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Maze of Ariadne
(Product #1002)
€36.00

Ariadne was the daughter of King Minos of Crete. When Theseus arrived to fight Minataurus, Ariadne g...

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Ariadne was the daughter of King Minos of Crete. When Theseus arrived to fight Minataurus, Ariadne gave him a roll of yarn. As he got deeper into the maze, he rolled more and more nets and could be back again after killing the bulls head monster. King Minos was furious of Ariadne's help and Ariadne took off with Theseus. But Theseus betrayed her and left her on the island of Dia. Ariadne was not alone for long, soon arrived Dionysus to the island and he married her. They lived happily together and had many children. In Greek Mythology, the Labyrinth was an elaborate structure designed and built by the legendary artificer Daedalus for King Minos of Crete at Knossos. Its function was to hold the Minotaur, a mythical creature that was half man and half bull. Throughout the ages, maze, used as a motif for music, literature, visual arts, film, theater, etc. and it is used in architecture, religion, philosophy and psychology. Ariadne's thread, named for the legend of Ariadne, is the solving of a problem with multiple apparent means of proceeding - such as a physical maze, a logic puzzle, or an ethical dilemma - through an exhaustive application of logic to all available routes... Melina

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Three Hearts
(Product #1003)
€36.00

Trinity of love and power... Love is the name for a thousand emotions, ranging from a more superfic...

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Trinity of love and power... Love is the name for a thousand emotions, ranging from a more superficial and short-lived sympathy to the deepest and most lasting fulfillment, a person can experience. Love can give people the feeling that they live and love can make people go to their deaths. Love is at once the simplest and the most complex of human settings, which interfere with the whole of the other consciousness. Love is complete acceptance. Love is completely unconditional. Love is selfless. The heart was originally a symbol of a leaf from an ancient Greek wood, the ancient Greeks believed was the way to immortality. It was not until the 1500s that they misunderstood the meaning of this life symbol, as it stopped to paint the leaves in green, but started also to paint them red... Melina

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Dolphins in Love
(Product #1004)
€36.00

Dolphins are among the most intelligent animals, and their often friendly appearance, an artifact of...

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Dolphins are among the most intelligent animals, and their often friendly appearance, an artifact of the "smile" of their mouth-line, and seemingly playful attitude have made them very popular in human culture... In Greece you may be lucky enough to see groups of dolphins swimming in the seas around Greece & the Mediterranean... Personally my favorite animal, Melina

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Cycladiko
(Product #1005)
€36.00

The Cycladic culture: On Naxos, Delos, Santorini, and other Cycladic islands they made blades of vol...

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The Cycladic culture: On Naxos, Delos, Santorini, and other Cycladic islands they made blades of volcanic stone and mystical minimalist shapes with arms crossed over the stomach, a style which among other things has inspired Picasso and sculptor Henry Moore. Cycladic art encompasses the visual art of the ancient Cycladic civilization, which flourished in the islands of the Aegean Sea from 3300 - 2000 BCE. The meaning and function of Cycladic figurines is kind of an enigma. In the absence of written records, any interpretation has to be based exclusively upon archaeological finds and reasonable assumptions. Unfortunately, archaeological data is also insufficient due to the extensive looting of the Cycladic islands in the 1950s and 1960s, itself the result of the excessive value marble figurines acquired in the international art markets in that period. It has been estimated that out of approximately 1400 known figurines, only 40% has been recovered through systematic excavation. Cycladic art encompasses the visual art of the ancient Cycladic civilization, which flourished in the islands of the Aegean Sea from 3300 - 2000 BCE. Along with the Minoans and Mycenaeans, the Cycladic people are counted among the three major Aegean cultures... Melina

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United
(Product #1006)
€36.00

Everything in life is a synthesis of several things. It may well be a love relationship, a working ...

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Everything in life is a synthesis of several things. It may well be a love relationship, a working relationship or a journey. We all need to be united in one way or another to function. To make people or things join together to form a unit; to join together with other people in order to do something as a Group... To unite keen business skills with a charming personality... Melina

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Small Bead
(Product #1007)
€36.00

It doesn´t allways have to have a certain volume to be special. Small and beautiful... Greec...

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It doesn´t allways have to have a certain volume to be special. Small and beautiful... Greece as a country is not particularly a large country by far but its history is tremendous... Melina

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Big Bead
(Product #1008)
€36.00

On the other hand for some people it does matter whether it is small or big. Big is powerful, big i...

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On the other hand for some people it does matter whether it is small or big. Big is powerful, big is beautiful... Melina

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Lucky Dice
(Product #1009)
€36.00

They may be used to produce results other than one through six. Loaded and crooked dice are designed...

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They may be used to produce results other than one through six. Loaded and crooked dice are designed to favor some results over others for purposes of amusement. The most widespread game with dice in Greece is this: Tavli What we also know as a kind of backgammon. Tavli often takes place at the local café-shops (kafenia) and often with spectators and many comments from all the local men who participate on the sidelines. May the best win... Melina

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Anchor, heart, dolphin
(Product #1010)
€36.00

Anchor represents hope & safety. Heart represents love & charity. Dolphin represents gentl...

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Anchor represents hope & safety. Heart represents love & charity. Dolphin represents gentleness & intelligence. In Greece, these three characters are very strong. Faith is primary Orthodox but there are also many Catholics in Greece and the island of Syros is one among some islands where Orthodox and Catholics live side by side and are good friends. It is of course also important to have in mind that this kind of 2 beliefs in same religion among other holidays but through the Easter-holidays provide extra many days off work and therefore benefit all. The Dolphins are the kings of the Mediterranean and the anchor is also the symbol of all the seamen Greece has provided training to navigate the largest ships in the world ... The three symbols together they represent: Wisdom, hope & charity... Melina

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Royal Crown
(Product #2001)
€47.00

An ornamental jeweled headdress signifying sovereignty... Greece was a kingdom until 1973. King Ko...

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An ornamental jeweled headdress signifying sovereignty... Greece was a kingdom until 1973. King Konstantin the second left on 14th December 1967 the country not to return as King. The junta declared the monarchy abolished in 1973. In my universe there is a certain dynamism and solemn of the Royal. I myself come from the world\'s second oldest Kingdom: Denmark The oldest monarchy in the world is the Japanese. Whether you are royal or not royal, there is something magical and historical over a Kingdom ... Melina

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Starfish
(Product #2002)
€47.00

Starfish are among the most familiar of marine invertebrates. They typically have a central disc and...

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Starfish are among the most familiar of marine invertebrates. They typically have a central disc and five arms... The fossil record for starfish is ancient, dating back to the Ordovician around 450 million years ago. In the Mediterranean you can snorkel and dive and find the most beautiful starfish The seas surrounding the 4000 Greek islands have some of the most beautiful seabeds in the world... Melina

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Siblings
(Product #2003)
€47.00

Anthropology. A sibling is one of two or more individuals having one or both parents in common. A m...

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Anthropology. A sibling is one of two or more individuals having one or both parents in common. A male sibling is called a brother, and a female sibling is called a sister. Siblings usually grow up together, facilitating the development of strong emotional bonds such as love, hostility or thoughtfulness. Greece has some of the world's strongest family ties These helped to maintain Greece as an individual after 400 years of war with Turkey. Since then the two countries have become good friends, not least due to NATO but also by mutual help when there have been earthquakes. As a foreigner in Greece, the Greeks by their hospitality always know how to make you feel welcome... Melina

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Conch
(Product #2004)
€47.00

The sound of the conch is believed to drive away the evil spirits. The blowing of the conch or "...

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The sound of the conch is believed to drive away the evil spirits. The blowing of the conch or "the shankha" needs a tremendous power and respiratory capacity. Hence, blowing it daily helps keep the lungs healthy. Also in other countries of the world have people come up with different uses of the conch shell. The Moche people of ancient Peru worshipped the sea and often depicted conch shells in their art... Melina

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Daisies
(Product #2005)
€47.00

With over 1500 genera and 23000 species it is probably the largest family of flowering plants. There...

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With over 1500 genera and 23000 species it is probably the largest family of flowering plants. There are annuals, perennials, shrubs and even trees and some are hardy while others are tender. In fact, everybody should be able to find a plant to their taste within the huge daisy Family. It always blooms in Greece. Whether it is the flowers that blooms or the landscape or the population doesn´t matter as long as it blooms, but nowhere else in the world does it flower as much as in the Mediterranean.. Melina

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Meandros Γ
(Product #2006)
€47.00

They were among the most important symbols in ancient Greece; they symbolized infinity and unity; ma...

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They were among the most important symbols in ancient Greece; they symbolized infinity and unity; many ancient Greek temples incorporated the sign of the meander. Greek vases, especially during their Geometric Period, were likely the genesis for the widespread use of meanders... This bead is designed with the classic meander motif. Meanders are common decorative elements in Greek and Roman art. In ancient Greece they appear in many architectural friezes, and in bands on the pottery of ancient Greece and onwards. The design is common to the present-day in classicizing architecture. The Meander name probably comes from "Meander River" in Asia Minor, which flowed out into the Aegean Sea at the ancient city of Ephesus. The pattern symbolized the rivers many twists and turns... Melina

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Meandros Ω
(Product #2007)
€47.00

The meander is the figure of a labyrinth in linear form... This bead is designed with the classic m...

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The meander is the figure of a labyrinth in linear form... This bead is designed with the classic meander motif. Meanders are common decorative elements in Greek and Roman art. In ancient Greece they appear in many architectural friezes, and in bands on the pottery of ancient Greece and onwards. The design is common to the present-day in classicizing architecture. The Meander name probably comes from "Meander River" in Asia Minor, which flowed out into the Aegean Sea at the ancient city of Ephesus. The pattern symbolized the rivers many twists and turns. They were among the most important symbols in ancient Greece; they, perhaps, symbolized infinity and unity; many ancient Greek temples incorporated the sign of the meander. Greek vases, especially during their Geometric Period, were likely the genesis for the widespread use of meanders... Melina

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Heart of Love
(Product #2008)
€47.00

The heart was originally a symbol of a leaf from an ancient Greek wood, the ancient Greeks believed ...

