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Diana and Callisto

Posted in Mythology with tags , , on April 28, 2017 by alvinavalon

Diana and Callisto by Jollain
In Roman mythology, Callisto was a nymph whose name means “the most beautiful.” She was devoted to the goddess Diana and swore to remain a virgin in her honor. But when the god Jupiter saw Callisto he decided he had to get his hands on that beautiful virgin pussy. He transformed  himself into the likeness of Diana, in which form Callisto happily allowed him to have his way with her. This story had a huge appeal for artists, because it allowed them to portray the normally taboo subject of lesbian sex. The detail reproduced here is from a 1770 painting by Nicolas-René Jollain.

Sexy Witches

Posted in Pagan and occult with tags , on October 31, 2014 by alvinavalon

Baldung witchesThe streets are always full of sexy witches at Halloween. But the phenomenon is not a new one – this drawing of three nakedly cavorting witches was produced by the German artist Hans Baldung in 1514.

Visualizations of the Black Mass

Posted in Pagan and occult with tags , , , on August 26, 2014 by alvinavalon

Black MassAn earlier post on this blog described the Black Mass – a Satanic ritual in which a travesty of the Christian mass is performed over the body of a naked woman. Here are some further visualizations of the ritual that have been produced over the years.

Black Mass

Sappho

Posted in Mythology with tags , , , on March 28, 2014 by alvinavalon

Sappho by GleyreSappho was one of the greatest poets of the ancient world. She was born on the Greek island of Lesbos in the 7th century BC. A native of Lesbos is known as a Lesbian, and in English this word has come to mean a homosexual female due to the homoerotic nature of some of Sappho’s poems. The word “Sapphic” is sometimes used as a synonym of Lesbian.

The picture above is adapted from the painting “Sappho’s bedtime” by Charles Gleyre (1806 – 1874). The one below is from Édouard-Henri Avril (1849 –1928). Both scenes include a lyre, which was a harp-like musical instrument used to accompany poetry in ancient times.

Sappho by Avril

Circle Sex Ritual

Posted in The Mystic East with tags , , , , on March 10, 2014 by alvinavalon

Trenecito circle sex ritual

The Sanskrit term Chakra Puja refers to a sex ritual undertaken by a group of participants. The word Chakra literally means “wheel”, and the ritual takes the form of a circle in which sexual energy is transmitted from one participant to the next.

The picture above shows a group of men engaged in a circular sex ritual. This particular ritual is known as Trenecito.

The Goddess Juno

Posted in Mythology with tags , , on March 2, 2014 by alvinavalon

The Goddess JunoJuno was one of the most powerful deities in ancient Roman Mythology. Alongside Minerva, she was one of the top two Goddesses of the Roman Pantheon. But whereas Minerva was a virgin Goddess, Juno was an expert in sex. She was married to Jupiter, but like Jupiter she often had sexual intercourse with mortals. Juno symbolized feminine power and sexual liberation, and the word “Junoesque” is used to this day to refer to a tall, powerfully built woman.

Ancient Egyptian Autofellatio

Posted in Ancient wisdom with tags , , , on February 24, 2014 by alvinavalon

Egyptian Autofellatio

The image above comes from an Egyptian papyrus called “The Book of the Dead of Henuttawy”, which dates from the Third Intermediate Period circa 1000 BC. The large upper figure is the God Osiris, who is depicted in ithyphallic form – in other words, with an erect penis. As well as being erect, the God’s penis is shown as being abnormally long.

The smaller figure below Osiris is Geb, the Egyptian God of the Earth. Geb is also shown with an erect and abnormally long penis. Moreover, he is indulging in an act of autofellatio – sucking his own penis.

For clarity, the penises of the two Gods have been highlighted in red in this image. For the original version, and more information about the papyrus, see the British Museum website.