Fruit of the Dead (autoportait series)

01 November 2014

 In Ancient Greek mythology, the pomegranate was known as the "fruit of the dead", and believed to have sprung from the blood of Adonis.

The myth of Persephone, the goddess of the underworld, prominently features the pomegranate. Persephone was kidnapped by Hades and taken off to live in the underworld as his wife.  It was the rule of the Fates that anyone who consumed food or drink in the underworld was doomed to spend eternity there. Persephone had no food, but Hades tricked her into eating six pomegranate seeds while she was still his prisoner, so she was condemned to spend six months in the underworld every year.

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An autoportrait session on Halloween, featuring The Fruit of the Dead . . .

More pics after the cut . . . .

. . . Happy Halloween . . .


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