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The heart was originally a symbol of a leaf from an ancient Greek wood, the ancient Greeks believed was the way to immortality. It was not until the 1500s that they misunderstood the meaning of this life symbol, as it stopped to paint the leaves in green, but started also to paint them red... Love is the name for a thousand emotions, ranging from a more superficial and short-lived sympathy to the deepest and most lasting fulfillment, a person can experience. Love can give people the feeling that they live and love can make people go to their deaths. Love is at once the simplest and the most complex of human settings, which interfere with the whole of the other consciousness. Love is complete acceptance. Love is completely unconditional. Love is selfless. Just enjoy... Melina

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Christian Cross
(Product #2009)
€47.00

The best-known religious symbol of Christianity. In the first five centuries after Jesus birth were...

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The best-known religious symbol of Christianity. In the first five centuries after Jesus birth were Christian, Jewish and Greek religions jumbled together without clear boundaries. Among other things, used Christian Homer's texts on the Greek gods in their schools. An example: Around year 200: In a chaotic marketplace of the Mediterranean is a teacher and teaches a small group of children to read and to write. Although the children are Christians and believe in Jesus, reading the poet Homer's wonderful stories about the Greek gods, heroes and monsters. In this way, they learn about other gods before the Christian. But it seems neither the eight-year students or their parents to be a problem. They are used to dealing with the Greek gods. The childrens families participating for example, when the Roman Empire officials hold sacrificial feasts of the Greek gods. Christians are not fine to eat meat from animals that are sacrificed to the Greek gods honor... Melina

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Magic Spiral
(Product #2010)
€47.00

In mathematics, a spiral is a curve which emanates from a central point, getting progressively farth...

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In mathematics, a spiral is a curve which emanates from a central point, getting progressively farther away as it revolves around the point... Milky Way - our galaxy Milky Way has the form of a coil with many arms. The Milky Way is the galaxy we ourselves live in. Overall, it is a spiral galaxy like our neighboring galaxy, the Andromeda Galaxy. The Milky Way contains a total of approx.200 billion stars. The spiral of life... Melina

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Endless
(Product #2011)
€47.00

Infinity is the name for something that never ends or is without limits. Having or seeming to have ...

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Infinity is the name for something that never ends or is without limits. Having or seeming to have no end, limit, or conclusion; boundless; infinite; interminable; incessant: an endless series of complaints; In ancient Greece, it was quite common to master several disciplines at once. Therefore, there was far more direct interaction between the various disciplines, and this also applies to mathematics and philosophy. In the context of the interaction between mathematics and philosophy is an interesting topic indefinitely or unlimited (apeiron), which was of great interest to the Greek thinkers. Time is endless. Love is endless. MelinaWorld is endless... Melina

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Knot of Hercules
(Product #2012)
€47.00

The marriage-knot or knot of Hercules, a strong knot created by two intertwined ropes, originated as...

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The marriage-knot or knot of Hercules, a strong knot created by two intertwined ropes, originated as a healing charm in ancient Egypt, but is best known for its use in ancient Greece and Rome as a protective amulet, most notably as a wedding symbol, incorporated into the protective girdles worn by brides, which were ceremonially untied by the new groom. In the old days in Greece there were many arranged marriages. This is not the case today where love has triumphed old standards... Melina

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Yin-Yang
(Product #2013)
€47.00

Yin and Yang is the symbol of harmony and balance. The black part with the white dot, called yin an...

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Yin and Yang is the symbol of harmony and balance. The black part with the white dot, called yin and represents the feminine, passive principle and symbolizes north, cold, shade, soil and moisture. The white part with the black dot, called yang and represents the masculine, active principle, and symbolizes the sky, south, dryness and emperor. Everything in the world is made up of opposites. The day is the opposite of the night and can not survive without this. Activity can not go on without rest. Without sun, there would be no shade. Yang thus stimulates Yin, and Yin nurture mutually Yang. The Chinese call this way of thinking of the dialectical dualism.In Chinese philosophy, the concept of yin-yang, is used to describe how seemingly opposite or contrary forces are interconnected and interdependent in the natural world; and, how they give rise to each other as they interrelate to one another. Many natural dualities (such as male and female, light and dark, high and low, hot and cold, water and fire, life and death, and so on) are thought of as physical manifestations of the yin-yang concept. Chinese Cosmology - Mythology - legends & myths: Cosmology = Yin and Yang What is cosmology? If you look it up in a dictionary under the word cosmology, we find that the word is composed of two Greek words; cosmos and logos. Kosmos means the world while logos means to speak or learn. So is cosmology doctrine of the world. More precisely, the term: the science of the universe, its origin, development and design. The word cosmology covers specifically the creation of the world, which plays a central role in cosmology... Melina

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Krishna
(Product #2014)
€47.00

Krishna is the name of one of the supreme gods in Hinduism. Krishna is an incarnation of the god Vis...

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Krishna is the name of one of the supreme gods in Hinduism. Krishna is an incarnation of the god Vishnu - the highest Trimurtis (Trinity) keeping aspect. Krishna is a historical figure who lived about 3000 years BC. He participated in ´The Great War´ - Mahabharata - but he is also Vishnu (Ishvaras) avatar here on Earth acc. Bhagavad-Gita. Krishna figure is a great mystery, because there are maybe three (possibly only two) Krishnas, namely the child Krishna, the most beloved of all Indian gods and avatar Shri Krishna from Bhagavad-Gita. Acc. tradition is Krishna the eighth son of Devaki, who is the sister of Kampsa which is Krishnas evil uncle. Acc. myth must Davakis eighth son kill Kampsa. The story of Shri Krishnas conception, birth and childhood is an exact parallel to the New Testament story of Jesus until the child murder in Bethlehem. Krishna is the eighth incarnation of the supreme god Vishnu in Hinduism... Melina

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Aztec
(Product #2015)
€47.00

The Aztec people were certain ethnic groups of central Mexico, particularly those groups who spoke t...

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The Aztec people were certain ethnic groups of central Mexico, particularly those groups who spoke the Nahuatl language and who dominated large parts of Mesoamerica from the 14th to 16th centuries. Aztec culture and history is primarily known through archaeological evidence found in excavations such as that of the renowned Templo Mayor in Mexico City. I have often wondered, if an Aztec army and a Spartan army met on the field of battle, who would win? Its not as straight forward or obvious as one might think. Both societies were military societies. Majority would probably answer following: The spartans would destroy the Aztecs without doubt. I guess it really depends on the circumstances. Whose will is stronger, the Spartans who fight for honor or the Aztecs who fight for their gods? A good question... Melina

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Wise Monkeys
(Product #2016)
€47.00

The three wise monkeys sometimes called the three mystic apes, are a pictorial maxim. Together they ...

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The three wise monkeys sometimes called the three mystic apes, are a pictorial maxim. Together they embody the proverbial principle to "see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil". The three monkeys are Mizaru, covering his eyes, who sees no evil; Kikazaru, covering his ears, who hears no evil; and Iwazaru, covering his mouth, who speaks no evil. Sometimes there is a fourth monkey depicted with the three others; the last one, Shizaru, symbolizes the principle of "do no evil". He may be shown crossing his arms... Melina

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Acrobat
(Product #2017)
€47.00

The acrobat was known in ancient times and is depicted in Egyptian royal tombs, on Greek vase painti...

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The acrobat was known in ancient times and is depicted in Egyptian royal tombs, on Greek vase paintings and wall decorations from Pompeii. In the Middle Ages there were acrobats among the wandering jugglers on Europes roads. In the 1800s specialize acrobats in specific disciplines. Today is the acrobatic exercises a central part of the male and female artistic gymnastics... Melina

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Seashell
(Product #3001)
€58.00

Seashells have been used by humans for many different purposes throughout history and pre-history. H...

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Seashells have been used by humans for many different purposes throughout history and pre-history. However, seashells are not the only kind of shells; in various habitats it is possible to find shells from freshwater animals and it is also possible to find the shells of land snails. Many tourists gather shells on their vacations, that they take home with them and they remind them of their wonderful holiday memories. The entire Mediterranean is filled with the most beautiful seashells... Melina

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Squares
(Product #3002)
€58.00

A square is a geometric figure with four edges and four angles. The geometry is a part of mathemati...

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A square is a geometric figure with four edges and four angles. The geometry is a part of mathematics and is derived from Greek. The word means "earth measurement", and the oldest geometry was indeed created by the ancient river cultures (the Egyptians and Babylonians), which may devise methods for measuring fields, etc. In mathematics, a square number or perfect square is an integer that is the square of an integer. Squares also refer to optical control... Melina

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Lucky Elephant
(Product #3003)
€58.00

The elephant is a symbol of strength, wisdom, energy and good judgment, all the characteristics that...

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The elephant is a symbol of strength, wisdom, energy and good judgment, all the characteristics that a good and moral leader should have. The traditional Feng Shui meaning of the elephant is that it brings lots of good luck to the family. The elephant is said to be a carrier of a wish-making jewels, so its symbolic importance in the home, it meets all your requirements. The elephant is also often used as a fertility cure. Elephants were also used as war elephants. The most famous campaign of war elephants in the Mediterranean, the Greek King Pyrrhus of Epirus and the commanders of Carthage (including Hannibal) in their wars against the Romans. In the Mediterranean, developed new tactics that reduced the elephants worth in battle, and it was also harder to find them in the wild. To the east there were several elephants and the terrain was suitable, so here was the increasing use of guns that finally put an end to the use of elephants in the late 19th century, after which they were exclusively used as working animals... Melina

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Lively Globe
(Product #3004)
€58.00

Our Lively Globe is a tribute to The Symbolic Globe that was built in connection with the UN World S...

