of Dionysus, the god of wine. The centaurs were driven from Thessaly when, in a drunken frenzy, they attempted to abduct the bride of the king of the Lapiths from her wedding feast. The centaurs were: Chiron, Eurytion, Pholus, Nessus, Rhoecus, and Hylaeus. They were proud, arrogant, aggressive and boastful. An exception to their bestial behavior was the centaur Chiron, who was noted for his exceptional goodness and wisdom. He was the only immortal centaur. He became the tutor for a number of famous Greek heroes which included Achilles, Jason, Asclepius, and Actaeon. Despite his immortality, he ended up dying. Hercules stopped to visit Pholus. Hercules was thirsty and persuaded Pholus to open a jar of wine that was the common property of the Centaurs. The other Centaurs smelled the wine and came running. A fight broke out between Hercules and the centaurs. Chiron took no part in the fight but, was accidentally wounded by Hercules. As an immortal, Chiron could not die but lived in terrible pain. Chiron then chose to trade his life for the release of Prometheus, the wisest Titan who gave mankind a number of gifts including fire. This beautiful statue is hand-made in Greece of high quality "AAA" white cast marble and stands at 10.42". Excellent and unique decoration item.

APOLLO & DAPHNE - SYMBOL OF ENDLESS LOVE - BEAUTIFUL
APOLLO & DAPHNE - SYMBOL OF ENDLESS LOVE - BEAUTIFUL
Item Price:US$450.00

In Greek mythology, Daphne was a nymph, daughter of the river-god Peneus in Thessaly. Having been struck by one of Cupidus' lead-tipped arrows, she could love neither god nor mortal. Daphne however was beloved and pursued by Apollo, the God of light and truth. Daphne fled from Apollo and praying for aid, she was transformed into a laurel tree, which Apollo made eternally green and took as his symbol. This marvelous statue with its refined detail magnificently captures the pursuit of deep love and the pain that sometimes is associated with it. One can vividly see the transformation of Daphne's hair into a laurel tree. The words Apollo and Daphne are engraved in Greek at the base of the statue. It is hand-made in Greece of "AAA" high quality white cast marble and stands at 9". Capture beauty and love at the most emotional level. Excellent decorative item or gift.

ANCIENT OLYMPIAN GREEK MALE WRESTLERS - POWERFUL, UNIQUE STATUE
ANCIENT OLYMPIAN GREEK MALE WRESTLERS - POWERFUL, UNIQUE STATUE
Item Price:US$440.00

Ancient Greek wrestlers competing in the Olympic games. Originating in antiquity, wrestling is the oldest and most basic form of recreational combat, probably the most popular sport of the ancient Greeks. Young men belonged to palestras, or wrestling schools, as the focal point of their social life. Illustrations of wrestling on Greek vases and coins are common throughout all periods of ancient Greece, but all that can be told from it is that the style was loose wrestling. The poet Pindas describes how the gods Zeus and Cronus wrestled for possession of the universe along the river Alpheus at Olympia. Zeus was victorious, and the first Olympic festival was held in 776 BC to commemorate his triumph. The philosopher Plato as a young man won many prizes for wrestling. His real name was Aristocles, but because of his success he was given the name Plato, meaning "broad shoulders." There were two wrestling championships in the ancient Olympic games: a toppling event for the best two of three falls; and the pankration, which combined wrestling and boxing and ended in the submission of one contestant. The most famous ancient Greek wrestler was Milon of Croton, who won the wrestling championship of the Olympic games six times. This beautiful statue is hand-made in Greece of high quality "AAA" white cast marble by expert Greek craftsman and stands at 7.08". It shows the strength and well-trained bodies of the wrestlers who, as did all ancient Greek athletes, competed naked. Excellent decoration item or gift.

ANCIENT GREEK HERO HERCULES AND LICHAS - POWERFUL STATUE
ANCIENT GREEK HERO HERCULES AND LICHAS - POWERFUL STATUE
Item Price:US$490.00

Referred to as Hercules by Romans, Heracles, the child of Zeus and Alcheme, was perhaps the most famous and celebrated of all Greek heroes, a demigod. Fearing a reawakening of Heracles' passion for Iole, daughter of Eurytos, King of Oechalia, his wife Deianeira steeped his sacrificial robe in a concoction prepared by the Centaur Nessos, thinking the solution to be a charm. She did not know that it was in fact deadly poison. Deianeira sent Lichas to Heracles with the robe. Once Heracles had donned the robe, the venom entered his body causing him extreme pain. In his unbearable pain, Heracles went out of his mind, grabbed innocent Lichas by the foot and swung him off the cliff. Heracles later painfully built a pyre and was consumed by it. His spirit rose as a cloud from the funeral pyre, was conducted by Iris and Hermes to Olympus, where he was reconciled to Hera, married the goddess Hebe, and ever afterwards enjoyed favor and honor among the gods, as had been promised him. This beautiful statue of Heracles swinging Lichas is hand-made in Greece of high quality "AAA" white cast marble and stands at 10.24". The names Heracles and Lichas are imprinted at the base of the statue. A great action piece, a very powerful piece of decoration.

