Mini Ondyne

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Mini Ondyne

125.00

Mini Ondyne
by Vickie M. Waite

Large Sprite size - 1:32 scale - 2.25" at withers
Overall dimensions: 4” long - from hoof edge to tail tip
4” tall x 4” wide

Solid pressure cast with stainless steel wire reinforcement. Unpainted and unprepped white resin.

Our stablemate models are shipped double-boxed. 

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Hippocampus comes from both Phoenician and Greek mythology, although their name is purely Greek. The creature was said to have the head and front legs of a horse and the tail & hindquarter of a serpent or a fish.

One of the mythological creatures that thrives in water is a hippocamp or hippocampus. This ancient "sea-horse" usually lives in the ocean, even though it is capable of surviving in fresh water. Hippocampi are closely associated with Poseidon (the god of sea, earthquakes, and horses) and are usually depicted pulling his chariot through the water. These animals of Greek origin are different from real sea-horses, but they managed to remain an iconic animal.

This creature is wisely appreciated for its nobility and honor. Neptune rode hippocampi, governed them, and lived with them. Nowadays the symbolic meaning of the hippocampus is divinity, strength, and honor. Romans believed hippocampi were blessed by Poseidon, so they even dedicated statues to the hippocampi. In modern times, they still retain symbolic importance. The hippocamp is, according to HubPages, "the symbol of the Royal Tournament and the city of Dublin."