TikTok star reveals real reason Greek statues have small penises
Did the men in ancient Greece REALLY have small penises? TikTok star reveals the real reason statues of athletes and gods have such small members
- Statues like Zeus and Hercules were presented as having tiny members
- Video Ruby Reign posted explaining why they were has gone viral on TikTok
- Social media users left shocked at the discovery that smaller was deemed better
White giants of marble, the epitome of male vigour set in stone for the adoration of men and women for thousands of years… or so they thought.
Their muscles may be big, but their (ahem) members are suprisngly small.
Statues of the Greek gods and heroes that survive to this day have left many wondering just how accurately they were carved to scale.
And, now a TikToker has explained exactly why these famous statues have such small penises , after people joked they are ‘so glad’ they were not born back 3,000 years ago.
Ruby Reign, who goes by @rubysaysstuff on TikTok, has done some digging, and discovered why hulking statues of Zeus and Hercules were so presented so modestly down below.
The social media star found herself scratching her head after noticing this and that the Hellenes depicted appendages differently to how we do today.
In the video, which has garnered 3.5 million views and 409,000 likes, Ms Reign asks: ‘Have you ever wondered why so many of the ancient Greek statues have colossal muscular physiques, and yet a tiny package?
‘Well, I have, so I did some digging.’
TikToker Ruby Reign, who goes by @rubysaysstuff, shared a video on the social media site explaining exactly why Antient Greeks were depicted to have small penises
Statue of the Greek God Zeus in late afternoon sunlight, in the Piazza Delle Signoria, Florence, Italy. The TikTok star explained that in antient Greece, having a ‘smaller package was considered a sign of virtue’
In showing an image of a Hydria, an antient Greek pot that was used for carrying water, she explained that the mythical creature seen, Satyr, ‘was depicted as barbaric and having a huge c**k’
She continued to say that she found a quote from a Greek playwright called Aristophanes, who was a comedy-writer of ancient Athens, that stated the ideal of male beauty was ‘a gleaming chest, bright skin, broad shoulders, tiny tongue, strong buttocks and a tiny p***k.’
Meanwhile, larger appendages were still depicted by the antient Greeks, but more so rather negatively.
In showing an image of a Hydria, an antient Greek pot that was used for carrying water, Ms Reign explained that ‘what you see illustrated here is Satyr, a mythological Greek creature that was depicted as barbaric and having a huge c**k.’
But she continued to say that: ‘What I wasn’t aware of was that the Greeks often presented their enemies, the Egyptians, the Satyr creatures, and even fools in comedies as having large appendages.
‘So it was quite a negative thing to have, which is quite different today.
‘So actually, what I discovered was that big D’s bad and small D’s good in ancient Greece. But why was this? This is obviously different to today.’
In sharing another video on the social media site, Ms Reign explained that in antient Greece, having a ‘smaller package was considered a sign of virtue, of civility, or self control or discipline.
‘Meanwhile, having a bigger one was a sign of lustfulness, of gluttonous appetites and barbarism, which is quite interesting because it’s different to today.’
However, social media users have been left shocked at the discovery that smaller was deemed as better, whereas today, Ms Reign says, that people think bigger is better.
Ruby Reign has shared a video on TikTok, explaining exactly why antient Greek statues such as Zeus (left) and Hercules (right) were all presented as having tiny members
The social media star found herself scratching her head after noticing this and that the Hellenes depicted appendages differently to how we do today
One person commented: ‘I think I’m starting to like the people of Ancient Greece.’
While another said: ‘I think I have Greek genes.’
And a third put: ‘This sounds like societal reasoning, they may have not considered size a factor in prowess at all like we do today.’
And a fourth wrote: ‘I’d argue its because we now value barbarism, lustfulness and depravity.’
Another said: ‘I always found that the statues had decidedly average packages.’
While one person jokingly wrote: ‘Thank god I wasn’t born back then. I would have been labelled a demon,’ as another said: ‘Seems I’ve got the peak male physique.’
A second also put: ‘Thank God I wasn’t born then I would have been a demon.’
Another humorously wrote: ‘I have something in common with Zues and Hercules.’
Ms Reign concluded to say that these changing depictions go to show that our beauty standards and ideals in the modern world are all social constructs, and that we should ‘not get bogged down feeling bad about ourselves because of what society tells us.’
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