Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Roman Funerary Rites for our Fish, Aeneas: a Pictorial

Aeneas the brave betta lived a heroic life 
drifting aimlessly in circles.

But alas, as all mortals must, he went belly up.


So we set him ablaze to release his shade unto Hades's domain.

To honor him, we held gladiatorial games
(see the crossed knife swords?).

 The victor pulled an Odysseus and took
out his opponent's eye.


A live-action look at the 
heroic fight to the death:
video

AVE ATQUE VALE AENEAS!

5 comments:

Amalia Carosella said...

This is amazing! And I appreciate the ruins of columns in the tank, too. Aeneas is a fortunate fish, even in death!

Vicky Alvear Shecter said...

Thanks, Amalia. We had fun.

Ashes said...

I love you completely for this! I was smiling, shaking my head with love, then I died and cackled when I hit "play" on the fight.

Vicky Alvear Shecter said...

Hehehehe. I'm glad it made you smile, Ash!

Elizabeth O. Dulemba said...

OMGerd - you crack me UP!!!! :) e