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Our Lively Globe is a tribute to The Symbolic Globe that was built in connection with the UN World Summit for Social Development in March 1995. It was a globe structure in the middle of Copenhagen on 15 meters in diameter, which was built by the delegates who came from all parts of the world. Its probably the first time that people from all nations of the world worked together to build a supporting structure. The word symbol is derived from the ancient Greek symbolon: characters or mortgage. When friends in ancient Greece parted, bread host pieces (symbolon), for example, a jar and gave it to friends. When they came back, it was proof of the friendship that they brought their symbolon. This idea of ​​guest friendship was resumed during the UN World Summit, each delegate brought their symbolon in the form of a small construction part. It built they saw the Symbolic Globe by. At his physical growth should structure also symbolize the summit three main themes: solidarity, less poverty and productive work. A Globe is a ball-shaped thing, spherical or rounded: as a spherical representation of the earth or a celestial body. Our Globe is Lively... Melina

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Idol Cyclades
(Product #3005)
€58.00

In everyday language the word "idol" is used for a hero, model, ideal role model, such as ...

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In everyday language the word "idol" is used for a hero, model, ideal role model, such as in film, pop and sports. Such figures can assume religious, become "cult", such as Elvis Presley, James Dean or Muhammad Ali / Cassius Clay. The Cycladic figurines of this kind represent female figures standing naked, with her arms folded under their breasts. Their abstract refined figure probably represents a great "Mother Goddess", symbol of fertility and rejuvenation... Early Cycladic II period 2800-2300 BC. Melina

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Earth
(Product #3006)
€58.00

Earth is the third planet in the solar system. The third planet from the Sun. Home to millions of s...

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Earth is the third planet in the solar system. The third planet from the Sun. Home to millions of species, including humans, Earth is the only place in the universe where life is known to occur. The planet was formed 4.54 billion years ago and life appeared on its surface within the first billion years. The Earth is home to millions of species of life, including us humans... Melina

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Greek Kri-Kri
(Product #3007)
€58.00

The Kri-kri is not thought to be indigenous to Crete, but was imported during the time of the Minoan...

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The Kri-kri is not thought to be indigenous to Crete, but was imported during the time of the Minoan civilization. Nevertheless, it is found nowhere else in the World and the form is therefore endemic to Crete. By 1960, the Kri-kri was under threat with numbers below 200. It had been the only meat available to mountain guerillas during the German occupation in World War II. Its status was one of the reasons for the Samaria Gorge becoming a national park in 1962. There are still only about 2,000 animals on the island and they are considered vulnerable: hunters still seek them for their tender meat, grazing grounds have become scarcer and disease has affected them. Hybridization is also a threat, as their gene pool is mingled with ordinary goats. Hunting them is naturally strictly prohibited. You might say that the Kri-Kri is the mascot of Crete... Melina

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God of Love - Eros
(Product #3008)
€58.00

In ancient Greek mythology god of love was named Eros. In Greek, Eros means love. The Romans used th...

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In ancient Greek mythology god of love was named Eros. In Greek, Eros means love. The Romans used the Latin name of love, Amor, but sometimes they also termed the god Cupido, which means desire. Eros was the Greek god of love and sexual desire. He was also worshiped as a fertility god, believed to be a contemporary of the primeval Chaos, which makes Eros one of the oldest Gods. In ancient Greek, Eros was the son of Aphrodite, goddess of love and had as his father either Hermes, Hephaestus or Ares (and several others). In Roman, Amor was the ancient god of love. He was the son of Venus, the ancient goddess of love and war god Mars. He had great power because he could hit both humans and gods by falling-in-love arrows. Whether named Eros or Amor, he was depicted as a winged boy with bow and arrows. His arrows could make humans and gods fall in love. It happened often at the behest of his mother whom he sometimes helped. His power was not only considered to be positive, as love can cause people and gods grief and misfortune as well. From primordial force to god of love. From the Greek , Hellenistic era and the Romans, he was seen as a bittersweet god of love because he brought love double meaning of joy and sorrow of gods and men. I am a great admirer of the power of love in life and hope to all people that they get the opportunity to meet love and that the arrows of Amor / Eros / Cupido may hit as many people as possible... Melina

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Protective Eye (round)
(Product #3009)
€58.00

The Protective Eye is to protect against the Evil Eye that is believed by many cultures to be able t...

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The Protective Eye is to protect against the Evil Eye that is believed by many cultures to be able to cause injury or bad luck for the person at whom it is directed. At almost every stages of human history, man has looked for the assistance of magic objects called talismans to defy evil forces. Talismans with letters, numbers or abstract signs have survived to this day. Even the modern religions with a single god have their own symbols. One of these symbols we find in almost every culture and faith for thousands of years. It’s the figure of an eye. Belief in the evil eye is strongest in the Middle East, East and West Africa, South Asia, Central Asia and Europe, especially the Mediterranean region. Evil eye beads go back thousands of years. in Greek "matiasma or mati" someone refers to the act of cursing someone with the evil eye. It's believed that there are three types of evil eyes: The first are unconscious evil eyes, these harm people and things, without intending to. The second type intends to harm. The third one is unseen, hidden evil which is the most scared one. The symbol and superstition of the evil eye is one of the strongest symbolic images in the world. The earliest known evidence for belief in the evil eye goes back to ancient Greece... Melina

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Olive Wreath
(Product #3010)
€58.00

The olive wreath was the prize for the winner at the ancient Olympic Games. In the ancient Olympic ...

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The olive wreath was the prize for the winner at the ancient Olympic Games. In the ancient Olympic Games there were no gold, silver, or bronze medals. It was introduced by Heracles as a prize for the running race winner to honour his father Zeus... According to the ancient mythology Athena and Poseidon vied who should be tutelary deity of Athens. Poseidon was the god of the sea and had an important role to the already then witted shipping. He was the first to show what he could offer the city. With great force he hurled his trident into the ground by the current Erechtheum temple on the Acropolis, and the welled a source. Unfortunately it turned out to be salt water and therefore undrinkable. Athena on the other hand, let an olive tree sprouting out of the ground, and when the townspeople immediately realized the olive trees future importance, it was Athena, who ran away with the victory. In other parts of Greece there were sacred olive trees, for example in Olympia, from which you cut olive twigs to victory wreaths at the Olympic Games. It was also the case at the Olympic Games in Athens in 2004, where wreaths were bound by twigs from Greece's oldest olive tree that stands in Ano Vouves in Crete. Although the analysis shows that the tree is over 2000 years old, wearing it still plenty of olives... Melina

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Dancing Couple
(Product #3011)
€58.00

Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers... Dancing with the Stars. Sunset dancing. Dancing has always be...

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Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers... Dancing with the Stars. Sunset dancing. Dancing has always been a part of life in every community & country and dance make us merry & happy. Greece has a rich folk culture, and Greek folk dancing has been around for over 2500 years. On the mainland there is a tradition of dancing chain dance of the year and lif's celebrations. A repertoire of couple dances were also widespread during the Venetians domination of the Ionian Islands (1386-1797), the Cyclades and several of the Aegean Islands and Crete (1204-1669). In most dance improvisation is an important element. In large cities appear in addition to regional dance different dances of European and American origin, also has the Greek refugees from Asia Minor (1922-23) influenced the repertoire including the popular, free couple dancing tsifte teli; also solo dance zeibekikos is widespread. The dances kalamatianos & tsamikos have over 1900s, acquired the status of national dances... Melina

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2 CV
(Product #3012)
€58.00

The 2CV has fans all over the world and has gone from being the cheap car for anyone to be a cult ob...

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The 2CV has fans all over the world and has gone from being the cheap car for anyone to be a cult object! If any, the car certainly was an icon along with the Eiffel Tower, baguettes and red wine. The name 2CV (Deux Chavaux) means 2hp. It was relevant to the system then in France, where the tax paid by the horsepower of the car had. This car was known to appear in all kinds of terrain and one of the most famous "tests" it conducted was that it could run over a plowed field with a carton of eggs, without any of them broke. 2CV is surrounded by many myths... In Greece you will find more places where cars are not allowed and you use continues donkey transport. The island of Hydra, the most famous island in Greece where the car is not yet welcome... Melina

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Tritonis / Mermaid
(Product #3013)
€58.00

Tritonis was the Haliad nymph of the salt-water lake Tritonis, in Libya. Our real Mermaid... Since...

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Tritonis was the Haliad nymph of the salt-water lake Tritonis, in Libya. Our real Mermaid... Since then, the most famous Mermaid is definately The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen fairytale story: The little mermaid rises to sea level on her 15th birthday. This day has been eagerly awaited, for each year during the previous five years has one of her sisters rose to the surface. The Little Mermaid thinks that the human world is the most exciting thing she can imagine. Until this day, she has only seen it through the ocean. It will be a fantastic experience and the best part is the handsome prince, whom she falls in love with and he also falls deeply in love with her. His ship is lost, and she saves him. The Little Mermaid will sacrifice everything to get the prince and entering into a deal with the sea witch Ursula. With her ​​voice she gets potion that creates her into a human. But if she does not win the prince's heart, she will die and turn into sea foam. The prince though is being fooled into believing else and decides to marry a princess (a transformed Ursula). Now it seems all hope is lost for the mermaid. But the mermaid sisters devises an agreement with the evil sea witch Ursula to get her back to the sea. She must kill the prince to become a real mermaid again. She cannot, and therefore she dies. Definitely my favorite story by Hans Christian Andersen. With its fairy tale form and its eternal themes like love, life and death have adventures like " The Little Mermaid" over the years entertained both children and adults. Just as they have inspired musicals , cartoons and sculptures - of the more famous examples include Disney cartoon about the little mermaid and the national treasure, the statue of The Little Mermaid in Copenhagen harbor, Langelinie... Melina

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Fish Face
(Product #3014)
€58.00

In almost all nations of the earth are the mythological notion prevalent that life arose in the wate...

