The milky way

I am away at the Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends. Meanwhile, here is The Birth of the Milky Way, by Rubens.

Rubens, the birth of the Milky Way

We call our galaxy the Milky Way because of the Greek Myth that Hera spilled her milk across the sky when breast-feeding Hephaestus.

4 thoughts on “The milky way

  1. What a great picture! Just like me at several points today. Reminds me of my surprise at seeing Mary depicted with her breasts out in the breastfeeding grotto church (or something) in Bethlehem. Not what you see in most churches.


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