18.8.11

Ixion

Ixion, king of the Lapiths, the people of Thessaly, was a member, jointly with Sisyphus and Tantalus, of the bully gods of Greek mythology. Moved by the regret of having incinerated his father in law (Eion), Ixion went mad and toured the world as a beggar. He got purified to obtain his lost sanity. At a banquet of the gods he sexually harassed Hera and their encounters resulted in the birth of the Centaurs. Because he boasted about what had happened, Zeus struck him with a lightning and threw him in Hell.

Íxion, rei dos Lápitas, povo da Tessália, pertenceu conjuntamente com Sísifo e Tântalo ao grupo dos provocadores dos deuses da mitologia Grega. Arrependido de ter incinerado Eioneu, seu sogro, enlouqueceu e percorreu o mundo como mendigo. Purificou-se para obter a sanidade perdida. Num banquete dos deuses assediou sexualmente Hera e dos seus encontros nasceram os Centauros. Por se ter gabado do acontecido Zeus fulminou-o com um raio e precipitou-o nos Infernos.
Jusepe de Ribera (1591-1652)-'Ixion'-oil on canvas-1632 Madrid-Museo del Prado

Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640)-'Ixion, king of the Lapiths deceived by Juno'-oil on canvas-1615 Paris-Musée du Louvre

Bernard Picart (1673-1733)-'Ixion in Tartarus on the wheel'-etching and engraving-1731

Jules-Elie Delaunay (1828-1891)-'Ixion precipitate in Hell'-oil on canvas Nantes-Musée des Beaux-Arts

Unknown-'Ixion bound to the wheel'-kilix-ca 500 BC Genève-Musée d'Art et Histoire

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  1. Vim aqui tomar café e ler.

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