10.A.2. Western Pediment, Temple of Zeus

On blog 10.A. and 10.A.1., I’ve explained what a pediment is.

Here is a close-up to visitors of the west side where we find depictions of the abduction of the Lapith women (mythological, legendary women) by Centaurs, and has Apollo as its central figure. It shows movement of abducting … let your mind bring you to this world.

My photo.

9.A.2. Bronze Griffin, Museum

ARCHAELOGICAL MUSEUM OF OLYMPIA

The griffin in Greek and Roman texts is a legendary creature with the body, tail, and back legs of a lion; the head and wings of an eagle; and an eagle’s talons as its front feet.

Accounts of griffins are known for guarding treasure and priceless possessions, a symbol of divine power and a guardian of the divine. Also, indicates a combination of intelligence and strength.

I find this bronze griffin, possibly used as decor, menacing and threatening.

My photo.