Thursday, September 18, 2008

Rex Nemorensis

Rex Nemorensis (Who Vainly Struggled Against its Influence, Who Deeply Lamented His Own Liability)

I took this picture on Little Mountain in February: JCDC as moon-mad beserker, as icycle-fanged wolfman.

Was thinking about the myth of Artemis and Actaeon, prompted either by a book of Greek myths or a painting, perhaps Titian's. The hunter, Actaeon, incur's Artemis' wrath for his immodesty and curiosity. He spies on her bathing, and she punishes him by turning him into a stag.  He is devoured by his own hounds.

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