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The mythological figures on this page are ordered by their Latin names; The equivalent names that were used in ancient Greece are given as well, for a better understanding.

Amor = Cupido (Gr. Eros)
Dag (NL): allegorische figuur = personificatie van De Dag
Diana (Gr. Artemis)
Eve (Engl.) / Eva (NL)
Flora (Gr. Chloris)
Io
Jupiter (Gr. Zeus)
Nymphs
Psyche
Venus (Gr. Aphrodite)
Veritas (L) / Truth (Engl) / Vérité (Fr.) / Waarheid (NL)
Walküre (D)

For mythology literature used: click here



- AMOR -
Also known as Cupido (L); (In Greek: Eros)
God of love, son of Aphrodite (Gr.) / Venus (L.) and the god of war, Ares (L) / Mars (L).

Psyche in Greek means Soul. Psyche is the personification of emotion. The word Psychology stems from her name.
According to a fairy-tale by Lucius Apuleius (2nd century past Christ) she was so beautiful, that even the Goddess of Love, Aphrodite (L: Venus) became jealous of her. So, she sent her son Eros (L: Amor) with his arrows to let her fall in love with a nitwit. But Eros bruised himselve with one of his arrows, and, by that, fell in love with her himself. After many ups and downs they ended up married. During the Renaissance period this tale is often interpreted as the Soul that seeks unison with Desire (Eros) and Happines (their offspring). Eros is often depicted with wings, and flying around shooting his arrows of love.
Sources: Hall, 1993, p.16 and Mavromatik, 1997, p. 124.

Read more about Eros and his mother Aphrodite and see their pictures on historic stocks and bonds.

 

Jan Styka (1858-1925):
Psyche bathing Amor / Psyche baignant Amour

printed in Paris, i. Lapina; 1385 Jan Styka

postally unused, but written on the backside.

orderno.: mythologie 7
Price 25 €

   

de Dag / the Day
allegorische figuur = personificatie van de Dag / allegorical figure = personification of the Day

Pier Pander: Als de Dag ter ruste gaat

Pier Pander (1864-1919)
Als de dag ter ruste gaat / When the Day goes resting

Uitg. W. de Haan, Utrecht

copyright 1910 by Reinthal & Newman, New York

orderno. mythologie 14
condition: postally unused, less than perfect: wrinkle and a tiny stain.
Price € 25

   

- DIANA -
(in Greek: Artemis)
Goddess of the hunt and of the moon; She was the daughter of Jupiter (Gr: Zeus) and Latona (Gr: Leto) and twin sister of the God Apollo. She protected the hunters and the innocent.

Diana is one of the 12 Olympic gods. She is the well known virgin huntress of the Greek, the personification of chastity (NL: kuisheid). She is the earth goddess, with the task to protect the game, not its destruction. Later she would stand for the lunar goddess LUNA (Selene), who was not so pure. Her attribute with respect to the latter is the moon sickle, which she wears on her forehead (see Boucher's and Lefèbre's painting below). In Boucher's painting she is accompanied by one of her nymphs; bow and arrows are lying around, as well as some game she has shot. In Boulanger's painting she wears her typical short tunica and leans on her (now) very large bow. (Source: Hall, 1993)

Boulanger (1824-1888): "Diana"

Moderner Kunst-Verlag, Berlin, no. 2362
Issued in 1923 ?



not used, see back side

orderno. mythologie 6
price: 25 €

Lefebvre, Jules Joseph (1836-1911): Diane

publ. by J.M. Paris (ca. 1900)

from the collection of J. Thomas, Sachrang/Obb.

not used, see back side

order no. mythologie 9
price: 25 € (Sold, no longer available)


 

 

Boucher, Francois (1703-1777): Diane sortant du bain / Diana getting out of the bath .

A.N., Paris, no. Cgue 30; 3 Musée du Louvre

not used, see back side.

order no. mythologie 8
price: € 25

See also historic bonds and shares with pictures of Diana (Gr. Artemis) on it.


 


- EVE -

The Temptation (NL: Verzoeking) stems from the bible book Genesis 3: 1-7:
God warned Adam (at the risk of capital punishment) not to eat fruit from the tree of knowledge of good and evil. But the Devil in the form of a snake seduced Eve to eat a fruit from it and she offered it also to Adam, who also ate from it. Then, their eyes were opened and they noticed that they were naked. They sew fig leaves together and made themselves a skirt.
Source: Hall, 1993, p. 6.

