ANDRÉ DURAND Twenty-First Century Paintings
Oil on linen
East pediment of the Parthenon,
Acropolis, Athens, 447-432 BC.
The frieze on the east pediment of the Parthenon shows the birth of the goddess Athena from the head of her father Zeus. The event was witnessed by various figures shown on either side and filling the triangular space of the gable end of the temple. In the very corners of this triangle, the time of day was set by the chariot of Helios, god of the sun, rising at dawn, and the chariot of Selene,http://www.theoi.com/Titan/Selene.html the Moon goddess, sinking beneath the horizon.
André Durand’s Mythologies Part I