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Some images from the Sebasteion

A memory from the "good old times" of the Son/Lover: emperor Nero crowned by his mother Agrippina. Typically for the "new times": he subsequently murdered her.....

A misleading romance

Quite intrigueing. While despised by the official priesthood and state Medusa can be seen everywhere. Her popularity as an old Goddess - the one who "ruled" over Her Son/Lovers - was indeed unbroken. She is everywhere, where the transition between life and death is at stake

Medusa

A view on the nearby mountains

Gods, Erotes and people seeking the vegetation as symbol of rebirth

Bulls head surounded by leaves. The archaic symbol for the Green Man

Beautiful, beautiful

These are the Vegetation Gods - Green Men - from neighbouring "barbaric" regions. Their virility is impressive
Masks with Phrygian cap

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