Thread: Very interesting depiction of the "Leda and the swan" scene...Which raises a lot of questions...
Seriously sexy Leda...Sitting on a bed being raped by Zeus in a shape of a swan...

Now strange stuff (for me at least):

1. While a satyr is...Watching, wanking, giving running commentary, instructions???...
2. With a hand on a helmet...Whose helmet?
3. Which is located in front of a temple, tomb...If temple, whose temple? If tomb, whose tomb?

3. What's with the shields and spears under the bed?
4. What's with the column with a lion on it?
5. What's with the tree? What tree is it?
I can, I think, answer few of these questions.

Some people thought the tree was a Holly. I believe that the tree is an oak. Oak was the holy tree of Zeus...And Some Mediterranean oaks have leaves which look like Holly leaves. Pic: Holly and "Holy Oak"...…
Most oaks flower between March and May and acorns mature in Summer and Early Autumn. Including most common Mediterranean oaks:…

Now the end of summer beginning of autumn is marked by Leo (end of Jul, early Aug)...
And the 2nd of August, Middle of Leo, the day that marks the end of summer beginning of autumn, is the day when in the Balkans, Serbs celebrate the day of Perun (Slavic thunder god). Today he is known as St Elijah The Thunderer...The thundering…
Oh by the way, did you know that the latest scientific data shows direct correlation between sun and thunder and lightning? Basically it is the sun which powers the…
Which is why Thunder god and Sun god are fused in Sky god, Elijah the thundering sun...Kind of obvious really if you look at these pictures depicting the number of thunderstorms per month in Europe. May - September with peak in June/July...
Swans mate and lay eggs at the beginning of summer, between late April and early May...So in a way their mating season signals the beginning of summer and the beginning of the thunderstorm season in the Balkans...
So we have Zeus the thunder god, in a shape of a swan (beginning of summer) raping Leda under a lion (the end of summer) when Thunder god is celebrated, at the end of the thunder season...And summer...When oak, tree of thunder gods, is full of acorns...
Anyone has any ideas about any of the other details?
By the way, the wild horse mating season overlaps with the thunderstorm season in Europe...Satyr with the horse…

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