Apollo & Artemis Diana, Greek Roman God Bust Head.
Available in White or Black.
Size: 36cm x 11cm x 12cm. 1.5kg.
Artemis in ancient Greek religion and myth, is the goddess of the hunt, the wilderness, the wild animals, the Moon, and chastity. Artemis is the daughter of Zeus and Leto and the twin sister of Apollo. She was the patron and protector of young girls and was believed to bring disease to women and relieve them of it. Artemis was worshiped as one of the primary goddesses of childbirth and midwifery. Artemis was one of the most widely venerated of the Ancient Greek deities and her temple at Ephesus was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Artemis' symbols included a bow and arrow, a quiver, and hunting knives, and the deer.
Apollo is one of the most important and complex of the Olympian deities in Greek and Roman mythology. The national divinity of the Greeks, Apollo has been recognized as a god of archery, music and dance, truth and prophecy, healing and diseases, the Sun and light, poetry, and more. Medicine and healing are associated with Apollo, whether through the god himself or mediated through his son Asclepius. Yet Apollo is also a god who could bring ill-health and deadly plague with his arrows. Apollo is the god of archery and the invention of archery is credited to him and his sister Artemis. He has a golden and a silver bow, and a quiver of golden arrows. As the god of music, Apollo presided overall music, songs, dance, and poetry. He is the inventor of string-music and the frequent companion of the Muses. The lyre is a common attribute of Apollo. Apollo is an important pastoral deity. He is the patron of herdsmen and shepherds. Protection of herds, flocks, and crops from diseases and pests were his primary duties. Apollo is the god who affords help and wards off evil. He delivered men from epidemics. Various epithets call him the "averter of evil". As the patron of seafarers, he is also the god of foreigners, the protector of fugitives and refugees. The most famous sculpture of Apollo is in the Temple of Zeus, showing Apollo declaring victory against Centaurs.