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The Rape Of The Sabine Women, Giambologna (1574-82), Florence The English word “rape” is a conventional translation of Latin raptio, which in this context means “abduction” rather than its prevalent modern meaning of sexual violation.

Heracles was the illegitimate son (human son) of Zeus. Hera, Zeus's wife, was angered by Zeus's bastard child and drove Heracles crazy enough to where he killed his own wife and children. Heracles performs a number of amazing deeds to atone for his crimes. When he completes these deeds, he receives immortality and becomes a god

Known in English as the "Lucifer of Liège," its actual title is "Le génie du mal" — "The Genius of Evil." It was carved by Belgian sculpture Guillaume Geefs in 1848, and it depicts a tortured yet beautiful young man. As idealized as his image is, he is actually a replacement of another Lucifer carved by Guillaume’s younger brother Joseph a few years earlier.