Zeus

Zeus, King among Gods

Zeus, King among Gods

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The magnificent thirteen metre gold and ivory statue of Zeus was found inside his temple at Olympia on a throne described by a contemporary ‘as an elaborate structure of cedar wood, laid in with ebony and richly adorned with valuable stones and sculptures’. His figure required so much ivory Philo…

Olympian Zeus

Olympian Zeus

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At the very heart of the Olympic games was the central reason for its existence; to honour Zeus the most powerful of the Olympian Gods and the supreme God in Greek mythology. A visit to Olympia was a pilgrimage to his most sacred place, the grove known as the Altis,…