Two Loves, is a short animation film about the ancient same-sex Greek myth of Zeus, mythical father of the gods, and Ganymede, a mortal boy who while on Mt. To reward Ganymede, Zeus set him among the stars as Aquarius, the water bearer. A god once more, Zeus wrapped a friendly arm around his shoulder, looked him in the eye, and let him know that from now on he would walk among the immortals. The Induction of Ganymede in Olympus by van Loo. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Figueira observes, in reviewing two recent works on Greek pederasty, in American Journal of Archaeology
The Greeks appreciated beauty in a very natural, stripped down form, to them beauty was not gendered, nor as we will soon discuss, was it confined by age.
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However we still read Ganymedes and Zeus in a positive frame of light. The Abduction of Ganymede by Rembrandt. Was this review helpful to you? Problems playing this file? Zeus and Ganymede - Hellenistic version Ganymede, the son of the Trojan king, had won great fame, but not in battle, nor in the contests of strength.
The discrepancy is due to the common reader of Greek Mythology reading it in the vein in which it was written. But when Rembrandt painted the Rape of Ganymede for a Dutch Calvinist patron ina dark eagle carries aloft a plump cherubic baby Paintings Gallery, Dresden who is bawling and urinating in fright. Whenever he and his friends took to the streets of Troy, Ganymede turned the heads of all the townsfolk; men and women, all fell for his stunning, god-like beauty. Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must be logged in to post a comment. The Olympians all honored the young Trojan, for his beauty filled them with pure joy.