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“According to Greek mythology, humans were originally created with four arms, four legs, and a head with two faces. Fearing their power, Zeus split them into two separate beings condemning them to spend their lives in search for their other halves.”

~Plato’s The Symposium.

How many times will I reblog this? “Always.”

We did it at school. The myth also says that the pairings could be male/female, male/male or female/female (just sayin’)

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An early 20th century carousel polar bear in carved and painted wood by Bernard van Guyse, Belgium, from the famous Noah’s ark carousel. This polar bear is a remarkable example of Bernard van Guyse’s wood-carving talents. A trained sculptor, van Guyse kept a studio in Gand, Belgium, where he produced decorative elements and animals.

Polar bear carousel animals are exceedingly rare, particularly one as dignified and expressively carved as this one is. Van Guyse paid great attention to details like flowing fur, claws, ears and teeth, and even imbued his polar bear with strength and character. This bear has a carved, decorative saddle and a mirror inlaid harness. The superb overall condition of this carved polar bear is also noteworthy, retaining refreshed polychrome paint and old varnish.

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