Ancient Gods Figurines - Cold Cast Bronze Finish
Greek figures, sculptures and statues of antique gods
The antique mythology arose because many people could not declare themselves many things during the antiquity. Thus they invented mythical creatures and blamed the gods for the creation of the world. The mythology of antiquity tackles widely the genesis and the processes of destruction and renewal. The processes are depicted very often in conjunction with fights between different authorities whereby as well determined gods as personification of abstract characteristics, conditions, ideas or areas stepped up against each other. Thus it happened, that they found their way to paintings and drawings as statues and sculptures and even as figures being part of the modern world.
Our online shop provides a vast selection of figures, statues and sculptures of antique gods and deities. The ones that want to order them for decoration purposes, gathering or worshipping, figuren-shop.de is the right spot for you. Why do we have this huge product range? Because there is not only one antique god in antique mythology. Antiquity held many gods ready and included both Greek and Roman mythology. Therefore, the number of ancient gods and deities is comparatively high and numerous gods and deities can be ordered as figures, sculptures or statues in our online shop.
Made of artificial stone, hand-painted, bronzed, marble-colored or decorated with gold accents, they enrich every room. As miniatures or large formats, ancient gods stand as figures in glass showcases or shelves, on plinths or side tables. As statues or sulptures, Roman and Greek gods are skillfully integrated into the interior and serve decorative purposes. Anyone interested in antiquity or its mythology will enjoy the wide range of our ancient god figures!
Greek mythology represents the most extensive world of gods in antiquity and knows numerous gods who directed human fate. A distinction is made between main Greek gods, who are also known as Olympic gods, pre-Olympic gods, demigods and other deities and minor gods. Gods always played a very large role in Greek mythology and we still encounter their names in everyday life – for example in Greek restaurants. The best known are the main gods of the Greeks, who reside in Olympus as Olympian gods and should not be missing from our ranges as figures, sculptures or statues.
Greek main gods
The supreme Greek god is Zeus, who only submits to the Moiren (fate), but is otherwise more powerful than all other gods combined. According to tradition, Zeus son of the titan couple Kronos and Rhea and godfather of all other gods, overthrew their own father together with his siblings. They then claimed Olympus, with which the rule of the Olympians – the siblings and children of Zeus – began. The following main gods, i.e. Olympic gods, are known:
- Zeus: the supreme Olympic god; mostly shown with a lightning bolt and scepter
- Hera: wife and sister of Zeus, guardian of marital sexuality and protective goddess of marriage and childbirth
- Hades: brother of Zeus, god of the dead and emperor of the underworld; mostly depicted with Kerberos, the multi-headed hellhound as guardian of the entrance to the underworld
- Hestia: sister of Zeus, virgin goddess of the sacrificial fire and family unity as well as the hearth
- Poseidon: brother of Zeus, the god of the sea, who lives in a crystal place in the depths of the sea; depicted with a trident standing on a chariot
- Demeter: sister of Zeus, mother of Persephone, goddess of fertility, the earth and agriculture; mostly depicted with a golden garland of corn, a basket with fruits or flowers and a small double ax and torch
- Ares: son of Zeus and Hera, god of terrible war, bloodbath and massacre; mostly depicted with a spear, shield and helmet accompanied by a vulture or a dog
- Hephaestus: son of Zeus and Hera, god of fire, volcanoes, blacksmithing and architecture; built the palaces for the Olympian gods and gave mankind the art of building houses; mostly depicted with a hammer, craftsman´s cap and axe
- Hebe: daughter of Zeus and Hera, cupbearer of the gods; brought them nectar and ambrosia
- Eileithyia: daughter of Zeus and Hera, goddess of childbirth and protector of women in childbirth
- Artemis: daughter of Zeus and Titan Leto, twin sister of Apollo, virgin goddess of the hunt and the moon; mostly depicted with a quiver, bow and arrow or crescent moon and a doe
- Apollo: son of Zeus and Titan Leto, twin brother of Artemis, god of poetry, healing, spring and light; God of the arts, music, poetry and song, and God of archers
- Hermes: son of Zeus and nymph Maia, god of thieves, trade and travellers; messenger of the gods; mostly depicted with wing shoes and wing cap, caduceus and travel hat
- Athena: daughter of Zeus and lover of Metis, goddess of wisdom, combat, strategy, art and handicrafts: Patron goddess of the Greek city of Athens; mostly depicted with an owl, olive tree, helmet, spear, shield and snake
- Persephone: daughter of Zeus and Demeter, goddess of fertility and the dead as well as the queen of the underworld next to Hades; mostly depicted with royal regalia and torch
- Aphrodite: daughter of Zeus and Dione, wife of Hephaestus, goddess of beauty, love and sensual desire, mostly depicted naked with myrtle, apple, rose, shell, dove or belt
- Dionysus: Son of Zeus and a mortal, mostly depicted with vines, grapes and panther or deer fur
- Heracles: son of Zeus and the mortal Alcmene, god of oracles and healing , known for his twelve works (heroic deeds) and the greatest hero of ancient Greece; mostly depicted with lion skin, club, bow, and quiver
Zeus, Poseidon, Hera, Demeter, Apollon, Artemis, Athene, Ares, Aphrodite, Hermes, Hephaestus and Hestia are in the narrower sense of the Olympic gods; Hades, Persephone, Hebe, Eileithyia, Heracles and Dionysus, on the other hand, only in the broader sense.
