Mittwoch, April 20, 2005

rooster > COCK < penis ;-)

Will ( Designer Blog ) posed a very interesting question on his blog from Monday, April 18, 2005:

... if you've always wondered why one of the most popular terms for penis is a cock, I may have found the answer--erotic Greek and Roman statuary. There was an article about Christianity suppressing the penises on classical statuary and it mentioned a shrine in Greece that had been devoted to worship of the cock. There were several pedestals with sculptures mounted on them of identical penis/balls combinations, most of them with the cocks broken in half by over-zealous Christians in antiquity. But it's on the sides of the pedestals that figures of interest to us are to be found--a rooster carved in high relief, facing the viewer with a big erect penis growing out of its neck instead of a head. As a cock is a rooster, I'm going to surmise that using cock for penis grew out of this pedestal art.

Will's explanation report is very lucid and intellectual but as luck would have it I found this pic ( see below ;-) ) which isn't such as intellectual but lucid too ;-) !

1 Comments:

Blogger Jim said...

Castor that might be right but Greece is far from England. Maybe Cock just came from slang of the time to disguise it's meaning. Cock is a male bird, so maybe it was the "willy" of it's time. Trouser Trout, Tube Steak, we have so many terms for this:)

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