Saturday, September 5, 2009
Girls With Antlers?
Have you noticed all the clothes, prints, movies, and books featuring girls with antlers? I tried to research it online, but only found blog postings that pondered the same thing. Then I found the Wikipedia article on Cuckold. According to the article,
In many countries "horns" are a metaphor for suffering the infidelity of a partner, not limited to husbands in modern usage. The gesture of the horned hand can be used to insult the cuckold.
For more information you can read about the seventeen century French print The celebration of the Order of Cuckoldry before the throne of her majesty, Infidelity.