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Roman fresco showing Phrixus and Helle

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Roman fresco showing Phrixus and Helle
Roman fresco showing Phrixus and Helle | Photo: National Archaeological Museum, Naples

Roman fresco depicting Phrixus and Helle with a ram with a golden fleece. The object was probably found in Pompeii. The scene shows the moment Helle falls into the water and dies. Phrixus and Helle were siblings who were to be sacrificed to Zeus by their father Atamas – king of Beotia. However, god decided to send a ram to save them and carry them east.

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