Sandro Boticelli's "The Birth of Venus", 1486, Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence. Most paintings of women during the middle Ages symbolize the Virgin Mary, showing her in a demure appearance with an angelic smile and covered head. So Botticelli's depiction of a beautiful goddess, not only an obvious symbol of pagan mythology but also painted as a nude was groundbreaking.

Seafoam in the Renaissance Era! This is a Boticelli painting--The Birth of Venus most famous painting Sondro Botticelli

Circe, goddess, daughter of the Sun whe transformed her enemies into swine. #menintoswine #circe

worldpaintings: “ Charles August Mengin Sappho, oil on canvas, × cm, Manchester Art Gallery. Sappho was a Greek poet who lived around 600 BC. She wrote about love, yearning and.

Greek Mythology Family Tree « UsefulCharts.com - I want this for my classroom - excellent for the Rick Riordan series

Greek Mythology Family Tree

t h e g r a e a e were three ancient sea-daimones who personified the white foam of the sea. they were the daughters of the sea-deities phorcys and ceto and sisters to the gorgons. the graeae took the form of old grey-haired women; though at times, poets euphemistically described them as “beautiful.” their age was so great that a human childhood for them was hardly conceivable. they shared one eye and one tooth, which they took turns using.

t h e g r a e a e were three ancient sea-daimones who personified the white foam of the sea. they were the daughters of the sea-deities phorcys and ceto and sisters to the gorgons. the graeae took the form of old grey-haired women; though at times, poets

Lethe was the Greek Goddess of Forgetfulness and Oblivion. She was associated with night and she was associated with the river of the same name. Whenever someone died and went to Hades, they had to drink from her water so that they would forget their

A very long and peaceful sleep awaited her. n_n ("White Gown" by Katarzyna Konieczka on photo & style Katarzyna Widmańska)

Eternal Dance of Day and Night by Oksana Zhelisko

Vernissage of the artist Oksana Zhelisko (Canada). Discussion on LiveInternet - Russian Service Online diary

Limnad- Greek myth: a type of naiad that lived in freshwater lakes. Their parents were river or lake gods.

The Naiads.The characters are naiads, the fresh water sisters to nymphs. Unlike nymphs who were by and large altruistic creatures, naiads were just as likely to drown you as help you.


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