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photoblog image Viktionary: The Fall of Mankind

Viktionary: The Fall of Mankind

Are you sure it was an apple, Mrs. Eve?

Viktionary: The Fall of Mankind

Are you sure it was an apple, Mrs. Eve?

comments (26)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 7 Oct 2008, 03:52
Are you trying to rewrite the parable of the garden of eden by claiming Eve was not a vegetarian but a lush?

Hmmm! That's cool! Alternatively, you could point some blame at the Aliens...
vz-nostalgia: Hey, a couple of beers don't make you a lush, Ray? smile
Why would I blame aliens for what happened to Mrs. Eve? I have no hard evidence. smile
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 7 Oct 2008, 07:01
Beer or the apple....that is the question...
I don't fancy beer....
LOL @ Ti
vz-nostalgia: I have a feeling you'd be satisfied with the apple, Ms. Astrid. smile
Temptation realised!
vz-nostalgia: Yep. God said, ‘You shall not eat of every tree of the garden’ (Gen. 3:1), but he said nothing about not drinking, didn't he? smile
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 7 Oct 2008, 07:57
She was hardly likely to have plucked a couple of beers off the tree? Now a chilled bottle of Chardonnay I could believe ;o)
vz-nostalgia: Chardonnay? Hardly, Mike. After all, she was hanging out around an apple tree, so a glass or two of calvados is more likely. smile
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 7 Oct 2008, 09:44
Do you often carry a rubber snake around with you, Viktor? I thought money was the root of all evil, not beer.
Ingrid
vz-nostalgia: The notion that money is at the root of all evil is such a faulty one. Money is just a means to get you to the destination point. You can use almost anything to create or to destruct. You can build a beautiful church using just an axe
http://picasaweb.google.com/felicia49/OurVisitToRussiaJune2007#5080475950560645970
or you can kill a person with an axe, as Raskolnikov did in Dostoevsky's "Crime and Punishment". smile
Helpsmile
Is it real .... when I runsmile
Funny picture and fine companies ... hope it was just thirstysmile
vz-nostalgia: Of course, it's real. "Run, Lola, Run" smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 7 Oct 2008, 10:51
Oh yes, all the temptations, but never beer and apples for me! The Hebrew says it has been a kind of nut! And Mr. Adam is even as guilty as Mrs. Eve, and some philosophical interpretations say that that situation has not been a "Fall of Mankind" ,but the beginning of our intellectual rebellion/enlightenment and selfconsciousness, selfthinking (no law, no orders), I'm not sure-
but I'm sure that the snake (and your pic) is wonderful, the winding, elegant body, the beautiful green and the skin patterns! But why such a large white sheet, a man- made- table?
vz-nostalgia: smile I like the notion that the first revolution started with a nut, Ms. Philine. smile
Now, how is that Mr. Adam's fault, if Mrs. Eve cracked the nut? You probably read too much of feminist literature, Ms. Philine. smile
great shot.....love the title....cheers
sarinagito.com
So it might have been beer and spareribs!
vz-nostalgia: Well... Perhaps, but not in that order, Bill. First was the rib (Adam's, that is). smile
  • Harv
  • UK
  • 7 Oct 2008, 17:12
Some nice subtle work. I don't like snakes though! Great stuff!
vz-nostalgia: Oh Harv, if you don't like snakes, how come it's a great stuff? smile For you, these two should be an oxymoron. smile
great colors !
vz-nostalgia: Actually, just one great color, to be exact, sune revt. smile and it happened to be green. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 7 Oct 2008, 19:51
Oh, Viktor, did Adam not swallow the nut? Me a feminist? (only a very moderated feminist!) LOL at your reply to Chris (never borne in mind!) and to Bill! This myth, told in Gen.2-3, is for me one of the most impressive texts I ever read because including a whole anthropology, saying all about us human beings whatever may be significant! Fine that you have reflected that by your pic!
vz-nostalgia: Yep. Adam took a bite, per Eve's insistence, but look what happened after- "And Adam was not beguiled, but the woman being beguiled, fell into transgression." (1Tim2:14) smile
  • Kathryn
  • In Shades of Gray
  • 7 Oct 2008, 22:05
Are you sure it was a snake?
vz-nostalgia: I'm not sure of anything nowadays, Ms. Kathryn. The world seems is falling apart around us. smile
  • NaCha
  • United States
  • 8 Oct 2008, 02:04
White , Blk and Green. nice color comb. smile
vz-nostalgia: hahaha. I see you're back to your favorite "nice colors" sentiments, Ms. NaCha. smile
  • Mal
  • United Kingdom
  • 8 Oct 2008, 13:49
maybe Eve made cider from the apple, they drank too much and they just thought that the snake could talk? mal
vz-nostalgia: One sees and hears all kinds of things, when one's cerebral cortex is saturated with alcohol, Mal. smile On a really hot day in the Garden of Eden, it's quite possible that the cider got fermented by the evening hour. I can testify to that from my own experience. smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 8 Oct 2008, 20:47
Since you know the texts - fermenting of plant stuff was apparently discovered by Noah and to his shame. Gen 9 : 20 -21 Apparently glassblowing was discovered as recently as 24 bC - so if she had some fermented fruit, it would not have been bottled.

