Everything in a person should be perfect – both the soul and the penis. Man, according to the ancient Greeks, is, of course, a man. (It will be a long time before a woman gets the rights to this status). Only the strongest, most beautiful gods and heroes were honored to be carved in stone. Some of them are barely covered with cloth, but most are completely naked.
Large ancient Greek sculpture with a small dick
4 reasons why statues have small dick
It would seem that the cult of a healthy body and spirit, invented in the ancient world, suggests that the statues, on the contrary, should be with large “devices”, but in practice we see something completely different. Historians and culturologists have also wondered why the ancient statues have a small penis. Summarizing their responses, there are four likely causes.
A small penis is a sign of courage
In modern culture, a large penis is associated (for nothing, by the way) with the power of a man, with his sexual activity. The ancient Greeks were of a different opinion. In his play “Clouds” (419 – 423 centuries BC), Aristophanes described the ideal man as follows: “brilliant chest, bright skin, broad shoulders, tiny tongue, strong buttocks and a small penis.”
Yes, yes, this is not a typo – a small penis. It was his Greeks who considered one of the elements of a beautiful body, it was this that corresponded to the then ideals of beauty. By the way, if you noticed, most of the statues have penises that are not just small, but not erect. A thin small penis was considered a sign of high culture. He symbolized the triumph of reason and logic – typically masculine qualities, as the Greeks were convinced. Such a penis betrayed in its owner a strong-willed person and a brave, determined warrior. Large members, on the contrary, were a sign of a certain animal nature, lack of will and cowardice.
A small penis by the statue is a sign of a real man
More chance of having a baby
In ancient Greece, everyone was sure that a man with a small penis has a great advantage in conceiving a child. Procreation is one of the main tasks of a man, so the statues were depicted with a small penis. In the writings of ancient scientists, there are arguments that the male seed, having traveled a short path, is much more effective than something that travels along a long route. What to do – the times were old and medicine was just in its infancy.
The main principles that guided ancient sculptors when creating masterpieces were: balance, balance and beauty. Thanks to these principles, the golden section rule appeared, which is used even by modern designers. That is why Greek statues have such small members. A large penis violates the calculations of the ideal proportions of the male body, however, as well as a large female breast.
For practical reasons
There is a completely rational and everyday reason why ancient Greek statues have a small penis. It was customary to make penises small, since the large members of the statues could simply break off under the influence of natural forces, or due to the deliberate antics of vandals. And it is worth noting that this argument has a basis. Three-meter Hercules from the French town of Arcachon has repeatedly become a victim of hooligans who stole his penis. As a result, a removable prosthesis was made for the sculpture and it is installed only on holidays.
Why aren’t they dressed?
Do you know why so many ancient Greek men appear before us in what their mother gave birth to? By the way, their “neighbors” from Egypt and Assyria (the territory of modern Iraq and Syria) were much more modest in this sense.
Any Egyptian, Persian, or Assyrian would consider being naked a disgrace—only enslaved opponents who lost in war were depicted naked. Their clothes were torn off, thus destroying the last barrier between man and animal.
But the Greeks had a completely different approach. For them, nudity was the mark of a hero.
Although the ancient Greeks were exposed more often than we are, they did not walk around in the center of Athens, gleaming bodies, as it might seem. They didn’t ride naked or go into battle with their belly full of cubes. Nevertheless, where it was necessary to demonstrate strength and dexterity – at games and in gymnasiums, men took off their chitons, appearing in all their glory.
Meet Silenus. What’s wrong with this statue? She has a huge, just a giant erect cock. It seems that the ancient Greeks did not know the measure in anything. By the way, some statues of satyrs have a member the size of the satyr himself.
Silenus is a deity often associated with the satyr. Lustful, always drunk, one half of his qualities are human, and the other is inherent in animals. Silenus was part of a barbaric, unruly and wild world, which was quite suitable for a large penis.
Other images with prominent genitals are comedy characters, usually not endowed with a strong intellect, in particular, by the way, the enemies of the ancient Greeks are the Egyptians.