Diana And Callisto - Palma Vecchio
(just got home from a concert. There's too much summer fun for me to do weekly links, but don't worry: I'm in the Pacific Northwest and soon it will rain for six months straight)


Piraeus Artemis A, Photo By Giovanni Dall'Orto


The Return of Odysseus - Pinturichhio


Perseus Freeing Andromeda - Piero di Cosimo


Violence

The blade itself incites to deeds of violence.



Medeia And Talos - Sybil Tawse


Athena

Wherever a great heart throbs and rages, wherever a liberating thought flares up, there Athena is present, summoned rather by heroic readiness than by humble supplication. From her own lips we hear that she is attracted by prowess, not by good will or devotion to her person. The men who can most surely rely upon her offer her no unusual reverence, and it is unthinkable that her assistance should ever be motivated by the exemplary obedience of her protégés.

- Walter F. Otto, The Homeric Gods, more quotes at Fortunecardia


Ariadne In Naxos - Evelyn De Morgan


19-03-10 Weekly Links