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  • a piece of Greece

  • Stone Group International, the largest group of

    marble companies in Greece, exporting in more than

    82 countries, presents 12 Mythic Marbles.

    An awarded concept is focusing on the exclusive

    disposal of distinctive marbles as a Piece of

    Greece.

    The collection of Draco, Pirgon Ebru-Arabesque,

    Era Silver, Nessus, Olympia Red, Pelagonia,

    Tannoti Green, Thassos Snow White, Titanium Black,

    Vermion White, Veria Green, Volakas Haemus,

    is related to Greek Mythology & Heritage.

    Each myth is connected with every region these

    marbles are extracted from.

    12 Mythic Marbles received first prize In the world

    category - Best Communicator Award Marmomacc

    2014, for the creation of an evocative set up, capable

    of combing the myths of ancient Greece with

    contemporary stone processing.

    The concept was awarded with EBGE 2014, 2015 &

    2016 (Greek Graphic Design & Illustration awards) in

    Greece.

    MYTHIC MARBLES

  • MARBLES

  • MYTHS

  • NAME No

    Draco 01

  • T he Pindus Mountains took their name from the hero Pindus, the eldest of the three sons of King Macedon. When King Macedon died, Pindus succeeded to the throne. But his brothers were jealous of him and drove him away from the throne. Pindus did not wish to harm them and went to the mountains devoting all his time to hunting.

    Once he met a dragon (in Greek ) he became his friend and each evening he carried half the spoils of his chase and lay it outside the dragons cave. Through years it seemed that extra good fortune attended him in his hunting from that day on. All this made his brothers even more jealous than when he was king and they began to plot how they will murder him.

    Their chance came one day when he had gone out hunting alone. As he died, however, Pindus cried out once for help. The dragon in the great cave heard that cry, recognized the voice of the man who had fed him so faithfully and came at full speed to see what was happening. When he saw Pindus lying dead, bleeding from many wounds Draco turned onto his brothers and killed them.

    DRACO, THE MYTH

  • DESCRIPTIONHard limestone with perfect olive petrol colour presenting a mirror polished finish, a vision of harmony and calmness.Smooth pattern motion with discreet graphics veins. Flawless hard material for any decorative and construction use.

    APPLICATIONS Heavy use areas like public places, residential, commercial and institutional development projects.Interior, exterior flooring and wall cladding, decorative elements.

    SUITABLE FOR Large & small scale building projects.

    AVAILABLE SURFACE FINISHINGPolished, Honed, Brushed, Flamed, Bush Hammered.

    DRACO, THE MARBLE

  • NAME No

    02Ebru ArabesquePirgon

  • I n Greek Mythology, Dionysus is the god of the grape harvest, winemaking and wine, of ritual madness, fertility, theatre and religious ecstasy, son of Zeus and the mortal Semele. Alcohol, especially wine, played an important role in Greek culture with Dionysus being an important reason for this life style.

    On the other hand, Lycurgus was the king of the Edoni in Thrace, son of Dryas, the oak and he banned the cult of Dionysus, as he didnt approved this way of life. But the Olympian Gods got angry with Lycurgus and sent him to death on mountain Falakro of Drama (Pirgon extraction region).

    From Dionysus began the first arabesques performances (influenced by wine harvest and grapes) located in Ancient Greece. They are highly abstract form of sheets and intertwining plants with curvilinear motifs. Ebru technique carries marbling paper culture with the coexistence of various cultural elements through ages, which resembles the marble itself.

    The festival for Dionysus was held in the spring when vines would start bearing leaves. It became one of the most important events of the year and its primary focal point was the theater. Most of the great Greek plays were initially written to be performed at the feast of Dionysus.

    EBRU ARABESQUE, THE MYTH

  • EBRU ARABESQUE PIRGON, THE MARBLE

    DESCRIPTIONWhite background marble with beautiful pattern of flowing flowers, dancing stains with colors matching to any composition.Book-matched process ensures an extraordinary decorative result.

    APPLICATIONS Residential, commercial and institutional development projects. Interior, exterior flooring and wall cladding, decorative elements, bathrooms, countertops.

    SUITABLE FOR Large & small scale building projects.

