God of the Week: Priapus

05/28/2012: Priapus

Priapus was a Greek god of fertility. He was normally depicted with an exceptionally large phallus. 

Priapus, the son of Dionysus and Aphrodite, was regarded as the god of fruitfulness, the protector of flocks, sheep, goats, bees, the fruit of the vine, and all garden produce.

His statues, which were set up in gardens and vineyards, acted not only as objects of worship, but also as scarecrows, the appearance of this god being especially repulsive and unsightly.

This divinity was chiefly worshipped at Lampsacus, his birthplace. Asses were sacrificed to him, and he received the first-fruits of the fields and gardens, with a libation of milk and honey.

-Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome

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3 Comments on “God of the Week: Priapus”

  1. Priapus and I have alot in common.
    Oh sure, may sound great to you..but try buying a pair of shorts!

  2. Mavrick Says:

    And we don’t have enough of it to go around in dry Auialarst. How I envy countries who have a lot of rain! We have to shower with a bucket underneath us to catch water that we then use to put on our garden. Beautiful photos as always!

  3. I pulled the battery out to shut it off and then I started the phone without the media card. Verified that the install worked and then shut it off again and put the media card in and that is now working OK. My problem now is I don’t have any ring tones or volume control.

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