Birth of Dionysus, with Zeus, Hera, Apollo, Hermes, Aphrodite, Pan & the Nysiades | Greek vase, Apulian red figure volute krater

Birth of Dionysus, with Zeus, Hera, Apollo, Hermes, Aphrodite, Pan & the Nysiades | Greek vase, Apulian red figure volute krater

Tarquinia, tombe des Lionnes, mur du fond, Lionne, Aulete et Danseuse, vers 520 av JC (musee de Lyon)

Tarquinia, tombe des Lionnes, mur du fond, Lionne, Aulete et Danseuse, vers 520 av JC (musee de Lyon)

Dionysus & Ariadne, Athenian red-figure krater C5th B.C., Archaeological Museum

Dionysus & Ariadne, Athenian red-figure krater C5th B.C., Archaeological Museum

The Sirens - Edward Burne-Jones (1875) - セイレーン - Wikipedia

The Sirens - Edward Burne-Jones (1875) - セイレーン - Wikipedia

ARTEMIS was the great Olympian goddess of hunting, wilderness and wild animals. She was also a goddess of childbirth, and the protectress of the girl child up to the age of marriage. Her twin brother Apollon was similarly the protector of the boy child. Together the two gods were also bringers of sudden death and disease--Artemis targetted women and girls, and Apollon men and boys.

ARTEMIS was the great Olympian goddess of hunting, wilderness and wild animals. She was also a goddess of childbirth, and the protectress of the girl child up to the age of marriage. Her twin brother Apollon was similarly the protector of the boy child. Together the two gods were also bringers of sudden death and disease--Artemis targetted women and girls, and Apollon men and boys.

Baku (獏 ou 貘)/ The baku is a protector against pestilence and evil, and among dreams he is said to prefer to devour nightmares, protecting humans from the evil inside them. It is said that if you sleep on a bed made of baku skin, you can keep illness away. Today, the word baku refers to the tapir as well as the magical beast.

Baku (獏 ou 貘)/ The baku is a protector against pestilence and evil, and among dreams he is said to prefer to devour nightmares, protecting humans from the evil inside them. It is said that if you sleep on a bed made of baku skin, you can keep illness away. Today, the word baku refers to the tapir as well as the magical beast.

Hermes carries Dionysos Ware: Attic Red Figure, White Ground  Shape: Krater, kalyx Attr. to the Phiale Painter ca 440 - 435 BC  Hermes delivers the infant god Dionysos to the foster care of Seilenos and the Nysiades. The old, white-haired god is seated on a rock. He has an ass's ears and tail, and holds in his hand a thyrsos (pine-cone tipped staff). Of the Nysiades, one holds in her hand the frond of a flowering plant.

Hermes carries Dionysos Ware: Attic Red Figure, White Ground Shape: Krater, kalyx Attr. to the Phiale Painter ca 440 - 435 BC Hermes delivers the infant god Dionysos to the foster care of Seilenos and the Nysiades. The old, white-haired god is seated on a rock. He has an ass's ears and tail, and holds in his hand a thyrsos (pine-cone tipped staff). Of the Nysiades, one holds in her hand the frond of a flowering plant.

Detail of Hermes delivering the infant Dionysos to the foster care of Seilenos and the Nysiades. The god is depicted with winged boots and cap, and holds a herald's wand (kerykeion) in his hand

Detail of Hermes delivering the infant Dionysos to the foster care of Seilenos and the Nysiades. The god is depicted with winged boots and cap, and holds a herald's wand (kerykeion) in his hand

Salome: Dance of the Seven Veils  is also thought to have originated with the myth of the fertility goddess Ishtar (Astarte) of Assyrian and Babylonian religion.

Salome: Dance of the Seven Veils is also thought to have originated with the myth of the fertility goddess Ishtar (Astarte) of Assyrian and Babylonian religion.

Birth of Athena from the head of Zeus, with Hephaestus | Greek vase, Athenian black figure kylix

Birth of Athena from the head of Zeus, with Hephaestus | Greek vase, Athenian black figure kylix

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