LOR
Lorenzo, 26 years.
Somewhere in Italy.

Historian & idealist. When I'm not dreaming of impossible things you can find me writing articles concerning mythology and history.

"The response to questions asked are half truths at best.
My preference is for silence."

The mythological bird Caradrio, medieval drawing.During ancient times people believed in a snow-white bird that, according to popular beliefs, was able to cure every illness with the power of his mind: he absorbed the diseases and carried ‘em away to the sun, in orded to “burn them”.

The mythological bird Caradrio, medieval drawing.
During ancient times people believed in a snow-white bird that, according to popular beliefs, was able to cure every illness with the power of his mind: he absorbed the diseases and carried ‘em away to the sun, in orded to “burn them”.

Hi, I noticed you posted an illustration from the Dictionnaire Infernal. Not all editions are illustrated unfortunately, in fact, it's only the print from 1863. I checked our version for it, which is a 1845 print, and it sadly doesn't have any :(

The original (from 1863) is avaible online: http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k5754923d
Hopefully the one from 1863 is the best, as it was revised with a catholic exorcist, even tho it contained still some incorrect popular beliefs.

“The Swing" by Jean-Honoré Fragonard  (1767).

The Swing" by Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1767).

No one makes the parts that I need

Roman statue of the egyptian goddess Isis (117 - 138 AD; Museo Capitolino of Rome). She was worshipped as the ideal mother and wife as well as the patroness of nature and magic.The cult of Isis was part of the syncretic tendencies of religion in the Greco-Roman world of late antiquity.

Roman statue of the egyptian goddess Isis (117 - 138 AD; Museo Capitolino of Rome). She was worshipped as the ideal mother and wife as well as the patroness of nature and magic.
The cult of Isis was part of the syncretic tendencies of religion in the Greco-Roman world of late antiquity.

Scan of “Two Screenplays: The Blood of a Poet and The Testament of Orpheus” by Jean Cocteau (1960s).

Scan of “Two Screenplays: The Blood of a Poet and The Testament of Orpheus” by Jean Cocteau (1960s).

This again…

hemlockroot:

loresseintes:

hemlockroot:

loresseintes:

Bronze head of Hypnos (Ὕπνος), the ancient greek personification of sleep [Roman Copy of Greek original, 325 - 275 b.C].
In greek mythology, Hypnos lived next to his twin brother, Thanatos (Θάνατος, “death personified”) in the underworld; Hypnos’ mother was Nyx (Νύξ, “Night”), the deity of Night, and his father was Erebus, the deity of Darkness.

I didn’t read this over all the way the first time, but I just realized some of this information is wrong! Hypnos was not conceived by Nyx and Erebus, but Nyx herself alone. Hypnos is also commonly pictured being carried by Nyx as she leaves her house in the Underworld and passing Hemera on her way out, but that is obviously not always the case as Hypnos plays a crucial part in the Trojan War without Nyx.


Oh please, not another wannabe historian-mythologist.
Please, tell us if you know how to read ancient greek, if you know who Hesiod was (without checking wikipedia) and what did he wrote.
I’m eager to ear it from you.

If you are referring to The Theogony of Hesiod, it is clearly stated there that “Night bare hateful Doom and black Fate and Death, and she bare Sleep and the tribe of Dreams” (ll. 211). No where does it mention Erebus. In fact, the only children mentioned to be specifically of Erebus in Hesiod’s Theogony are Aether and Hemera. 

While at this moment I am not fluent in Ancient Greek like most of the world’s population, I am going to Paris, France specifically to study the Ancient Greek language and culture. Cool your jets buddy.


So, let’s resume:

1) You don’t know ancient greek;
2) You read a Hesiod’ passage in english, and not even the one right;
3) You’re trying to give lessons before even studying.

Tell you this: when you’ll be in Paris in order to study ancient greek, ask them to translate this passage for you, where Νυκτὸς is clearly a metonymy for Ερεβος, as the adjective “ἐρεμνῆς" lets us know that:

" Ἔνθα δὲ Νυκτὸς παῖδες ἐρεμνῆς οἰκί᾽ ἔχουσιν, Ὕπνος καὶ Θάνατος, δεινοὶ θεοί· " (757)


But wait, there is more! But I guess you don’t know latin as well, do you?

"Quod si ita est, Caeli quoque parentes di habendi sunt Aether et Dies eorumque fratres et sorores, qui a genealogis antiquis sic nominantur — Amor, Dolus, Metus, Labor, Invidentia, Fatum, Senectus, Mors, Tenebrae, Miseria, Querella, Gratia, Fraus, Pertinacia, Parcae, Hesperides, Somnia; quos omnis Erebo et Nocte natos ferunt." (Cicero, De Natura Deorum, Liber Tertius 3:44)

"Ex Caligine Chaos: ex Chao et Caligine Nox Dies
Erebus Aether. ex Nocte et Erebo Fatum Senectus Mors Letum
†Continentia Somnus Somnia <Amor> id est Lysimeles, Epiphron
†dumiles Porphyrion Epaphus Discordia Miseria Petulantia
Nemesis Euphrosyne Amicitia Misericordia Styx; Parcae tres, id est
Clotho Lachesis Atropos; Hesperides, Aegle Hesperie †aerica.”
(Hygius, Fabulae, pr.1.1-5)


Ask them to translate those latin passages too. If they know latin (roman latin, not medieval latin), of course.

This again…

hemlockroot:

loresseintes:

Bronze head of Hypnos (Ὕπνος), the ancient greek personification of sleep [Roman Copy of Greek original, 325 - 275 b.C].
In greek mythology, Hypnos lived next to his twin brother, Thanatos (Θάνατος, “death personified”) in the underworld; Hypnos’ mother was Nyx (Νύξ, “Night”), the deity of Night, and his father was Erebus, the deity of Darkness.

I didn’t read this over all the way the first time, but I just realized some of this information is wrong! Hypnos was not conceived by Nyx and Erebus, but Nyx herself alone. Hypnos is also commonly pictured being carried by Nyx as she leaves her house in the Underworld and passing Hemera on her way out, but that is obviously not always the case as Hypnos plays a crucial part in the Trojan War without Nyx.


Oh please, not another wannabe historian-mythologist.
Please, tell us if you know how to read ancient greek, if you know who Hesiod was (without checking wikipedia) and what did he wrote.
I’m eager to ear it from you.

Bronze head of Hypnos (Ὕπνος), the ancient greek personification of sleep [Roman Copy of Greek original, 325 - 275&#160;b.C].In greek mythology, Hypnos lived next to his twin brother, Thanatos (Θάνατος, &#8220;death personified&#8221;) in the underworld; Hypnos&#8217; mother was Nyx (Νύξ, &#8220;Night&#8221;), the deity of Night, and his father was Erebus, the deity of Darkness.

Bronze head of Hypnos (Ὕπνος), the ancient greek personification of sleep [Roman Copy of Greek original, 325 - 275 b.C].
In greek mythology, Hypnos lived next to his twin brother, Thanatos (Θάνατος, “death personified”) in the underworld; Hypnos’ mother was Nyx (Νύξ, “Night”), the deity of Night, and his father was Erebus, the deity of Darkness.

αἰρεῦνται γὰρ ἓν ἀντὶ ἁπάντων οἱ ἄριστοι, κλέος ἀέναον θνητῶν’ οἱ δὲ πολλοὶ κεκόρηνται ὅκωσπερ κτήνεα.

"The best choose one thing above all others: immortal glory among mortals. But the most are glutted like beasts."

Λας ως Ηράκλειτος «έγραψες», “Stromateis" by Clement of Alexandria (c. 150 – c. 215 A.D.)