Friday, August 24, 2007

Breasts or testicles - or eggs?

Artemis of Ephesus has been interpreted as being "many-breasted" and there are a lot of later statues that do interpret these globules as "breasts". However some people think she may have been adorned with many scrotal sacs from sacrifical animals. Or many eggs. I personally think that the original statue was probably adorned with seasonal offerings which most likely included token parts of sacrificial animals as well as seeds, fruits and flowers.

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