Sunday, 7 August 2022

The Greek Pantheon, Reimagined


I love when old myths are reinterpreted for our modern age, giving them fresh relevance and giving us new insights. The Greek pantheon of deities was the subject of a modern photoshoot not long ago called 20 Gods and Goddesses for 2020. Creative director Mario Ville, photographer Ana Martinez, and their team gave them all a divine makeover, mixing traditional symbols with modern anachronisms, to create a stunning series of photos using a colour palette of black, white and gold.

These are my selected favourites, but you can see the full photoshoot by clicking here.

Zeus, King of the Gods


Hera, Queen of the Gods


Ares, God of War


Aphrodite, Goddess of Love


Hades, God of the Underworld


Hermes, Messenger of the Gods


Apollo, God of the Sun


Artemis, Goddess of the Moon


Athena, Goddess of Wisdom


Nike, Goddess of Victory


27 comments:

Boud said...

That's a great gallery of beauty and intelligence. Photographers and subjects.

Bob said...

Beautiful photos, though the fiery gold eyes are a bit jarring.

Frank said...

Pretty cool. Striking photos. But where did they find Cerebus?

Ol'Buzzard said...

These are beautiful
the Ol'Buzzard

AntiquityTravelers said...

These photos are so cool! My favorite is probably Aphrodite - wowza. But then, I'm always partial to Artimis as it is the origin of my name: Cynthia “from Mount Kynthos.” It is rooted in Greek legends that the Greek goddess Cynthia, an epithet of Artemis, was born on Mount Kynthos on the Island of Delos.

Martha said...

WOOOOOW! These are amazing. What a wonderful reinterpretation. I'll have to check out the rest of the photoshoot!

Mistress Maddie said...

I'm off to view the rest. But I LOVE Greek Mythology.

And I must say HELLLLLLO Aires!!!!!!! Athena was rather stunning too.

Mike said...

Three-headed dog could bite you in the butt and both legs at the same time.

Tundra Bunny said...

What a stunning photographic reinterpretation! My faves were Apollo, Artemis and Athena, although the flaming eyeballs were a little creepy, LOL!

Ur-spo said...

I suppose every generation gets the Pantheon it wants and deserves.
Have you ever seen "Overly Sarcastic Productions" on Youtube, her versions of the Greek Gods. Brilliant and entertaining.
I now see the Greek Gods through her ('Red') eyes.

Marie Smith said...

Creatively done. Great job!

roentare said...

The photography is so good! The themes are beautifully presented by pose and skin complexion. So good to observe the beauty of studio portraits that cane be done so well!

peppylady (Dora) said...

Amazing photo.
Coffee is on and stay safe

angela said...

They look amazing
So many clever and artistic people in the world.

Richard said...

Thank you. I live in respect of these ideas, deities, concepts, memories, metaphors. I really don't know how to talk about them.
Supposedly, i am an atheist. But when they are present, i can see that they transcend time. I guess that's why we call them gods.

Joanne Noragon said...

Of course the Greeks funded sport teams through voluntary funding! These poses are wonderful.

Anonymous said...

Love this interpretation! Stunning. I especially loved Demeter and her daughter Persephone, and those two incorrigibles Dionysus and Pan. Really, they were all gorgeous. Ancient mythology never goes out of style.
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Linda said...

Impressive photo shoot, The whole series is beautiful!

Moving with Mitchell said...

If that's what the gods really look like, I'm a believer.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Wow, what a group of lovely humans! Bravo to the artists/photographers!

Sandy said...

Those flaming eyes sorta creep me out, but the shots are very interesting.

Adam said...

They definitely did a good job

The Blog Fodder said...

Cool photos. Worthy Gods!

Kirk said...

They may be Greek deities, but with those eyes they wouldn't be out of place in The Village of the Damned.

Quinley said...

These are so beautiful, I love the one for Artemis and Nike.
-Quinley

baili said...

stunning photos dear Debra ,glad you shared
i am reading Secret History of the world in which writer has written lots about these deities .i am trying to get his point and i think i will when i reach at the end

Guillaume said...

Fun fact: Andromeda was Ethiopian, so probably Black (it can be argued that she was anyway). As Perseus and her had many children, who themselves became parents of heroes, thus many Greek heroes must have been mixed race.