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In almost all nations of the earth are the mythological notion prevalent that life arose in the water. This idea corresponds to the modern theory of evolution. In ancient Egypt the fish was a symbol of the soul. In the Indian religion of Buddhism, the fish is a symbol of the spiritual power. A female symbol is the significance of the fish in the guise of the mermaid, the female creature with a fish tail. Through mermaid fish natural illustrated sexuality cold, feeling abandoned page. The fish is one of the oldest Christian symbols. In Greek fish: ICTYS: These five letters were also the first letters of the following confession: Iesous, Christos, Theos, Yios, Soter. Which means: Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior... Melina

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Ballet Dancing
(Product #3015)
€58.00

The Greeks used many different motives. The most popular subject through all periods, man. Archaic ...

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The Greeks used many different motives. The most popular subject through all periods, man. Archaic time, approx. 700-480 BC The name of the period comes from the ancient Greek word Archaios that means old. In the early period the Greeks got more contact with the eastern part of the Mediterranean and it affected the arts. The Greeks started including to daub their vases with designs like sphinxes and lotus flowers, which they had seen in the Near East and Egypt. This is called the oriental style. Inspired by the meeting with the East, they also began in the Archaic period working with large sculptures in stone. Male characters, called Kuros were prepared as free-standing sculptures. They stand with the left foot in front of the right and arms held close to the body. The way to stand on came from Egyptian sculptures, but as a special Greek features the characters were made ​​naked. The female counterpart, the core, was also reproduced standing with her legs in the same manner, but was always dressed. This model stems from the Archaic but we choose to develop it further in a dancing experience and have designed the ballet dancing... Melina

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Kangaroo with Baby
(Product #3016)
€58.00

The kangaroos are a numerous animal family, and includes some of the largest marsupials. A kangaroo ...

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The kangaroos are a numerous animal family, and includes some of the largest marsupials. A kangaroo has long legs that are used to jump, the short front legs are used to rely on when they graze; also used their tail to keep balance. Group's scientific name comes from the Greek macropod which means "long foot". The kangaroos are often seen in rivers near Australia's nearest houses. Kangaroos only live wild in Australia. A newborn kangaroo is only about 2 centimeters long... Melina

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Monkey with Baby
(Product #3017)
€58.00

Where does the man come from.? Many believe from apes - but where do the monkeys come from.? The m...

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Where does the man come from.? Many believe from apes - but where do the monkeys come from.? The monkeys are found in tropical and subtropical regions of America, Africa and Asia. In different cultures and religions have monkeys very different meanings. Positive for example in ancient Egypt, where they had reverence for them, and in Hinduism, where god of the monkeys Hanuman has grown into being one of the most popular gods, and where monkeys are a frequent sight in sacred areas. In Christianity the monkeys can be a negative phenomenon, a monkey with a mirror in her hand, meaning greed and sin. Satan tempts Eve with the fruit from the tree of knowledge, is in the iconographic tradition sometimes produced in a monkey drawing. Monkeys are divided into ghost monkeys, monkeys and Old World monkeys. In total there are 149 species incl.man, divided into 8 families and 39 genera. The smallest monkeys weighing 100 g (Pygmy Marmoset), the major 200 kg (gorilla). Ghost monkeys has previously been attributed to prosimians, but is currently regarded as actual monkeys because of advanced building features in particular skull. Monkeys differ from prosimians, for example to have a dry (hairy) snout, a flat face with a short muzzle and a large brain. Many different representations of three sitting monkeys in pantomime show says: not talk, not see, not hear, was in the 1900s widespread also in the Western world... Melina

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Lion with Baby
(Product #3018)
€58.00

It is often said that the tiger is bigger than the lion, but it is in fact only the Siberian tiger t...

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It is often said that the tiger is bigger than the lion, but it is in fact only the Siberian tiger that gains the lion in size. Leo is larger than all other tiger subspecies, and actually the female lion is bigger than any tigress. Record a male lion is 272 kg - that's over three times more than a normal adult male. Leo is the laziest animal on the African savannah - it lies down and relaxes more than 20 hours a day. But when it wakes up again, it is in turn the most dangerous predator on the savannah. Lions hunt in packs, can impose prey that weighs as much as a car, for example, buffalo, giraffe and even young rhinoceros and hippopotamus. Males may well chase and females are often let to obtain the food at the table. When the females then seek a prey, males may find to chase them away and even take care of the dishes... Melina

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Vespa GTS Super 125 ie
(Product #3019)
€58.00

Piaggio scooters history began in 1946 when Italys industry lay in ruins. In order to build an infra...

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Piaggio scooters history began in 1946 when Italys industry lay in ruins. In order to build an infrastructure that did not work, they had not the least need of a vehicle on the severely damaged roads and in large urban chaos offered the best opportunities to reach from one place to another. Under these circumstances, the Vespa bacame one of the most popular means of transport, not only in Italy but throughout Europe. Vespa was not only a useful tool, but symbolized simply the Italian lifestyle. Within a few years the Vespa had evolved from being a low-cost means of transport for the job, to be a symbol of a lifestyle. This is also confirmed by the movie "Roman Holiday" where Audrey Hepburn plays an Italian princess, who could only escape from court life when she joined the young reporter Gregory Peck. A Vespa played the third lead role... The company Piaggio was founded in 1884 in Genoa by Rinaldo Piaggio, who first made ​​machinery and railway wagons. In 1915 he went over to the manufacturing of airplanes and developed in this area significant innovations such as a pressurized cabin. The 20s were set numerous world records with the Piaggio aircraft. There was also built seaplanes in Genoa, with the Piaggio would win the famous Schneider Trophy. When Rinaldo Piaggio died in 1938, took his sons Enrico and Armando company. The latter remained, however, outside the shops and left the leadership of the Serene to his older brother. Enrico Piaggio, year 1905, built Italy's first large bomber type P108B with which Moussolinis son Bruno died in a test flight. From the first 98cc Vespa in 1946, which produced 89 different models. Today Vespa is built in Italy, India and Indonesia, with engines from 50 to 200 cc . Including a Classic model for the Japanese market. Incidentally far the best-selling non-Japanese two-wheeled vehicle in Japan! So even if the times and trends come and go, the Vespa is supremely relevant today. Modernized of more than 20.000 points since the start, but still basically the same Vespa... Melina

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VW / Volkswagen
(Product #3020)
€58.00

Bettle history: 1934 Ferdinand Porsche is hired to construct "The VW" 1935 The first p...

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Bettle history: 1934 Ferdinand Porsche is hired to construct "The VW" 1935 The first prototype is produced 1936 The first test runs are made. 3 test car travels a total of 50.000km 1938 The new factory in Wolfsburg, which still exists begin production of the car. The car sold through the "KdF" System. This is a tool in Adolf Hitlers propaganda. 1939 2nd World War starts and the factory switched to the production of war material instead. During the war the platform from VW is used for the production of over 50.000 Kubelwagen 1945 The Allies take over the factory and the British government is ordering 20.000 VWs - when there is both a lack of work and transport - thus starts VW era. 1946 Car number 10000 produced 1948 Car number 25000 produced 1949 Export of the model is presented - the car is later used as the basis of convertible model. 1951 Car number 250,000 produced 1952 Export model upgraded with synchronized gearbox and shared windows in the front doors. 1953 The rear window is changed to 1 large window from the original "Spectacle" 1954 The engine is improved from 25 to 30hp. The car can now run up to 110km/h 1957 A more substantial rear window is replaced in the oval window. 1962 The standard model will now have hydraulic brakes 1964 Now fully synchronized gearbox and the model comes as standard to heat 1,200 A. 1965 Export model called VW 1300 presented with 40hp engine. 1966 1500 model with front disc brakes come on the market. 1967 In January 1967 presented inexpensive model on the market with 34hk . 1968 The car is called for the first time in marketing " Käfer " 1970 1500 model is no longer produced. In place come 1302 model helholdsvis 34 & 40hp. 1972 After 1302 comes 1303 model. Ford Ts production record beaten. 1973 4 special models coming on the German market: Jeans, Big, City & Yellow - Black Racer 1974 The last bubble vw being produced in Wolfsburg. We have now produced over 12.000.000 cars here . Now begins the Golf - which has also been a great success. 1978 Now stops the production in Emden too. The car will now be built in Puebla, Mexico. Here they build only model: VW 1200 L with 34hk. 1981 Anniversary model is sweeping the 20mio. car coming on the market . The car called " Silver bug" 1985 The last models exported to Germany from Mexico - but until production stopped parallel exported and sold VW model. 1998 The sequel - Retor car "New beetle" is presented and will be a considerable success - not as public car, but as a more expensive Retro car... Melina

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Philosophical Thinking (Cycladic Figuring)
(Product #3021)
€58.00

The Cycladic culture: On Naxos, Delos, Santorini, and other Cycladic islands the inhabitants made bl...

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The Cycladic culture: On Naxos, Delos, Santorini, and other Cycladic islands the inhabitants made blades of volcanic stone and mystical minimalist shapes with arms crossed over the stomach, a style which among other things has inspired Picasso and sculptor Henry Moore. Cycladic art encompasses the visual art of the ancient Cycladic civilization, which flourished in the islands of the Aegean Sea from 3300 - 2000 BCE. The meaning and function of Cycladic figurines is kind of an enigma. In the absence of written records, any interpretation has to be based exclusively upon archaeological finds and reasonable assumptions. Unfortunately, archaeological data is also insufficient due to the extensive looting of the Cycladic islands in the 1950s and 1960s, itself the result of the excessive value marble figurines acquired in the international art markets in that period. It has been estimated that out of approximately 1400 known figurines, only 40% has been recovered through systematic excavation. Cycladic art encompasses the visual art of the ancient Cycladic civilization, which flourished in the islands of the Aegean Sea from 3300 - 2000 BCE. Along with the Minoans and Mycenaeans, the Cycladic people are counted among the three major Aegean cultures... Melina

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Frog alias Prince
(Product #3022)
€58.00

Frogs, going through a change process from egg to tadpole (both in water) for terrestrial animals, w...

