Tag Archives: Mythology

5th Century BC: Hermes Kriophoros

Hermes Kriophoros – Roman copy of 5th century BC Greek original “Kriophoros” is Greek for “ram-bearer.” The epithet became associated with the god Hermes in connection with a story from the city of Tanagra, here retold by the traveler and … Continue reading

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17th Century: Manual

Tantric Hindu Ritual Manual: Nepal, 17th Century (source)

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1914: Kotsuis and Hohhuq

Edward S. Curtis: Kotsuis and Hohhuq (Nakoaktok) (1914); “These two masked performers in the winter dance represent huge, mythical birds. The mandibles of these tremendous wooden masks are controlled by strings.” The ‘Nak’waxda’xw (or Nakoaktok) are a nation of Kwak’wala-speaking … Continue reading

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4th Century: Apollo

Head of Apollo of the Anzio type; Roman copy of a 4th century Greek original.  

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1874: Sleep and His Half-Brother Death

John William Waterhouse: Sleep and His Half-Brother Death (1874)

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1926: The Hunt

Robert Burns: The Hunt (c. 1926); previously known as Diana and her Nymphs.

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1974: Spirit

Karoo Ashevak (Inuit): Untitled (Spirit Figure) (c. 1970-74) (source)

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