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Flora
(update August 23rd 2012)

Dr. Hugo H. van der Molen - Wederikweg 114 - 9753 AE Haren, The Netherlands
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- 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)

Flora

N.V. Eerste Nederlandsche Dogcakesfabriek v/h P. Lammens & Zonen
Dordrecht; Ontvangstbewijs uit 1939; afm. 22 x 13 cm; illustratie (13 x 5 cm) van de godin Flora, hun wettig gedeponeerd handelsmer, alsmede van de fabrieksgebouwen en een gezicht op Dordrecht. druk: Immig, R'dam. conditie: ongevouwen zonder randgebreken, maar een klein stervormig gaatje in de afbeelding der fabriek, Prijs € 25.


Zie ook prentbriefkaarten met afbeeldingen van Flora. / See also picture postcards on which Flora is depicted

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