Lord Adonis

The picture of the dead god on the river is Adonis; his wife warned him not to go hunting because she feared for his life. While hunting, he was confronted by a wild boar which killed him.
The river was later called the river of Abraham (Nahr-Ibrahim). During the winter rains the soil would wash into the river causing it to turn a rich dark red. When this would occur the people would celebrate the memory of Adonis’s death.
Today, there are two bridges which have not been included in the painting because they would have not existed during that time.
Many cedars trees can be seen in the distance. Unlike today, cedars were everywhere in Lebanon.
The clothes worn by Adonis were taken from a sculpture I saw of the Phoenician ‘god of travel’.