the ultimate triumph. Immediately after having entered the museum garden.....
......I saw these exceptionally beautiful
Green Men. And they were not "precursors" but "classical" Green Men,
originating from the Roman Agora (2. century C.E.).
Goddess Medusa, although oppressed by the rationalists (Apollo, Athena),
apparently still trusted at the moment of death!
Isis! It proves how open the Romans were for all kinds of
A very rare statue of Attis
Here a sequence
of the Dionysian cult e.g. worship is portrayed. Through the dancing maenads one gets a
real feel of the ecstasy
"The death of Marsyas", story unknown to me
The death of Marsyas. The interestring thing is that he dies on the
pillar, in Canaan called "Asherah". Some argue that Christ also died on an
"Asherah", rather than the cross. The cross has been "invented" later
as a symbol of power...
The hot spring. I didn't go into it. No
In the ruins in
front of the theatre several faces with guirlandes. They can be classified ss Green Men
Except this face. It belongs to Medusa, the Gorgon Goddess
Beautiful bunch of
Just in the middle of rubble. A Green Man
upside down (left). It shows how tricky it is to discover Green Men. For the photo I put
him nicely upright