Τρίτη, 3 Μαΐου 2011

A Japanese Smoking Pegasus?


Poster for the Japanese "Peacock" cigarettes (1902)


(But why didn't they choose a peacock? Or: why did they choose a Pegasus?)

3 σχόλια:

sumanje είπε...

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Odyssey είπε...

There is actually an Pegasus-like creature (a horse-dragon) creature in Asian mythology, but I can't quite recall the name right now. There is also a mythical creature that is very similar to the unicorn, the Kirin.

Vassiliki Pliatsika είπε...

@Odyssey

Thank you for commenting. Indeed there is the Chinese Longma and the Japanese Kirin, but in this case I think we are safe to indentify a Greek Pegasus.