The Parthenon: Pediments, Metopes, Frieze.

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The Pediments

 West Pediment: the contest between Athena and Poseidon to be patron of the city. Athena makes the first olive tree grow; Poseidon makes salt water flow from the ground.


East Pediment: the birth of Athena. Hephaestus strikes Zeus’ head with an axe, and Athena leaps out, fully grown, with her helmet, spear and shield.


The Metopes

There are 92 metopes which are all carved. Some are still on the building, some are in the Acropolis Museum, some are


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