When a woman lifts her skirt to show you her penis….

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Terracotta hermaphrodite figurines in the so-called “anasyromenos pose”, with female breasts and a long garment lifted to reveal male genitals have been found from Sicily to Lesbos, dating back to the late Classical and early Hellenistic period. The anasyromenos pose, however, was not invented in the 4th century BCE, figures of this type drew on a much earlier eastern iconographic tradition employed for female divinities. Ancient literature suggests that the figures represent the androgynous Cypriot deity Aphroditus whose cult was introduced into mainland Greece between the 5th–4th century BCE. The revealed phallus was believed to have apotropaic magical powers, averting the evil eye or invidia and bestowing good luck.

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So remember, kids; When a beautiful woman lifts her skirts to reveal a cock, she’s performing apotropaic magic and bringing you good luck. Raymond Marbles was wrong to flee from Elizabeth Coffee in Pink Flamingos!

…and this is why Tumblr would have been bad in ancient Greece and Kyprus: Every trans person screaming bloody murder about high those expectations of getting good luck from her magic genitals, and how fetishising a woman’s cock in such a way is bad for all women with cocks would have surely been taken as evidence that the Gods had already given up on Their people.


ETA: 8-Aug-14

Hey, I noticed thag this is my most-viewed page today, so were you aware that I’m raising moneh to move?

About Ruadhán McElroy

Ruadhán has been a traditional Hellenic polytheist for about a decade, and has also maintained devotions to Eros and Apollon most of that time; his status as a devotee of Nyx is more recent. He also paints, makes music, makes jewellery, and writes novels set in the Mod Revival (UK) and Swampie (Oz) subcultures of the 1980s. He also gets a lot of odd little experiences that he jokes will forever render him an insufferable Goth.

Glory to Hermaphroditos!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/14108204

A rare gynandromorph butterfly was born in London. It’s male on one side and female on the other.

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About Ruadhán McElroy

Ruadhán has been a traditional Hellenic polytheist for about a decade, and has also maintained devotions to Eros and Apollon most of that time; his status as a devotee of Nyx is more recent. He also paints, makes music, makes jewellery, and writes novels set in the Mod Revival (UK) and Swampie (Oz) subcultures of the 1980s. He also gets a lot of odd little experiences that he jokes will forever render him an insufferable Goth.