There’s a photo that keeps going around, and whenever I see it I can’t help but picture a Greek or Roman fresco. So I made it into one.
I’d like to apologize to the men in the photograph. I’m sorry. I am a cartoonist…this style of drawing is not my strong point, but well…I gave it a shot.
There a few things in it I’d like to explain. The animal on the left hand side is an impala. In the central panel, the tree is a walnut tree, not only a symbol of Artemis but also a symbol of “following a unique path.” The bees are also a symbol of the hunter goddess but, they were viewed by the ancient Greeks as a symbol of birth, death and regeneration as well. The deer in the far right panel is Artemis’s typical symbol.
On the table there is an oil lamp, small bowls with water- that would be used instead of a napkin in ancient times, cups of wine and a wax tablet. If you look closely on the red wax, there are some letters in Enochian. The food platter represents typical ancient fair. The oranges would have been brought over from Spain. It was very fashionable for the wealthy elite to have food imported from as far away as possible. Bread was considered healthy if it was baked in large ovens, but due to the mills used to make flour, much of the bread had remnants of stone in it. (Food in History is one of my favorite books.) Only barbarians used butter (olive oil sits on the table)…although these men have been influenced by a popular barbarian trend. “Only barbarians” wore beards. It wasn’t until Emperor Hadrian that beards for ancient Romans became popular. He was originally from Spain, and had a scar that he covered up with his facial hair.