It’s time to share our winner and feature another vase in need of a name! Welcome to my monthly feature – ‘Name that Vase’.
For those who are new to this feature, ‘Name that Vase’ is where you can suggest a name, create a story, poem or prose for this raku pottery vase. Consider this your chance to be inspired, a writing prompt or a creative cue. You can check out a ‘Name that Vase’ post to see how it works, or if you are feeling nostalgic, you can check out the first ever ‘Name that Vase’ post that started what has now become a monthly tradition for our blog and readers.
This month we have a very special vase for your naming, but first we must congratulate last month’s winner ceridwensilverhart for their name and write-up! Congratulations!
One half has the tone of copper, the metal of Venus while the other could look like iron, associated with Mars. I even see a hint of figures at the place where the tones touch. Though not married, tales tell of Mars and Venus having a strong attraction to one another, yet they could not openly act on it because Zeus had promised Venus to Vulcan. The Roman poet Claudian describes a temple with a pair of statues commemorating their desire, made out of magnetic material so that as they neared they would literally spring together. Modern scholars aren’t sure those statues truly existed, so perhaps they are just another part of the myth!
And into our new month!
Here is our vase for this month:
Please add what you think the name should be for this month’s vase and any associated poetry or story in the comments below. I look forward to reading all your great ideas!
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