Collage by Lunaea Weatherstone

XIV
Temperance

On one side we see Dionysus, draped in a colorful garment, crowned with vine leaves, a bunch of grapes in one hand, a lifted goblet in the other. On the other side, we see Apollo, naked, calm and austere. An angel touches both gods, and two temple dancers move between them, uniting joy and discipline in their worshipping art.

Know thyself, says Apollo...
...through ecstasy, says Dionysus...
for a balance of control and release is necessary.

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