The crystal blowing divine wind

On July 13, the dark rooms will light up with the colors of Asgard on the occasion of the release of the next Thor: Love and Thunder by Taika Waititi. Preparing for its theatrical release, the god of thunder is accompanied by a divine wind that blows directly into our workshops and the canes of our glassmakers. Thanks to a unique know-how , mythical crystal pieces are born from it, just waiting to bring out the ancient elegance of your space.

Cristallerie de Montbronn honors the deities and offers you in this blog, to discover its pieces with mythological inspirations.

Take a look there :

CIRCE

Taking its name from the powerful Greek enchantress, our brand new Circe tableware collection draws its origin from the Homeric sirens found in its precious design.

According to Greek legend, Circe was a famous enchantress, daughter of the Sun god Helios and the oceanid Perseis (or the goddess Hecate, depending on the version). Known for her dangerous shapeshifting powers, she is often considered to be a deity herself. She appears in particular in canto X of the Odyssey , where she transformed Ulysses' companions into pigs using her philters and incantations, Ulysses himself protected by the moly of Hermes, ordering him then to make an appearance human to its fresh victims. Following this, she was a considerable ally of the hero in the pursuit of his epic. Later, Ulysses had the unfortunate encounter with the sirens, whose spell Circe had warned him about. : “  Be careful, you will meet mermaids. They will try to attract you. You must not listen to their song or you will be stranded against the rocks. the enchantress had told her, as well as the idea of ​​inserting wax plugs in the ears of the crew, which saved everyone.

Thus our Circe collection is inspired by these mythological sayings in its name but also its design which recalls the scales of chimera sirens.

Learn more

Circe, Wright Barker, 1889

Circe , Wright Barker, 1889

APHRODITE

Born from the foam of the most precious currents, our mythical planter with divine beauty is inspired by the goddess of love.

Great goddess of fertility and love among the Babylonians and the Phoenicians, Aphrodite became among the Greeks one of the twelve Olympian deities, the goddess of love and beauty. Emerging from the foam of the sea and pushed by the Zephyr, she lands first in Cythera then in Cyprus, and under her steps, the land blooms. She is greeted by the Seasons and taken to the Immortals, who immediately fall in love with her. Due to its aquatic birth, it is naturally favorable to sailors and calms the rough sea. Her adventures and myths are too numerous to recount, but we will remember her best-known attributes shared by our mythical gardener: an incredible beauty, a divine charm, and a dangerous sensuality.

Learn more

Nascita di Venere, Sandro Botticelli, 1480

Nascita di Venere , Sandro Botticelli, 1480

FLAME

The divine flames of Hephaestus have escaped from his foundry to join our workshops. Discover our exceptional Flame pieces, references to the god of fire and volcanoes as well as to the Titan transmitter of fire.

Hephaestus holds a tragedy and melancholy that sets him apart from other Olympian deities. Thrown from the top of Olympus by Hera at birth for his ugliness, Hephaestus will spend his "life" limping. From this trauma will be born the interest of the god of the forge for the manufacture of weapons and other tools. He is also the god of fire, volcanoes and metallurgy, which closely links him to the Titan Prometheus, whose story we tell you here . Indeed, Hephaestus is often considered by authors as guardian of fire, which Prometheus steals to give to humans. Following this, under the orders of Zeus, Hephaestus chains the Titan to a rock where an eagle will come every day to devour him, end by end. Filled with pity, the god of fire pities the Titan and is ordered by Zeus to take revenge for the actions of Prometheus, and it is at this time that he will create Pandora, a magnificent young woman who will release the evils of humanity.

Through these two acts, Hephaestus and Prometheus are closely linked and are thus both honored in the creation of our Flame pieces.

Vulcan chaining Prometheus, Jean Charles Frontier, 1774

Vulcan chaining Prometheus , Jean Charles Frontier, 1774

Leave a comment

All comments are moderated before being published