Worshipers also dedicated representations of the goddesses themselves. Goddesses often have distinguishing iconography that provides us with clues about their identity. Hera, for example, is often depicted wearing a stephane, or crown, on her head (left).
However, we cannot always identify a goddess with certainty since worshipers sometimes dressed up in the guise of the goddess. For example, a figure whose pose is reminiscent of typical representations of Aphrodite, may be a devotee trying to emulate the goddess. Aphrodite is not typically depicted wearing a full garment, and for this reason we can suppose that this figurine does not represent the goddess herself.
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"I still remember the feeling of awe and disbelief when I was alone and walked in the room with those casts." --Ruth Tofle, chair of architecture, winner of the 2013 distinguished faculty award from the MU Alumni Association