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Wedding of Pelops and Hippodamea on Roman mosaic

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Wedding of Pelops and Hippodamea on Roman mosaic
Wedding of Pelops and Hippodamea on Roman mosaic

Beautiful Roman mosaic depicting a mythological scene – the wedding of Pelops and Hippodameia. Photos, the god of desire, shows the couple entering the bedroom, suggesting an act of love. The names were written in Greek. The object is dated to the end of the 3rd century CE.

Pelops was the son of Tantalus. As a child, he was killed by his father and given to the gods at a feast to mock their omniscience. The Lords of Olympus discovered the truth and resurrected Pelops.

As an adult, Pelops fell in love with Hippodameia, the daughter of King Oenomaus in Greece. To win her hand, he had to defeat the king himself in the chariot race. Oenomaus drove a cart drawn by special horses from Ares, which always ensured his victory. Pelops tricked the metal studs into wax studs in the chariot, which then melted and the cart collapsed. Pelops defeated his rival and won the hand of his beloved.

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