If you thought that Big Fat Mars Day yesterday was somewhat beyond belief, you really won’t believe what today also is:
Yeah–I know! Ass Wednesday!
And, while it is something of a surprise to me that this is a holiday that apparently many people throughout the world celebrate, it’s not at all shocking to me that some feel it is a worthy event to celebrate. I’m a very big fan of asses myself, and I don’t mean donkeys…
So, to start off, this photo fills both the requirements of the day: it is of a very nice ass, and it happens to be Hermes’ ass. Hermes’ Latin counterpart, of course, is Mercury, and Wednesday is, in origin, “Mercury’s Day” (and still is in French and other Romance languages), and through Mercury’s syncretism to Odin, who in Anglo-Saxon is Woden, we get the name Wednesday. So, perhaps it should be Odin’s ass that is featured here…but I don’t have any photos of that. Tragic.
So, to get into the spirit, I thought I’d give you a few photos here to entertain yourselves with. Given that this is a blog that is dedicated to devotions for Antinous, I should share some of my cache of fine images of that most divine ass–or, as we are wont to say, Antino-ass–with those of you who would likewise be apt to enjoy them.
This is one of the first images of the Blessed Bithynian’s Blessed Bum that I ever saw, from the book A Description of Egypt by Gilles Néret, the Napoleonic period illustrator who went to Egypt with Napoleon and drew many pictures, including some of the only images we have of the ruins of Antinoöpolis before the majority of its ruins (including thousands of statues like the one here) were rendered down into lime by the Egyptian peasants in the nineteenth century. The photo in my blog’s title block above, showing some ruins of Antinoöpolis, is also by Néret.
But, now I present to you the most divine image I have yet encountered of Antinous’ absolutely astonishing ass.
The Farnese Antinous, now in Naples, is beautiful from every angle, and you can see that is equally true of the back view as the front. Enjoy…
You know, being that Ass Wednesday is a day to revel in asses, I find it particularly interesting that so many seem to take this day to engage in rimming in the morning. How could I possibly know this? Well, getting into the spirit of Ass Wednesday, I can only assume they must have done that, and perhaps the recipients of their oral skills got a bit carried away, and left stains on their colleague’s foreheads after they were finished. The dexterity of some of the recipient arses in question, though, is equally astonishing…I mean, they can actually make a little “t” shape, with their anus, on someone’s forehead…that’s some impressive ass-work, if you ask me! (I believe I’d like to call that the “mark of Sterculinus,” in the future.) And, as a visible sign of this style of ass devotion, to then wear that mark around proudly for the entire day…well, it’s impressive, and the people who are lucky enough to be the recipients of such ass-devotion are likewise lucky to have such tolerant and proud people serving their needs in that regard. Way to go, them!
So, may whatever form of Wednesday-Deity you prefer bless you on this day, as well as Antinous, and Sterculinus…and, both Ganesh and Dionysos, since I believe they are also ass-connected in various manners. Happy Ass Wednesday!