Friday, March 14, 2014

Chess Set of the GODS

 A special commission work for charity : Chess Set of the GODS

Featuring the Greek Gods as the officers of the set and classical Greek troops as the pawns.
detail photo centered on Hera, showing off the officer pieces of the two sets.
Detail edit:

White:
King = Zeus
Queen = Hera
Bishops = Athena, Hephaestus
Knights = Apollo, Artemis
Rooks = white rocks to 'simulate' the mountain fortress of Olympus 
Pawns = Greek soldiery (could be the 'heroes' of antiquity that the gods whispered to such as Odysseus)

Black:
King = Hades
Queen = Persephone
Bishops = Aphrodite, Poseidon
Knights = Ares, Dionysus
Rooks = black rocks to 'simulate' the dark stone of the underworlds of Hades
Pawns = Greek soldiery (could be the 'heroes' of antiquity that the gods whispered to such as Odysseus)

4 comments:

Archduke Piccolo said...

I daresay Zeus and Hera are the White King and Queen, and I seem to recognise Athene as a bishop, but I'm curious as to the others. I thibnk I would have made Hermes something fast moving - a bishop, as I see you have rocks as rooks (nice idea, but a little bit puzzling).

But who are the Black guys? Other Greeks (I see that at least one White pawn is a Spartan)? Maybe Trojans? There's a thought, although it might not be so easy to to find enough gods (Poseidon, Aphrodite, Ares ... who else?) on the Trojan side.

Or Titans perhaps?

Some fascinating ideas there, and it's a fine looking set.

MurdocK said...

Thank you for the comment Archduke Piccolo!

I have updated the posting to give the details.

Archduke Piccolo said...

As Hermes was (among other things) a psychopomp, I reckon he could have found a spot in the Black army OK...
:-)

Ross Mac rmacfa@gmail.com said...

Nicely done!