Hymen or Hymenaeus (Latin) or Hymenaios (Roman) was according Vollmar, Lexikon der Mythologie, a poor but beautiful young man in Athen, who loved a rich girl and the girl loved him, but he had no chances cause his low position. He disguised as a girl at a celebration of the Eleusian mysteris, when a troup of pirates robbed him and all the other participating beautiful girls. The pirates became drunken, and Hymenaios killed them. Then he returned to the parents and offered to bring all girls back, if it was agreed, that he could marry his favoured girl. The parents agreed and the daughters returned in triumph. Then it became a custom to think of him at weddings, and then he became a son of Apoll and Calliope or of Bacchus and Aphrodite and he became an object of art and got temples, which could serve for wedding celebration locations.
Calliope: Muse for epical poetry, science and philosophy
If it were Apoll/Calliope, who served as parents, then Orpheus (musician) and Linos (literature teacher of Herakles, killed by Herakles) were brothers of Hymenaios... .-)
Well, the phallus breaks the Hymen with pirates or without pirates, then it is a common bloody event in all weddings and for this action the phallus and a deflorated virgin is needed. Part of the wedding events is still the kidnapping event for the bride and the searching future husband, who has to pay the alcoholica for the kidnappers.
It is a common popular tradition, that weddings are celebrated and that the guests behave a little bit crazy.
"Ordine delle nozze di Constanzio Sforza. - Impressus est Vicentie : Ab Hermano Levilapide coloniensi, anno Domini MCCCCLXXV die nona novembris. - 44 c. ; a-e⁸, f⁴ ; 4º"
.... is a bibliographical note of the text, which includes the name of the printer. The festival book had a handwritten version, and a posthum printed version, which was done by Hermano Levilapide coloniensi, aka Hermann Liechtenstein from Cologne (Köln) in the city of Vicenza.
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Lichtenstein(de Levi Lapide), Hermann
†Sommer 1494 in Venedig, aus Köln stammender ital. Drucker. L. lernte die Schwarze Kunst in Venedig und arbeitete 14751480 als Lohndrücker für finanzstarke Auftraggeber in Vicenza. Dort erschien als erster Druck aus seiner Presse die «Cosmographia» des antiken Geographen Ptolemaeus (H 13536). Humanistische Kreise scheinen L. für kurze Zeit nach Treviso geholt zu haben, wo eine Ausg. der weit verbreiteten «Orthographia» des Johannes Tortellius (H 15565) und einige Klassikertexte ersch. sind. An…
The translation once was done by Marcos Mendez Filesi. His last activity here is a longer time ago. My own Latin isn't very good.
I think, this was the Hymenaios picture in the book ...
The book wrote "Hymeneus"
A hymen appears in the Petit Oracle des Dames, which has some complex relations to the Etteilla Tarot