MAY 27th is the Greek festival of Comus ... the god of drag queens!
Comus is the son of Dionysus which means that he is the son of Antinous, because Antinous is often depicted as Dionysus.
During his festival, the worshipers of Comus would dress in clothes of the opposite sex and have fun dancing all night. He is the god of cross-dressing, partying, comedy and comedians.
Art above by Edmund Dulac shows Comus in red wig and green frock leading his followers in a wild dance in his role as the god of festivity, revels and nocturnal dalliances.
He is a son and a cup-bearer of the god Bacchus. Comus represents anarchy and chaos. His mythology occurs in the later times of antiquity. During his festivals in Ancient Greece, men and women exchanged clothes.
He had a wreath of flowers on his head and carried a torch that was in the process of being dropped.
Comus was often depicted with Momus (illustration left), who was the deity of satire and mockery and who later became the familiar court jester.
Unlike the purely carnal Pan or purely intoxicated Bacchus, Comus was a god of excess.
He is the god of drunken revelry, merrymaking, the source of jokes and comedy, especially anything which provokes a huge belly laugh. He is the god who makes a party go with a swing.
His festival was a time of fun and frolics, with men dressed in drag and women sauntering about in male garb.
27 de maio é o festival grego de Comus ... o deus dos travestis! Comus é o filho de Dionísio. Durante seu festival, os adoradores de Comus vestir-se-iam nas roupas do sexo oposto e dariam o divertimento dançar toda a noite. Ele é o deus do travestismo, da festa, da comédia e dos comediantes. A arte por Edmund Dulac mostra Comus na peruca vermelha e no vestido verde que conduz seus seguidores em uma dança selvagem.
27 de mayo es el festival griego de Comus ... el dios de los travestis! Comus es el hijo de Dionisio. Durante su fiesta, los adoradores de Comus se vestirían con ropas del sexo opuesto y se divertirían bailando toda la noche. Él es el dios del travestismo, fiesta, comedia y comediantes. El arte de Edmund Dulac muestra a Comus en la peluca roja y el vestido verde que lleva a sus seguidores en una danza salvaje.
Thursday, May 27, 2021
WE CELEBRATE THE FEAST OF COMUS
GREEK GOD OF DRAG QUEENS
GREEK GOD OF DRAG QUEENS
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