Somehow I got butter on my mind the other day, and I just flew along a slippery slope. From butter in art to ancient butter all the way to Krishna, who apparently got in trouble with some butter in one of the stories about him. Here’s a few bits of what I found –
(Mound of Butter by Antoine Vollon, 1875 – 1885)
Line drawing of a partly destroyed wooden barrel with w:bog butter in it, found in Ireland. Bog butter is butter found in swamps, placed there for preservation.
|Source||A Descriptive Catalogue of the Antiquities … in the Museum of the Royal Irish Academy: In the Museum of the Royal Irish Academy. From Google Books|
They unearthed some bog butter quite recently. It was from 3,000 BC.
Here is Krishna, making a mess with butter. And here is his story.
There’s more . . . but I think that’s enough for today’s post. Was it Winnie-the-Pooh who said ‘I do like a little bit of butter to my bread’? Oh, here’s the poem!