Mermaids and Mermen in Art

This blog addresses mermaids and mermen in the visual arts. In an earlier blog we discussed the morphing of the incubus and succubus into the Piren (my term) and Siren. Male Sirens or Pirens did exist in ancient times. The Siren and Piren further morphed into mermaids and mermen that morphed into the prostitute and…

Incubus in Art

Incubus An incubus is a mythological male night spirit who lies upon sleeping women in order to engage in sexual activity with them. As noted in an earlier blog, the female counterpart of the incubus is a succubus who takes the form of a woman in order to seduce men, also through sexual activity. Salacious…

down and dirty fairy tales

How this rediscovered stash of darker-than-Grimm stories destroys our Prince Charming myths The translator of a newly discovered trove of 150-year-old tales on the gender-bending surprises found there article by Laura Miller | via Salon In 2012, readers around the world were intrigued to learn that a researcher in northern Bavaria had discovered hundreds of…