Blogue d'un québécois expatrié en Angleterre. Comme toute forme d'autobiographie est constituée d'une large part de fiction, j'ai décidé de nommer le blogue Vraie Fiction.
Sunday, 20 March 2016
Atlas holding the world
It is the Spring equinox today and I was wondering how to commemorate it on the blog with a bit of originality. So this is a statue of Atlas holding the world which you can see at the National History Museum. Now I know that seasonal changes in Greek mythology were not brought by Atlas but by the stays of Persephone in and out of Hades and her mother Demeter's sorrow/joy. But still, it is the Earth that is changing and maybe Atlas does provoke the equinox by moving the world on a slightly different angle. Or something. It is also around Springtime and Easter (which is imminent) that I started getting into Greek mythology as a child, so it makes sense that I upload this picture of Atlas to celebrate Spring coming. And I am in the mood to read Greek mythology today.