For conservatives, most appalling commodity was Chinese silk: fragile and see through, immodest. “For Seneca, silk was simply a cipher for exoticism and eroticism.” Edicts passed by law to forbid silk.
forever-spring asked you: Your blog is simply gorgeous! I’m not a redhead myself, but I’ve always thought people with red hair were the most beautiful. :) <3 It’s so great to hear from people who appreciate red hair. Thanks for writing, forever-spring!!
Aphrodite is the Greek goddess of love, beauty, and sexualit. She is the daughter of Zeus and Dione. Because of her beauty, other gods feared that their rivalry over her would interrupt the peace among them and lead to war, so Zeus married her to Hephaestus, who, because of his ugliness and deformity, was not seen as a threat.“Muse, tell me the things done by golden Aphrodite, the one from Cyprus, who arouses sweet desire for gods, and who subdues the races of mortal humans.”
Gorgeous! Maxine Gadd is one of my all-time favorite fantasy artists. And this print reminds me of SeaClipse, the most powerful Water Sorceress in the world! (GUARDIANS OF AELD fantasy fiction series by Adrienne deWolfe)