ANATOLIA 2010
MYRA 1

MYRA 1

MYRA 2

MYRA 3

Departure from Antalya. At the frontside the mountain of Termessos

Entrance

The Lykian tombs

Myra, the city of the masks

In Myra I fully understood the function of the Green Man mask. It is really what we should call an "archetype". Its meaning is transpersonal: "death and rebirth" as a cosmic law (drama)
So I photographed all masks. Because the Green Man used to be one of them. Among drama's and comedies, he represented the (Dionysian) mysteries. Therefore, he is the most archaic of all, for he connects to all previous stages of humankind's evolution

Apollo, the Sun God, Son of the ancient Mother Kybele, twin of Artemis

Medusa, the Goddess who was oppressed - but not forgotten! - by the "Athenians"

Medusa

Medusa

Green Man with Phrygian cap. Could be Attis

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