This article examine the modern day influences of the greek god Priapus in modern day cultures and attitudes ranging from the patriarchal guardian of a family home to male bodily image encompassing muscle, height and penis size. Depicted throughout Greek mythology as a rustic fertility god with a permanently erect penis, the story of Priapus is one that still has equal presence even in current society.
The son of Aphrodite and Dionysus, Priapus was cursed from the womb by the God Hera - in revenge against Aphroditeís beauty Ė with the burden of impotence, ugliness and fool-mindedness.
Refused admittance by the other Gods to Mount Olympus and forced to live amongst shepherds, it was Priapusís frustration at being impotent that first led to his enlarged penis becoming permanently erect.
Even in art today, whether pictured as a gnome like figure or as one more closer in resemblance to the God Hermes, Priapus is always depicted as having an elongated penis that appears to weigh him down.
Who was Priapus?
Traditionally seen as the god of health, fertility and growth, statues of Priapus were commonly used at crossroads to help ward off transgressors, as well as in the gardens of Greek families to promote growth amongst their plants.
Yet even despite Priapusís strong reputation for being a guardian deity, it is Priapusís lustful nature and large erect penis that is most keenly remembered throughout history.
Why? Because of the power it was believed to behold.
Where does Priapus stand today?
Mansí fascination with attaining a larger penis can easily be traced back to mythological characters such as the God Priapus. He is just one of many Godís displayed throughout history, whom are remembered for being figureheads of authority, power and ultimately who were strong due to their penis size.
Yet if you were to trace these stories far back enough, you would also find records of the first penis enlargement methods used to help men experience this same power. Woven sleeves, weights or slitting their shaftÖ for the last 2,000 years man has tried to attain the same power, length and girth as seen in Godís such as Priapus.
Over the last 20-30 years penis enlargement methods have radical changed as various methods, including surgery, penile exercises and arguably the most successful method, penis traction devices, are very much in the forefront of the mainstream market.