March of the Titans

The following paragraphs of the appendix of March of the Titans: The Complete History of the White Race by Arthur Kemp caught my attention:

Homeric references to race

References to race abound in the works of Homer, the blind poet to whom credit is given for the two classic epics, the Iliad, and the Odyssey.

The Iliad – Book I. “While he was thus in two minds, and was drawing his mighty sword from its scabbard, Minerva came down from heaven (for Juno had sent her in the love she bore to them both), and seized the son of Peleus by his yellow hair, visible to him alone, for of the others no man could see her.”

The Iliad – Book XV: “Then she said, “I have come, O dark-haired king that holds the world in his embrace, to bring you a message from Jove.”

The Iliad – Book XVII: “As a cow stands lowing over her first calf, even so did yellow-haired Menelaus bestride Patroclus.”

The Odyssey – Book 4: “There fair-haired Rhadamanthus reigns, and men lead an easier life than any where else in the world, for in Elysium there falls not rain, nor hail, nor snow, but Oceanus breathes ever with a West wind that sings softly from the sea, and gives fresh life to all men.”

The Odyssey – Book 13: “Trust me for that,” said she (Minerva, talking to Odysseus),” I will begin by disguising you so that no human being shall know you; I will cover your body with wrinkles; you shall lose all your yellow hair; I will clothe you in a garment that shall fill all who see it with loathing.”

The Odyssey – Book 24: “On this Minerva came close up to him and said, “Son of Arceisius, best friend I have in the world- pray to the blue-eyed damsel, and to Jove her father; then poise your spear and hurl it.”


Hippolytus by Euripides

Antistrophe: “Was wasting on the bed of sickness, pent within her house, a thin veil o’ershadowing her head of golden hair.”

Phardra: “Away to the mountain take me! to the wood, to the pine-trees will go, where hounds pursue the prey, hard on the scent of dappled fawns. Ye gods! what joy to hark them on, to grasp the barbed dart, to poise Thessalian hunting-spears close to my golden hair, then let them fly.”

Hippolytus_Sir_Lawrence_Alma_Tadema

Chechar’s note: Above, The Death of Hippolytus (1860) by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema. Note how virtually all modern artists have been clueless about the fact that the Greeks were depicted as Nordish blonds, not black-haired Mediterraneans, in the original texts—even the modern artists who loved the Greco-Roman cultures.

(For the rest of Kemp’s appendix, see: here.)

Were the Greeks blond and blue-eyed?

– XXXI –

Translated from EVROPA SOBERANA

 
ILIAD

Agamede, daughter of Augeas
and wife of Mulius,
was “the blonde Agamede”
according to Homer
(Iliad, XI: 740).

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Were the Greeks blond and blue-eyed?

– XXX –

Translated from EVROPA SOBERANA

 
briseis

Briseis, the favorite slave in the harem of Achilles, captured in one of his raids, and treated like a queen in golden captivity, was also an object of a dispute between Achilles and Agamemnon (the hero refusing to fight against the Trojans until being satisfied in her honor, which caused the famous wrath of Achilles), was “golden haired.”

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Were the Greeks blond and blue-eyed?

– XXIX –

Translated from EVROPA SOBERANA

 
Mnesterophonia_Louvre

Slaughter of the suitors by Odysseus and Telemachus,
bell-krater, ca. 330 BC

 
Telemachus, son of Odysseus and Penelope, was blond in Homer’s Odyssey.

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Were the Greeks blond and blue-eyed?

– XXVIII –

Translated from EVROPA SOBERANA

 
Francesco_Primaticcio

Penelope, Odysseus’ wife, and queen of Ithaca,
was blonde in Homer’s Odyssey.

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Were the Greeks blond and blue-eyed?

– XXVII –

Translated from EVROPA SOBERANA

 
L

Laertes, the father of Odysseus, was blond according to Homer’s Odyssey.

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Were the Greeks blond and blue-eyed?

– XXVI –

Translated from EVROPA SOBERANA

 
Odysseus-Sirens

Odysseus, king of Ithaca, Achaean hero at Troy and protagonist of Homer’s Odyssey, is generally considered as swarthy. However, this can be tempered. Although he is described as white skinned and “dark bearded” in The Odyssey, his hair is hyakinthos, i.e., color of hyacinths. Traditionally this color was translated as “brown” but it was also said that the hyacinths grown in Greece were of a red variety. If true, that would make Odysseus red-haired.

Odysseus in any case differs from the Greek hero prototype: tall, slender and blond. It was described as lower than Agamemnon but with broader shoulders and chest “like a ram” according to Priam, king of Troy. This would be a more physical type of a Red Nordid [for an explanation of this term search: here] than a typical white Nordid Greek hero. It should also be mentioned that Homer so used to call “blonds” the heroes that, in two lapses, he described Odysseus’ hair as xanthos in The Odyssey.

Were the Greeks blond and blue-eyed?

– XXV –

Translated from EVROPA SOBERANA

Triumph_of_Achilles_in_Corfu_Achilleion

(Triumphant Achilles dragging Hector’s lifeless body in front of
the Gates of Troy. From a panoramic fresco of the Achilleion)

 
Hector, the Trojan [i.e., a non-Greek] hero, is described as swarthy in the Iliad.

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Were the Greeks blond and blue-eyed?

– XXIV –

Translated from EVROPA SOBERANA

 
Ajax_Carrying_the_Dead_Achilles

The Greek hero Ajax (Aias in the Iliad) is described as blond.

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Were the Greeks blond and blue-eyed?

– XXIII –

Translated from EVROPA SOBERANA

 
Achilles

Achilles, considered the greatest warrior of the past, present and future, is described as blond by Homer in the Iliad, when he is about to attack Agamemnon and, to avoid it, it the goddess Athena retains him “and seized the son of Peleus by his yellow hair” (I:197).

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