This is a reblog of one of my favorite websites on Greek Mythology: “Metamorphoses” by Ovid / “Flowers and Plants in some Greek Myths II” 🌹.- posted on 10/20/2016 by Aquileana
This is a fascinating insight on love and hubris. It also highlights the concept of metamorphoses as it appears in Greek Myths. It is generally defined as the origin of one or more transformations which most times occur as a result of death (tribute), but also as a way exoneration; or punishment.
And most of all, I love the discussion on the association of plants with mythology.
“The Tree of Forgiveness.” by Edward Burne-Jones. 19th century.
⇒“Metamorphoses” by Ovid:
“Metamorphoses” by Ovid. Illustration by George Sandys. 1632.
“Metamorphoses” is a narrative poem in fifteen books by the Roman poet Ovid, completed in 8 CE.
It is a “mock-epic” poem, written in dactylic hexameter, the form of the great epic poems of the ancient tradition, such as “The Iliad” and “The Odyssey.
This poem describes the creation and history of the world, incorporating many classical myths.
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