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ISdN - Apollo and Daphne 1 by laether-mad ISdN - Apollo and Daphne 1 by laether-mad
Sovrani del Nulla - The Lords of Nothing


Dei, Eroi, Santi. Erano i signori del mondo, salvatori dell'umanitÓ, patroni e custodi, esempi di virt¨. Ma ora gli uomini li hanno dimenticati, hanno abbandonato i propri miti, spento le sacre aureole, relegato il divino ai margini di una societÓ pragmatica e materialista prossima al deperimento.
L'umanitÓ ha rinunciato all'eternitÓ in favore di una labile contingenza.


Gods, Heroes, Saints. They used to be the Lords of the world, mankind's Saviors, patrons and guardians, pure examples of virtue. But now people have forgotten them, they've left myths behind, put off sacred halos, and relegated the numinous at the edge of a pragmatic and materialistic society on the way of perishment.
Humanity gave up eternity in favor of fleeting contingency
(Thanks Laura for the translation)


Model: Alesx and Alessandra
Location: Ravenna (Italy)
Character: Apollo, in greek mythology, is god of Sun and poetry, Daphne is a nymph, daughter of Gea (The Mother Earth) and the river Ladon in Arcadia. The pursuit of a local nymph by an Olympian god, part of the archaic adjustment of religious cult in Greece, was given an arch anecdotal turn in Ovid's Metamorphoses, where the god's infatuation was caused by an arrow from Eros, who wanted to make Apollo pay for making fun of his archery skills and to demonstrate the power of love's arrow. Ovid treats the encounter, Apollo's lapse of majesty, in the mode of elegiac lovers, and expands the pursuit into a series of speeches. According to the rendering Daphne prays for help to Gea, and is transformed into a laurel.
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