Re: Aroids in Art
Hi Hermine... not all... BUT Arum maculatum is in European folklore very
much associated with human (and other mammalian) sexuality; most of the
common names (Lords & Ladies, Cuckoo Pint, Dog's Dibble, Wake Robin, and so
forth) are laced with sexual innuendo.
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Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Aroids in Art
>>What an interesting use of the ''Lorda and Ladies"' legend and
>>motifs! I was also struck by the fact that even the hooded hunting
>>falconet of the right hand of the lady also had its feathers
>>made/drawn of the same ''material'' as the garb of the humans,
>>seemingly Arum leaves!
>>Thanks again, Jason!
> I must be a perv but i thought the aroids were all meant to convey
> human sexuality in a coy way.
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