A Greek goddess

For the classroom

Terracotta figure


Terracotta figure of Demeter or Persephone.

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Terracotta pomegranate


Terracotta pomegranate; models of pomegranates are sometimes found in graves and tombs in the Greek world.

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Triptolemos receiving the gift of corn from Demeter and Persephone


Triptolemos receiving the gift of corn from Demeter (left) and Persephone (right) so that he can teach agriculture to humans; painting on an Athenian wine cup, about 500 – 480 BC.

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Preparation for a sacrifice


Preparation for a sacrifice; painting on a bowl, about 550 BC.

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Interactive exploration of the sacrifice shown on the bowl above

Source: ancientgreece.co.uk

Visit the site http://www.ancientgreece.co.uk/gods/story/sto_set.html

After a sacrifice


After a sacrifice: (left to right) a musician plays, a priest pours wine from a cup on to the altar, a young man holds a large skewer with meat on the end, an older participant or priest watches; painting from a wine bowl, about 430 – 410 BC.

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Votive sculpture


Votive sculpture; from Melos, about AD 100 – 200; the inscription reads 'Tyche [dedicated this] to Asklepios and Hygieia as a thank offering'. The sculpture was placed in a sanctuary of the healing gods Asklepios and Hygieia.

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Interactive introduction to twelve major gods and goddesses, their symbols, stories and festivals.

Source: ancientgreece.co.uk

Visit the site http://www.ancientgreece.co.uk/gods/explore/exp_set.html

Interactive game to recognise Greek gods and goddesses from their symbols

Source: ancientgreece.co.uk

Visit the site http://www.ancientgreece.co.uk/gods/challenge/cha_set.html

Interactive game matching gods and goddesses to their festivals

Source: ancientgreece.co.uk

Visit the site http://www.ancientgreece.co.uk/festivals/challenge/cha_set.html

Outside the classroom

Here is a selection of museums with relevant collections.

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Source: ashmolean.org

Visit the site http://www.ashmolean.org/

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

Source: bmag.org.uk

Visit the site http://www.bmag.org.uk/birmingham-museum

Great North Museum, Newcastle

Source: twmuseums.org.uk

Visit the site http://www.twmuseums.org.uk/great-north-museum.html

Manchester Museum

Source: museum.manchester.ac.uk

Visit the site http://www.museum.manchester.ac.uk/

World Museum, Liverpool

Source: liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Visit the site http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/wml/index.aspx

Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

Source: fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk

Visit the site http://www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/

Burrell Collection, Glasgow

Source: glasgowlife.org.uk

Visit the site http://www.glasgowlife.org.uk/museums/burrell-collection/Pages/default.aspx

British Museum

Source: britishmuseum.org

Visit the site http://www.britishmuseum.org

A Greek goddess