Poseidon & Demeter

Poseidon & Demeter


Original copper plate etching. Raw under ink on 300gsm rag Hanemuhle paper (Image: 19.5 x 14.8cm).  

Printed edition #90. Signed, titled and numbered #/90 in graphite across bottom. Printed by hand in the artists studio. 



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Demeter as mare-goddess was pursued by Poseidon, and hid from him among the horses of King Onkios, but could not conceal her divinity. In the form of a stallion, Poseidon caught and covered her. Demeter was furious (erinys) at Poseidon's assault; in this furious form, she is known as Demeter Erinys. But she washed away her anger in the River Ladon, becoming Demeter Lousia, the "bathed Demeter".