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CaptionFresco of god Priapus at entrance to House of Vettii. ___________________________________ Priapus was a god of fertility from the Hellespont region of Asia Minor and was associated with important divinities of that region. His symbol is an enormous almost grotesque phallus. He was adopted as a god of gardens and became something of a combined scarecrow and guardian deity. Here in the foyer of the House of the Vettii he was meant to portray the abundant wealth and good fortune of the house's occupants. The Priapic imagery continues in the house in a statue of the deity found near the kitchen.
HeadlinePrapius weighs his phallus
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