Trivia Crack Answer: Caryatid
About Greek columns shaped as women are called Caryatids
A caryatid is the sculpted female figure made as an architectural support in place of a pillar or a column. Caryatid is taken from the Greek term Karyatides, which translates literally to mean ‘Maidens of Karyai. Karyai is an ancient town in the Peloponnese, which is a peninsular region in southern Greece. The definition’s history further delineates towards the temple in Karyai made famous through dedication to Artemis and her epithet Artemis Karyatis. The most widely known portrayal of these caryatids is at the Acropolis of Athens, the ancient citadel right above the city of Athens. It is called The Caryatid Porch of the Erechtheion and is said to have been erected around 421-407 BC. This ancient style of architecture was later copied over and again by the Romans, and continued to be popular in Baroque and Renaissance periods as well as in Early Modern times. Some of the earliest representations found of the Caryatid were from the treasuries of Delphi from the 6th century BC, a town of Greece as well as an archeology site. Delphi was thought of to be, as designated by Zeus, the center of Grandmother Earth, otherwise known as Gaia. Some forms of the Caryatid can be traced back to even earlier times. Depictions of these form of women as pillars were found on ivory mirror handles and ritual basins from Phoenicia and archaic Greece.