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"Unbelievable craftsmanship. Much better than the statue on Kephallonia."
―Kassandra[src]
ACOD Statue of Zeus - Kassandra and Barnabas

The Statue of Zeus

The Statue of Zeus within the Temple of Zeus in the Sanctuary of Olympia in Elis, Greece, was a one of the seven wonders of antiquity.

History

Made by the Athenian sculptor Phidias using gold and ivory, the statue featured the god seated on a richly decorated throne, the goddess Nike on his right hand, and a staff topped with the god's signature eagle in his left hand.[1] [2]

During the 428 BCE Olympic Games, the Spartan misthios Kassandra visited the temple and the statue with her friend and the captain of the Adrestia, Barnabas.[3]

Behind the scenes

Though the statue is attested to have existed, it was lost and destroyed in 400s. The statue seen in Assassin's Creed: Odyssey seems to be largely based on the Roman marble and bronze Seated Zeus statue.

Appearances

References

  1. Assassin's Creed: Odyssey
  2. Assassin's Creed: OdysseyElis: Elis Coinage and Banner
  3. Assassin's Creed: OdysseyBarnabas Abroad
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