Sunday, October 16, 2005

Zeus as a child

Another image from a page of scenes from the Theogony.

A Roman decorative frieze from the period of Augustus (31 BCE - 14 CE), from Gaul, it shows Zeus being suckled by Rhea on Crete, with the Curetes clanging their shields above him, to keep Kronos from hearing him cry.

Curetes originally were vegetation demons on Crete.

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