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Ancient Greek Stele

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Zeus The Rain Gatherer

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Blame me for your rainy day!

Head Of Hermes

Hermes156Like the previous portrait of Bacchus, he’s accompanied by his cult items, a caduceus, rooster, and in this case, twin tortoises.

The Assistant Wine Pourers

Wine Pourers155Who knows? Maybe one day one will be elevated to chief wine pourer and allowed to wear a loincloth due to the dignity of his office.

Mirror With Aphrodite Handle

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Female Lyre Player

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Playing that hymn to Apollo sweet and low

Double Handled Green Vase With Eros Figure

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The Peltast

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Head Of Bacchus

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The thrice born, the God that comes, also hailed as Zagreus, Sabazius, Liber, and Dionysus, the outsider, the wanderer, feared and suspected wherever he roams, the center of mystery, preaching divine ecstasy through heightened senses, ripped apart by Titans only to surge again from the earth whole again like Osiris, like wheat sprung from a fecund field, like plump, crimson grapes that hang from a curling vine.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dionysus#Mythology

Heracles Battles The Nemean Lion

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