GreekGoddess

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Modern Greek Goddesses (7/?):

Athena

Daughter of Zeus & Daughter of Metis

Goddess of wisdom, poetry art, and the strategic side of war. 
“It has been prophesied that Metis would bear children more powerful than the sire, even Zeus himself.” (x)

The Winged Victory of Samothrace, also called the Nike of Samothrace, is a 2nd-century BC marble sculpture  of the Greekgoddess NIke (victory). Since 1884, it has been prominently displayed at the Louvre and is one of the most celebrated sculptures in the world. H.W. Janson described it as “the greatest masterpiece of Hellenistic sculpture.

The olive leaf is a symbol of prosperity, fertility, peace, marriage and victory and has been worn by Greek Goddesses since antiquity. It is still being worn today as jewelry as a universal symbol of peace and harmony. 

TOP LEFT AND RIGHT: Paloma Picasso’s “Olive Leaf Collection” for Tiffany’s. Ring starting at $1,400. 

BOTTOM LEFT AND RIGHT: Kalliste’s version of the olive leaf ring. It’s a real olive leaf dipped in pure 24 karat gold and electroplated! $55 on Etsy.com/shop/kallistenyc