Hector-Achilles-Apollo on a crater 20cm
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This pot is a classic museum`s copy. Handmade according to the traditional way and it`s manufactured entirely in Greece.
The crater was the vessel, which mixes water and wine and the word derived from (ancient greek)kerannymi, meaning to mix. Crater usually had round body, wide mouth, heavy base and handles bilaterally.
On the first side is Apollo and on the second is Hector with Achilles.
Apollo is one of the most important and complex of the Olympian Gods deities in classical Greek mythology. Apollo has been variously recognized as a god of light and the sun, healing, music, poetry, and more. Hermes created the lyre for him, and it became a common
attribute of Apollo. As the patron of Delphi he was an oracular god the prophetic deity of the Delphic Oracle. Hymns sung to Apollo were called paeans. Apollo is the son of Zeus and Leto, and has a twin sister, the chaste huntress Artemis.
Achilles was a Greek hero of the Trojan War and the central character and greatest warrior of Homer’s Iliad. Ηis mother was the nymph Thetis, and his father, Peleus, was the king of the Myrmidons. Achilles’ most notable feat during the Trojan War was the slaying of the Trojan hero Hector outside the gates
of Troy. Ηe was killed near the end of the Trojan War by Paris, who shot him in the heel with an arrow. Achilles was invulnerable in all of his body except for his heel. Because of his death from a small wound in the heel, the term Achilles’ heel has come to mean a person’s point of weakness.
Hector, in Greek legend, the eldest son of the Trojan king Priam and his queen Hecuba. He was the husband of Andromache and the chief warrior of the Trojan army. In Homer’s Iliad he is represented as an ideal warrior and the mainstay of Troy. His character is drawn in most favourable colours as a good son, a loving husband and father, and a trusty friend. His leave-taking of Andromache in the sixth book of the Iliad, and his departure to meet Achilles for the last time, are movingly described. He is an especial favourite of Apollo, and later poets even described him as son of that god. His chief exploits during the Trojan War were his defense of the wounded Sarpedon, his fight with Ajax, son of Telamon (his particular enemy), and the storming of the Greek ramparts. When Achilles, enraged with Agamemnon, deserted the Greeks, Hector drove them back to their ships, which he almost succeeded in burning. Patroclus, the friend of Achilles, who came to the help of the Greeks, was slain by Hector with the help of Apollo. Then Achilles, to revenge his friend’s death, returned to the war, slew Hector, dragged his body behind his chariot to the camp, and afterward round the tomb of Patroclus. Aphrodite and Apollo preserved it from corruption and mutilation. Priam guarded by Hermes, went to Achilles and prevailed on him to give back the body, which was buried with great honour. Hector was afterward worshipped in the Troad and also at Tanagra, east of Thebes.
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