Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Forgot that bit

Was just flipping through my Classical Dictionary, and happened to notice that there's some question of whether a Helen of Troylike figure was originally worshipped as a goddess.

Update: Don't know that I've ever heard of this Peitho, goddess of Persuasion, either.
Update ii: Interesting how her area of persuasion and charming speech shades into rape.

8 Comments:

Anonymous text said...

"Her attributes included the white dove and a ball of binding twine."

I'm guessing the white dove is the persuasive part.

12:38 AM  
Blogger fortuna said...

I always use twine to get what I want.

I suppose the shading is charming speech/persuasion/SEDUCTION/rape.

12:06 PM  
Anonymous matt w said...

Fluffo, the goddess of kittens and throat-slitting, has a similar shading thing going on.

1:47 PM  
Anonymous matt w said...

Kittens/jaguars/face-eating/throat-slitting, you know.

1:50 PM  
Anonymous matt w said...

It's little known that Hera was the patroness of interrupting cow jokes.

1:53 PM  
Blogger fortuna said...

Trying to formulate a Zeus's white bull period joke...

2:03 PM  
Anonymous Tia said...

Zeus and Europa are in flagrante delicto on Crete

*Knock, knock*

Europa: Who's there?

Zeus: That's just the noise my godhood is making. I'm vigorous that way.

Europa: I know that but I think we're being beset upon by an interrupting cow!

Hera, in cow form: Mooooooooo.

Zeus: Honey!

Hera (aside): Two can play at this game.

5:04 PM  
Blogger fortuna said...

Thank you.

5:07 PM  

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