#ClassicsTober ‘22 Day 4: THRESHOLD

A line-art drawing of three Herms: an Archaic one (basic face, large phallus) , a Classical one (more developed face and beard excellent hair, smaller phallus with pubis), and a Roman one (youthful Mercury with winged helmet, teensy phallus). A stickman version of Hermes stands leaning at the one on the end, staring at it. He is the original. By Greek Myth Comix.
Herms marked the boundaries and doorways of Ancient Greece. A bust of Hermes on a plinth, with a lucky phallus below. As Hermes is the god of messengers, he’s also the god of travelling, thus boundaries… and thieves. The Herm is as much practical as it is superstitious and apotropaic.