Mother of Kartli is a statue overlooking Sololaki in old Tbilisi, it’s a monument that can be seen from Rustaveli Avenue and surrounding Sololaki district.
Georgian heroine, symbol of powerful, strong, purposeful woman – these epithets can be attributed to Maia Tskneteli. She had a declared goal, it was revenge, and she did her best to pursue this plan.
Based on orally transmitted folklore, the 20-year-old girl was raped by her lord. After this accident, her parents died from suicide and Tskneteli was an orphan. She decided to take a revenge on her lord. But fighting against the lord was not the “number one war” in her life. Tskneteli started working with the king Erekle and was helping ordinary people. She gave freedom to slaves who were victims of this period and many of them were sold by Kizilbashes. After revealing her goals. Maia Tskneteli had to escape from the kingdom and became a brigand, a robber.
One of the remarkable woman’s sculpture standing in Leonidze square, tbilisi is “flags, hurry up”. Strong, muscular, naked warrier with huge gun was constructed in 1988 by sculptor Giorgi shkhvacabia and architects - g. Japaridze, T. Tevzadze, D. Sultanishvili. As the sculpture was made in Soviet union, it shows a woman (mother) as an encourager, fighter, defender of the country. By that time, it was very common to use woman’s nature, face as a recaller of citizens to fight for their republic.
The name comes from the famous georgian poet Galaktion Tabidze’ verse, which has the same name. Itself, verse was written in 1917 year, when georgia was still struggling for independence, only in 1918 country gained it. So the poet with his poetry, dedicated his words to freedom and encourage people fight for it.
There are two versions, why this lyrics was used in 1988, in that style and conception? Some of the experts think that, government representatives celebrated 70 years anniversary of so called October’s revolution with that words and sculpture. Also in that times the verse was reflected in school, as if author dedicated it to the revolution of socialists.
The Medea Statue is a monument to Medea – princess of Colchis , according to Greek mythology she was daughter of King Aeetes and granddaughter of the sun of God – Helios . At the time Medea was the best pharmacist and her name is associated with the word Medicine .
The statue of Medea was erected in 2007 in Europe square in Batumi. The monument was designed by Georgian sculptor David Khmaladze. The statue is a symbol of strength and wealth of the country. Medea is holding a Golden fleece which is fleece of the sheep. The fleece is a symbol of authority and kingship. The Kolkhetian people developed the practice of mining gold long before this skill was mastered in Europe. This attracted the attention of Greek adventurers like Jason and the Argonauts, who traveled to the kingdom to find rich natural resources like gold.
There are many conspiracy theories regarding Medea and her personality. Medea does not fit into “normal woman” according to Greek philosophy. She is portrayed as intelligent and skillful woman , something typically viewed as a masculine characteristics in ancient times.
From Tbilisi to Marneuli on the central highway, there is a memorial dedicated to Marabda and a famous battle fought in that valley on July 1, 1625.
Shah-Abbas I sent an army to defeat the Kartl-Kakheti kingdom in Georgia after already defeating Martkopi. The numerical advantage of Kizilbabs and their combat readiness was the main reason for the defeat of the Georgians. About 10,000 Georgians and 14,000 Kizilbaz fell on the battlefield. Among the dead were nine brothers Kherkheulidze, nine Machabeli, and seven Cholokashvili. The nine brothers Kherkheulidze are buried in a yard in the village of Marabda.
This sculptor was made by Merab Berdzenishvili. It is named " They will grow up" (1975). This is a bronze monument that is a Georgia symbol.