A 16th-century painting illustrating a battle scene in the Bhagavad Gita, during the battle of Kurukshetra. Arjuna (far right), hero and leader of the Pandava army, is supported by his personal charioteer, the god Krishna (second from right). The gods are looking down on the battlefield. Krishna is aiding Arjuna mentally and spiritually, explaining him that it is his duty to proceed and to fight for what is right.
Ulisse Aldrovandi, Monstrorum Historia (History of Monsters) late 1500s, a compendium of monstrous and human hybrid races. Here shown are the Cynocephali, dog-head humans said to inhabit a island in the far East. Not monsters in the sense of inspiring horror or fear; these monstrous races were emblems of and unknown world and God's ability to create wondrous creatures.
13th century, BCE. Winged figures are rare in the Hittite pantheon. A bronze and silver winged figure with a gold cap, kilt, and upturned shoes, holding a broken rod. The best reference for the figurine comes from the open-air sanctuary at Yazilikaya, in central Anatolia, where images of the Hittite gods were carved in the rock walls of its natural chambers. According to an inscription of a similar figure, he would be the god Pirinki/ar, a deity associated with the winged divinity Ishtar.
Amulet pendant. The divinity of the figure is indicated by the tall conical tiara & the short loincloth. The sword identifies him as a Hittite warrior god, perhaps Teshub, god of the storm. Found at Yozgat, Turkey. This figurine was used by the ancient Hittites during the time that the Israelites were slaves in Egypt. Louvre. Classic Hittite Empire, 1600-1400 BC. H 3.8 cm