Friday, March 21, 2008

Ritual Drama: Queen of Queens

If you haven't yet, check out the ritualistic ABC production of Cleopatra, which originally aired on May 23, 1999. I can't help but thinking of this production of Cleopatra when seeing Hillary Clinton's mug in the news incessantly.


Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Hathor Watch: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

In the ancient myths, Hermes and Aphrodite were lovers and she bore an androgynous child to him called Hermaphroditus. However, in some tellings, their son was Eros. This frieze depicts Aphrodite presenting Hermes with Eros, who is well known to us as Cupid, the god of Love. To him our modern Lupercalia - Valentine's Day - is dedicated.