Classical Contrasts 20 – Genius of Eternal Repose

Pasithea, in Greek mythology one of the Charites (Graces), and the personification of relaxation, meditation, hallucinations and all other altered states of consciousness. Daughter of Zeus.

Figure: The Genius of Eternal Repose, after Ferdinand Barbedienne, 1993, resin; origin unknown (original 1880-1900, bronze, France). (Reflects the spirit of Pasithea, if not the gender.)

Genius of Eternal Repose 1, Anglesey Abbey
Genius of Eternal Repose 2, Anglesey Abbey
Genius of Eternal Repose 3, Anglesey Abbey
Genius of Eternal Repose 4, Anglesey Abbey
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