BEAUTIFUL THREE GRACES - GREAT STATUE OF NUDE FEMALES
BEAUTIFUL THREE GRACES - GREAT STATUE OF NUDE FEMALES
Item Price:US$480.00

In Greek mythology, Aglaea, Euphrosyne, and Thalia, daughters of Zeus and Eurynome and attendants of Aphrodite, were the goddesses of the grace and charm of beauty, cheerful amusement in both nature and men, and friendship. Also known as the Charities, they were represented as beautiful young modest maidens, winning and charming, always dancing, singing, and running. They also bathed in fountains and decked themselves with flowers, especially with roses, as this flower was sacred to them. This elegant statue uniquely epitomizes the beauty, cheer, and sweetness of the three Graces. It is hand-made in Greece of high quality "AAA" white cast marble and stands at 10". It is a decorative must, full of pleasantry

APHRODITE OF RHODES - IRRESISTIBLE GODDESS EXCELLENT STATUE
APHRODITE OF RHODES - IRRESISTIBLE GODDESS - EXCELLENT STATUE
Item Price:US$430.00

In Greek mythology, daughter of Zeus and Dione, the irresistible goddess who stole away even the wits of the wise, the goddess of beauty and love, more specifically erotic and passionate love. Worshipped as Venus by Romans, Aphrodite was said to have been born from the foam of the sea, that is why she is depicted floating from a seashell. Her name was thus explained as "foam-risen" coming from the Greek word Aphros meaning foam. The actual "sea-birth" is said to have taken place near the island Cythera. From there Zephyrus, the west wind, carried her gently on a shell to Cyprus, which was always regarded as her real home. There the Hours met her, clothed her, and brought her to the gods. Every god even Zeus himself wanted this beautiful, golden goddess as his wife. In addition to her irresistible looks, Aphrodite had a magical girdle that compelled anyone she wished to desire her. Among her lovers was Ares, the god of war, who in later mythology became her husband; one of their children was Eros (Cupid), the winged god of love. Like most beautiful women, Aphrodite hated to be outshone, and this vanity led her to a contest between herself, Athena, and Hera, wife of Zeus himself. Aphrodite prevailed in the competition by guaranteeing Paris, one of the most handsome mortals in the world who was appointed as arbitrator by Zeus, the love of the most beautiful mortal woman in the world, Helen, the wife of the king of Sparta Menelaus. The abduction of Helen by Paris led to the Trojan War. The sculptors carved countless figures of Aphrodite. This version is probably one of the most erotic and seductive depictions of the golden beauty. It is hand-made in Greece of high quality "AAA" white cast marble and stands at 9.81". It uniquely depicts stunning beauty, love, desire, and passion. Excellent decoration item and a unique gift for your irresistible love; it will blow her away

GODDESS ARTEMIS DIANA - BEAUTIFUL SEMI NUDE FEMALE STATUE
GODDESS ARTEMIS DIANA - BEAUTIFUL SEMI NUDE FEMALE STATUE
Item Price:US$490.00

Artemis, the daughter of Zeus and Leto, born on the island of Delos in the Aegean Sea, was the goddess of hunting, of wild animals, and of archery, the lady of the forest (her Roman counterpart is Diana). Like her twin brother Apollo, she hunts with silver arrows. Also she was the goddess of childbirth, of nature, and of the harvest. She was traditionally the friend and protector of youth, especially young women. She was one of the three virgin goddesses along with Athena and Hestia. As the moon goddess, she was sometimes identified with the goddesses Selene and Hecate. She also presided over childbirth, which may seen odd for a virgin, but goes back to causing her mother no pain when she was born. All wild animals were sacred to her, especially the stag, and she was not slow to punish those who killed, inadvertently or otherwise, her prize animals. A case in point is the time when Agamemnon slew one of her stags and Artemis detained the Greek fleet at Aulis, on its way to Troy, there extracting the sacrifice of Agamemnon's daughter, Iphigenia. She was also the protecting deity of the Amazons, who, like her, were worriers and huntresses and independent of men. The cypress was her tree. This elegant statue of Artemis is hand-made in Greece of high quality "AAA" white cast marble and stands at 12.56". It splendidly manifests Artemis' free spirit, all that is beautiful and pure in a woman, a marvelous combination of youth and nature at their best. Aim high and far and find your target. Excellent decorative possession and gift.

WOLF STATUE - GREAT DECORATION ITEM
WOLF - GREAT DECORATION ITEM
Item Price:US$390.00

This beautiful item is hand-made in Greece of high quality "AAA" white cast marble by expert Greek craftsman and stands at 12.92". Excellent decoration item and gift, especially for animal lovers.

KING OF ANIMAL KINGDOM - LION - UNIQUE
KING OF ANIMAL KINGDOM - LION - MAGNIFICENT PIECE
Item Price:US$330.00

This exquisite and unique representation is of a LION-- belonging in the family PANTHERA LIO-- in action. This piece uniquely represents the body of the lion with the layers of bushy neck and tail hair in a dynamic striking pose. The statue with it's refined details is hand-made in Greece by top-notch craftsman of high "AAA" quality white cast marble with dimensions 5.5 (height) x 10 (wide) and a weight of 2 lbs. A magnificent and powerful decorative possession and an outstanding gift for a nature lover.

Bucephalus - Legendary Horse - Unique Statue
Bucephalus - Legendary Horse - Unique Statue
Item Price:US$390.00

Bucephalus was the horse of Alexander the Great. Philonicus, a Thessalian, offered to sell Bucephalus ("Ox-Head", Voukefalas in Greek) to King Philip II of Macedon, Alexander's father, but Philip commanded that the steed, which was unmanageable, be led away. Young Alexander offered to mount the horse, and to the astonishment of all, the animal willingly submitted to his guidance, though it had never before obeyed a rider. Alexander then conceived such an affection for Bucephalus that he never rode any other horse and Bucephalus was never mounted by any other rider. The horse died in 326 BC, when Alexander was in India, and was buried near the Hydaspes (modern Jhelum) River. In honor of Bucephalus, Alexander founded a city over the grave and called the city Bucephala. This marvelous statue of the legendary Bucephalus is hand-made in Greece of high quality "AAA" white cast marble and stands at 5". It overwhelmingly projects the wit, power, and loyalty of the extraordinary horse of Alexander the Great. A great symbol of loyal companionship. Excellent possession or gift especially for the horse lover or animal lover.

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