This tile says that the mosaic work was laid
in the third year of an indiction by bishop
Makarios in 539 AD.
An indiction is a 15-year cycle, used to date documents,
with each year
being numbered as follows: first indiction, second
indiction, third indiction, and so on.
The famous Pharos Lighthouse in Alexandria, Egypt,
with a statue of the Sun-God Helios, the giver of light.
The Nymph Kastalia (or Castalia) of Delphi, looking
The nymph of the prophetic springs of the Delphic
Oracle on Mount Parnassos in Greece. Her name was said to mean: kass-
(to sew), in reference to the two springs being mythically connected:
the Aitolian river Akheloos emerging from Mount Parnassos
as Kassotis, and then its reappearance as the spring Kastalia. The water
from the well Cassotis at Delphi was said to give the temple's
priestess the power of prophecy.
The Nile River God Geon.
In mythology river gods are the offspring
of the great Goddess Oceanos (or Okeanos - the ocean);
the brothers of the Oceanides, the goddesses
of streams; and the fathers of the Naiades
the nymphs of springs; hereby represented by the god Geon, in reference to
the river Nile, who is said to be related to the Indian river god Ganges.
The Tigris River God
The Euphrates River God
The River Nymph Physon
Woods Satyr: The God of Fertility.
The beastly nature of the representations of
this mythical character stems from its association
with the nature of woods and human desires and thus its appearance in
earlier Greek art as an old and ugly figure.
Although the Romans portrayed him as half man
(upper half) and half goat with a goat's tail,
the earlier Greek representations showed him as half man half horse.
A musician playing music, with his dog looking amazingly
A Merman With A Tiller
Nile Scene of Waterfowls, Lotus Flowers And Fish
A Duck on The Back of a Fabulous Crocodile.
A Bear in Action.
Ananewsis: Bejewelled Female In Curtained Canopy
The Goddess Ktisis
The personification of generosity and donation, as
expressed by the branch she is holding with her right hand, and as such
she can be seen as a reincarnation of Isis (Kt-Isis) - the Goddess
of Agriculture. The features of Ktisis and cloths strongly express her
A Stag Devouring A Snake
A Fabulous Amphibian Monster And A Conch
Church Facade With Tasseled Curtains