Last Week on ‘As the pottery wheel Turns
We learned about the many things that Hera had to do to keep up with Zeus’ philandering about the mortals.
Zeus is Our Guest Today
Zeus was not like the other gods. He knew what he wanted and he would get it. And he knew all it would take is a little bit of Magnum, Ferrari, or a dose of Le Tigre.
Unfortunately, meeting his philandering goals also meant killing mortals and upsetting the other gods and – much more than once – his goddess wife Hera.
“Zeus is here to set the record straight! What was Zeus to do? It was not his fault everyone wanted him! He was blessed with being “Zeus’ gift to women” everywhere! Surely, nobody could blame him for that!”
“This is complete ZeuSlander!”
indeed, It was true that the people simply couldn’t resist him – Mostly due to him being an all powerful god,
Zeus. was. “IT.”
Zeus’ tangled love life (including many rather questionable relationships) resulted in all of these children as detailed on this Greek gods Family Tree.
His harem included
- Leto who was the mother of Apollo and Artemis
- Semele who was the mother of Dionysus
- Maia who was the mother of Hermes
- Dione who was the mother of Aphrodite
- Hera, the wife of Zeus was the mother of Ares, Hebe and Hephaestus
- Demeter, the sister and lover of Zeus, was the mother of Persephone
One thing was Perfectly clear
And by gods, he knew how to pose!
It was no freak gasoline fight accident that brought this vase to life, but rather, the magic of raku and when the ash was cleared, Zeuslander was left to ponder life’s important questions alone on Mount Olympus – forever searching for an answer to “why male models?”
We may never know the answer.
What did you think about today’s raku pottery vase Mount Olympus and its ridiculously good looking tale?
This is beautiful ?&? I love the colors
Thank you for your kind comment! I hope you are keeping well, Jennifer 🙏
A beautiful piece <3
Thank you, Silver. I am so happy to hear you like it 🙏
And the video … “Don’t try this at home!!!” :O
It is definitely something that has taken time to learn to do safely. 🙏 I hope you are keeping well today, Tish!
Derique!! Love the Zoolander tid bits 🙂
Strong tale I say!
A fellow fan I see! I am so glad it resonated with you and you enjoyed my silly jokes 🙏 Hope you are keeping well!
Yes, sw tht movie with my kids far more times tht I should admit. Have a great day 🙂
Hera was also Zeus’s sister
Oh no. But also not surprising…
Beautiful and inspiring work. I love the extras you added to this post, like the Greek family tree.
Thank you, Michele!
That family tree was a great find to be sure. If you click on the image it will take you to the source website which is chock full of information beyond they family tree. So much to learn!
Will check it out. Thank you!
Oh Zeus, you are gorgeous. No wonder so many people worship you!
Thank you Priscilla! I thank you as the creator of the vase, but also on behalf of the always so very humble Zeus. 🙂
Gadzeusks! And what a gorgeous finish.
Thank you for your kindness, Michael! I am so glad to hear that it resonates with you.
Good fun. Gotta love it when dieties have incestuous relationships.
Ha! Thankfully, then, mythology is a great place for it! I hope you are keeping well
Fine and dandy!
I like this one. It’s nice and metallic looking.
Thanks! I am glad to hear that it resonates with you 🙏
Loved the story along with the beautiful vase!
Glad you liked it! There are a lot more like that in our first book should you be curious to read more: http://rakupottery.ca/buy-the-book
Zeus really got around!
Oh most definitely! Other than his smiting, it may be his most familiar personality characteristic! Hope you are keeping well, Alissa!
Oh, my! This vase is stunning! Such gorgeous colors and it has a lovely glow.
Thank you, Eugenia! Glad you like it! 🙏
Love the iridescence.
Thank you for your kind comment! 🙏 That is one of my favourite aspects of this piece as well.
This piece is 😗💗
There could be no other perfecto colors!
Thank you! I am partial to this combination as well. Stay well! 🙏
That family tree cracks me up. He’s all over the place!😂
Absolutely! He might as well be his own grandpa! Hope you are keeping well!
Don’t forget Mnemosyne! He got the Muses with her before the dawn of time.
That’s really cool that you can do pottery. I learned the basics as a child, but never had a keen knack for it.
So glad you like it! I have been actively throwing for a few years now – one has to start somewhere!