Whether you are a fan of the Renaissance Period
or Greek Mythology with heroes of the gods such as Hercules or Poseidon there
is a metal chess sets for your enjoyment.
Made in Greece
there is a great amount of attention to detail showing the figures of the
given period. The most popular are the Manopoulos metal chess sets with brass
boards of various colors and metal chessmen showing great detail.
The Roman name Hercules is for the
mythical Greek hero Heracles, son of Zeus and the mortal Alcmena. He was
commanded to perform twelve hundred great tasks (The Twelve Labours of
Hercules) to cleanse himself following his temporarily insanity, having killed
his wife and children and an entire village, along with Zeus.
In Greek mythology, Poseidon was known
as god of the sea, as well as god of horses and, as "Earth-Shaker," the origin
of earthquakes. There is a cave-dwelling in Illyrian mythology that is linked
to Poseidon by Albanian writers.
The Minotaur was a creature of Greek
mythology that was part man and part bull. It resided at the center of the
Labyrinth, which was an elaborate maze-like construction In Greek mythology
built for King Minos of Crete
and designed by the architect Daedalus to hold the Minotaur.