The Greek gods always found a way to honor the Oracle of

The Greek gods always found a way to honor the Oracle of

1/23/2021, 8:57:08 PM
The Greek gods always found a way to honor the Oracle of Delphi. Danaë (1891) by Alexandre-Jacques Chantron (1842-1918) shows the moment that Danaë gets pregnant from Zeus who visited her in the form of golden rain. It's part of one of the classical mythological stories. Danae was the daughter and only child of King Acrisius of Argos, who asked the Oracle of Delphi if he would still get a male heir to his throne. The oracle said that he would never have a son, but his daughter Danaë would. The only catch was that this boy would kill his grandfather. So, Acrisius locked Danaë up in a tower, preventing her from ever getting pregnant. However, the god Zeus was smarter than that, and he came to the beautiful Danaë in the form of golden rain, which we can see in this painting. This made Danaë pregnant and soon after their son Perseus would be born (who would later kill his grandfather by accident, just as the oracle had predicted). #Art #Painting #Artwork #ArtHistory #HistoryofArt #OilPainting #OilonCanvas #FrenchArt #FrenchArtist #FrenchPainter #Myth #Mythology #19thcentury #Danae #Pregnant #Zeus #God #Oracle #Perseus #Chantron

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