Thursday, January 6, 2011

ARTFUL THURSDAY: Something Old, Something New...

"As to marriage or celibacy, let a man take which course he will, he will be sure to repent" ~Socrates

The ancient Greek lunar month of Gamelion, roughly modern January to February (post coming soon), is the the month in which Zeus and Hera got married. In fact, the greek word gamos γάμος means marriage in Greek... and so you see the root of the word in Gamelion. The celebration was held at Heraion on the island of Samos.

Let's see how the Zeus and Hera's tumultuous union has been portrayed, shall we.