locusts

Just a brief note.

Some time back I wondered about how the locust could be associated with Apollon, as it is the relative… the annoying brother we can say I think… of the grasshopper that is sacred to Apollon. When I was thinking of the god as the destroyer and the context of him destroying the rats from devouring the young fruits from the vines, I read that day a part of Aristophanes play “Birds” (which by the way is a very charming and fun play), and it was speaking of the locusts nipping the flowers from the vines. That just clicked in my head. Though i have not found any historical associations with the locusts and Apollon, there does seem to be some reason to relate the two to some degree.

Well I thought it was interesting ponderings for yesterday 😉

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