from the Song of ORPHEUS
Queen of Space, you
who resides in the blue shore, creature of air, blissful spouse
You, who grants your lovely favor to the mortals, who feeds
the soul, mother of the rain, seamstress of the wind, you creator
of all, blissful goddess of many names, of all queens.
Oh come benevolent,
ceremonius one with your magnificent face..."
63,5cm - 1/12
sister and wife of Zeus, the greatest of the
Olympic goddesses. Her marriage with Zeus
was celebrated with innumerable ceremonies
and festivals throughout the Greek world.
The statue of the goddess, bejeweled with a marriage
wreath, was carried in festive processions to her sanctuary, where in
the interior stood the holy marriage bed. Protector of the legitimately
married, she often embodied jealousy and practiced revenge.
The bird that accompanies and symbolizes her is the
peacock, in whose splendid wreath of feathers when "find again" the
thousand eyes of Argos, her servant, the watchful eyes of jealously.