Venus and Cupid!
(You guys are lucky el husband took another picture of this fountain because all the shots I took are super the most crooked ever terrible photos! ha.)
Follower of Giovanni Bologna
Italian 16th Century
and now, THE FINAL CHAPTER!
Since this is the LAST BUTT, let's get some bonus pointage in here.
- First person to guess the subject of the sculpture CORRECTLY gets an additional 5 points! (total potential max if you guess title/artist/subject and are first? 15 points!)
- First person to guess correctly AND include a brief, humorous recounting of their favorite myth involving said butt, gets an additional 10 points. (total potential max if you guess title/artist/subject and tell me a mythic story first? 20 points!)
- There will be two bonuses awarded, which means that even if you are the very first correct guess and you include the story for the bonus 10 points, the person who correctly guesses after you will get the first correct guess sans story 5 point bonus, still. Because I'm generous that way.
- What does this mean? it means it is ANYONE's game!
Also, let's talk about The Prizes
- Postcards of Butts (for the grand prize and runner(s) up!)
AND the player with the MOST points will have their choice of:
- A 2nd Annual #NameThatButt Champion t-shirt (yes it will have a butt, yes, it will say you are the champion, I may even offer you a limited choice of which butt -- depending on which butts have the resolution for t-shirting. I should be able to offer Hercules, at least. Not sure who else yet!)OR
- an autographed copy of a Fate of the Gods book of their choice (FORGED BY FATE, FATE FORGOTTEN, TAMING FATE, or BEYOND FATE, or I also have an ARC of the POSTCARDS FROM ASGARD novella which I'll be happy to sign and send, if you have all the others).
AND THE FINAL BUTT IN QUESTION:
- This butt has no respect for the temples and sensibilities of its fellows.
- This butt's offspring includes heroes AND villains! (though really, some heroes were pretty villainous by today's standards so...)
- More than one of this butt's affairs of the flesh resulted in children who were... horses.
Complete Rules are Below! You have until 11:59 pm Thursday, November 13th to drop your guesses regarding this glorious backside in the comments of this post for full maximum pointage and potential bonus awards.
- Comments will be moderated. You will NOT see your comment appear immediately after posting!
- I post a butt and clues, you guess who that butt belongs to in the comments. If you guess right, you get 5 points.
- If you CORRECTLY identify the artistic work (title/artist) in question, you earn a bonus 5 points total: 2.5 for title, 2.5 for artist. (Provided of course, that it differs from the subject's name alone and the artist is known at all)
- The following Friday, I reveal the full backside image of the sculpture in question! If at this time you can correctly identify artist/title/subject of the piece, you can earn up to 3 points (total -- 1 point for artist, 1 point for title, 1 point for subject)
- You may guess artist/title/subject until the next round of NAME THAT BUTT begins. (Usually the next Tuesday -- I'll reveal the previous week's sculpture and offer the next butt for guessing!)
- I'll keep a running tally of correct answers/points, with occasional updates of who is "winning."
- For Olympians, Greek AND Roman names are acceptable for the subject guesses. For example, if the butt belongs to Mercury, I will also accept Hermes as a correct answer.
- A new NAME THAT BUTT may NOT be posted every week, depending on Things. And all Name That Butt photos belong to me (unless otherwise noted)! Please do not reuse without permission.
- There will be Prizes at the finish. They will be shipped internationally.
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I'm going to guess the statue is "Neptune with a Hippocamp" by Michel Anguier?
I do not know how you do it but you are AMAZING.Delete
My guess is Poseidon! I've loved mythology, especially Greek one, since I was very young. I was also a huge fan of horses so of course I loved the myth involving Arion, the immortal horse who could speak and was born from Poseidon and Demetri. Alongside of Sleipnir and Bukefalos, Arion was my favourite horse in mythology. So, it kind of involves Poseidon as he sired Arion :DReplyDelete
Poseidon's horse-offspring are pretty amazing. I hadn't realized how many there were until recently! (But of course Sleipnir is my favorite mythological horse, too :P )Delete
Okay, I'm guessing that's Loki.ReplyDelete
I mean, Loki is the first person I think of when I think of having children that are horses. Even Zeus wants to take a page from this guy's book, srsly. Also! I adore that Loki is a gender-bender. Because Loki didn't just have children that were horses... Loki *had* children that were horses. Love it.
seriously. Mind=blown. It had never ever occurred to me how this arrangement of clues might result in Loki just as legitimately as Poseidon/Neptune!Delete
.... and Avengers movies have made it nigh-impossible to search around for actual statues and museum pieces of Loki.ReplyDelete
I wish I could tell you about my favorite Loki myth - but the truth is, I'm of the "friends don't let friends worship Loki" type, and I generally give Mr Master Trickster Sir a wide margin. On the other hand, my wife is a worshiper of Those Sort, and although she is specifically dedicated to Hermes, somehow Loki always finds ways to be part of our lives. I pretend not to notice, and we all have gotten along well enough (so far).
I know he's the mother of Sleipnir (which I spelled correctly on my first try!) - and that Slippy is ridden by Odin - which is kinda awkward if you really think about it. I mean, imagine being at the family reunion and having your grandpa come up to you and ask for a ride to the grocery store. And as you reach for your car keys, Grandpa goes, "no, no... I mean, I want to *ride you* to the store."
Anyway. That's Loki's kid. Best of all horses. Good job there, Loki - you've got good... um... genes.
I will probably end up emailing you my Sleipnir story before all this is over :)Delete
But I am 100% with you. Though honestly, I find Odin to be just as potentially terrifying as Loki -- when you look at them side by side, there really is not ENOUGH of a difference between them for me to be comfortable.
Loki? Is there a naked statue of Loki? That would be cool. (This is a pretty random guess, though.)ReplyDelete
I kind of want to FIND a naked statue of Loki, now!Delete
Poseidon? I'm going with Poseidon.ReplyDelete
My favorite story involving him is probably the contest over Athens:
Poseidon: I will be your patron god! Behold, I give you a beautiful, clear spring!
Citizens of Athens: Um, this is salty?
Poseidon: D'oh! Being the god of the ocean has its drawbacks.
Athena: Here, have this olive tree, source of wood, oil, and olives (obviously).
Citizens of Athens: Woohoo! We can now open up an Olive Garden and have unlimited breadsticks. You win, Athena!
Athena: Go me!
Poseidon: Fine, be that way. I'm going back under the sea. It's better down where it's wetter, take it from me.
Hahaha. This was an amazing retelling!Delete