River God

River God Tyne – David Wynne 1968

The Romans believed that all rivers had a God who blessed the community living by the river. There were eight of the original Tyne Gods constructed, these can be found at various sites around Newcastle, there are a number high up on the outside of the Central Station. The Civic Centre River God is an updated version of the Tyne River God, made of bronze, until a few years ago it had water running down it. The Artist David Wynne made this artwork as well as the design of seven hands for the fiftypence piece.