|Sculpture is another
way that we know how important mythology was to the ancients. This is a
marble sculpture by Praxiteles (Classical Age, fifth century BC), the
proverbial best of the best. It shows Hermes holding the baby Dionysus
(probably wiggling grapes in his face). It was found near the Archaic shrine
to Hera in Olympia. This photo shows it in its place of pride in its own room
in the Olympia Museum.