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Phalloi

The phallus appears as a separate object (miniature, 26; colossal, 41,177); carried in procession (51,119,158 [pl. 22]), as a sacred stone (Friedländer and Hoffleit 1948:43-4, no. 40), as dedications in sanctuaries (Van Straton 1981:101 no. 182, 108-13, 115, 120, 136; cf. Johns 1982:52-68, 92), on HERMS, as a defining part of Pan (265) and PRIAPUS (247,249), as street and shop signs (269, 270) and graffiti, and as parts of vases (31,49,55, cf. 90). It often accompanies the “evil eye” (239,271,272,273), itself an abstract vagina (cf. the blinding of OEDIPUS for breaking sexual taboos, and the blinding of POLYPHEMUS for his inhospitality; cf. HELEN; SODOM; TIRESIAS).