Wednesday, October 22, 2008

ABC Wednesday - N


Today the letter is N in the ABC fun hosted by our friend Denise. And N goes for Neptune, god of the sea, aka Poseidon. He was the sixth child of Saturn with Rhea, and his kingdom was filled with creatures he designed himself. He's often related to horses, since, according to the Roman mythology, he was the one who created them.
I found the amazing poster above  at Shapers. So powerful!




The beautiful sculpture above is a bronze replica of Neptune Calming the Waves, by Lambert-Sigisbert Adam, whose original is in the Louvre Museum. In this work he is seen calming the sea to ensure the safe passage for Aeneas, as an effort to annoy Juno who has intruded into his domain. At his feet Triton, Neptune's son,gives a signal with his shell-horn.

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10 comentários:

Dragonstar said...

That's an incredible poster!

Aileni said...

And an incredible bronze - which are things I would love to be able to collect. Unfortunately there is a small matter of money...

Bear Naked said...

Lovely photos of NEPTUNE but where is the photo of NYDIA for ABC Wednesday letter N.
First no Lucas for the Letter L and now no Nydia for the letter N.
LOL

Bear((( )))

Denise said...

Wonderful post, photos are great, thank you.

richies said...

I enjoyed the post, and learning a bit about Neptune

mrsb said...

Being a water girl, I love Neptune! What a great poster!

Miss_Yves said...

Hi, Nydia!"
N"is for "Nydia"!!!!!!!
Nice poster, wonderful bronze (Neptune seems very angry !)
In the park of Versailles there are beautiful statues inside a great fountain:
le bassin de Neptune !You'd like it!
Miss Yves

Fairy Mae said...

Neptune...nice thought. Thanks for the read!! I enjoyed it.

Brian said...

Great photos just great

Kim from Hiraeth said...

I had no idea that the Romans considered Neptune the maker of horses! I learned something new!

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