mirelleortega: Portrait of Hestia by –MirelleOrtega As request by royalreyna, the winner of my first art giveaway. 🙂 Goddess of hearth and home. I kind of wanted to make her to look ‘warm’ and ‘strong’. I don’t know, I guess since she’s the goddess of all things related to ‘domesticity’, I felt she should not only…

Hestia (Vesta) by Howard David Johnson Goddess of the hearth, Hestia is central to every home. She presides over the cooking of food, and the gathering of family and friends.

The Temple of Vesta by Peter Connolly

gracedpalmer: Minerva is a Roman goddess who shares a lot with the Greek Athena. Like Athena, she is the goddess of Wisdom. She was born from her father’s head and has a lot of the same iconography, including the owl. Unlike Athena, however, Minerva was worshipped as part of a triad with Juno and Jupiter….

mythologyrules: Picture above: Marble relief of Asklepios and his daughter Hygeia. From Therme, Greece, end of the 5th century BC. In Greek mythology, Asklepios is the god of medicine, health, and healing.He is the offspring of the god Apollon and Koronis, a princess of the Thessalian kingdom of Phlegyantis. Asklepios was worshipped all over Greece,…

mizstorge: The New Year is almost upon us! If one of your resolutions is to get more in touch with the seasons and the seasonal celebrations of historic and modern cultures, consider subscribing to Waverly Fitzgerald’s free School of the Seasons newsletter! The School of the Seasons is designed to foster community and creativity around…

The Piety and Generosity of the Roman Women by Nicolas-Guy Brenet, 1785 Marcus Furius Camillus was a hero of the Roman Republic who vowed to the gods a tenth of the treasure captured in the defeat of the Etruscan city of Veii. The Senate voted to fulfil this vow by sending a golden bowl to…

Hero Cult in Classical Antiquity: A Short Reading List

Albersmeier, Sabine, ed. Heroes. Walters Art Museum. (October 6, 2009) Antonaccio, Carla M. An Archaeology of Ancestors. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. (November 22, 1994) De Armond, Thea. “The Menelaion: A Local Manifestation of a Pan-Hellenic Phenomenon.” BA thesis. Wesleyan University, 2009. Available online at: http://wesscholar.wesleyan.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1341&context=etd_hon_theses (Accessed: 29 Dec 2014) Diskin Clay, Archilochos Heros: The Cult…

The Nashville Parthenon was built in the 1920s as a full-scale replica of the ancient Parthenon with one colossal exception: it did not contain a reproduction of the monumental statue of Athena created by Pheidias. The city decided to rectify this omission and in 1982 Alan LeQuire was commissioned to build a full-scale replica of…

Statue of Zeus, The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg. This is a Roman copy of the statue created by Phidias for the Temple of Zeus at Olympia. It was discovered in the excavations at Domitian’s villa near Lake Albano. It is made of marble, gilded wood, and stucco. It is 3.5m in height, and weighs…

Athene, goddess of Wisdom & Justice by Howard David johnson, 2013

post-impressionisms: Minerva or Pallas Athena, Gustav Klimt. 1898.