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@AimeeMaroux@mastodon.social
2024-06-18 09:29:04
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It's the Day of Ares / Mars' Day / #Tuesday! 🗡️
"The Gargarians, in accordance with an ancient custom, go [...] to have intercourse with them for the sake of begetting children, doing this in secrecy and darkness, any Gargarian at random with any Amazon; and after making them pregnant they send them away; and the females that are born are retained by the Amazons themselves, bu…

Photograph by me of a red-figure vase painting depicting the Amazons getting ready for battle. The artist used white paint for their skin, a convention to depict women, so it is quite certain that these are women warriors. They are mostly dressed in Phrygian clothes and armour. One of them holds an aspis shield with a kantharos cup on it.
@AimeeMaroux@mastodon.social
2024-05-14 10:29:09
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It's the Day of Ares / Mars' Day / #Tuesday! 🗡️
"And Ares led them, and Pallas Athene. These were gold, both, and golden raiment upon them, and they were beautiful and huge in their armour."
Homer, Iliad 18.516
🏛 Roman gem engraved with #Mars

Sardonyx gem engraved with Ares (Mars) standing, fully armed with spear and shield.
@AimeeMaroux@mastodon.social
2024-06-11 07:42:01
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It's the Day of Ares / Mars' Day / #Tuesday! 🗡️
"Amazons [...] all the toil of men do they endure; and therefore evermore the spirit of the War God thrills them through [...] never faint their knees nor tremble."
Quintus Smyrnaeus, Fall of Troy 1. 618
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Red figure vase painting of women fighting. One is dressed like Greek hoplite soldiers, the others are dressed like Phrygian soldiers, but they are all women.
@AimeeMaroux@mastodon.social
2024-05-07 10:40:23
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It's the Day of Ares / Mars' Day / #Tuesday! 🗡️
"The equestrian contest with two-horse cars was invented by Enyalios [Ares], as #Kallimachos has written in the Aitia."
Kallimachos, Aitia Fragment 2
🏛 Silver libation bowl with a low-relief of chariots with

Silver libation bowl with low-relief of chariots with Ares, Athena, Herakles and Dionysos. The libation bowl (phiale) has a round boss in the center surrounded by beautiful repoussé decoration of lotus and acanthus and chariots driven by winged Victories. Each of the four-horsed chariots has a divine passenger with their attributes. Herakles has his club, Ares is in full armour.
@AimeeMaroux@mastodon.social
2024-06-04 07:45:08
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It's the Day of Ares / Mars' Day / #Tuesday! 🗡️
#Inanna or #Ishtar is the ancient Mesopotamian goddess of love, war & fertility. In one Akkadian hymn, Ishtar transforms men into women. P…

Ancient Sumerian statuette of two gala priests, dating to ca. 2450 BCE, found in the temple of Inanna at Mari.
@AimeeMaroux@mastodon.social
2024-06-04 07:45:08
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It's the Day of Ares / Mars' Day / #Tuesday! 🗡️
#Inanna or #Ishtar is the ancient Mesopotamian goddess of love, war & fertility. In one Akkadian hymn, Ishtar transforms men into women. P…

Ancient Sumerian statuette of two gala priests, dating to ca. 2450 BCE, found in the temple of Inanna at Mari.
@AimeeMaroux@mastodon.social
2024-04-30 09:48:50
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It's the Day of Ares / Mars' Day / #Tuesday! 🗡️
"Kythereia [#Aphrodite] bare to #Ares the shield-piercer #Phobos

Fresco of Mars and Venus. Mars is depicted as a youthful, beardless man, fondling her breast and taking off her clothes. Bejewelled Venus takes off her clothes as well, turning towards him. Two of their winged children are there with them, one holding Mars' spear and helmet, the other holding a box.
@AimeeMaroux@mastodon.social
2024-04-30 09:48:50
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It's the Day of Ares / Mars' Day / #Tuesday! 🗡️
"Kythereia [#Aphrodite] bare to #Ares the shield-piercer #Phobos

Fresco of Mars and Venus. Mars is depicted as a youthful, beardless man, fondling her breast and taking off her clothes. Bejewelled Venus takes off her clothes as well, turning towards him. Two of their winged children are there with them, one holding Mars' spear and helmet, the other holding a box.
@AimeeMaroux@mastodon.social
2024-05-28 10:16:10
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It's the Day of Ares / Mars' Day / #Tuesday! 🗡️
"Agraulos [daughter of Kekrops king of #Athens] and #Ares had a daughter Alkippe. As Halirrhothios, son of

Red-figure vase painting of Ares and the Dioskouroi Kastor and Polydeukes. The artist shows Ares in heroic nudity with just a crested helmet and aspis shield attacking the Titans with a spear, whose backs are turned to us: having their backs turned was a major innovation of this vase painting.
@AimeeMaroux@mastodon.social
2024-04-23 09:58:41
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It's the Day of Ares / Mars' Day / #Tuesday! 🗡️
"Once on a time, where the milky region is set in a tranquil heaven, lay kindly Venus in her bower, whence night had but lately fled, faint in the rough embrace of her Getic lord [Mars] [...] Weary she lies upon her cushions."
Statius, Silvae 1.2.51
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Relief on a silver kantharos cup depicting the love of Venus and Mars. Both are naked, he is reclining on a couch while she sits, facing away from him, on his thighs, getting undressed with the fabric of her dress in hand.
A winged Eros holding a burning torch symbolises their passion.
@AimeeMaroux@mastodon.social
2024-05-21 07:10:05
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It's the Day of Ares / Mars' Day / #Tuesday! 🗡️
"Ares mated with #Triteia the daughter of [the Sea-God] #Triton, this maiden was priestess to Athena, and that Melanippos, the son of Ar…

Bronze sculpture of a woman with a fishtail. The scales and fins of the fishtail were made with much attention to detail. She is leaning on her hands in front ofher body, her tail snaking in a dramatic curve.