Tuesday, October 20, 2015

3rd Annual #NameThatButt: Round 3

First, the splendor and glory of last week's butt must be revealed as:

(by Auguste Rodin, cast in 1913)

Rodin takes such a very different approach to Eve, and I can only wish my photography were sharper, so you could see the full power of this piece. The way he imbues her with such suffering -- the weight of guilt and shame. This is not Eve the seductress, but Eve the fallen, Eve the tortured, and like the small Eve maquette in the National Gallery or Art, it's chock full of emotion.

Here's a slightly better shot of the top half, because I can't resist sharing:

And now, ONWARD to our third Butt of this year's event!

Your first two clues:

  1. This Butt produced  a prince of thieves among its offspring, and from that same line, a most resourceful and cunning hero was born, a couple of generations later.
  2. This Backside knows its way through the lands of the living and the dead, and is sometimes considered a psychopomp.

Tune in to blog.amaliacarosella.com for a BONUS QUOTE, for an extra two points, but for now, go forth and #NAMEthatBUTT in the comments!

Forged by Fate (Fate of the Gods, #1) Tempting Fate (Fate of the Gods, #1.5) Fate Forgotten (Fate of the Gods, #2) Taming Fate (Fate of the Gods, #2.5) Beyond Fate (Fate of the Gods, #3)
Postcards from Asgard * Honor Among Orcs (Orc Saga, #1) Blood of the Queen (Orc Saga, #2) * Helen of Sparta
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  1. Hehe, assuming that "king of thieves" is one of my all-time favourite Xena characters, I'm going to have to say that this butt belongs to Hermes! ;)

    Have to wait on the work though. No idea.

  2. Mercury
    16th century, bronze
    Andrew W. Mellon Fund at the National Gallery of Art

  3. I admit, I'd never heard of this person until I backtracked from Odysseus (and I call myself a classicist...). Chione?


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