mikeh wrote:Yes, I meant 1354-1355, as I had already said in an earlier post. I'm so used to writing about the 15th century! And yes, Huck, that is indeed the page, in color. on those posters. I didn't link to any of them because I couldn't find one with good enough resolution to read the lettering.
I didn't understand the point of your Nike genealogy, Huck. Maybe I missed something. Does Hesiod or anybody else say anything about Nike being a cup or pitcher bearer? As I said, it's clear enough in classical literature that she is winged--the problem is finding someplace known to the Renaissance that describes her as pouring a liquid.
Lorredan wrote:Fancy that ..all because of Huck and his winged or not Temperance!
Ein weiteres Hauptwerk der Embriachi ist das von Jean Duc de Berry dem Kloster von Poissy gestiftete große Retabel (H. 267 cm, B. 236 cm), das sich heute im Musée du Louvre in Paris befindet.
"Bottega degli embriachi, cofanetto, metà del XIV sec., inv. 722"
Museo civico medievale (Bologna)
Wedding casket Embriachi 15th cent. (MAN 52207)
Wedding casket decorated with scenes of Jason and Medea's story. At the cover, representations of the Seven Virtues, of which only Prudence remains. Made of wood and ivory by the "alla certosina" marquetry technique.
Date: 15th century
Dimensions: Height: 41 cm (16.1 in). Width: 31 cm (12.2 in).
Current location: National Archaeological Museum of Spain
Revelation 12:14And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where sheis nourished for a time, and times and half a time, from the face of the serpent.
The Woman and the Dragon
A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head. 2 She was pregnant and cried out in pain as she was about to give birth. 3 Then another sign appeared in heaven: an enormous red dragon with seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns on its heads. 4 Its tail swept a third of the stars out of the sky and flung them to the earth. The dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth, so that it might devour her child the moment he was born. 5 She gave birth to a son, a male child, who “will rule all the nations with an iron scepter.”[a] And her child was snatched up to God and to his throne. 6 The woman fled into the wilderness to a place prepared for her by God, where she might be taken care of for 1,260 days.
7 Then war broke out in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. 8 But he was not strong enough, and they lost their place in heaven. 9 The great dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him.
10 Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say:
“Now have come the salvation and the power
and the kingdom of our God,
and the authority of his Messiah.
For the accuser of our brothers and sisters,
who accuses them before our God day and night,
has been hurled down.
11 They triumphed over him
by the blood of the Lamb
and by the word of their testimony;
they did not love their lives so much
as to shrink from death.
12 Therefore rejoice, you heavens
and you who dwell in them!
But woe to the earth and the sea,
because the devil has gone down to you!
He is filled with fury,
because he knows that his time is short.”
13 When the dragon saw that he had been hurled to the earth, he pursued the woman who had given birth to the male child. 14 The woman was given the two wings of a great eagle, so that she might fly to the place prepared for her in the wilderness, where she would be taken care of for a time, times and half a time, out of the serpent’s reach. 15 Then from his mouth the serpent spewed water like a river, to overtake the woman and sweep her away with the torrent. 16 But the earth helped the woman by opening its mouth and swallowing the river that the dragon had spewed out of his mouth. 17 Then the dragon was enraged at the woman and went off to wage war against the rest of her offspring —those who keep God’s commands and hold fast their testimony about Jesus.
The goddess Nemesis heard the rejected girls prayers for vengeance and arranged for Narcissus to fall in love with his own reflection. When later Narcissus, who was as beautiful as Dionysus or Apollo, discovered his image in a pool, he fell in love with himself and, not being able to find consolation, he died of sorrow by the same pool watching his reflection. It is said that Narcissus still keeps gazing on his image in the waters of the river Styx in the Underworld. All nymphs grieved him including Echo, and when they prepared his funeral pile, they could not find his body, and in its place they found the flower, which today bears his name.
Story discrepancy (version) where Leda finds the egg on the alter of Zeus. Greeks version, where actually it was the goddess Nemesis who was seduced/raped by Zeus. Nemesis produced a hyacinth-coloured egg which she laid in a marsh near Sparta. Leda found it and brought it home and kept it safe until it hatched.
Other versions include the egg was craftily secreted between Leda's thighs by Hermes. Or it dropped from the moon. Or a shepherd found it in the woods and brought it to the queen, who kept it in a box until Helen hatched out.
The Greek mythographer, Pseudo-Appollodorus in his ‘Biblotheca’ of the 2nd century described the conception of Helen as follows,
But some say that Helen was a daughter of Nemesis and Zeus; for that she, flying from the arms of Zeus, changed herself into a goose, but Zeus in his turn took the likeness of a swan and so enjoyed her; and as the fruit of their loves she laid an egg, and a certain shepherd found it in the groves and brought and gave it to Leda; and she put it in a chest and kept it; and when Helen was hatched in due time, Leda brought her up as her own daughter.
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