Thivet, Antoine Auguste (1856 - 1927)

"Tentation", by A. Thivet (salons de Paris, ca, 1908) - ("Eve"- but with a navel - tempted to pluck the forbidden fruit). The snake is better visible on the postcard itself .

orderno.: mythologie 1
postally unused
price: € 50 (Sold, no longer available)

ND. Phot., 1840 DT; 1146 - O C. et Co.

click on the picture for enlargement

   

- FLORA -

Flora (in Greek Chloris) is the goddess of flowers. Her annual festivity in Rome (Floralia) was characterised by debauchery (NL: losbandigheid). The Greek flower goddess Chloris was married to Zephyrus, the western wind bringing the spring (once, Ford produced a car called Zephyrus). Zephyrus procreated flowers with her. Ovidius describes Flora's garden, full with flowers, a gift from Zephyrus. Poussin, lets her dance in the garden light-footed, throwing flowers around. Around her one can see mythological figures, that have transformed into a flower after their death: for example Clythia who turned into a sun-flower. (Source: Hall, 1993, p. 108)

Abbéma, Louise: "Flora"
Salon de Paris, 1913

postally unused, glue remains on the back;
on the front some wear on the edges.

A. Noyer - Paris: Luxochromie
logo on the back side: SPA

Orderno.: mythology 3
Price: € 50

Abbéma, Louise: "Flora"
Salon de Paris, 1913

postally unused, but written message on the back with pencil.

logo on the back side: SPA

Orderno.: mythology 4
Price: € 10



- IO -


Io, a priestess of Hera was the daughter of Inachus, son of the gods Ocean and Tithys.|
Iupiter (In Greek: Zeus) was the ruler over gods and mortals, the supreme of the 12 gods of the mountain Olympus in Greece. Although he was married to Iuno (in Greece: Hera) he seduced many a beautiful woman, often in disguise (methamorphosis). In the diguise of a cloud, he seduced Io. But.... Hera found out: read the story !


Io was een priesteres van Hera en de dochter van Inachus, die weer een zoon was van de goden Oceanus en Tithys.
Iupiter (Zeus in het Grieks) was de heerser over goden en stervelingen, de oppergod van de 12 goden op de berg Olympus in Griekenland. Alhoewel hij getrouwd was met Iuno (In Griekenland: Hera), verleidde hij menige mooie vrouw, vaak in een bepaalde vermomming (methamorphose). In de vermomming van een wolk verleidde hij Io. Maar ..... Hera ontdekte dit: lees het vervolgverhaal !

Correggio: "Jupiter & Io "

uitg. J. Plichta, Prague I-321; .P.P/1061
Jaar van uitgifte: ?


see back side / zie achterkant

orderno. mythologie 5
Price: 50 €

   


- JUPPITER (Gr.: Zeus )-


Iupiter (In Greek: Zeus) was the ruler over gods and mortals, the supreme of the 12 gods of the mountain Olympus in Greece. Although he was married to Iuno (in Greece: Hera) he seduced many a beautiful woman, often in disguise (methamorphosis). In the diguise of a cloud, he seduced Io, priestess of Hera and daughter of Inachus, son of the gods Ocean and Tithys. But.... Hera found out: read the story !


Iupiter (Zeus in het Grieks) was de heerser over goden en stervelingen, de oppergod van de 12 goden op de berg Olympus in Griekenland. Alhoewel hij getrouwd was met Iuno (In Griekenland: Hera), verleidde hij menige mooie vrouw, vaak in een bepaalde vermomming (methamorphose). In de vermomming van een wolk verleidde hij Io, priesteres van Hera en dochter van Inachus, die weer een zoon was van de goden Oceanus en Tithys. Maar ..... Hera ontdekte dit: lees het vervolgverhaal !

Correggio: "Jupiter & Io "

uitg. J. Plichta, Prague I-321; .P.P/1061
Jaar van uitgifte: ?


unused: see back side / zie achterkant (some paperglue remains)

orderno. mythologie 5
Price: 50 €

 

NYMPHS

nymphs

A. Chantron, Les Nymphs s'amusent

Probably nymphs of the ash tree (NL: Es), so called Meliae, as one nymph carries a similar twig over her shoulder; see below.

silver bromide print, uncirculated, but with a 1905 stamped post stamp on the picture, later glued on; see back side.

orderno. mythologie 13

Price: € 50


naarowleafash

Ash tree twig / twijg van een Es

In Greek mythology, the Meliae or Meliai were nymphs of the ash tree, (NL voor Ash tree = Es) whose name they shared.

