Could this be KHOLKIKOS, the serpent dragon? According to Aquileana from La Audacia de Aquiles, yes.
I agree, and this could be HELIOS aka APOLLO,
… with one of his 4 sun chariot horses.
Thinking I’d struck myth gold with this mural found at the University of Toronto, I sent pics to Aquileana, who had found murals about myths, as well. So was born our Greek Mythology/ Graffiti Murals Collaboration.
He really does look like the sun! His sister Artemis aka Selene looks on.
I am presenting the mural from left to right.
Next in the mural, there is a man behind a wolf.
I thought this would be the Olympic boxer Damarchus, who is also Lycanthropeis or the first werewolf.
It seems this couple is waving to us. I hope they don’t get fleeced by KHOLKIKOS. Hmm, did the ancients have high-rise cityscapes?
I’m not sure why the woman has 3 arms. Aquileana presented some insight. There is unity, divinity and the fact that 3 is both a lunar and solar number.
I see this in the artistic rendering that Aquileana did to a section of the mural. I see the woman’s third arm warming up the man’s inner soul. It’s very clever. Art begets art.
Behind the couple is MANTICORE. He is a lion’s body with a man’s head, and lion’s mane. Sounds a bit Sphynx-like as well.
Although he looks like a sweetie in this mural, don’t be fooled. Manticore was known to be deadly vicious.
I’m really excited to read Aquileana’s post. She is much more detailed. I have learned a lot about Greek Mythology from reading her blog. Otherwise, I would have thought this mural was just another pretty picture!
Pics taken by Resa – March 17 & April 9, 2017
As I am a mural glutton, I thought I would tease you all with a sneak peak of what Aquileana found at the The Galileo Galilei planetarium, aka Planetario in Buenos Aires. All photos are © Amalia Piedmont.
She’s smart as a whip & I always have to read her posts 2 or 3 times. This is because I want to completely absorb all she has taken so much time to share with us. Follow Aquileana on Twitter. Click on the Bird & check out her page.
NOTES ON THE MURAL
I tried very hard to find out who the artist is, and how old the mural is. I had no luck.
Three weeks later, I returned to the U of T tunnel to scour the mural for a signature or date, to no avail.
I found an image on-line taken in 2008. It was showing a bit of wear back then. I’m estimating that from the wear I see in the pic I took below that it is 15 years old, maybe more.
Although the ancient Greeks had sundials, this modern U of T model was of no help, as I have no idea how to read it.