Apollo pendant, our latest divine inspiration!

Ancient Greek Mythology has always been an exciting challenge, a precious tank of inspiration and ideas that has actually formed our personal style as artists.

Though we have yet again dealt with ancient Greek Mythology jewelry and themes depicting Greek Gods and Goddesses, the highly celebrated god Apollo has never been a theme in any of our creations.

The Temple of Apollo in  Delphi, a place that was considered to be the centre of the world by ancient Greeks

The Temple of Apollo in Delphi, a place that was considered to be the centre of the world by ancient Greeks

Apollo’s divine functions, his delicate nature and generally,the way he was incorporated in the imaginary world of the ancient Greeks, as long as his impressive depictions in ancient and modern art have always been attractive to us.

That is the reason why we decided to experiment creating a new design, a highly detailed pendant that includes our true admiration about this fascinating divine figure. We sincerelly stand proud while presenting our latest creation, the powerful  Apollo pendant and the fascinating story of the mighty God Apollo!

Apollo Pendant, SilverTownArt Greek Jewelry

Our Apollo God of Light Pendant, just crafted with
great care to the detail, using 925 silver, 22 carat gold leaf, light-cured porcelain and covalt! http://goo.gl/zQ5oBB

Apollo’s divinity, due to his widespread worship in the entire ancient Greek world, was viewed in many different ways and aspects. But mainly, he was considered to be  God of the  sun, baring all the beneficial functions of the sunlight in everyday life. Therefore, he was commonly connected with light, healing and protection from the evil. Apollo, especially as healer, was a very influential religious figure, that was celebrated in almost every ancient Greek city.

Moreover, Apollo has to be one of the most spiritual and mystical deities in ancient Greece. The centers of his worship, the bright Aegean island of Delos, where he was born, and most importantly his shrine and oracle in Delphi were among the most sacred and religious places in the ancient world, attracting thousands of pilgrims in numerous festivals.

The Delos Island, birthplace of the God Apollo  remained strictly uninhabited, only to serve as sacred location of his worship

The Delos Island, birthplace of the God Apollo remained strictly uninhabited, only to serve as sacred location of his worship

While male deities were often attributed with violent and sharp elements, Apollo’s nature was pictured in a different manner: playing a lyre or a pipe or riding on the back of the swan towards the northern lands in the winter months, the ancient Greeks imagined him as a gentle and cultivated figure. After all, all forms of art were considered to be under his protection and sponsorship.

Therefore, it is not surprising that Apollo has received a special attention by ancient and modern artists. His depictions in ancient sculpture have made their mark and passed over  the standards: Incomparable beauty and physical perfection, elegant posture among with calm and confident aspect. Undoubtedly, Apollo has to be  the artistic ideal of ancient Greek beauty and spirituality!

Apollo, west pendiment

Apollo of Olympia, by far the most beautiful depiction of God Apollo and one of the finest masterpieces of Ancient Greece.

 

Crafting our beloved Apollo pendant  was a very enjoyable procedure and a great opportunity to stydy more about this wonderful divine figure!

Thanks for reading,

The Team@ SilverTownArt Greek Jewelry Shop

 

 

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About SilverTownArt

We are a small team of jewelry designers living and working in Greece. We produce unique, statement creations only by hand using the finest materials and fusing contemporary and tradiotional techniques that have a special cultural meaning for the Greek Jewelry heritage. We would like to welcome you to our blog and social media pages and invite you to see our work at our Etsy Shop!
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