Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Leda and swan common in Pompeii


ROME (AP) — Archaeologists have found in an ancient Pompeii bedroom a fresco depicting a sensual scene of a goddess and swan.
Pompeii archaeological park director Massimo Osanna told Italian news agency ANSA on Monday that the figure of goddess Leda being impregnated by a swan representing Roman god Jupiter is a fairly common theme in Pompeii home decoration.

Swan impregnating Leda “is a fairly common theme in Pompeii home decoration.”

What is it with Roman women and swans?

Good Roman citizens raised kids in a city with images of a swan fornicating with a woman, intent that the kids become good Romans. The parents were successful. 

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