Monica Pirvulescu

Monica Pirvulescu

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The satyr Silenus cradling the infant Dionysos, both crowned with ivy leaves. An absolute delight. Another version too of the beautiful statue in the Vatican (for which have a look at my previous post). This time in one of my favourite museums, the Glyptothek in Munich. As its name suggests it's a museum of the glyptic arts - sculpture. And only sculpture, which makes for a pretty impressive visit. Of course it does help that in 1832 Otto, the 16 year old son of Ludwig king of Bavaria, was…

The satyr Silenus cradling the infant Dionysos, both crowned with ivy leaves. An absolute delight. A - gardensandtheantique

Pellegrino Tibaldi - la tempestad provocada por Posidón.

Pellegrino Tibaldi - la tempestad provocada por Posidón.

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And this is Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom and crafts. She was born from Zeus' head in full battle armor. Her sacred animal is the owl, and her Roman side is Minerva.

Asclepius - Greek God of Healing. Interesting to note the serpent on the staff, which is a common symbol on many ambulences today.  Many believe the gods of myth owed their "magical abilities" to advanced knowledge in their field of study, like medicine.

Asclepius - Greek God of medicine, healing, rejuvenation and physicians - Notice the snake entwined around his staff which is seen as the Rod of Asclepius. It is associated with medicine and health care in our modern times.

Hera was the wife and one of three sisters of Zeus in the Olympian pantheon of Greek mythology and religion. Her chief function was as the goddess of women and marriage. Her counterpart in the religion of ancient Rome was Juno. The cow and the peacock were sacred to her. Hera's mother was Rhea and her father Cronus.

Ruby braved a glance up in Hera’s direction. Her auburn hair framed her ivory face and those green eyes shone like emeralds: bold, beautiful, and cold. --from "The Immortal Game" by Joannah Miley