From right to left: Isis, her husband Osiris, and their son Horus, the protagonists of the Osiris myth, in a 22nd Dynasty statuette. Louvre Museum. Image Credit: Guillaume Blanchard, 2004. Public Domain.

Osiris and Isis: An Egyptian Love Story

The Passion of isis and Osiris: A Gateaway to Trascendant Love

 Plutarch's On Isis and Osiris

According to the myth Inanna prefers the farmer, Enkimdu (the god of farming) and Dumuzi (the god of food and vegetation) tried to win the hand of the goddess Inanna. Sumerian terracotta cuneiform tablet from Nippur (southern Mesopotamia). First half of the 2nd millenium B.C.E. Istanbul Archaeological Museums/Ancient Orient Museum, Istanbul, Turkey. Image credit:
Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin - Creative Commons.

Dumzid /Tammuz
Inanna  - Ishtar

The Descent of Inanna

Venus et Adonis by Antonio Canova (1789-1794).  
Musée d'Art et d'Histoire (5633), Genève. 


Adonis Cult

Adonis and Aphrodite in Art and Myth

The Story of Adonis and Aphrodite, by Ovid - Metamorphoses X

Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot. Orpheus Leading Eurydice from the Underworld.
1861. Oil on canvas. 113 x 137. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, USA.

Orpheus and Eurydice

Virgil's Georgics: The myth of Orpheus and Eurydice

Opera by Christoph Willibald Gluck (1762)

Meter and Attis. Proveninece unknown. Relief dated to the late 2nd century B.C.E. Image credit: Archaeological Museum of Venice (room VIII, no 16)

The Love Story of Cybele and Attis

Cybele, Attis and Related Cults

The Myth and Ritual of Attis

Paris abducting Helen and the figure of Eros (winged god of love and desire). Detail form an Athenian red-figure clay skyphos dated to 490-480 B.C.E. Makron painter & Hieron potter. From Suessula. Primary citation: ARV2, 458,1. Beazley Number: 204681. Francis Bartlett Fund / Boston - Museum of the Fine Arts, 13.186. Wikipedia Commons

Paris Alexander

The Legend of Helen of Troy

Helen of Troy

Helen of Troy: Beauty, Myth, Devastation

Penelope and Eurykleia. Eurykleia tries to persuade mourning Penelope that her husband has eventually returned. Melian relief  dated to 1st century C.E. Image credit: Museo Nazionale Romano (Terme di Diocleziano), Rome; Erich Lessing / Art Resource, NY

Penelope in Homer's Odyssey
Odysseus in Homer's Odyssey
Odysseus & Penelope: Enduring Love

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