Bacchus

  Moose as Bacchus by Melinda Copper Advertisements

Sekmet…with her kitties

katwylder: da-at-ass: kemetduasekhem: mythosidhe: Sekmet with her kitties – Cairo Museum [x] Most humans might not still believe in the old Gods, but cats know what’s what! Precious EeeeeeeEEEEEEEEEEE!! Reblog for Inonibird!

The Apotheosis of Washington

cheyhansolo: Dome of the U.S. Capitol building, Washington, DC. “The Apotheosis of Washington” by Constantino Brumidi, fresco, 1865 Fun Facts! In the center is George Washington.  To his left is Victory and to his right is Liberty.  The thirteen girls between them each have a star over their head, and represent the original 13 colonies….

Lupercalia

Romulus Remus And Their Nursemaid by Jacques Laurent Agasse, circa 1805. This is the day the Festival of Lupercalia was celebrated In ancient Rome in honor of the she-wolf Lupa, who suckled Romulus and Remus. Plutarch reports that part of the traditions of the day included Roman youths running through the city naked and laughing,…

Anthesteria: Chytroi

Today is Chytroi, the last day of the festival of Anthesteria. You may wish to make offerings to the spirits of your dead, as did the ancient Athenians on this day.

Kylix (Drinking Vessel) with Woman Sacrificing

Kylix (Drinking Vessel) with Woman Sacrificing. Attica, ca. 490-480 BCE. Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio, United States. The image on this vessel is attributed to Makron, a painter active in ancient Athens. Though only one signed example of his work seems to have survived, more than 350 red-figure vessels have been attributed to him. Unlike…

Bacchus and Ariadne

The Triumph of Bacchus and Ariadne by John Flaxman, Jr, for Wedgwood, 1786 Today is Choës, the second day of the festival of Anthesteria. On this night, the Basilinna, ceremonial Queen and wife of the Archon Basileus, ceremonial King and Magistrate of religious rites, became the bride of Dionysus in a sacred ceremony.

Anthesteria: Pithoigia

This is the first day of Anthesteria, a three-day festival celebrated in ancient Athens in honor of Dionysus. It was a celebration of the coming of Spring and the opening of the jars of new wine. Today is the Pithoigia, on which the first jars (pithoi) of the new wine were opened, and libations offered…

Tomb of an Ancient Egyptian Beer Brewer

theatlantic: Discovered: The Tomb of an Ancient Egyptian Beer Brewer Beer, some have argued, helped give birth to civilization. In ancient Egypt, sustaining humans through the vagaries of the hunt and the harvest, it was consumed by children as well as adults. It was drunk by the wealthy and the poor alike. It was an…