Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Hera

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Along time ago I studied Classics. But I had forgotten this: the Greek Goddess Hera, wife of Zeus, was the goddess of women and marriage. And her symbol/emblem? The peacock. My favourite Liberty print fabric (peacock feathers) is also called Hera. Why did I not put two and two together earlier?

I rather like this fitting imagery. I wonder if there is a way that I can incorporate this into the wedding...

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4 comments:

London bride said...

Grecian drapes somewhere, grapes, M with a beard like Zeus?

Broke-ass Bride said...

Yes! Thank you for providing an even better rationale to my inclusion of peacock feathers at the wedding. I'm greek, so this is great! xo

Rachel said...

Good thinking LB!

Sometimes M does sport a beard, but on the day I have asked him to shave! The grandparents prefer it.

We are going to have grapes on our cheese 'cake' so perhaps that will cover it. As long as people do not run with the greek idea and the wine and celebrate in a dionysos type way...

Jenna said...

Oh man, the folklore buff in me LOVES this connection you found. I'm excited to see if you go any farther with this.