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  • Roberto Calasso wonders "how did everything begin?": such a mantra that he keeps repeating in several pages "How did everything begin?"
    What was this "Everything"?
    The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony starts with an abduction : "On the beach of Sidon, a bull was trying to imitate a love call. It was Zeus. He was shaken by a shiver, as if the horseflies stung him. But this time it was a sweet thrill. Eros was settling the maiden Europa over his back".
    In Hesiod's Theogony, Eros is the Creator God, an Eros Orphic, secret. Initiator God, binder, endless, as Zeus will be later in such an handsome way.
    Such like two specular horns: Eros, the primigenial God born from Chaos, and Eros, the son of Venus (she'll bear in different bizarre ways!)

    "How did everything begin?"

    "How did everything begin?"

    Roberto Calasso si chiede “com’era cominciato tutto?”: un mantra che ripete per diverse pagine “Com’era cominciato tutto?”
    Cos’era questo “Tutto”?
    Le Nozze di Cadmo e Armonia inizia con un rapimento: “Sulla spiaggia di Sidone un toro tentava di imitare un gorgheggio amoroso. Era Zeus. Fu scosso da un brivido, come quando i tafani lo pungevano. Ma questa volta un brivido dolce. Eros gli stava mettendo sulla groppa la fanciulla Europa”
    Nella Teogonia di Esiodo, Eros è dio creatore, un Eros orfico, segreto. Dio iniziatore, legante, infinito, come poi lo sarà in modo grasso, Zeus.
    Così come due corna speculari: Eros, il Dio primigenio nato dal Caos, e Eros, figlio di Venere (ella stessa partorita in modi bizzari!).

    “Com’era cominciato tutto?”

    “Com’era cominciato tutto?”
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