Monday, December 26, 2011



"In the late 19th Century, folklorist Charles G. Leland wrote about groups of women around Italy, known as streghe ie. witches, who still worshipped the goddess Diana, deity of the moon, and in this Italian tradition Leland was writing about, was known as 'the Queen of witches'. Her brother, who in classical mythology was Apollo, is here called Lucifer, which though not without references to Christian concepts, means 'light-bearer'. In trying to trick Lucifer to conceive a son with her, Diana takes the shape of a cat. "


Gaspard Pitiot said...

I didn't know Lucifer was Apollo. He's the light barer because he's Venus (the morning star). The Christians associate him to the deadly sin of envy.

Joe Vénér' said...

very good drawing