Minerva bronze statuette of the Roman goddess.
The main festival of Minerva, the Quinquatrus (March 19, later from March 19 to March 23), was later celebrated especially as a craftsmen's festival by guilds and guilds. In Rome, Minerva was worshipped as one of the three city deities, along with Jupiter and Juno, his sister.
Goddess Minerva - ancient Roman deity
From the point of view of the Roman people, mankind owed a lot to the goddess Minerva.
She brought them the gift of knowledge and taught them vital things, such as weaving and spinning, the cultivation of the olive tree and the production of olive oil.
She instructed them in the art of healing, which is why she was venerated as the patron saint of doctors, in the art of building and sculpture, which is why craftsmen paid homage to her.
She gave harrows, plows and wagons, and because she was cunning, courageous and determined, she was also skilled in the art of war. The lunar calendar goes back to her, with it she divided the time, besides, she was poetic, musical and inclined to the fine arts. Poets and actresses gathered in her temple.
A multi-talented figure, we would say today, especially since later in the imperial period she was worshipped in the Capitolium, together with Jupiter and Juno in the Capitoline Triad, the trinity of gods.
- Minerva height: about 11cm
- massive bronze casting
Minerva - favorite goddess of Domitian
Titus Flavius Domitianus was the third and last emperor of the Flavian dynasty.
He was an ardent admirer of the goddess Minerva and declared her his personal patron goddess. He honored her every four years with elaborate games that included hunts, theatrical and literary competitions. On the Forum Transitorium he dedicated a temple to her, which was well preserved until the 17th century.
Suetonius (70 AD - 122 AD), a Roman writer and administrator, reported that Domitian felt abandoned by the goddess Minerva when, in a dream, she threw away her weapons and plunged into a precipice. This vision was tantamount to his death.
Goddess Minerva - Roman patron saint
The bronze statue of the goddess Minerva was made in Germany, is about 11 cm tall and is made of solid cast bronze.
The original of the goddess Minerva dates back to the 1st century AD and was found in Pompeii, Italy.
The wax model is coated with investment = green mold
molten metal is poured into the mold, which is broken after cooling - the rough casting is created
a small piece of jewelry is revealed - the Roman deity Minerva.
Give Minerva a place in your home, so that you are protected and become a little bit wiser!
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