They appeared from the drops of blood spilled when Cronus castrated Uranus, according to Hesiod, Theogony 187. From the same blood sprang the Erinyes, suggesting that the ash-tree nymphs represented the Fates in milder guise (Graves 6.4). From the Meliae sprang the race of mankind of the Age of Bronze. (source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meliae)


for an overview of Nymp classifications, see : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nymph

- PSYCHE -

Psyche in Greek means Soul. Psyche is the personification of emotion. The word Psychology stems from her name.
According to a fairy-tale by Lucius Apuleius (2nd century past Christ) she was so beautiful, that even the Goddess of Love, Aphrodite (L: Venus) became jealous of her. So, she sent her son Eros (L: Amor) with his arrows to let her fall in love with a nitwit (elsewhere I read: a monster). But Eros bruised himselve with one of his arrows, and, by that, fell in love with her himself. After many ups and downs they ended up married. During the Renaissance period this tale is often interpreted as the Soul (Psyche) that seeks unison with Desire (Eros) and Happines (their offspring). Eros is often depicted with wings, and flying around shooting his arrows of love.
Sources: Hall, 1993, p.16 and Mavromatik, 1997, p. 124.

Lingner, Otto Theodor Gustav(1856 - ..): "Psyche"

postally used in 1922 in Austria;
click on picture for enlargement; see backside

issued by: Neue Photographische Gesellschaft AG, Berlin-Steglitz, Nr.295

this postcard stems from the collection of J. Thomas, Sachrang/Obb.

order no. mythologie 2
price € 50 (sold: no longer available)

Jan Styka (1858-1925):
Psyche bathing Amor / Psyche baignant Amour

printed in Paris, i. Lapina; 1385 Jan Styka

postally unused, but written on the backside.

orderno.: mythologie 7
Price 25 €


Bath of Psyche

The Bath of Psyche
By Lord Leighton, P.R.A.; the Tate Galery

Ed. Gale and Polder Ltd., 2 Amen Corner, London, EC ; printed at Aldershot; The Nelson Series, G & P Ltd.

Uncirculated, early 20th century

See back side

Orderno. Psyche-1

Price: € 15

Bath of Psyche by Lord Leighton

The Bath of Psyche
by Lord Leighton

Ed. Stengel & Co., Dresden, 29281
Aus Sammlung J. Thomas, Sachrang / Obb.

Sent in an envelope in 1915 from Rome

See texts on back side

Orderno. Psyche-2

Price € 25


- Venus (L) / Aphrodite (Gr.) -

Goddess of beauty and love; one of the 12 Olympic Gods.
Literature: see especially C. Scott Littleton (2002, 2003) for  the two main  histories of her birth and consequently different symbols she stands for: sacred as well as earthly love.
 

J. Heinz: Die ruhende Venus
Aus der kaiserlichen Gemälde Galerie Wien

Lichtdruck u. Verlag von J. Löwy, k. u. k. Hofphotograph, Wien, 1899; 405

unused, sie back side
from the collection of J. Thomas, Sachrang/Obb.

order no. mythologie 11
Price: € 25 ende VenPrus
Price ppp€ 25



- Veritas (L) / Truth (Engl) / Vérité (Fr.) / Waarheid (NL) -

In art, the mirror is often used as symbol of Thruth
In de kunst wordt de spiegel veelal gebruikt als symbool voor de Waarheid

Abbéma, Louise
La toilette de la Vérité / the Truth's toilette / het toilet van De Waarheid
Salon de Paris, 1914

postally unused

logo on the back side: SPA
7335 dt.; ND. Phot

Orderno.: mythology 10
Price: € 25

 


- Walküre (D) -

“Die Walküre” is de eerste grote tragedie uit Wagner's “Ring des Nibelungen”. De componist Richard Wagner leefde in Bayreuth van 1872 tot hij in 1883 stierf (zie verder hieronder)

De walkuren (of valkyries) zijn strijdgodinnen uit de Noordse mythologie. Oorspronkelijk waren het grimmige doods- en oorlogsgodinnen, maar uiteindelijk evolueerden zij van lelijke heksen tot schone maagden. Ze waren de diensters of dochters van Odin en droegen mooie harnassen met helmen en speren en zaten op paarden met vleugels.
(bron: http://www.informatieve-links.nl/walkure.html).
Wodan / Odin
click to enlarge;
uit: Kleijntjens en Knippenberg (1955, p. 248)

Lees verder over de sagen der Walküren, Bayreuth en de beroemde componist Richard Wagner.

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Erste Bayreuther Porzellanfabrik "Walküre", Siegm. Paul Meyer. GmbH,
Bayreuth, Germany, 1922; Firma briefkarte mit kleines Logo, 2 Briefmarken gestempeld "Bayreurth", geschikt am Meyes & Höweler, bekannte Bank in Amsterdam, vorlaufer der Twentsche Bank. Orderno. "mythologie 12", Preis: 35 Euro.


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