Greek gods all have one thing in common

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  1. laser90

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    Ever wonder why the all the GREEK Gods had very small penises? I mean come on after all these guys are GODS!! I hate to think a mere mortal like myself could put a GOD to shame! LOL :

    As someone who loves Greek history and art it clear from the paintings and sculpture that the Greeks were more taken with a beautiful body and not a HUGE cock. (see pics of Hermes, Dionysos and Eros)

    Any experts out there on Greek History who might have studies this? If not sounds like an excellent topic for someone doctoral thesis. I can see the title now…

    Why the Greeks made their Gods with small penises.
    By: We like them big.
     

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    Maybe its colder back in ancient greece
     
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    It's because in those days, a small penis was considered a thing of beauty. If you look at ancient greek and roman depictions of monsters and barbarians, they all have GIANT penises, they were considered to be a sign of animalism and un-human.
    They all probably had normal sized penises; but they made them look more 'attractive'.
     
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    hey man! type on google -> greek society big penis

    u can find all the answeer of ur question

    if u're lazy i help u with a:"ancient greek dislike big penis, cus for they big penis was homosexuality or disease sexuality thing"
     
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    Primarily Greeks represented those whom they thought of as barbaric or uncivilised, or even immoral as having large or even super-large genitalia. Frequently centaurs or cyclops or other mythical creatures were depicted in ancient Greek art with large genitals.

    Therefore Greeks, civilised and not barbaric were idealised as having more modest endowments.

    I think the evidence suggests they thought that the larger the genitals the more libidinous the man, therefore the more likely to be luxurious and unmanly, and the less likely he would be martial, disciplined, highminded and civically responsible, things the Greeks held dear.

    Amidst all the various forms of homosexuality the Greeks recognised and or engaged in there was one stereotype which depicted a feminised and luxurious type of predatory homosexual who is often depicted as having large genitals. This character appears on vases and other vessels and is seen as the opposite outcome in type to that which socially accepted and promoted forms of ancient Greek homosexuality were intended to mould Greek men into.

    This was the opposite of the archetypal Eros between men which was expected not to be entirely focused on sex and was supposed to encourage male bonding/or more specifically intimacy and love and encourage bravery and martial and physical superiority.
     
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    Oh, glad we left the small penis's to the straight people.:biggrin1::biggrin1:
     
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    Very cool guys! I thought a few of you might have the answer to why such small ones.... My my have thngs changed.

    Another fact I found while looking for some answers was that while the Olympians perfromed nude it was thought rude if the head of their penis was uncovered. Guess that makes 80% of American males RUDE! LOL
     
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    indeed, and has been the subject of prior discussion both on this board, and in art history

     
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    They may be small, but they're hard as stone!
     
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    Wow! Too bad there wasn't a LPSG in those days...those poor, traumatized hung guys!:frown1:
     
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    LOL CKlover.. you are correct if their ever was a need for LPSG it would have been back in Greece.

    Another interesting tid bit was the Greeks like long foreskin. Have a short penis but a long foreskin HOT in those days!

    They thought having your foreskin cut off was a sign of primitiveness, barbarity, backwardness, superstition, and oppression.

    What interesting is that one of the resons stated for the US starting to cut off foreskin in mass was to prevent boys from masterbating (yeah like that would stop them!) Seems like a form of oppression to me!
     
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    I still idolize the Greek artistic paradigm of small penises with copious foreskin overhang. For me, personally, it's an ideal that sends shock-waves of urgent lust whenever I come into contact with one. I understand that this puts me in a miniscule minority in terms of current cultural mores, but it's hardly a lone instance of such individuality in my outlook.

    Though I hate conflating penis (primary sexual characteristic) and women's breasts (secondary sexual characteristic), it is worth nothing that there have been at least two times in the past hundred years when smaller breasts were considered highly desirable.

    In the 1920s, breasts were flattened through a variety of means (my ultimate flapper grandmother referred to something called a "boy-bra" which all but eliminated cleavage in favor of a flat-as-a-pancake look). And though it wasn't as wide-spread, the Twiggy look in the mid-late 60s downplayed breasts as well, Raquel Welch's popularity notwithstanding :wink: There'll come a time again when breast implants (especially the Pam Anderson super-sized ones) will be seen as a vulgar and unattractive excess from another era.

    The taste for smaller penises in classical sculpture and painting as an ideal wasn't necessarily an effort to downplay the gods' carnality, as most were a pretty randy bunch; it's rather always been my understanding that large penises (or at least their artistic depiction) were considered vulgar.

    I have also read that men (mostly Jews) who competed in nude athletic competitions availed themselves of sheaths with endowed them with foreskins, though how they stayed on and to what degree they were comfortable/practical has piqued my curiosity for a long time. Gluing anything to one's penis just seems like a very strange practice, but it was the price paid by men who needed to "fit in" at the time.
     
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    Bucko,

    I agree I love the art work of the Greeks. From what I read they wanted the attention off the penis and on the body! All eyes would be taken from the body to the penis if the sculptor made a lot of extra there!

    I also agree that things come full circle. For example, what would someone had thought about a 20 something in the 80s or 90s walking into a gym shower completely shaved of any pubic hair? I think they would gotten a few strange looks! Now it's common to see it. It's "in" right now, like tats.

    Thought I post of few examples of what the Greeks felt was perfect penis and what the felt was discusting!

    The one shot of the stone carving is what they felt was perfect. Small thin with a long foreskin...really long. Even while erect they wanted the head covered as you can see in the other picture.

    If you look at the SLAVE, he not only has a very large penis but he cut. Two things that the Greeks just did not like at all. Yeah I know more than a few of you would have bought that slave at aution!

    The other shot is of a kynodesme. This was used to tie up the penis in case you had a short foreskin. You never wanted the gland to be exposed!
     

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    watch spartucus: blood and sand on starzs.
     
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    Hairyman101.. I'm with you on that one! For those that don't know it's on Stars! IT starts this month again!
     
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    "growers not showers" that was my guess!!! :)
     
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    Damn! I always knew I was born in the wrong millennium! :mad:
     
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    Now here is something that you don't see on display in any museum...

    This just goes to show a few Greeks liked bigger boys.

    Couple of shots of the two orginal founders of the Greek chapter of the LPSG!
     

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    If you research the original pornographia of the red figure period, you will find a realistic depiction and array of erection sizes. These were private pieces, whereas those intended for public display had the convention of almost prepubescent genitals.

    There is little doubt that the Athenians mocked outlandishly sized genitals, or rather used them to mock people, but I think this is a different question as to why they did not represent realistic penises on public works.
     
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    Drifterwood,

    I tried to find pornographia on the net but could not. Do you have a URL for it??

    I think the Greeks wanted to stress the body over the genitals. I kind of agree, the cock is not the most beautiful part of the male body.... the mind is! "_
     
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