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The magnificent work of art below was completed by French academic painter, Léon-François Comerre and is entitled, "Luna" who was the Roman goddess of the moon.

Her Greek equivalent was the goddess, Selene who was the sister of the Titan Helios, who drove his chariot of the sun across the sky each day and Eos, the goddess of dawn.

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In honor of Mother's Day which was celebrated recently, this lovely marble sculpture by William Henry Rinehart of Leto & her twins the ancient Greek dieties, Artemis & Apollo.
 
This magnificent statuary which was completed in 1874 is on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
 
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A wonderful close-up of one of the youngest of the Olympians, the ancient Greek god, Hermes (Mercury).

The statue is on display at the Museo Nazionale Romano (National Roman Museum)

Photograph: Marie-Lan Nguyen

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An imposing statue by the great Welsh Neoclassical sculptor, John Gibson of one of the Olympians, the ancient Greek god of war, Ares (or as he is known by his Roman counterpart, Mars).

The statue was commissioned by the 6th Duke of Devonshire (William Cavendish) for £500 and has remained since its completion at Cavendish's stately home, Chatworth House in Derbyshire, England

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The following image is of the magnificent painting in oil by Swiss painter, Fritz Zuber-Buhler which was completed in 1877, entitled "The Birth of Venus".

Zuber-Buhler entered the painting for the 1877 Paris Salon and was successfully chosen and exhibited under the title "La naissance de Vénut".

This delightful artwork is on display at The Museum of John Paul II Collection (Muzeum Kolekcji im. Jana Pawła II) also known as the Porczyński Gallery in Warsaw, Poland.

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A collage of the symbol that best personified one of the twelve Olympians...the sacred owl of the goddess, Athena (Ἀθηνᾶ Πολιάς) or "Athena of the city" of Athens.

Athena was the most revered goddess of the city-state (Αθήνα), which was evidenced by the Athenians paying homage to her by erecting the Parthenon (Παρθενώνας) on the Acropolis (Athena Parthenos).

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A close-up of Sandro Botticelli's masterpiece and one of the most famous depictions of the ancient Greek goddess of love and beauty entitled, 'The Birth of Venus'.

The painting was completed in ca. 1486 and is on display at the Uffizi Gallery (Galleria degli Uffizi) in Florence, Italy.

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The masterpiece by French artist, Alexandre Cabanel entitled, "The Birth of Venus" (Naissance de Venus).

The painting is on display at the Musée d'Orsay in Paris, France.

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An impressive statue in the Casa de Pilatos in Seville, Spain of one of the Olympians, the ancient Greek goddess of war and wisdom, Athena.

As with many depictions of Athena, she is wearing a Corinthian helmet and armed with a spear.

Photo: 3Félix

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I love the reaction of the visitors at the Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli (Naples National Archaeological Museum) who were viewing the statue of the ancient Greek goddess of love and beauty, Aphrodite (Venus).

What do you believe they were thinking (especially the lady with her arms folded) when they were observing this work of art?

Attribution: David Seymour (1952)

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