LABOURS OF HERCULES
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Sharing deep cultural value and timeless design, Manopoulos Chess sets are created through the skills of gifted sculptors, designers, and craftsmen. Each chess set showcases aspects of Greek civilization and European history, from playing pieces which draw on notable historical and mythical figures and famous works of art, to themes taken straight from the history and mythology of Greece, Manopoulos Chess sets are sure to inspire.
The Labours of Hercules Chess set is named for the most legendary half-god hero of mythology and his most noteworthy achievement, the 12 Labours of Hercules, in which he was tasked with heroically saving people from deadly mythical beasts. One of the most popular figures from Greek mythology, the story of Hercules is one of strength, tragedy, and redemption, making him one of the favorite heroes of mankind.
Hercules (Pawn), the greatest hero of mythology, is often depicted wearing the lion skin from his first labor. Zeus (King), his father and King of Gods stands almighty with his thunderbolt in hand, while beside him is Athena (Queen), armed defender of justice, who always protected Hercules. Also taking part in the Battle of the Giants with Hercules are Apollo (Bishop), and Centaur (Knight) who kidnapped Hercules’s wife, so the hero killed him to save her. Ironically, years later it was his poisonous blood that caused Hercules’ death.
About the Brand
Manopoulos has been creating premium quality board games since 1972. Traditional craftsmanship and flawless manufacturing techniques, handed down from generation to generation are reflected in each backgammon and chess set they design, carrying on the Manopoulos’ legacy through uncompromising demands of style, materials, and workmanship.
Using traditional art techniques and exquisite craftsmanship, each game is the result of gifted sculptors, designers, and talented craftsmen working together to create unique pieces of art for your home and enjoyment.
Handcrafted in Greece.
Dimensions: (36 x 36) cm
Material: Zinc Alloy 5
Colors: Silver, and Gold
Weight (per chess set): 4.8 kg
* The products must not come in contact with chemicals.
* Avoid humidity and water contact.
* Clean by using a dry cloth.
Packaging: Luxury wooden gift box.
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