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Frogs, going through a change process from egg to tadpole (both in water) for terrestrial animals, which very naturally becomes a symbol of transformation, birth and resurrection, beginning, fertility and sexuality. It is virtually an entire evolution, frog through and in the world of fairy tales is "evolution" on, so the seeds that are being kissed, turns into a prince. Grimms Fairy-Tales Frog King. In the tale, a spoiled princess reluctantly befriends a frog (possibly meeting him after dropping a gold ball into his pond), who magically transforms into a handsome prince. Although in modern versions the transformation is invariably triggered by the princess kissing the frog, in the original Grimm version of the story the frog's spell was broken when the princess threw it against a wall in disgust. In other early versions it was sufficient for the frog to spend the night on the princess's pillow. The frog can be as amphibians used as alchemical symbol for both water and land, by analogy with newts duality of fire and water. In ancient Egypt, the frog is symbol for birth goddess Heket. In an ancient Indian myth from the Vedas it supports the Great Seed entire universe and is a symbol of the primeval disordered matter. In Japan, the frog is a lucky animal. In the Old Testament the frog is one of the ten plagues of Egypt. It can be associated with witches and hell and in China with the moon, including such as that which causes lunar eclipses by swallowing the moon. The Greek comedy writer Aristophanes wrote in 405 BC a parody of tragedy of frogs... Melina

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Music Box
(Product #3023)
€58.00


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Harp
(Product #3024)
€58.00


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Church of Sct.Mary
(Product #3025)
€58.00


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Panda Bear
(Product #3026)
€58.00


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Halloween Pumpkin
(Product #3027)
€58.00


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Grapes
(Product #3028)
€58.00


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Greek Ancient Pillars
(Product #4001)
€65.00

The Greek column is an icon in architecture. They were created approx. in the year 600 before Christ...

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The Greek column is an icon in architecture. They were created approx. in the year 600 before Christ. The columns have a different appearance depending on where in ancient Greece they were created. This column is a Ionic pillar symbolizing wisdom, as the volutes (spiral at top) depicts a scroll. Maybe that is why columns are used on many buildings all over the world today. The Ionic columns are today used on buildings ranging from the White House to local courthouses and schools. This pendant was the very first Melina bead which was designed... Melina

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Amphora - Water Container
(Product #4002)
€65.00

Amphora is the name of one of the most important objects from antiquity. Amphora is a container made...

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Amphora is the name of one of the most important objects from antiquity. Amphora is a container made ​​of clay, metal, glass or stone, with a narrow neck and two handles. Amphora’s were mainly used for transporting and storing oil, wine and fish sauces, for the sake of stacking ships were the pointed bottom. Content, year, source, manufacturer and / or the merchants name could be punched or painted on the amphora. It is this information which has proved to be very important when researching ancient trades. Amphoras are also of great use to maritime archaeologists, as they often indicate the age of a shipwreck and the geographic origin of the cargo. They are occasionally so well preserved that the original content is still present, providing information on foodstuffs and mercantile systems. The widespread use, the importance and easily recognizable shape and form has made the Amphora into one of antiquities biggest icons. Easter in Corfu is a must and involves a different view on pots / vases / amphoras. Throwing custom takes place, and the local people throw pots with water out of their windows, smashing them onto the streets below. This noisy custom, originating with the Venetians, began in the town and spread to the villages. The Venetians used to throw all their old and useless objects out of the window on January 1st each year, so that the New Year might bring them new ones. The Corfiots adopted this custom and moved it to their great Easter celebration. Nowadays, instead of throwing out old crockery, the people use big, specially made pots (called a 'botis'), filled with water to make a louder crash. Another explanation for the custom gives it a pagan provenance. At Easter, nature starts its new year and re-awakens after winter. The fruits are collected in new receptacles, throwing out the old ones. After the breaking of the pots, the philharmonic orchestras tour the streets playing joyful songs. At Pinia, the old commercial centre of the town, the custom of the 'mastelas' (washtub) has been revived. A half-barrel decorated with myrtle and ribbons is filled with water, and passers-by are invited to throw coins into it for good luck. When the first bell sounds for the Resurrection, someone jumps into the barrel and collects up the money. In old times the diver was not a volunteer but an unsuspecting passer-by, thrown in against his will... I personally adore the island of Corfu, I am from Athens but Corfu is my home in Greece, Melina

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Protective Eye (oval)
(Product #4003)
€65.00

The Protective Eye is to protect against the Evil Eye that is believed by many cultures to be able t...

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The Protective Eye is to protect against the Evil Eye that is believed by many cultures to be able to cause injury or bad luck for the person at whom it is directed. At almost every stages of human history, man has looked for the assistance of magic objects called talismans to defy evil forces. Talismans with letters, numbers or abstract signs have survived to this day. Even the modern religions with a single god have their own symbols. One of these symbols we find in almost every culture and faith for thousands of years. It’s the figure of an eye. Belief in the evil eye is strongest in the Middle East, East and West Africa, South Asia, Central Asia and Europe, especially the Mediterranean region. Evil eye beads go back thousands of years. In Greek "matiasma or mati" someone refers to the act of cursing someone with the evil eye. It's believed that there are three types of evil eyes: The first are unconscious evil eyes, these harm people and things, without intending to. The second type intends to harm. The third one is unseen, hidden evil which is the most scared one. The symbol and superstition of the evil eye is one of the strongest symbolic images in the world. The earliest known evidence for belief in the evil eye goes back to ancient Greece... Melina

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Seahorse
(Product #4004)
€65.00

Seahorse is the title given to 54 species of marine fish in the genus Hippocampus. "Hippocampu...

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Seahorse is the title given to 54 species of marine fish in the genus Hippocampus. "Hippocampus" comes from the Ancient Greek hippos meaning "horse" and kampos meaning "sea monster". The Seahorse is truly a mythological and beautiful creature. Perhaps that is why it is shared by Phoenician and Greek mythology, though the name by which it is recognized is purely Greek. It was also adopted into Etruscan and Roman mythology. It has typically been depicted as a horse in its forepart with a scaly, fish-like hindquarter. The Seahorse shows up in numerous places, both in art, literature and mythology. Some of the most famous are probably Poseidon’s seahorses. In Hellenistic and Roman imagery Poseidon (Roman:Neptune) often drives a sea-chariot drawn by hippocampi. In the Homer, Iliad, Homer describes Poseidon, who was god of horses, earthquakes, and the sea, drawn by "brazen-hoofed" horses over the sea's surface, emerging from the sea and galloping away. The mythical seahorse has been used countless times as a symbol right up to our time, most often in the armorial bearings of people and places with maritime associations. The sea-horse is also often seen in Renaissance and post-Renaissance art, for example in the waters of the 18th-century Trevi Fountain in Rome surveyed by Neptune from his niche above. A winged hippocamp has been used as a symbol for Air France since its creation in 1933 (inherited from its predecessor Air Orient), and can be seen today on the engine room on Air France flights... Melina

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Cheops Pyramid
(Product #4005)
€65.00

Around the world there are many prehistoric pyramids. The Egyptian pyramids are probably the most fa...

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Around the world there are many prehistoric pyramids. The Egyptian pyramids are probably the most famous, but all the great ancient cultures built pyramids, including the Greek. One of the reasons that the pyramids were so popular was probably very strong symbolism inherent in the form. The pyramids sloping sides symbolize the sun's slanting rays, which should bring the king / pharaoh to heaven. The Greek pyramids, also known as the Pyramids of Argolis, are structures located in the plain of Argolid, Greece. The best known of these is known as the Pyramid of Hellinikon. There have been many pyramids on the site, but today is only two left. Both the age of the pyramids and their function is highly debated even today. However, they are believed built between 600 BC and 3000 BC, which will make it about as old as the Cheops pyramid. But Alexander the Great did not conquer Egypt before the year 332 BC. So the structures can not be explained by Greece and Egypt being one kingdom. However, the correlation between Greek culture and Egyptian is extensive. When Alexander the Great dies, his generals split his empire. Ptolemy took Egypt and declared himself pharaoh and founded thus Egypts last dynasty. The Ptolemaic Egypt was one of the major powers in the Hellenistic world, it spread its rule over parts of Syria, Asia Minor, Cyprus, Libya, Phoenicia and other countries. Under the Ptolemy’s, Alexandria was a cultural and intellectual center in the ancient world. There were several Ptolemaic princesses named Cleopatra, but the well-known was VII. At age 17, she married her younger brother, Ptolemy XII. But with Caesars help they were able to throw him from the throne. She followed the victorious Caesar to Rome. After Caesars death came Mark Antony to Egypt, and he too was captivated by the Egyptian queen who ruled with her son Caesarion, who carried that name Ptolemy XIV. After the defeat at Actium in 30 BC to the young Octavian, Cleopatra committed suicide. Octavian however, was Rome's first emperor under the name Augustus. This ended the Ptolemaic line. Whether the Greek pyramids were tombs, as the Egyptian pyramids or whether they have been used to celebrate other things are unfortunately not known with certainty. But one thing is certain and that is that the pyramids beautiful, geometric shape have been important at all times... Melina

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Soul & Eros
(Product #4006)
€65.00

Eros is the Greek god of love. In the earliest myths Eros appears as a powerful creative force. He i...

