12 Amazing Greek Mythology Statues

Best Greek Mythology Sculptures
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These 12 Greek mythology statues and sculptures are absolutely incredible. Each one has the power to leave you in total awe of the ancient past.

The wondrous statues shown here are solid reminders to never forget the bounds of possibility and the importance of Greco-Roman myths to the foundations of this bizarre world. Check them out.

1. Odysseus and his friends blinding the cyclops Polyphemus

Location National Archaeological Museum “Grotta di Tiberio”, Sperlonga, Italy

Visiting this group of sculptures showing Odysseus and his friends blinding Polyphemus is actually a three-in-one attraction, which includes the Villa of Tiberius, now a villa/museum, as well as an archaeological site and a grotto.

The Blinding of Polyphemus Sculptures
Carole Raddato – Flickr

These sculptures known as the Sperlonga sculptures are a group of mysterious ancient sculptures discovered in 1957. They were located in the grounds of the former villa of Emperor Tiberius at Sperlonga, on the coast between Rome and Naples.

Restorers actually pieced the broken sculptures back together again with resin castings, after learning about the association with Polyphemus, the one-eyed cyclops, through inscriptions found nearby. Other sculptures were discovered in the same area, which can also be seen in the museum. Check it out the video below.

2. Medusa heads

Location: Basilica Cistern of Istanbul, Turkey

Medusa’s head can be seen sitting sideways holding up a column.

Medusa head supporting column Istanbul
Ian Scott – Flickr

The pillar below shows Medusa’s head in the upside down position. I wonder who came up with this weird idea? The two Medusa heads in Basilica Cistern have since become a tourist attraction in themselves.

Medusa head upside down
Quinn Dombrowski – Flickr

3. Athena Parthenos

Location: Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Athena Parthenos by Alan LeQuire (1990) is the largest indoor sculpture in the western world. The colossal statue is located inside a full-scale replica of the Parthenon in Nashville.

The statue of Athena stands 42 feet (13 m) high and is gilt with more than 8 pounds (3.6 kg) of gold leaf.

Amazing Sculpture Greek Goddess Athena Parthenos Nashville Tennessee
Photo credit: Dean Dixon – Wikimedia Commons

If you want to know more, watch this video.

4. Atlas

Location: New York City

Greek Mythology Statues Atlas New York City
Photo credit: A. Strakey – Flickr

5. Mercury (Hermes) riding Pegasus

Location: Paris, France

Greek Mythology Statues Mercury Riding Pegasus in Paris
Photo credit: Daniel Stockman – Wikimedia Commons

6. King Neptune

Location: At the entrance of Neptune Park on the Virginia Beach boardwalk, USA

Greek Mythology Statues Neptune Virginia Beach
He’s even holding a tortoise.

Greek Mythology Statues Neptune Poseidon
Photo credit: Jeff Futo – Flickr

7. Nike

Location: Vancouver, Canada

Greek Mythology Statues Nike Vancouver Canada
Photo credit: C.Alain – Flickr

8. Icarus

Location: Valley of the Temples in south-western Sicily, Italy

The bronze statue of fallen Icarus lies in discarded fashion on the ground beyond the Temple of Concordia.

Greek Mythology Statue

Icarus has been lying there since 2011 as part of a larger exhibition by the Polish artist Igor Mitoraj.

9. Pegasus defeats a dragon

Location: Gulfstream Park in Hallandale, Florida, USA

Greek Mythology Statues Pegasus and Dragon
Photo credit: Benbrant (Mod) – Wikimedia Commons

Pegasus looks awesome at night.

Largest Pegasus Statue in the USA
Source: osseous – Flickr

Watch Americans celebrate the 4th of July on side with Pegasus and the Greek Gods.

10. Pegasus

Location: Milan

Located in the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, the oldest shopping mall in Italy.

Pegasus Statue Milan

Pegasus in Milan shopping mall

11. Hercules

Location: Kassel, Germany

The unbelievable thing about this Hercules statue is the stunning setting.

The Hercules Monument and its cascade is located in Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe. You will see a long cascade of water leading up to the monument at the top of the hill.

Hercules stands on the highest point in Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe, which is where Wilhelm II, the Emperor of Germany had his summer estate.

Statue of Hercules in Germany

12. Eternity-Poseidon

Location: De Haan (75 mins’ drive from Calais) | The Belgian Coast

Artist Xu Zhen has blended two cultures together: A Greek God with Chinese Peking ducks.

Greek Mythology Statues Eternity Poseidon
Photo credit: Paul Hermans – Wikimedia Commons

You should also take a look at the many wondrous water fountains with Greek Mythology themes from around the world. These fountains often include awesome sculptures based on Greek Gods, heroes and monsters. Then there are the Neptune fountains in Italy to ponder over.

You can also find many other statues based on Greek mythology themes within other posts of Greek Gods Paradise.

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Amazing Greek Mythology Statues Sculptures