Art, Craft (tekhnê)
TEKHNE (Techne) was the personified spirit (daimona) of art, craft and technical skill. She was associated with Hephaistos (Hephaestus) and the Mousai (Muses).
CLASSICAL LITERATURE QUOTES
Philostratus, Life of Apollonius of Tyana 5. 4 (trans. Conybeare) (Greek biography C1st to C2nd A.D.) :
"The city of Gadeira [the Greek colony of Gibralta in southern Spain] is situated at the extreme end of Europe, and its inhabitants are excessively given to religion; so much so that they have set up an altar to Geras (Old Age) . . . and altars are found there set up to Penia (Poverty), and to Tekhne (Techne, Art)."
- Philostratus, Life of Apollonius of Tyana - Greek Biography C2nd A.D.
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