"CERYNEIAN LANDSCAPE" 8/2020, bronze and riverstone, 10"h x18"w x8"d


In the Greek mythology ‘Labors of Heracles,' King Eurystheus' third task to Heracles was to capture the Ceryneian Hind, often referred to as the ‘golden Hind' because of its golden antlers.

In the Greek Mythology, the Ceryneian Hind was an enormous female deer that was believed to have lived in the region of Keryneia. Based on various Greek tales, the Ceryneian Hind was considered sacred and was associated with the hunt goddess Artemis. A careful review of the Ceryneian Hind reveals that although the mythical creature was female, it had antlers that were male-like moulded from gold while its hooves were bronze. The Ceryneian hind was According to the Greek mythology, the creature had the ability to outdo a flying arrow.

CERYNEIAN HIND: HTTPS://GREEKGODSANDGODDESSES.NET - Greek Gods & Goddesses, October 21, 2019

Roman sarcophagus depicting Labors of Hercules - defeat of Erymanthian Boar, Hind of Ceryneia and Birds of Stymphalus 240-250 CE Palazzo Altemps, Rome, Italy