NIGHT OF THE BACCHANTES
by Eric Whollem
mixed media on paper
9" x 6"
Collection of the Artist
COPYRIGHT BY THE ARTIST
BACCHUS, THE WOMB BULL
The Bacchantes were the followers of Bacchus, the God of Wine,
in ancient Greece. The Bacchantes were lead by the Maenads.
Bacchus, or Dionysius, was conceived of as a bull, insofar as
the ancient matriarchy utilized the symbolism of the bull's head,
as it is similar in shape to the human womb.
Catal Huyuk, a site in Turkey, historically preceded Sumeria as the
site of the earliest civilization in the world. At Catal Huyuk there
remains part of a temple system which is noted for the inclusion of
many bull's heads. The horns of a bull are shaped rather like the
See my posts on the GODDESS:
THE VIDEO BELOW DEPICTS
A VARIETY OF GODDESS ART IMAGES BY ERIC WHOLLEM
Amphoran Stamp Video by Eric Whollem
See more about the GODDESS on WIKIPEDIA:
See more of my FIGURATIVE EXPRESSIONISM:
See also my posts on MYTHOGRAPHIC ART: