Diana the Huntress

mythologyrules: Diana, The Huntress by Guillaume Seignac (1870-1924) Artemis is the Greek goddess of the hunt, the Moon, virginity, childbirth, wilderness, wild animals, and protector of young girls. Artemis is usually depicted as having a lithe, youthful figure, wearing a short chiton, and carrying a bow and a quiver of arrows. She is commonly accompanied by…

Persephone

In some older versions of Persephone’s story, she was a young woman, not a young girl, and instead of accidentally wandering away, she had gone deliberately adventuring, when she fell, or was lured, or was kidnapped into Hell. Here Persephone’s adventurous spirit leads her into difficulty, instead of her being a passive victim of the…

Aphrodite of Knidos

theenlightenedphilistine: Praxiteles, Aphrodite of Knidos, Roman Marble Copy after Original c. 340 BC The first nude woman sculpture by a well-known Greek sculptor, Praxiteles imbues his statue with an anti-Polykleitan sensuousness.  The 6 ft 8 inch Aphrodite was actualy rejected by the city who commissioned it, yet Knidos gladly took this one, building a shrine…

Pythia

Priestess Entering Trance by Roger Payne