26 May 2012

Niobe Personifies Grief

Niobe, a character from Greek Mythology, is the personification of grief. She was the mother of many children and boasted of this to the goddess Leto, the mother of only two -- Apollo and Artemis. In retaliation, Leto had Niobe's children killed. Devastated for all eternity, Niobe fled and wept unceasingly.

Works of art featuring Niobe are at home in a cemetery. The photos here were taken at Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta, Georgia.


Photos © 2012 S. Lincecum


2 comments:

nsanpsy.com said...

I am teaching a seminar on Shame and I'm wondering if our school could use one of your Niobe photos for the cover of our web brochure?

Kind regards,
Kenneth Kimmel

Stephanie Lincecum said...

Yes! Grab whichever one you'd like.

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