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1. Priapus Greek & Roman Mythology The god of procreation, guardian of gardens and vineyards, and personification of the erect phallus.
2. An image of this god, often used as a scarecrow in ancient gardens.
3. A representation of a phallus.

[Latin Priāpus, from Greek Priāpos.]


1. (Classical Myth & Legend) (in classical antiquity) the god of the male procreative power and of gardens and vineyards
2. (often not capital) a representation of the penis


(praɪˈeɪ pəs)

1. an ancient Greek god of male procreative power.
2. (l.c.) phallus.
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Noun1.Priapus - (classical mythology) god of male procreative power and guardian of gardens and vineyardsPriapus - (classical mythology) god of male procreative power and guardian of gardens and vineyards
classical mythology - the system of mythology of the Greeks and Romans together; much of Roman mythology (especially the gods) was borrowed from the Greeks
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Of the rushing couples there could barely be discerned more than the high lights--the indistinctness shaping them to satyrs clasping nymphs--a multiplicity of Pans whirling a multiplicity of Syrinxes; Lotis attempting to elude Priapus, and always failing.
It was at this college that he had sketched out what he called his studies, and, through a scholar's teasing habit which still lingered in him, he never passed the façade without inflicting on the statue of Cardinal Pierre Bertrand, sculptured to the right of the portal, the affront of which Priapus complains so bitterly in the satire of Horace,
Knight, que acudio a Isernia, estudio el asunto a fondo y regreso a Londres para publicar un libro simpatico con ilustraciones realistas-socialistas que se llama An account of the remains of the worship of Priapus, legible en linea.
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Even the Maltese archbishop Charles Scicluna joined the debate, criticizing a tower block development as "a number of temples to Priapus that will line pockets with gold and ruin the view.
This ancient event, originally tied to the orgiastic Bacchanalian rites and honoring Priapus, the Roman god of fertility, was later incorporated into the Christian calendar.
However, "mythical medical naming" is also present in anatomical disorders such as Priapism, the term for a persistent erection, after Priapus, the phallic god.
Louise Bourgeois's icky, preposterous meat-slab dick Fillette (Sweeter Version), 1968-99, is hung, literally; she also has a headless drawing in gouache and red pencil--all the blood pools darkly in his priapus, drawing our eye away from his rather girthy, perhaps effeminate figure.
Lokaj suspects that this might not be accidental, in that Falcone's love poetry is even more anchored in the here and now than Castiglione's, including a noticeable connection to Priapus, the Roman god of sex.
Additionally, Louisville Men's Health clinic is also able to offer Priapus Treatments adding to men's health options available at their state of the art facility.
Part II discusses Roman examples, including in triumph and Saturnalia, Plautus, the Priapus painting at the house of Vettii, Pompeiian graffiti, and the Carmina Priapea.