Salem by RadoJavor, 2010. September 22, 1692 in Salem. Remember this people on Halloween night. Advertisements

Celtic Burial Ground by MerlinsArtwork, 2009.

Antinous-Osiris Red marble. Roman, Second century C.E. State Museum of Egyptian Art, Munich, Germany. This statue was discovered at Hadrian’s villa at Tivoli, Rome. Today, the modern cult of Antinous celebrates Antinous’ triumph over death.  Oh, Antinous! Shining one! Hear our prayers, and be with us!

Autumn at the Serapeum and Canopus, Villa Adriana, Tivoli. This portion of Hadrian’s villa was a recreation of Egypt. An artificial waterfall celebrated the life-giving waters of the Nile. Among the many statues of Egyptian deities were representations of Osiris-Antinous, and a statue of Serapis born from the lotus flower.. 

Obelisk of Antinous, Piazzale del Pincio (Rome, Lazio, Italy); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 11 August 2011. The obelisk is made of red granite and stands 31 feet/9.5 meters in height on a 26 foot/8 meter base. It was discovered in 1633 near the Porta Maggiore, one of Rome’s eastern gates. It is an important…

coloricioso: PersephonexHades Inktober day 11: Comets  (⊙ω⊙✿) I’ve always wanted to illustrate this story, the Koronides myth. Menippe and Metioche were daughters of Orion, who sacrificed themselves for the sake of their town. Persephone and Hades were moved and turned them into comets.

The Solar Barge by C.G. Jung, The Red Book, circa 1917. The lines above the image read: One word that was never spoken.One light that was never lit up.An unparalleled confusion.And a road without end. Today, the modern cult of Antinous commemorates the descent of Antinous to the Underworld.

coloricioso: PersephonexHades inktober: day 25, Eleusis. Persephone and Demeter very happy. 🙂 ! Remember that I’m making a contest where you can win prints :)!! check it out!

Island of Philæ by Sunset, David Roberts, 1842.  Today, the modern cult of Antinous commemorates the death of Antinous in Egypt, in 130 CE.

Moon Hare by Andrew Haslen.  Linocut and screenprint.

The Dancers of Herculaneum. Naples Museum of Archaeology. These statues were discovered at the Villa of the Papyri in Herculaneum. Originally believed to be dancers, their poses suggest to some that they may in fact be hydrophori, or water-carriers. This brings to mind a passage from the Iliad about the fate of the women of…

Hades by cheery-macaroon, 2009.