Twelve Gods of Olympus

Twelve Gods of Olympus - zodiac. Twelve Labors of Hercules...

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Twelve Gods of Olympus Slide 4-49: MANTEGNA: Parnassus American Library Color Slide Co. Inc. Slide #7507 Twelve is the number of Gods on Mount Olympus: The Four siblings 1. Zeus Jupiter supreme ruler 2. Poseidon Neptune ruler of the sea 3. Hades Pluto ruler of the underworld 4. Hestia Vesta 5. Hera Juno Zeus' wife The Children of Zeus 6. Ares Mars war 7. Pallas Athena Minerva virgin 8. Hephaestus Vulcan fire, forge 9. Phoebus Apollo Apollo beautiful 10. Artemis Diana huntress, virgin 11. Hermes Mercury messenger 12. Aphrodite Venus But, curiously, the twelve Olympians are not all associated with the 12 signs of the
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Unformatted text preview: zodiac. Twelve Labors of Hercules Slide 4-50: POLLAIUOLO: Hercules and Antaeus Janson, H. W. History of Art. Fifth Edition. NY: Abrams, 1995. p. 466 Twelve is associated with Hercules , a very popular art motif. The Renaissance artist Pollaiuolo, for example, did an entire series of paintings on Hercules. Slide 4-51: Herculaneum Calter Photo Hercules even had a city named for him, Herculaneum , destroyed in 79 AD by the same eruption of Vesuvius that buried Pompeii. The Italian city of Ercolano still bears his name....
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