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Eros is the Greek god of love. In the earliest myths Eros appears as a powerful creative force. He is one of the first gods who emerged out of Chaos and the God who is the catalyst for all of the following events. In Greek religion Eros is primarily a personification of love and erotic attraction. Due to this view of Eros, sexual symbols are often associated with Eros and as a person or god figure he is often depicted as a boy or man with wings and bow and arrow ready to shoot love into people. Eros falls in love with Psyche also named Soul. His charisma is so great that he insists that she should never look at his face, and therefore he can only visit her at night. To begin with, she agrees, but her family insists that her husband may be a grotesque and dangerous monster. Then one night she turns on a lamp and sees him; a magnificent and beautiful man, but when she sees him she trembles so much that she shakes the lamp. A few drops of hot oil drips on her beloved, burning him, and he flies away from her in physical pain made worse by the pain of knowing that she did not trust him. His mother, Aphrodite, is angry with this happening and wants to kill Psyche, but Eros comes to her rescue, and they get married. As it is fitting for a god of love, Eros and Soul lives happy-ever after. Love and soul, two inseparable archetypes that has occupied humanity throughout our history. The Romans called Eros for Amor or Cupid, Well-known figures of our time... Melina

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Satyros
(Product #4007)
€65.00

Satyros´ are Greek mythical creatures, forest demons, they are men with horse legs and tail ac...

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Satyros´ are Greek mythical creatures, forest demons, they are men with horse legs and tail accompanying wine-god Dionysus and chasing nymphs and maenads. Lots of pictures from Ancient Greece depict mature satyrs as being strongly built with flat noses, large pointed ears, long curly hair, and full beards, with wreaths of wine or ivy circling their heads, and there are very often pictured with a small flute. The flute shows the deep connection with nature, the soft whistle of the wind, the sound of gurgling water of the crystal spring, the birds singing, or perhaps it represent the singing of a melody from a human soul that aspire higher feelings. As Dionysiac creatures they are lovers of wine and women, and they are ready for every physical pleasure. That is the reason why they are almost always depicted with erect penis, they represent the animal inside, the unrestrained, the basic needs of joy. Therefore, they were also very popular creatures. There were plays made in their honor and they were celebrated at every opportunity. The Romans also had their own version of Satyros called Faun (Faunus). Even in our time Satyros is a strong symbol of masculinity and the erotic in man and in life in general... Melina

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Owl of Wisdom - Athena
(Product #4008)
€65.00

The owl is one of the most famous and widely used symbols from ancient Greece. Traditionally it repr...

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The owl is one of the most famous and widely used symbols from ancient Greece. Traditionally it represents or accompanies the goddess Athena. The reasons behind the association of Athena and the owl are lost in time. But the Owl (Athene noctua), as a bird, are found in all regions of the Earth except Antarctica, most of Greenland, and some remote islands, so it might be because the qualities that have made it so widespread are the same qualities as the goddess Athena is known for as these following skills: wisdom, courage, vision, strength. The Romans adopted both the goddess Athena and her owl. In Roman mythology her name is Minerva, goddess of the same qualities as Athena. The association between these qualities and the owl has survived up to our time. Even today many public institutions and private associations are using the owl as a symbol of wisdom, knowledge and vision. This bead is a copy of the owl pictured on an ancient silver coin: The tetradrachm, that was in wide circulation from 510 to 38 BC... Melina

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Horse of Troya
(Product #4009)
€65.00

We know The Trojan horse from Homer major literary works the Iliad and the Odyssey. After ten years&...

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We know The Trojan horse from Homer major literary works the Iliad and the Odyssey. After ten years' siege of Troy, Odysseus got an idea. On his initiative the Greeks built a large horse figurine of wood, in whose cavity Greek soldiers hid. The Trojans received the figure as a gift and led it through the gate, during the night the soldiers sneaked out of the horse and opened the city gates to the Greek army that ravaged and conquered Troy. The idea was so good that the Trojan horse is not only a great story, but also a concept. The Trojan horse is today synonymous with things that are covert, things that are not what they seem. Things that are much more than they seem at first glance... Melina

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Buddha
(Product #4010)
€65.00

Buddha is a revered name which in Sanskrit means 'the awakened' or 'the enlightened&#...

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Buddha is a revered name which in Sanskrit means 'the awakened' or 'the enlightened' and refers to the spiritual realization Siddhartha Gautama achieved at age 35 after living six years as wandering ascetic. Buddhism is a religion or philosophy based on the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama believed to have lived between 563 BC and approx. 483 BC in India. The great Greek conqueror Alexander the Great, found his way there in 327 BC, Having subdued Syria, Egypt, and Persia, he next marched to invade the unknown land of gold: India. The part of India which Alexander invaded is called the Punjab, or land of the five rivers. He was eager to reach the holy river Ganges and conquer the people there. But he had grown weary of the hard ships of the way, weary of the fighting under the burning sun & torrent rains of India, and they begged him to go no further. So, Greatly against his will, Alexander turned back... Melina

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1000 Hearts
(Product #4011)
€65.00

Heart is the symbol of love. One of Christianity's many symbols are the heart and the heart of...

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Heart is the symbol of love. One of Christianity's many symbols are the heart and the heart of Jesus have since the 17th century been the subject of special worship. The heart was originally a symbol of a leaf from an ancient Greek wood, the ancient Greeks believed was the way to immortality. It was not until the 1500s that they misunderstood the meaning of this life symbol, as it stopped to paint the leaves in green, but started also to paint them red. This bead shows a lot of "leaves" joint in a cluster. A popular bead that Melina was the first to design... Melina

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Torche Fire
(Product #4012)
€65.00

The Olympic Flame is one of the most famous Olympic symbols. This comes from ancient Greece, where t...

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The Olympic Flame is one of the most famous Olympic symbols. This comes from ancient Greece, where the fire was connected to the gods. To honor the gods, there was fire in many of the sanctuaries in Olympia and all the time a fire was burning on Hestias altar. According to Greek mythology people got the first fire as Prometheus stole fire from the gods to give to humans. Zeus was furious when he found out and punished Prometheus hard. As punishment for the people he sent Pandora. Pandora was sent to Prometheus' brother Epimetheus, along with a gift Pandora's box. When she came into the human world, she opened the box, so most of the box contents ('evil' and 'illness', etc.) were released. Only 'hope' was in the box at a time, but it was also released at the end. The first Olympic Games were held for more than 2000 years ago. They took place in Greece, where the ancient Greeks competed every four years in honor of the god Zeus. Myths and stories from the ancient Olympic Games is still alive and is helping to make the Olympics special. In approx. 1500 years went almost into oblivion, but in 1896 began what we call the modern Olympic Games. Since then, the Games have been held every four years ... Melina

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Baby Birth
(Product #4013)
€65.00

This bead is an exact replica of a large marble sculpture, about 40 cm. high. The sculpture is made ...

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This bead is an exact replica of a large marble sculpture, about 40 cm. high. The sculpture is made by the artist and designer Lygourgos Grypaios. It has been exhibited several times, both in private galleries and public exhibitions in Athens and around Greece. The original sculpture, as well as the silver bead is depicting a mother with her ​unborn child in the womb. One of the simplest and most powerful symbols of life and human existence… And like life itself, it is made of a hard material with soft and round shapes. A child's birth is the definition of life, it can also be described as the immortal DNA that passes from generation to generation. A fact which connects us directly with our past, and therefore makes our history become our present... Melina

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Hei Tiki Maori
(Product #4014)
€65.00

The term tiki is applied to carved human figures generally, both by the Maori and by other polynesia...

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The term tiki is applied to carved human figures generally, both by the Maori and by other polynesians. The name possibly has some connection with the myth of Tiki, the first man created by Tane. On the other hand tiki or tikitiki is also a general term for carving in many parts of polynesia, as, for instance, in Niue, where the Tiki myth is unknown and human figures were not carved. In New Zealand, however, tiki is usually applied to the human figure carved in greenstone as a neck ornament. The full name is hei-tiki. It has been suggested that this ornament is a fertility charm representing the human embryo, and that it should be worn only by women. However, early European visitors saw men wearing the hei-tiki and it is probable that the squat shape of the figure was influenced by the hardness of the material and that it was later likened to an embryo and endowed with magical powers. The shape is also probably due to the fact that tiki were often made from adze blades. Adzes and chisels made from greenstone were also prestige items and the shape of a greenstone adze lends itself to conversion into a tiki. There are several extant examples of half-finished tiki evidently originally small adzes and sometimes on completed tiki, traces of the original cutting end shaping of a adze can be seen, usually at the foot. Tiki remain prestige items in New Zealand today; heirlooms (toanga) in Maori families and European families as well. They are worn by Maori on ceremonial occasions. Most tiki are not ancient and some are 19th century commercial products but nonetheless highly valued treasures to their owners... Melina

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Centaur Horse
(Product #4015)
€65.00

The Centaurs are mythological creatures from Greek mythology. They are creatures with the head, arms...

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The Centaurs are mythological creatures from Greek mythology. They are creatures with the head, arms, and torso of a human and the body and legs of a horse. It is said that they lived in the mountains of Thessaly and Arcadia. The idea of ​​a mythological creature that is half animal and half human is ancient, but the Centaurs were first common around 760-700 B.C. They are seen depicted countless places in Ancient Art: such as bronze figures, reliefs, on vases. Their existence is not limited to ancient Greek culture, they are also known in Etruscan and Roman art and culture and later in Renaissance and Baroque arts mythological scenes. Even in our time we encounter Centaurs. The centaur has for example given its name to an asteroid and a star constellation, but also in contemporary art we encounter this mythical creature. For example in the Harry potter movies, in which they fight with Harry Potter against evil, defending the balance of nature. A role that goes well in line with the role they had in antiquity. Legend has it that a bunch of centaurs got drunk at Lapither king Peirithoos' wedding and assaulted the women. The ensuing battle between Lapither and centaurs are a popular motif in Greek art and was used often symbolic of a struggle between cosmos and chaos, civilization and savagery, Greeks and barbarians... Melina

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Spartan Helmet Leonidas (perikefalea)
(Product #4016)
€65.00

There exist many different types of warrior helmets in ancient Greece, but the Spartan version, made...

