I AM Sparta!
This is either a Spartan Warrior or Leonidas. It says Leonidas at the base so it is probably supposed to be him.
If you would like to read the history of Leonidas go to our other page on Leonidas.
Here let's explore the significance of the legend and the myth. Don't you kind of wish you were there? Maybe you were. I know of one person who actually was. You would never know it because he is very gentle and unassuming.
We wish we were there because it is the greatest battle in known history. Impossible odds against innumerable foes. Fought by warriors whose discipline is legendary. And above all it is a story of sacrifice unparalleled in the annals of mankind.
At Thermopylae it is written:
“Go tell the Spartans, thou that passeth by,
That here, obedient to their laws, we lie.”