Archive for the ‘Ancient Gods and Deities’ Category

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A Pair of Polynesian Tikis Carved From Wooden Logs (One Wood Stained, and the Other Painted White) Seen Loitering on the Front Porch of a Cottage on Ocean Boulevard in Hampton, NH (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on August 23, 2019)

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A Surprisingly Anatomically Correct Depiction of Cupid, the Roman God of Love and Desire, Seen (Without His Signature Bow and Arrows) on a Large Black Cast Iron Planter Along the Side of Main Street in Southbridge, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on December 8, 2016)

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An Ancient Warrior Flying Into Battle With Sword and Shield (Perhaps a Depiction of Ares the Greek God of War) Sculpted in Bas-Relief on the Left Side of the Worcester World War Memorial at Lincoln Square in Worcester, Massachusetts (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on April 29, 2016)

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An Example of a Putto (a Chubby Male Child Usually Naked and Winged) Representing Either a Cherub or (More Likely in This Case) Cupid Carrying a Bunch of Large Grapes on His Shoulder in a Front Yard Garden on Pleasant Street in Spencer, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on February 7, 2019)

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A Plaster Statue of Apollo, the Ancient Greek and Roman God of Medicine and Music (Identified by His Lyre), Found on the Grounds of the Manor Restaurant and Banquet Facility Located on West Boylston Street in West Boylston, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on October 16, 2017)

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A Statue of the Elephant-Headed Hindu God Ganesha Fashioned From Sterling Silver Available for Purchase at the Naked Bohemian Gift Shop on White Mountain Highway in North Conway, NH (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on March 2, 2018)

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A Cracked and Peeling Plaster Statue of Artemis, the Greek Goddess of the Hunt, Found on the Grounds of the Historic White Cliffs Estate (Originally the Summer Home of Gun Magnate Daniel Wesson of “Smith & Wesson” Fame) in Northborough, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on September 24, 2019)

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The Ancient Goat-Like Greek God Pan Sighted Playing His Signature Flute Amidst the Foliage of a Backyard Garden on Derby Street in Salem, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on September 4, 2019)

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The Figure of Poseidon (the Ancient Greek God of the Sea) Clutching His Trident Stands on Top of a Bronze Fountain in the Courtyard of the Salem Public Library on Essex Street in Salem MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on February 22, 2019)

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A Statue of Ganesha, the Hindu God With the Head of an Elephant, Spotted Outside the Floating Lotus Boutique on Bearskin Neck in Rockport, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on April 28, 2019)