Astrape, goddess of lightning | Greek vase, Apulian red figure loutrophoros Detail of figure Astrape (Lightning Bolt). Astrape stands beside the throne of Zeus, bearing his thunderbolt in her hand. She is depicted as Astraia (constellation Virgo), the goddess of justice, with the usual attributes of a star-god: wings, flaming torch and shining aureole. Goddesses Dike, Greek Stars Goddesses, Constellations Virgo, Virgin Goddesses, Stars Goddesses Astrap, Greek Goddesses, Greek Mythology, Astraea Astrap Greek, Celestial Virgin
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Lesser goddess Demeter. Goddess of corn, grain, and the harvest. Daughter of Cronus and Rhea. At one point Poseidon desired Demeter. To put him off she asked him to make the most beautiful animal that the world had ever seen. So to impress her Poseidon created the first horse. In some accounts his first attempts were unsucessful and created a varity of other animals in his quest. By the time the horse was created his passion for Demeter had cooled.
Panathenaic prize amphora, ca. 525–500 B.C.; black-figure Attributed to the Kleophrades Painter Greek, Attic Terracotta
Late archaic pottery with painted images of Hera being attended by another winged Greek goddess, Iris. This vase is an attic red figure with a lekythos shape, c. 480 BC. by a Brygos painter. Initially Greeks artists painted black figures on pottery, but after a few decades they replaced it with red figures thus updating their design and technique.