Artemis and Apollo

Olive oil lekythos-Artemis and Apollo

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Artemis and Apollo on a lekythos 25cm

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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.

Lekythos is a type of Greek pottery which were used for positioning of olive oil . It consists of a narrow body, a thin and long neck and a handle connecting the neck to the body. They were  used for placing oil to the grave of unmarried dead.

Artemis in the classical period of Greek mythology, was often described as the daughter of Zeus and Leto, and the twin sister of Apollo. She was the Hellenic goddess of the hunt, wild animals, wilderness, childbirth, virginity and protector of young girls, bringing and relieving disease in women; she often was depicted as a huntress carrying a bow and arrows. The deer and the cypress were sacred to her. In later Hellenistic times, she even assumed the ancient role of Eileithyia in aiding childbirth. 

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.

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Olive oil lekythos-Artemis and Apollo

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Artemis and Apollo on a lekythos 25cm

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