Saturday, January 26, 2013

Spotted: Aphrodite

In the November 2012 issue of the Smithsonian magazine, a short article was published on the famous marble Aphrodite statue. Despite a focus on the sexual developments hidden under wrapped clothing, the article focused on anciently displayed "eye-popping pigments".
"The Greeks took their beauty seriously. It was a beauty contest, after all, that touched off the Trojan War. Athena, Hera and Aphrodite vied for Paris to decide who was the fairest among them. After Aphrodite promised him the love of the most beautiful mortal woman, Paris carried off Hellen to Troy. Thus began the true mother of all wars. As the goddess of love, beauty and sexual pleasure, Aphrodite inspired cult worship and challenged artists to render her in suitably magnificent form..."
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2 comments:

  1. Those parents from Malaysia are sick, how did they have two children who are intersex? I think something is wrong with the parents and I'm glad they don't have money to mutilate their children.

    On a different note, The samoan culture promotes transgender, they are called the fafafines which are gay men or men who are purposely brought up as women I guess to do women things etc when there is not enough women available in the villages. It's totally accepted.

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  2. ^ The parents carry the genetic trait that births hermaphrodites. Somewhere along their family tree, someone birthed a child through incest and that child carried the trait and passed it on.

    I have to conduct research on the fafafines, this is my first time hearing on them.

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