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Saturday, June 13, 2009

Moon Goddess Diana


That's the name of this poster. Moon Goddess Diana. (Don't believe me, check it out) It's by an artist named Howard Johnson, who apparently does alot of contemporary artwork of mythological stuff.

This one is of Diana, goddess of the hunt and the moon, and also identified sometimes with/as Hecate. (a single diety with three aspects... sounds oddly familiar). Greek version of her was Athena (i think... let me check). Nope, I was wrong. Artemis was her greek name. Twin of Apollo the sun god. (sun god, moon goddess, get it?). Also name Selene. Selene in the Sky, Artemis on Earth, Hecate in the lower world, as my book here puts it. (Edith Hamliton's Mythology, if you must know).

But ANYHOW. The point is: Moon Goddess Diana. Does anybody else think this poster has an unintended(?) and hilarious double entendre going on?

13 comments:

Renae said...

I don't know about that. I don't get it, but I can see her private parts. Whore.

Okay, "moon" Durh! I'm seeing a bit more than just moon there. Porn. Eww.

timpani76 said...

I agree with Renae. Porn disguised as "art" is still porn. I'm pretty sure Artemis would be offended anyway since she turned guys into deer whenever they tried to catch a look at her bathing.

Danielle thinks of us (the three sisters) sort of being like the three faces of Artemis, or the Three Fates (or Furies). It's interesting how the three women thing does show up a lot in Greek mythology.

Dana Cheryl said...

I like the Greeks. And I think the artist totally planned it.

timpani76 said...

You think if he was going for the whole "moon" aspect he would have showed more actual rear end.

Eyepoke said...

Ok. I'm mildly suprized, I thought the painting wasn't especially offensive. (obviously, since I posted it)

I have to laugh though at most of the "fantasy art" out there where the dude/girl is wearing armor and wielding a sword and the armor covers, like, their navel. That armor is not doing you much good. Anyhow.

So-sorry to have terrorized you Nae, and T-dog! Unplanned. She's got more clothes on than most of the people at the pool.

So, T-dog. Which of you is which?

timpani76 said...

I don't think Danielle ever specified. Elise & might have to fight over who gets to be Hecate. I wonder if Artemis becomes Hecate when she's on her period? Just thinking about how moons & periods used to be connected in mythology.

timpani76 said...

Erik thinks that she is wearing a gold thong, and the dark area is a shadow ;)

Eyepoke said...

definately a shadow, guys... never would have even noticed it exceot for all this. Also she has a green leg.

The period thing is a good theory!

I never thought of that!

timpani76 said...

I wonder what the deal is with the dogs & wolves (?) in the picture? Did she have these with her in the myths? I don't remember those from the stories I read.

Her leg is green and it disappears ;)

Eyepoke said...

Thanks to you wierdies I have spent roughly 2000% more time zoomed in on this woman's rear than I would have ever dreamed of.

Dana Cheryl said...

LOL! I can't believe how much we can talk about a lady's rearend. I mean we have totally analyzed this like Fox News after an Obama speech. ha ha!

I think the dogs/wolves were part of her thing. I think I remember reading that somewhere.

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thefirstsade said...

thats my queen dont be rude, many hands drawing and telling storys, but only one wisper one spirit guiding them. and only I get to see her parts because I know how to bond with her spirit and see her