Even before Zeus and his siblings claimed Olympus, there were Greek gods. These are known as pre-Olympic deities and preceded the main gods. In comparison to these, however, they are usually not specific people, but personifications of certain states, ideas or areas. It starts with chaos as the original state of the world, before there was even an earth and gods. The children Gaia (earth), Erebos (darkness), Eros (love) Nyx ( night) and Tartaros (a place under Hades/the underworld) emerged from the chaos. Other pre-Olympic gods were Aither, Apate, Arges, Atropos, Briareos, Brontes, Eris, Erinyen, Eurybia, Geras, Giants, Gyges, Hemera, Hesperiden and Hekatoncheiren.
More Greek gods
In addition to the main gods of Olympus and the pre-Olympic deities, there are numerous other Greek gods in the mythology of ancient Greece such as Acheloos, Aletheia, Anemoi, Charon, Asklepios, Hekate, Horen, Hypnos, Iris, Morpheus, Oneiroi, Pan, Plutos, Thanatos, Tyche and Zelos. In addition, there were nine muses as protective goddesses of the arts as well as the nymphs Nereids, Naiads, Napaien, Dryads, Leimoniads, Oreads, Hyads, Pleiades, which were lower deities or nature spirits who help people.
Most of the Greek gods, especially the main gods residing in Olympus, also occur in the Roman world of gods. Although they have different names in Roman mythology, their roles, areas of responsibility and attributes are largely identical to those of the gods in Greek mythology - that's why we have grouped the figures, sculptures and statues of the ancient gods in our online shop.
Also in ancient Rome and in the entire Roman Empire it did not begin with concrete gods in persons, but with the worship of natural forces and natural events, which were represented as personifications. Tellus (earth), Ops (harvest) and Ceres (field crops) initially had no human characteristics or shapes as gods. It was only through the influence of the Etruscans that the view of the Roman world of gods developed further, so that it gradually came closer to that of the Greek world of gods. Many gods, deities, heroes and spirit beings therefore appear in both Roman and Greek mythology. The Roman mythology divides these into important and less important ones, but the Romans always had the goal of venerating all figures. Nevertheless, certain Roman gods also had a special meaning in ancient Rome - similar to the Olympian gods of the Greeks.
A common temple, the Porticus Deorum Consentium, was built in honor of twelve gods (Dei consentes) on the Roman Forum:
Jupiter (Greek Zeus)
Juno (Greek Hera)
Minerva (Greek Athena)
Vesta (Greek Hestia)
Ceres (Greek Demeter)
Diana (Greek Artemis)
Venus (Greek Aphrodite)
Mars (Greek Ares)
Mercurius (Greek Hermes)
Neptune (Greek Poseidon)
Vulcanus (Greek Hephaestus)
Apollo (Greek Apollon)
Unlike the Greek gods, the Roman gods did not have a single godfather, but Jupiter was the supreme god and Juno the supreme goddess. Another difference between the two mythologies: Roman gods also have special tasks, but for every recurring event in life there is also a special deity who plays a very important role in everyday Roman life. Therefore the number of Roman deities is far greater and more unmanageable than that of the Greek gods. In addition, the Romans did not adopt these figures from the Greeks and were far more practical with their gods than was the case in ancient Greece. The Romans called the gods responsible for help, but only sacrificed to them if they were convinced that the gods had actually helped them.
Other Roman gods included:
Cupid (god of love)
Janus (god of doors and gates as well as all beginning)
Mercury (god of magicians, merchants and thieves)
Pluto (god of the underworld)
Fortuna (goddess of luck)
Moneta (goddess of money)
Flora (goddess of flowers and blossoms)
Hercules (god of healing and oracles, protector of sports facilities)
In addition, Roman mythology knows the spirit beings Penaten, Laren, Manen and Genii, who are also known as household gods. Numerous personifications, including Felicitas (luck), Juventus (youth), Justitia (justice) or Securitas (security), are also known and of course can also be bought online in the figuren-shop.de shop. For example, if you are in the mood for justice, you cannot ignore the Roman goddess of justice Justitia. With its attributes of the blindfold for impartiality, the scales for weighing up the situation and the sword for carrying out the decision, it is represented in detail as a figure, sculpture or statue and can be ordered in numerous sizes and various colors.