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Poseidon Weathervane – Neptune

Neptune with Sceptor Weather Vane


Our Poseidon Weathervane was created for a customer who resides on the Jersey Shores right across from the ocean. We depicted Poseidon, or Neptune, racing across the waves with his Seahorse borne chariot, his arm held high holding the famous trident in his grasp. We’ve added optional gold and palladium leaf to the accent the copper and brass as they go through their patina process. This customer selected translucent glass emerald eyes for both the seahorse and Poseidon. This is a highly detailed sculpture piece with many different elements. The brass ocean waves and copper boat and seahorse will weather in a very similar color range. The differences will be subtle and lovely. 

Greek Mythology seems to be an interest for a number of our customers; we have also made Pegasus Weathervanes, a Winged Victory (Nike) Weathervane and a Zeus Weathervane. If you are interested in one of these or others of our Mythological Weathervanes, or have ideas of your own, we would be happy to work with you to make it a reality. 

In Greek mythology, Poseidon (Latin: nɛptyn) was the god of the sea and, as ‘Earth-Shaker’, of earthquakes. Poseidon was venerated in the pre-Olympian Bronze Age Greece, but he was integrated into the Olympian gods as the brother of Zeus and Hades. Poseidon has many children. In his benign aspect, Poseidon was seen as creating new islands and offering calm seas. When offended or ignored, he supposedly struck the ground with his trident and caused earthquakes, drownings and shipwrecks. Sailors prayed to Poseidon for a safe voyage, sometimes drowning horses as a sacrifice. In Greek art, Poseidon rides a chariot that was pulled by a hippocampus or by horses that could ride on the sea. He was associated with dolphins and three-pronged fish spears (tridents). He lived in a palace on the ocean floor, made of coral and gems.