Cast Bronze Hand Finished Statue
11.75 inches high / 29.84 cm high
Base: 3.5 x 2.5 inches Wt: 1 lb 4 oz.
in Cold Cast Bronze
King of the Sea God Poseidon / Neptune is shown here with his trident in his
A classical male nude form, Neptune shows his rule over life under the sea.
Poseidon / Neptune: King of
Poseidon or Posidon is one of the twelve Olympian deities of the pantheon in
Greek mythology. His main domain is the ocean, and he is called the "God of
the Sea". Additionally, he is referred to as "Earth-Shaker" due
to his role in causing earthquakes, and has been called the "tamer of
horses" as well. He is usually depicted as an older male with curly hair
The name of the sea-god Nethuns in Etruscan was adopted in Latin for Neptune in
Roman mythology; both were sea gods analogous to Poseidon. Linear B tablets show
that Poseidon was venerated at Pylos and Thebes in pre-Olympian Bronze Age
Greece as a chief deity, but he was integrated into the Olympian gods as the
brother of Zeus and Hades.
According to some folklore, he was saved by his mother Rhea, who concealed him
among a flock of lambs and pretended to have given birth to a colt, which was
devoured by Cronos.
There is a Homeric hymn to Poseidon, who was the protector of many Hellenic
cities, although he lost the contest for Athens to Athena. According to the
references from Plato in his dialogue Timaeus and Critias, the island of
Atlantis was the chosen domain of Poseidon.
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