    AVAILABLE SURFACE FINISHINGPolished, Honed.

    d e s i g n b a s e d o nH e a d q u a r t e r s w i t h a p o o l o f o i l i n t h e l o b b y

    b y B L A N C A S M O R A N a n d L S A - A r q u i t e c t s

  • NAME No

    EraSilver

    03

  • ERA, THE MYTH

    I n chronology an Era often marks the origin of a significant mythological event. Chronos (Time - in Greek ) was imagined as a god of Era & Time, with three heads - those of a man, a bull and a lion. Chronos was known also as Father Time usually portrayed through an old, wise man with a long, grey beard.

    He and Ananke (she was the personification of Necessity) circled the primal world egg and split it apart to form the ordered universe of earth, sea and sky. Together they constricted the egg, squeezing its matter with great force, until the world divided into two hemispheres.

    After that, the atoms sorted themselves out.The lighter and finer ones floated above and became the Bright Air (Aether or Uranus) and the rarefied Wind (Chaos), while the heavier and dirtier atoms sank and became the Earth (Gaia) and the Ocean (Oceanus).

    The word era also denotes the units used under a different, more arbitrary system where time is not represented as an endless continuum with a single reference year, but each unit starts counting from one again, as if time starts again.

    The use of regnal years is a rather impractical system, and a challenge for historians if a single piece of the historical chronology is missing, and often reflects the preponderance in public life of an absolute ruler in many ancient cultures.

  • DESCRIPTIONThin grain marble in a sophisticated silver-grey background with discreet light coloured veins & clouds.Very compact and consistent material even for heavy duty applications and big projects. Solid and hard with excellent properties, matching colour when combined with other materials. A trendy choice.

    APPLICATIONS Heavy use areas like public places, residential, commercial and institutional development projects.Monument industry, interior, exterior flooring and wall cladding, decorative elements, columns.

    SUITABLE FOR Large & small scale building projects.

    AVAILABLE SURFACE FINISHINGPolished, Honed, Brushed, Bush Hammered, Sandblasted.

    ERA SILVER, THE MARBLE

  • NAME No

    Nessus 04

  • NESSUS, THE MYTH

    N essus was a famous centaur (half man - half horse) who was killed by Heracles and whose tained blood in turn killed the famous hero. He fought in the battle with the Lapiths, depicted on the metope of the Parthenon. He became a ferryman on the river Euenos.

    Heracles, having wrestled and defeated the patron deity Achelous of the most powerfully flowing river in Greece, the River Acheloos, takes Deianira as his wife.

    Travelling to Tiryns, Nessus attempted to kidnap Deianira as he was ferrying her across the river Euenos, but she was rescued by Heracles, who shot the centaur with a poisoned arrow. As he lay dying, Nessus tricked Deianira, telling her that a mixture of olive oil and his hearts blood would ensure that Heracles would never be unfaithful to her.

    Deianira believed his words and kept a little by her. Heracles once fell in love with Iole. When Deianira thus feared that her husband would leave her forever, she smeared some of the blood on Heracles famous lionskin shirt. Heracles servant, Lichas, brought him the shirt and he put it on. The centaurs toxic blood burned Heracles terribly and eventually killed him.

  • DESCRIPTIONHard marble with fine grained background and light brown & golden veins, clouds and waves.Very popular for its naturally attractive soft veining, which ensures elegantdecorative result.

    APPLICATIONS Heavy use areas like public places, residential, commercial and institutional development projects.Monument industry, interior, exterior flooring and wall cladding, decorative elements, bathrooms, countertops.

    SUITABLE FOR Large & small scale building projects.

    AVAILABLE SURFACE FINISHINGPolished, Honed.

    NESSUS, THE MARBLE

  • NAME No

    OlympiaRed

    05

  • OLYMPIA, THE MYTH

    A ccording to Greek Mythology, Heracles inaugurated the first Olympic Games to celebrate the success of one of his 12 labours - the cleaning of King Augeas stables. Augeas had so many cows and goats, that the ground could not be cultivated because of the dung of the animals. To solve the problem, he called Heracles and promised him a part of his land.

    These stables had not been cleaned in over 30 years and over 1,000 cattle lived there. However, Heracles succeeded by rerouting the rivers Alpheus and Peneus to wash out the filth. First the hero tore a big opening in the wall of the cattle-yard where the stables were. Then he made another opening in the wall on the opposite side of the yard.Next, he dug wide trenches to the two rivers which flowed nearby. He turned the course of the rivers into the yard. The rivers rushed through the stables, flushing them out and all the mess flowed out the hole in the wall on other side of the yard.

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