The Scent of a Goddess

“The people’s new prosperity served to reinforce, rather than disperse, the sarcastic tone of their conversation. Having secured comfort, they had more time in which to tear each other with gibes. Observing this state of affairs, King Sarapis decided to outlaw sarcasm, and named prominent satirists whom he would have crucified.”

Published by the Satirist, December 30th, 2020

The deity Isis or Aset with papyrus staff, ankh, and plumed sun-headdress. Ink on papyrus. Source: author's library.