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  The Neptune Fountain, Olomouc
by GentleSpirit
 
 

3rd of the great Baroque fountains in Olomouc

The statue shows Neptune, the Roman god of the water and seas using his trident to protect the earth. I didn't really quite understand this sculpture until much later. Why? Well Neptune is standing on what look like the faces of horses? Well, it turns out that Neptune was also worshiped as Neptuno Equester, the patron of horses and horse racing. The connection is not as strong as in Greek mythology, where the God of the Sea (Poseidon) is connected with horses early on. Then, knowing that it does make sense

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  • Updated Feb 2, 2013
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