Greek, Roman and Mediterranean:
Aphrodite with Doves in Cold Cast Bronze:This beautiful goddess, who could cause any man to fall in love with her at first sight, is the Greek goddess of love, beauty and raw sexuality. While in the Illiad she is said to have been born of the union between Zeus and Dione, the more common belief is that she rose from sea foam after Cronus cut off Ouranos`s genitals and cast them into the sea. From this foam she emerged, and floated to the shore on a scallop shell. Much as two origins were debated and spoken of, she was widely worshipped from two points of view. The first belief held that she was the goddess of the love for mind and soul, while in the second belief she was more held in esteem in a goddess of the love of the flesh alone. In this statue, she could easily be a goddess of either quality, seeming to possess a serenity that one might find with the love of the spirit as well as a beauty and grace equal to the love of the flesh. Standing just under 12" tall and 4" wide at the widest point, she is shown clad in a loose robe that slips free of her shoulders and a beaded loin cloth that leaves little to the imagination. A picture of feminine beauty, she carries a open-winged dove in her hands, close others flutter about her feet, in and out of the train of her robes. Sculpted of cold-cast resin and hand painted so as to appear crafted of bronze, this is a wonderful piece for anyone who adores the Greek pantheon of Gods and Goddesses, as well as any other who might revere the love and desire that the famed Aphrodite might offer. $71.95
Aradia Statue: Strong, lovely and charismatic, Aradia (her name is derived from Herodias, queen of witches) was the daughter of moon goddess Diana. She is a timeless spiritual entity, embodying Kore in her power, Aphrodite in her beauty, and Diana in her courage and love of wild places. She was sent to Earth as prophetess of the religion of witchcraft, with the mission of protecting women from the oppressions of feudalism. With her broomstave of power, her cloak of mystery, and her knowledge of every plant, she gave fright to the Inquisition. Aradia taught women how to invoke the full moon at midnight, sprinkling salt from a red bag while asking favors of the Goddess. With quiet authority she proclaims "Never Again the Burning!" Note the small pentacle on reverse of Aradia's cloak-hem. Antique stone colored Gypsumstone statue 8.5 inch $41.00
Athena in bronze: She is 12 inches high and is done in cold cast bronze. $68.95
Blue Athena with Owl and Spear Statue: Greek Goddess Athena with her Owl of Wisdon and Spear of Protection. Measures 10 1/2" tall and is made from resin with a blue/gold color finish. $78
Athena: 13" Gypsumstone Statue. $46.00
Serpent Goddess of Crete: The Serpent Goddess promotes trance and dream time, the sources of transformation. The energy exuded by the snakes of this Cretan maiden exemplify sexuality, regeneration, and the mysterious otherworld of spirit journeying. Note her staring gaze and enigmatic inward smile, and if you choose, invite these "otherworld" characteristics into your own meditations. This delicate Serpent Goddess was discovered in the underground repository of the Second Palace of Knossos (1600 BCE] and was worshiped in Crete as early as 6000 BCE. She depicts the benevolence and sacred power of the Life Force, holding high the two serpents of immortality. The tiny panther on her headdress may connect the goddess to the fertility rites of the wine god Dionysos or denote an altered state of consciousness. [Archeological Museum of "Crete," 2000-1800 BCE] Hand painted Resin. 9 inch $48.00
Gaia Blessing the Earth Statue: The Mother Goddess archetype, throne-seated and giving birth to all creation, dates to at least 6500 BCE. The Greeks venerated her as Gaia, "the Deep-Breasted One, Oldest of the Old," and dedicated the Erechtheion, a temple adjoining the Parthenon at Athens, to this regal image. Gaia creates all things terrestrial, so we have added our holy planet Earth (removable) for her to cradle to her bosom in the New Millenium. Her sphinx-like human-headed lions symbolize Gaia's role as Alpha and Omega. [Greek, 7th cent. BCE] Green bronze color Gypsumstone. 8 in. $68.00
Gaia 8.5" Cold Cast Bronze Statue $65.95
Tree of Life Goddess (Gaia): Sprung from the Earth, she is the spirit of growth, insight and sustenance. Her branches stretch to the heavens, her roots penetrate the dark humus, and her leaves create the air we breathe; thus she is the Tree of Life itself. In this shape we can venerate her as Artemis, as Gaia, as the healing power of our Planetary Mother. Her forests grace the back of this beautiful "Turtle Island." Among her branches, the Snake of rebirth and renewal uncoils from its sacred spiral in the ever-changing cycle. Hand painted Gypsumstone.7.5 in. $38.00
Hecate 10.5" Statue: Available in white or cold cast bronze finish. $45.95 or $65.95. Choose from the button.
Cybele and Hecate Plaque: 1/4" x 6 1/2" $43.00
Hecate Plaque: Choose size from the button. Available in 4.25", 6.75" and 11.25"
Hecate Black Plaque 6.5" $39.00
Hecate with Torches Statue: 5.25" $33.00
Goddess Hecate 11.25" Statue: Available in white $45.95 or bronze finish $65.95. Choose from the button.
Hercules: Hero and Protector of Champions: Son of Zeus and Alcmene, he personifies great strength and courage. His Greek name Heracles, means "Light of Hera" and he nursed from her heavenly milk that spurted to form the milky way. This solar god's twelve labors can symbolize the sun's journey through the twelve houses of the zodiac. The Romans worshiped him as a god of commerce. The common man idolized him for his climb from mortal to hero to god. He is shown here resting with the Nemean Lion skin, which he killed with his bare hands, his famous club and, in this right hand, the golden apples of the Hesperides. [c. 300 B.C.E., Farnese Hercules, National Museum Archaeology, Naples ]
8 ½" green bronze color resin statue. $40.00
Labrys Goddess of Crete: Labrys Goddess of Crete, Dictynna, dances into our universe. Dressed in nets, She is neither naked nor clad, and lines of force surround Her. Double axes, or labryses, exclaim her active Feminine Energy. Worshippers, in the original palace fresco, throw their arms up in amazement at her appearance.
The labrys is also a symbol of the female community of Lesbos who worshipped only the Goddess in nature and in each other.
The original "She who must be obeyed," Dictynna lived on top of Mount Dicta. Her powerful name lives on in our words "dictate" and "edict." [From Knossos mural, 2000 BCE] Handpainted Resin. 8 in. $47.00
Persephone and Hades wall plaque: Queen and King of the Underworld.The rulers of the dead, enthroned, with grain, parsley, a rooster, and a bowl; symbols of life and rebirth.
7 ¾" x 6 1/4" resin plaque, pewter color finish. $40.00
Psyche Plaque: Spirit Goddess; This is an Oberon Zell piece. 6 in. $40.00
Vesta wtih Pales: Vesta turns Housework, or any Chore, into Worship: Vesta, Roman Goddess of Household Harmony (whose Greek name Hestia means "hearth"), is accompanied by the donkey-god Pales, a symbol of creative labor and fertility throughout the ancient world. The serpent represents Vesta's generative function, while her scepter and headdress signify her rank. Harmony will reign in your hearth and home as you meditate on this image. [Berlin Staatliche Museum, 2nd cent. CE] Brown/gray Gypsumstone statue 7X8" $34.00
Hestia Statue: Available in 4.25" $30.00 or 8.25" $42.00 Choose from the button.