Monday, December 8, 2008
Zeus, Athena Back Piece
This very nice back piece comes from redandblack.com which is an independent student newspaper out of the University of Georgia. It was created by Radar: Pain & Wonder, Athens and features Zeus at the top left with his thunderbolt. Athena is in the forefront and in the top left are two of her associated animals: the dove and the owl. In ancient times the owl was considered the wisest of birds and if you look closely you can see the dove is holding an olive branch in its beak. The olive was Athena's gift, as opposed to Poseidon's salt water, that created her the patron goddess of Athens. I'm not sure of the significance of the horse. It's not the U. of Georgia mascot as that is UGA the Bulldog. At any rate, be sure to click the image to see the larger version.