DEMETER & HESTIA Antikenmuseen, Berlin, Germany Ware: Attic Red Figure Shape: Kylix Painter: Name vase of the Sosias Painter Date: ca 500 BC Period: Late Archaic. Detail of Demeter and Hestia from a painting depicting the reception of Herakles into Olympos. The pair are seated on stools draped with leopard skins. Demeter holds a staff tipped with sheafs of grain and the maiden goddess Hestia is modestly attired in a veil.
Selene, goddess of the moon | Athenian red figure kylix C5th B.C. |Antikensammlung, Berlin SELENE was the Titan goddess of the moon. She was depicted as a woman either riding side saddle on a horse or in a chariot drawn by a pair of winged steeds. Her lunar sphere or crescent was represented as either a crown set upon her head or as the fold of a raised, shining cloak.
Demeter, goddess of agriculture, & Plutus | Apulian red figure loutrophoros C4th B.C. | J. Paul Getty Museum, MalibuDEMETER was the great Olympian goddess of agriculture, grain, and bread, the prime sustenance of mankind. She also presided over the foremost of the Mystery Cults which promised its intiates the path to a blessed afterlife.
Greek Mythology: Lyssa was the goddess or daimona (spirit) of rage, fury, raging madness, frenzy, and, in animals, of the madness of rabies. The Athenians spelt her name Lytta. Lyssa was a figure of Athenian tragedy. In Aeschylus she appears as the agent of Dionysos sent to drive the Minyades mad; and in Euripides she is sent by Hera to inflict Herakles. Greek vase-paintings of the period also confirm her appearance in plays about Aktaion, the hunter torn apart by his madenned hounds...
Hera, goddess of marriage | Athenian red figure lekythos C5th B.C. | Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, New York HERA was the Olympian queen of the gods and the goddess of women and marriage. She was also a goddess of the sky and starry heavens. She was usually depicted as a beautiful woman wearing a crown and holding a royal, lotus-tipped staff. Sometimes she held a royal lion or had a cuckoo or hawk as her familiar.