But all that doesn't take away from the fact that the treesnake look-a-like is part of a thought provoking still life.
vz-nostalgia: Anyone who stuck on the boat alone with beasts for such a long time is destined to come up with the idea of booze sooner or later, Louis. smile
  • makoto
  • Japan
  • 9 Oct 2008, 02:05
The green is too vivid. If it's real I run away there. Funny shotsmile
vz-nostalgia: Are there any snakes on Hokkaido, Makoto?
  • chunter
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 9 Oct 2008, 09:41
Mrs. Eve: "Yes mate, an apple the way I like it - as cider!"
vz-nostalgia: You give Adam too much credit, Colin. I'm sure, a task of making an apple into a cider, less fermenting the juice, was way beyond his mental capabilities. No wonder, Satan didn't pay too much attention to the guy and went straight to a woman to implement his cruel plan. smile
  • chunter
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 9 Oct 2008, 22:13
What is it they say? "When God made man ... she was only joking!"
vz-nostalgia: Hahaha. I haven't heard this one, Colin. Feminists would love this joke. smile
Very nice picture and comment!!! Altough snakes disgust me so much...!!
vz-nostalgia: Looks like the disgust for snakes is just one of many human prejudices, Ms. Berta. I'm sure for them we don't look like the most beautiful creatures on earth either. smile
  • Katie
  • Atlanta, GA
  • 10 Oct 2008, 14:20
Ooo that snake is beautiful. Such a remarkable color.
vz-nostalgia: I let her know, Katie. She'll be pleased to hear the compliment. smile
  • Beth
  • United States
  • 12 Oct 2008, 14:23
Great shot that tells a funny story!
vz-nostalgia: Tell me yours, Ms. Beth. smile
reminds me of snakes and ladders Victor only i dont remember getting a bottle of beer for winninggrin

cool idea but too deep for me mateysmile
vz-nostalgia: I recall nothing of snakes and ladders in the Old Testament, Tim. smile
  • Lee Six Pack
  • United States
  • 17 Oct 2008, 13:13
Boy do I miss beertime on the porch... but it looks like many of the old characters are still there!
vz-nostalgia: The tradition of beertime on the porch will last as long as the old house itself lasts. Stop by from time to time, you're not too far away, Mr. Six Pack. smile
Are you sure it was Mrs Eve and not Mr Adam? (;o)
vz-nostalgia: Well, this might be a good alternative concept to think about, Ms. Roz. I'm surprised no one came up with a book/ a poem/ a movie to argue with Milton's "Paradise Lost". Same way as Nikos Kazantzakis came up with his book (and later Martin Scorsese with his movie) "The Last Temptation of Christ", where the real luminary behind Christianity is Judas, not Jesus.
  • L.Reis
  • Portugal
  • 26 Oct 2008, 10:14
That "apple" never convinced me either...if we have to fall, it may, at least, be for something better than a bite. smile
vz-nostalgia: what could be better than a bite, if not a drink, Ms. Lina? smile
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