Archive for the ‘Roman Gods’ Category

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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)


The Child-Like Figure of Cupid (the Ancient Roman God of Desire) Clutching a Lyre Stands Atop the Cast-Iron Drinking Fountain on the West Brookfield Town Common (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on July 11, 2017)

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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

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A Marble Head Sculpted in the 2nd Century A.D. of Venus, the Roman Goddess of Love, Seen on Display at the Worcester Art Museum in Worcester, MA

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Although It Could Be Easily Mistaken for a Cherub With a Pained Expression, This Statue Found Next to a Gravesite at Mount Vernon Cemetery in West Boylston Can Be Identified as Cupid Because of His Signature Quiver of Arrows

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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


The Child-Like Figure of Cupid (the Ancient Roman God of Desire) Clutching a Lyre Stands Atop the Cast-Iron Drinking Fountain on the West Brookfield Town Common

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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

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A Statue of a Maiden Dressed in Either Ancient Greek or Roman Garb Stands Outside the Historic Cargill Falls Mill in Putnam, Connecticut (One of the First Cotton Mills to Operate in America)

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The Bearded Face of a Man (or, Perhaps, an Unidentified Greek or Roman God) Stares Out From a Large Brass Urn in Front of a Brownstone on Commonwealth Avenue in Boston, MA