Aphrodite, Goddess of Cyprus or Arya Stark?

Blue Cypress

The latest in the Goddess series is this rendering of an ancient Cyprus figure Aphrodite, goddess of love.

From the Kyprios Character website:

From the end of the 19th century, scholars have been searching for the origin of the Greek Aphrodite, the goddess of love. For some, she was a blond goddess from the North, of Indo-European origin. For others, she came from the Orient. But for the Ancient Greeks she was the goddess of Cyprus, born from the foam of the sea and worshipped in Paphos. References in ancient authors and archaeological evidence may prove that Aphrodite originated in Cyprus.

This figure also reminds me of Arya Stark from GOT.

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Lady of Ephesus

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Mono print hand cut stencil of Ephesus, Turkish mother goddess.

From wikipedia:

At Ephesus in Ionia, Turkey, her temple became one of the Seven Wonders of the World. It was probably the best known center of her worship except for Delos. There the Lady whom the Ionians associated with Artemis through interpretatio graeca was worshipped primarily as a mother goddess, akin to the Phrygian goddess Cybele, in an ancient sanctuary where her cult image depicted the “Lady of Ephesus” adorned with multiple rounded breast-like protuberances on her chest. They have been variously interpreted as multiple accessory breasts, as eggs, grapes, acorns,[64] or even bull testes.[65][66] Excavation at the site of the Artemision in 1987–88 identified a multitude of tear-shaped amber beads that had adorned the ancient wooden cult image or xoanon.[67] In Acts of the Apostles, Ephesian metalsmiths who felt threatened by Saint Paul’s preaching of Christianity, jealously rioted in her defense, shouting “Great is Artemis of the Ephesians!”[68] Of the 121 columns of her temple, only one composite, made up of fragments, still stands as a marker of the temple’s location. The rest were used for making churches, roads, and forts.