Renaissance and Golden Ages

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Last supper. John seems to sleep in Christ's lap while the son of God gives bread to Judas. Lippo Memmi, 14th century.

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Last supper. John seems to sleep in Christ's lap while the son of God gives bread to Judas. Lippo Memmi, 14th century.

Getting the girl of your dreams? Just disguise yourself as her best friend! That's the way Zeus plays the game with the poor Callisto. Painting by Rubens (1613).

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Getting the girl of your dreams? Just disguise yourself as her best friend! That's the way Zeus plays the game with the poor Callisto. Painting by Rubens (1613).

In order to seduce the virginal nymph Callisto, Zeus disguised himself as Artemis. The poor Callisto was fooled and she lost her purity in the arms of Zeus. Painting by Rubens (1613).

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In order to seduce the virginal nymph Callisto, Zeus disguised himself as Artemis. The poor Callisto was fooled and she lost her purity in the arms of Zeus. Painting by Rubens (1613).

When a girl says no (it could happen you guys), just do it the 'Zeus-way': transform yourself into a swan and take what you want! Detail: the poor Leda could hatch a nest of eggs afterwards. Sculpture of Leda and the swan by Bartolomeo Ammanati (c. 1540).

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When a girl says no (it could happen you guys), just do it the 'Zeus-way': transform yourself into a swan and take what you want! Detail: the poor Leda could hatch a nest of eggs afterwards. Sculpture of Leda and the swan by Bartolomeo Ammanati (c. 1540).

What if a girl you dig is locked up in a tower? Just visit her in the shape of a golden rain... Zeus and Danae, just another disturbing story from antiquity :)

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What if a girl you dig is locked up in a tower? Just visit her in the shape of a golden rain... Zeus and Danae, just another disturbing story from antiquity :)

Epic painting by Rembrandt! Zeus, disguised as an eagle, kidnapped a crying (and peeing) Ganymede. Stolen love it is in classical mythology.

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Epic painting by Rembrandt! Zeus, disguised as an eagle, kidnapped a crying (and peeing) Ganymede. Stolen love it is in classical mythology.

Another strange story from antiquity: After being rejected, Zeus seduced Leda disguised as a swan (well, actually he just took what he wanted). Sculpture by Bartolomeo Ammanati (1540).

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Another strange story from antiquity: After being rejected, Zeus seduced Leda disguised as a swan (well, actually he just took what he wanted). Sculpture by Bartolomeo Ammanati (1540).

Epic painting by Rembrandt! Zeus was attracted to the young Ganymedes, so he disguised himself as an eagle and stole the poor boy, who is so afraid that he does a little pee.

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Epic painting by Rembrandt! Zeus was attracted to the young Ganymedes, so he disguised himself as an eagle and stole the poor boy, who is so afraid that he does a little pee.

The only time Zeus reveals his real self, the poor love interest just dies from his divine shine. Sometimes it sucks to be a god. Print of Zeus and Semele by Bernard Picart (17th-century).

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The only time Zeus reveals his real self, the poor love interest just dies from his divine shine. Sometimes it sucks to be a god. Print of Zeus and Semele by Bernard Picart (17th-century).

Oh, there goes the milk!  Hendrick Goltzius, 'Jupiter and Antiope’, 1616.

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Oh, there goes the milk! Hendrick Goltzius, 'Jupiter and Antiope’, 1616.

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