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Hypnos

Bronze head of Hypnos, the god of sleep dating from the to Centuries CE. It is possibly a Roman copy of a Hellenistic original. Found at Civitella d’Arno near Perugia, Italy.

European Art by Faces of Ancient Europe on Flickr  European Art | Goldsmiths’ works (12th-17th centuries)

Portrait Bust of Emperor Frederick Barbarosssa (detail) gilded, partly silver plated, height 32 cm Stiftskirche St.

Ares. My favorite Greek God.

Full View of Ludovisi Ares Greek century BCE from Late Republican Roman Temple Pentelic Marble Photographed at the Palazzo Altemps, Museo Nazionale Romano, Rome Italy

Morta is the Crone aspect of the Triple Goddess, she is a Roman Goddess of Death. All crones rule death. She is one of the Parcae, related to the Roman conception of the Fates in Greek mythology, the Moirae. She is responsible for pain and death that occurs in a half wake half sleep (in between). Her father is the God of Darkness and her mother the Goddess of Night.

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Morta is the Roman Goddess of Death. She is one of the Parcae, related to the…

Roman Bronze Lion with Eyes Inlaid in Silver    		Bronze and silver, 1st century B.C.E./C.E.

LEO~Roman Bronze Lion with Eyes Inlaid in Silver Bronze and silver, century B.

Woman, Roman bust (marble), 1st century AD, (Ny Carslberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen).

Roman marble bust of a woman, century AD, (Ny Carslberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen).

Most of what is today labeled as supernatural is but the residue of the sacred which is inherent in humankind and the world, no matter how we ignore or discard it.

Lo mágico nunca murió: lo sagrado sigue vivo - Kingsley L.

Nike (Victory) Adjusting Her Sandal, Ancient Greek, Fragment of the relief decoration from the parapet (now destroyed), Temple of Athena Nike, Acropolis, Athens. Marble, last quarter of the 5th century.

Nike (Victory) Adjusting Her Sandal, Ancient Greek, Fragment of the relief decoration from the parapet (now destroyed), Temple of Athena Nike, Acropolis

Head of the young Bacchus ......   (Roman, A.D. 1 - 50 )  Bronze and Silver  .........  The J. Paul Getty Museum

Head of the young Bacchus (Dionysos), Roman, ca. 1 - 50 AD, Bronze and…

Bear Bull, Blackfoot

Bear Bull Tribe: Blackfoot (Drawn here in charcoal, referenced from a 1926 photograph by Edward S.

Alexander the great... HDR MONO | A bust of alexander the gr… | Flickr

Alexander III of Macedon – 323 BC), known as Alexander the Great , was a king of Macedon, a state in northern ancient Greece. He had created one of the largest empires of the ancient world, stretching from the Ionian Sea to the Himalayas.

Dog Figurine, Roman, 2nd-3rd century AD, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Bronze statuette of a dog The Romans were ardent pet lovers. Dogs especially were great favorites and are frequently depicted in Roman art as either guard or hunting dogs.

Homer for Young Readers: The Provensens’ Vibrant Vintage Illustrations for the Iliad & Odyssey | Brain Pickings

Vibrant Vintage Illustrations of Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey by Alice and Martin Provensen

Few artists have done more to enchant generations of children with storytelling than wife-and-husband duo Alice and Martin Provensen, whose vibrant mid-century illustrations span everything from classic fairy tales to an homage to William Blake.

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