Why do Greek Gods have such tiny little...

kaylarStarred Page By kaylar, 14th Aug 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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The answer to a question no one dares asks but has to ponder

Why I advance the query

The first time I saw the Mona Lisa I said; "How come she has no eyebrows."

Everyone looked at my parents as if to say can't you put a plastic bag over her head?

When I got home I took my pencil and wrote a letter to the museum and asked why the Mona Lisa has no Eyebrows.

I received a response which explained that it was the style of the time to shave off the eyebrows to make the eyes look bigger.

Clearly the expert who answered my letter didn't think my head needed a plastic bag.

I didn't exactly say it

Many years later I was looking at Greek sculptures and it seemed to me that the ghetto region was of rather limited area.

It wasn't one statue, all of the naked statues seemed to be foreshortened. A a whole figgy banana leaf was unnecessary, a philodendron would have been sufficient.

Now I've changed my share of diapers so I do have some reference point here, and what I am seeing was last seen during that exercise.

I was going to write a letter but it was a rather more delicate subject than eyebrows.

Enter the Internet

The good thing about doing a search on the Internet is that no one knows it is you. Considering the topic, I don't think I attracted the attention of Home Land Security or any other investigative organisation, although my spam box increased in Viagra and Penis grower ads.

However, I digress.

There is actually a reason why.

Greek Culture of the Classical Period

Where today the object of beauty is a woman, in those days it was a boy. Apparently, boys were taken by older men as ... let me be delicate ...protoges.

Men were not allowed to marry until they were forty. Women were supposed to be virgins when they married.

There was thriving prositution trade, with various levels, but the object of affection was a boy.

Now doing a bit of geometry here, mixed with some DIY; one would understand that to put gwagus (A) into perkle (B) the gwangus could not have a circumference of such size as to make insertion difficult. Hence considering the apperture of the perkle the gwangus would have to be of such reduced size and length as to slide in and out easily.

Hence foot longs were contraindicated, and the more minute was preferred.

Hence the statues needed to represent the 'perfect' man and considering time and place, culture and attitude, 'beauty' was found in the miniscule.


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author avatar Pink&Blue
14th Aug 2011 (#)

Lovely article...

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author avatar kaylar
14th Aug 2011 (#)

thanks Crystal

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
15th Aug 2011 (#)

Very humorous, kaylar.

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author avatar kaylar
15th Aug 2011 (#)

thanks Steve

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author avatar Humza
19th Sep 2011 (#)

interesting yet weird........

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author avatar kaylar
19th Sep 2011 (#)

style & fashion

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