The Artichoke

Since evolving from an agrarian/ agricultural society, one of our most enduring symbols appears in the wall paintings at Ellys Manor House, the artichoke.

The Artichoke wall painting, original and enhanced version at Ellys Manor House


The God Zeus

Greek Mythology tells us that:

The first artichoke was a beautiful young mortal woman named Cynara. One Day, Zeus was visiting his brother; Poseidon. As he laid eves on the sensuous and very beautiful Cynara who was bathing on the shores, he noticed she was strong, confident and unaffected by his presence. He was so impressed by her strength that he instantly fell in love and seduced her.




The Artichoke and Greek Mythology at Ellys Manor House
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