ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ  ΑΝΕΣΤΗ

2 May

Always thought New York couldn’t out-run me. And it hasn’t. Period. Don’t worry.

But catching up to the city, it’s space and pace after four years away…well, that’s certainly made these last few Clonopin months.

The Dead Adonis Caravaggio

So I really have no spiritual vim this year to give you something heart-churning, transcendental, tear-inducing and beautiful. Instead, I’m just posting a rather dry Gregory Nagy article about Adonis and how the “handsome, Dying and Resurrected Young god” is a mythic theme that’s been running through the Middle Eastern religious imagination — from Atis to Adonis to JC to Hussein — since forever.

Good art anthropology. An easy read. Some juicy carnal poetry. And a few pretty pictures. Χριστος Ανέστη!

John William Waterhouse (1849–1917), The Awakening of Adonis. Andrew Lloyd Webber collection. Image via Wikimedia Commons.

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The theo-eroticism of mythmaking about Aphrodite’s love for boys like Adonis (FULL ARTICLE)

Gregory Nagy

January 9, 2021

Adonis and Aphrodite Carvaggio

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