Genuine Roman intaglio 1st-2nd century AD 18 kt gold ring depicting God Zeus
Crafted in 18 kt gold, this ring showcases an authentic Roman carnelian from the 1st-2nd century AD, portraying Zeus, the revered king of the Greek pantheon, adorned with the symbolic 'Tainia' on his head—a sash integral to ancient Greek attire. The 'Tainia,' once worn by gods and wrapped around sacred objects, became a symbol of royalty, later adopted by the Romans.
Zeus, in Greek mythology, reigns as the chief deity of Olympus, governing the skies and commanding thunder. His emblems include the thunderbolt, bull, eagle, oak, and olive tree. Born to the Titan Cronus and Rhea, Zeus is the youngest among his siblings, including Hestia, Demeter, Hera, Hades, and Poseidon. He is wed to Hera, the guardian of marriage and children.
His many notable offspring, born from various unions, encompass famed figures like Apollo, Artemis, Hermes, Persephone, Athena, Dionysus, Perseus, Heracles, Helen, Minos, and the Muses. According to tradition, Hera bore children to Zeus, including Ares, Hebe, Hephaestus, Ilizia, and Eris. Zeus's amorous adventures even extended to liaisons in the guise of animals, a testament to his shapeshifting abilities among his vast powers.
In Roman mythology, Jupiter parallels Zeus, while in Etruscan lore, he assumes the role of the god Tinia.
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