Hebe Garden Statue
63 inch (5 ft. 3 inches) high statue of
Hebe the Cupbearer Goddess
Material: Artists Casting Stone,
hand finished with the patina of your choice.
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Weight: 341 pounds
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A beautiful and graceful statue of Hebe, the daughter of Zeus and Hera
and husband of Hercules. Hebe is the goddess of youth and beauty and was the
cupbearer to the gods at Olympus.
She offered libation at celebrations!
A goddess of pardons and forgiveness, freed prisoners
would hang their chains in the sacred grove of her sanctuary at Phlius.
Hebe is also the Goddess of the Young Bride.
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Cupbearer to the Gods
Hēbē is the Greek Goddess of youth
and her Roman counterpart is Juventas. The daughter of Zeus and Hera, Hebe held
the cup to the lips of the Gods and Goddesses at Mount Olympus, serving their
nectar and ambrosia, until she was married to Heracles (Roman equivalent:
Hercules). Her successor was the young Trojan prince Ganymede, and she took the
name as a nickname and was also called Ganymeda. Hebe drew baths for Ares and
helped Hera enter her chariot in Greek mythology.
The name Hebe comes from Greek word meaning "youth" or "prime of
life". Juventas likewise means "youth", as can be seen in such
derivatives as the word juvenile.
Worhipped as a goddess of pardons or forgiveness; freed prisoners hung their
chains in the sacred grove of her sanctuary at Phlius.
The figure of Hebe was popular in the 19th century and early 20th century for
garden fountains and again today.
Antonio Canova also sculpted four different statues of Hebe: one of them is in
the Museum of Forlì, Italy.
*excepts from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (Hebe)
Thorvaldsen Museum , Copenhagen, Denmark, 1816 A.D.
The cup-bearer in Heaven, she pours the ambrosia nectar to the gods whenever
Patroness goddess of the young bride, Hebe was often
portrayed as an attendant of the bridal Aphrodite. She married Heracles
(Hercules) when the hero became a god at his death.
The Neo-classical sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen
emulated ancient Greeks, believing that they were the only sculptors who
attained pure formal beauty without regard to content. Probably his best work is
the statue of Hebe. Her pure beauty and everlasting youth made her portrayal a
splendid choice for Neo-Classical art.
The art movement, Neoclassicism, in the late 18th
and early 19th centuries, referred back to Classical times for inspiration.