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There exist many different types of warrior helmets in ancient Greece, but the Spartan version, made famous to the present time in the Hollywood movie, "300" is the best known. In 480 BC a small force of Spartan, approximately 300, led by King Leonidas made a legendary last stand at the Battle of Thermopylae against the massive Persian army, inflicting very high casualties on the Persian forces before finally being encircled. The helmet that Leonidas and his 300 soldiers wore was a type of helmet that originated in Classical Greece but was widely used in Italy and the Hellenistic world until well into the Roman Empire era, and with good reason. The Spartans were no slouches when it came to their warriors with many being equipped with the finest weapons and armor at the time ensuring that when it came to battle, Spartan warriors were among the strongest of their time. The Spartans was in classical times the strongest government in Greece, only challenged by Athens. This was achieved by the Spartans using a set of especially tough values, intended to make the Spartans strong warriors from the day they were born. They claimed to be the true "defenders of Hellenism". The Spartans had great success and their way of life was the subject of fascination in its own day as well as it is today. This special way of life that made Spartans feared on the battlefield is today synonymous with modesty, frugality, simplicity and a strict way of life. And nothing symbolizes the Spartans more than the Spartan helmet... Melina

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Caryatid “Kariatida” holding Acropolis
(Product #5001)
€73.00

This bead is an exact replica, made under license, of the head of one of the six figures of the Cary...

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This bead is an exact replica, made under license, of the head of one of the six figures of the Caryatid Porch of the Erechtheion on the Acropolis in Athens. A caryatid is a sculpted female figure serving as an architectural support taking the place of a column or a pillar supporting an entablature on her head. There are only five figures back at the Acropolis, when one of the ladies was removed by Lord Elgin in the early 19th century, is now in the British Museum in London. In addition to being very beautiful and having a major impact on the architecture over time, the ladies also have a symbolic meaning. The word Caryatid is also used on Artemis, goddess of hunting, the forest and the animals. She is the daughter of Zeus and Leto, and also takes care of childbirth, virginity and fertility. So Caryatid is also seen as a symbol of womanhood and feminine strength... Melina

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Comedy & Tragedy Masks
(Product #5002)
€73.00

Theatre is a 2500 year old art form that in its western version has its origins in ancient Greece. A...

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Theatre is a 2500 year old art form that in its western version has its origins in ancient Greece. Acting as an art form originated among other things from a celebration ceremony for the god Dionysus in ancient Greece. Here fertility was celebrated with a parade through town, ending at the town's amphitheater, "Dionysos-temple." The tragedy, the comedy and the satyr were the three dramatic genres to emerge there. The actors wore masks partly because they could play several roles, but also to enhance the actor's expression on stage so it could be seen all the way up in the back rows. Like many of the plays from antiquity are well known and famous today, so are the masks. They have become symbols of all of life's highlights and gloomy moments and to the bright and dark sides that are in all people... Melina

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Olympic Rings
(Product #5003)
€73.00

Ancient Olympics were a sporting event, held at Olympia in Greece every four years for a period of m...

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Ancient Olympics were a sporting event, held at Olympia in Greece every four years for a period of more than 1,000 years from 776 BC until the year 393 The ancient Olympics were later the inspiration for the modern Olympic Games that have been held since 1896. The symbol of the ancient games was a wreath of olive branches, but the modern Olympic games uses the five inter-locking rings, as a symbol of the many nations different flags and thereby their diversity... Melina

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Meandros Big
(Product #5004)
€73.00

This bead is designed with the classic meander motif. Meanders are common decorative elements in Gre...

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This bead is designed with the classic meander motif. Meanders are common decorative elements in Greek and Roman art. In ancient Greece they appear in many architectural friezes, and in bands on the pottery of ancient Greece and onwards. The design is common to the present-day in classicizing architecture. The Meander name probably comes from "Meander River" in Asia Minor, which flowed out into the Aegean Sea at the ancient city of Ephesus. The pattern symbolized the rivers many twists and turns... Melina

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Record of Hephaestus
(Product #5005)
€73.00

This bead is an exact replica of the famous and mysterious Hephaestus (Phaistos) disc. The Hephaestu...

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This bead is an exact replica of the famous and mysterious Hephaestus (Phaistos) disc. The Hephaestus disc is a disc of fired clay from the Minoan palace of Phaistos on the Greek island of Crete, possibly dating till middle or late Minoan Bronze Age (2nd millennium BC). It was found in 1903 and is about 15 cm (5.9 in.) in diameter and covered on both sides with a spiral of stamped symbols. Its purpose and meaning remain disputed, making it one of the most famous mysteries of archeology. The inscription was apparently made by pressing sing pre-formed hieroglyphic "seals" into the soft clay, in a clockwise sequence spiraling towards the disc's center. It was then burned at high temperatures. The unique character of the Phaistos Disc stems from the fact that the entire text was inscribed in this way, reproducing a piece of text with reusable characters, 3200 years before Johann Gutenberg. This unique object is now on display at the archaeological museum of Heraklion/ Crete... Melina

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Apollon Coin
(Product #5006)
€73.00

Apollon, in Greek mythology the god of music and poetry, medicine, divination and archery; son of Le...

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Apollon, in Greek mythology the god of music and poetry, medicine, divination and archery; son of Leto and Zeus, the father of Asclepius. Apollo is one of the most complex Greek deities. He is also the most "Greek" of the Olympian gods and the male ideal, both in physical beauty and strength in intellectual and artistic abilities. Apollo is the Muses captain, he is a master of archery and in strict games on the lyre, he has received from Hermes, as his sister Artemis, he can hit people with his illness arrows. Apollon jealously guarded in all his skills, which myths of Niobe and Marsyas shows. Above all, however, the god Apollo, who can predict the future in its oracles ( in Delphi, Klaros , Didyma ). In Delphi had Apollo first killed Python, the terrible serpent or dragon, who ruled the oracle site. Dragon slaying as a motif known from many religions, in Delphi match was the symbol of the new god, whose invincible forces made ​​him the oracle master. In this role he carried the nickname Loxias' The hull'. His oracle played an important role Greeks colony founding and his cult existed in all Greek cities. Nicknamed Foibos (Latin Phoebus ) is interpreted commonly as 'the brilliant', 'The dazzling', 'The one who cleans'. Apollo appears in some myths (Orestes) as the god who joins a genus feud and he stands as the symbol of a new social order based on the rule of law. Apollon perceived (especially later in antiquity) as the god of light and was often made ​​with halo (Helios). In Roman imperial times he was identified with the Sun (Sol Invictus). Apollo's sacred tree is bay laurel (Daphne), whose branches therefore once used to honor wreaths for poets and musicians. His many and nothing but unhappy love affairs are remarkable: the myths about Dafne, Hyacinthus, Koronis and Kassandra. Apollo raised according to mythology away from Delphi in the winter and was replaced by Dionysos, a deeper contrast between the two gods and their influence on the human mind is already expressed in Euripides' tragedy Bacchae, see also Apollonian - Dionysian. Apollo's origins as deity and the meaning of his name is disputed, in the Iliad's Apollo on the Trojans' performance, and according to some theories derived his from Asia Minor, according to others, he is originally from northwestern Greece. Old cult titles (eg Mark Muse, Wolves and Grasshopper Killer) shows Apollo as a shepherd and vegetationsgud, but from archaic times, his intellectual side was the main... Melina

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Alexander the Great Coin
(Product #5007)
€73.00

Alexander the Great coins were an international currency. During his 13-year reign did Alexander mi...

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Alexander the Great coins were an international currency. During his 13-year reign did Alexander mint coins in large parts of his growing empire. The cities in which many of these coin series is characterized, can now be determined, the numismatic research is thus able to provide independent and often very reliable information that can supplement archaeological finds and written knowledge. Alexander the Great is one of the most popular people in Greek history and he is known for his incredible conquest of much of the known world. Throughout the Greek and Roman antique, he was often used in the literature, speeches, as well as art. In order to understand Alexander the Great, you have to know what his father Philip II had achieved during his reign, for in many ways paved the way for Philip Alexander's greatness. Philip II became king in 360/359 BC in Macedonia, which was marked by strife and problems. He was a skilled diplomat and he managed soon to unite many of the warring parties around them. He was also a talented military man and he introduced new ways of fighting in Macedonia. In 358 BC Philip II won an important victory that increased his power considerably. Since Athens had serious internal power struggles, to Philip II without major problems attacking some of the city-states of northern Greece, which had otherwise been under Athenian influence. Over the next decades subjugated Philip II in the divided Greek world using both military and diplomacy. In 336 BC, Philip II began even an expedition to Asia Minor, but he was murdered before he could bring his plans to fruition. His son Alexander, who had spent his youth in his native Macedonia, was as 20-year-old king of Macedonia despite much controversy in Macedonia over who had the right to the throne. Alexander was ambitious and he held fast his position of power as the new Macedonian king in 335 BC, where he let Thebes destroy their attempts rebellion. In 334 BC, Alexander marched into Asia Minor with its huge army. He won an important victory over the area's Persian governor at the Granicus River, and were then able to take some of the great Greek-speaking cities in Asia Minor, who had been under Persian rule. The next big victory came in 333 BC of Issus, where Alexander proved his skills as a strategist. After this victory Alexander had control over the entire Near East up to the Euphrates, located in modern Iraq. In 332 BC, Alexander came to Egypt which he took without major problems and founded the city of Alexandria. The Persian great king Darius III offered Alexander a peace agreement, but Alexander refused because he did not want to join the triumphal procession. In 331 BC Alexander won another victory, this time at Gaugamela and he came to one of the Persian important cities, Persepolis. He defeated shortly after the Persian great king Darius III and could say at this point to have conquered the Persian Empire. Alexander's behavior is characterized by his great achievements , and he began to talk about his divine heritage , and he may have thought that he was descended from Hercules , Perseus and eventually Zeus. He also began to dress like the Persian great king and introduce Persian customs. Especially the old Macedonian army was very much against Alexander's new behavior. In 323 BC, Alexander died, possibly of excessive drinking. He had by this time expanded his empire to India and some believe that he was planning to lead his army to the west to conquer Italy and the Mediterranean. Alexander left behind an empire , but he was not interested in how it quite convenient to be held together. He had not designated a successor so soon after his death the kingdom fell apart and was divided into different realms. The time from Alexander's death until 31 BC (where the Roman Republic became an empire under the Augustus ) is called the Hellenistic period . Four major units came to dominate in the time just after Alexander's death : Seleucus won a large Asian region ; Ptolemy took over Egypt, Lysimachus won Thrace until his death , when his territory was dissolved and Cassander took Macedonia and Greece. The political entities during this period was not stable but the Hellenistic culture flourished. Scientists such as Archimedes lived during this period that often gets overlooked in Greek historiography... Melina

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Scarab Egyptian
(Product #5008)
€73.00

The Scarab has a great importance in Egypt's mythology. Egyptians have wondered about the littl...

