Plagon - Ancient doll - HELLENIC CULTURE
Plagon - Based on an exhibit at the Athens, National Archaeological Museum (7th cent. B.C.).Bell-shaped doll with moving legs. Plagons are considered the ancients marionettes (puppets). They were a children's ancient toy, girl's favorite. In ancient times girls were trained at early age for mother's role, that is why they were not separated from their dolls, plagons. Plagons depict female figures with special hairdo and clothing.
Trojan Horse - HELLENIC CULTURE
The Trojan Horse is a tale from the Trojan War about the subterfuge that the Greeks used to enter the city of Troy and win the war. In the canonical version, after a fruitless 10-year siege, the Greeks constructed a huge wooden horse, and hid a select force of men inside. The Greeks pretended to sail away, and the Trojans pulled the horse into their city as a victory trophy. That night the Greek force crept out of the horse and opened the gates for the rest of the Greek army, which had…
Hippocratic Oath - HELLENIC CULTURE
The Hippocratic Oath is an oath historically taken by physicians. It is one of the most widely known of Greek medical texts. In its original form, it requires a new physician to swear, by a number of healing gods, to uphold specific ethical standards. Of historic and traditional value, the oath is considered a rite of passage for practitioners of medicine in many countries, although nowadays various modernized versions are often used. The Hippocratic Oath translated in English:I swear by…
Cycladic head mini - HELLENIC CULTURE
The Cycladic civilization flourished in the central of Aegean sea and maintains one of the largest and most complete collections of Cycladic antiquities in the world. Representative samples are: figurines made of marble, vases, bronze weapons, tools and ceramic objects Particular emphasis were given to man and his proportions.
Neolithic seated figure - HELLENIC CULTURE
A museum copy by a neolithic seated figure. The original figurine is made of flat shaped pebble (6500 - 4500 BC). It has been found at Magoula Karamourlar (Megnesia). The figurine exhibited in Athanassakio Archaeological Museum of Volos city.
Argo wooden miniature - HELLENIC CULTURE
In Greek mythology, Argo was the ship on which Jason and the Argonauts sailed from Iolcos (Volos city) to retrieve the Golden Fleece. She was named after her builder, Argus, son of Frixos and Halkiopis.
Goblet Minoan mini - HELLENIC CULTURE
Goblet MinoanMinoan - Mycenaean period (1750 B.C. - 1350 B.C.)
CHARIOT OF GODDESS ATHENA & HER OWL - HELLENIC CULTURE
Chariot carrying Goddess Athena, holding her owl. Athena or Athene, is the goddess of wisdom, courage, inspiration, civilization, law and justice, mathematics, strength, war strategy, the arts, crafts, and skill in ancient Greek religion and mythology. Athena is portrayed as a shrewd companion of heroes and is the patron goddess of heroic endeavor. She is the virgin patroness of Athens. The Athenians founded the Parthenon on the Acropolis of her name sake city, Athens (Athena Parthenos), in…
Centaur (small) - HELLENIC CULTURE
A centaur is a creature from greek mythology. They have head, arms, and torso of a human and body and legs of a horse. Centaurs have inhabited the region of Magnesia in Thessaly. They are the symbol of mountain Pelion, the mountain and the land of Centaurs.Code: 60220
Whirligig - HELLENIC CULTURE
Stromvos or whirligig as it is known nowadays, is an ancient greek toy (8th cent. B.C.) played mainly by boys. Ancient Greeks considered game as a means of self-education therefore they gave a great importance to its role. The earliest reference in whirligig is in Iliad where Homer compares the spin of a stone that Ajax the Telamon hurtles with the characteristic move of a whirligig before it stops rotating. Stromvos was made of wood, brass or clay. Ceramic stromvos was found in the Troy…