Gods

Aphrodite and Holding
Aphrodite and Holding, 180 x 120 cm, 2016

Aphrodite

Aphrodite is the goddess of love and fertility in Greek mythology. She has never been a child, because she was born from the foam of the sea and was right away an adult woman. Due to her charisma and cunning she won a beauty competition against two other goddesses. She promised to the judge, a mortal man, that he would get to marry a mortal named Paris if he chose her as the most beautiful. Aphrodite’s duty is to arrange people’s relationships so that there is more or less mess.

 

 

Poseidon
Poseidon, 135 x 100 cm, 2017

Poseidon

Poseidon is Zeus’s brother and the god of the sea, earthquake and horses. Like Zeus, he fell in love also with men, and he seduced women disguised as a dolphin. He is a bit mean and fights constantly for the power of aboveground places. Sometimes he sticks his three spiked spear to the bottom of the sea to create earthquakes. The good effect in these quakes is that they result in creation of beautiful islands.

 

Hestia and Protection
Hestia and Protection, 100 x 97 cm, 2016

Hestia

Hestia is the goddess of hearth, architecture, and the right ordering of domesticity, the family, the home, and the state. In her temples, the holy fire should never go out. She remained as a virgin goddess, despite both Poseidon and Apollon wanting to marry her.

 

Ahti
Ahti, 30 x 21 cm, 2014

Ahti is the god of water in finnish paganism. A very beardlike seaweed is called “Ahti’s beard” in finnish.

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