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The Scarab has a great importance in Egypt's mythology. Egyptians have wondered about the little fertilizer beetle which is found everywhere in nature, it rolled a ball of dung and hid it in a hole. Every day it came out and repeated the process. Just as the sun is a round ball that rolls across the sky each day. The conclusion had to be that the beetle had a special life-giving force and that its task was probably to assist the sun get up in the sky in the morning by pushing it as fertilizer ball. The beetle that lives underground, seemed to reappear every day when it came to the surface to fly away. The scarab became a symbol of resurrection and eternal life. Scarabs were therefore a popular amulet in ancient Egypt... Melina

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Parthenonas – Acropolis
(Product #5009)
€73.00

Parthenon is the main temple on the Acropolis citadel in Athens and it is built in honor of the godd...

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Parthenon is the main temple on the Acropolis citadel in Athens and it is built in honor of the goddess Athena, Athens protector. Acropolis in Athens has a very long history, but the Parthenon was built in the fifth century BC and has since had a turbulent life. It has been bombed, burned, used as ammunition chamber and exposed to thousands of years of pollution, but it is still stands, proud, white and majestic. Maybe this is exactly why it has become a symbol of all the great things we have inherited from antiquity; Culture, philosophy, knowledge of medicine, mathematics, democracy. Very much the same things as the Goddess Athena her self represents: wisdom, courage, inspiration, civilization, law and justice, just warfare, mathematics, strength, strategy, the arts, crafts, and skill. This is also the reason why Acropolis is, Greece's biggest tourist attraction More people are visiting the Acropolis today than ever before, because there are not many places in the world where you can feel the presence of history, as when you walk around the Parthenon on the Acropolis... Melina

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Trireme of Odysseus
(Product #5010)
€73.00

A trireme was an ancient vessel and a type of galley that was used by the ancient maritime civilizat...

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A trireme was an ancient vessel and a type of galley that was used by the ancient maritime civilizations of the Mediterranean, especially the Phoenicians, ancient Greeks and Romans. As a ship it was fast and agile and became the dominant warship in the Mediterranean from the 7th to the 4th centuries BC. Triremes played a vital role in the Persian Wars, the creation of the Athenian maritime empire. This particular bead is a replica of the ship that brought Odysseus around on his odyssey. Odysseus is most famous for the ten eventful years he took to return home to reassert his place as rightful king of Ithaca after the decade-long Trojan war and his famous Trojan Horse ploy to capture the city of Troy... Melina

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Venetian Fortress
(Product #5011)
€73.00

The castle as a structure originates from a thousand years ago around the same time people need to d...

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The castle as a structure originates from a thousand years ago around the same time people need to defend themselves against enemies. All over Europe and the Mediterranean area are there beautiful and majestic castles, many whose foundations can be traced back to the Romans or before. Also the Crusaders have left many beautiful and amazing castles. A castle has, over time, become a symbol of the unchangeable, the safe, the everlasting. This special bead has modeled after the Crusader castle at the heart of the Old Town of Rhodes... Melina

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Ancient Statue of a Male Torso
(Product #5012)
€73.00

In Greek mythology, Prometheus is a Titan, culture hero who is credited with the creation of mankind...

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In Greek mythology, Prometheus is a Titan, culture hero who is credited with the creation of mankind from clay, and who defies the gods and gives fire to humanity, an act that enabled progress and civilization. When he gave mankind the gift of fire, he crossed Zeus' will, which therefore chained him naked to a rock and sent an eagle that would eat his liver. But every night it grew out again, the eagle began to eat it again the next day. He is known for his intelligence and as a champion of mankind, in the Western classical tradition, Prometheus became a figure who represented human striving, particularly the quest for scientific knowledge... Melina

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Temple of Nikis / Victory
(Product #5013)
€73.00

This bead represents The Temple of Athena Nike which is a temple on The Acropolis of Athens, built b...

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This bead represents The Temple of Athena Nike which is a temple on The Acropolis of Athens, built between 427 and 424 BC. Nike means victory in Greek, and Athena was worshipped in this form, as goddess of wisdom, courage, inspiration, civilization, law and justice, just warfare, mathematics, strength, strategy, the arts, crafts and skills. Athena Nike is not to be confused with the goddess Nike of Samothrace. Nike was a very close acquaintance of Athena, and is thought to have to stood in Athena's outstretched hand in the statue of Athena located in her temple on the Acropolis. Athena is also patroness of the city of Athens... Melina

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Sphinx of Greece
(Product #5014)
€73.00

A sphinx was a legendary creature in Egyptian and Greek mythology. In Egypt the sphinx was made wit...

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A sphinx was a legendary creature in Egyptian and Greek mythology. In Egypt the sphinx was made with a lions body and a human head, which was build as the guardian of temples and pyramids, such as the Sphinx of Giza. In Greek mythology the sphinx is a creature with a womans head and breasts, body of a lion and wings of an eagle, who was sent to punish the people of Thebes that had displeased the gods. She ate all of which could not solve this riddle: 'Which animal has first four legs, then two legs then three legs?' No one could solve the mystery before Oedipus realized that the answer was a human being as old human crawls as a baby, walking on two legs as an adult and using a stick as old human... Melina

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Goddess Niki / Victory
(Product #5015)
€73.00

Discovered in 1863, is estimated to have been created around 200-190 BCE and is one of the most cele...

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Discovered in 1863, is estimated to have been created around 200-190 BCE and is one of the most celebrated sculptures in the world. Nike was a goddess who personified victory also known as the Winged Goddess of Victory. Over the years, she has been the inspiration for many people and countries. The ancient Romans called her Victoria and she has also given her name to the world-renowned sports brand Nike, Inc.. Nike's wing forming the logo. Since 1884, it has been prominently displayed at the Louvre. This bead is an exact replica of the statue made under license from the Greek National Museum... Melina

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Flour Mill
(Product #5016)
€73.00

Old windmills for the production of flour, are seen everywhere in the Mediterranean area. Wherever t...

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Old windmills for the production of flour, are seen everywhere in the Mediterranean area. Wherever the wind conditions are right, like along the coasts or on the high hills, stand an old mill. Either ruins of a mill or an intact mill. They have for centuries been an indispensable part of everyday life. Without them, there was no flour for bread, a major ingredient in the diet for everyone. Before the windmill was invented, people used water mills, a device that has been known since Archimedes. Water mills in Europe were rarely more than a few miles apart. It was very labor demanding and inefficient, so it was a technical revolution when windmills came to Europe. The first wind-powered flour mills were built in the 9th and 10th centuries in what are now Afghanistan and Iran and the technology was spread along the Mediterranean by Crusaders around 1000 AD. The technology behind a windmill is very advanced because they must be able to adapt to the changing operating wind conditions and directions. It requires complex gear systems. The technology is so advanced that many wind mills produced flour until 1950-60s. This Melina Flour Mill is the first Melina bead to be created ​​out of 4 parts and the turbine blades are designed to rotate 360 degrees. Enjoy ... Melina

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Odyssey
(Product #5017)
€73.00

"The Bible of Melina Jewellery with the ancient Greek inscription of Omiros (Homer): "&Mu...

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"The Bible of Melina Jewellery with the ancient Greek inscription of Omiros (Homer): "ΜΙΚΡΟΣ ΔΕ ΛΙΘΟΣ ΜΕΓΑ ΚΥΜ´ΑΠΟΕΡΓΕΙ" (even a tiny stone stops a giant wave) This Greek epic poem, is probably from shortly before 700 BC and extremely captivating reading. Odyssey is the story of Odysseus' ten-year long, perilous journey home from Troy to Ithaca after the Trojan War. Along the way, he encounters numerous dangers and temptations, and loses his entire crew. At the same time we follow the events surrounding his wife, Penelope, and son, Telemachus. His wife Penelope gets flirted around at home. The poem's last part tells of Odysseus' homecoming and reunion with his family and the death of Penelope's suitors. The story is written by Homer, one of antiquity's greatest authors. European literature born with Homer's poems. Not only do they give a great insight into ancient way of life, ancient values ​​and history, they have also founded a school for all future narratives. The Odysseus themes such as women's and men's roles, God / human relationships, the known and the unknown, the concept of heroes, and the journey - and human evolution theme is a number of topics which is discussed in the poem and they are still some of the basic themes of modern literature. It has made Homer and his works into a common heritage and framework for all modern Europeans... Melina

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Greek Ancient Pillars - Long
(Product #6001)
€84.00

The Greek column is an icon in architecture. They were created approx. in the year 600 before Christ...

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The Greek column is an icon in architecture. They were created approx. in the year 600 before Christ. The columns have a different appearance depending on where in ancient Greece they were created. This column is a Ionic pillar symbolizing wisdom, as the volutes (spiral at top) depicts a scroll. Maybe that's why columns are used on many buildings all over the world today. The Ionic columns are today used on buildings ranging from the White House to local courthouses and schools... Melina

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