← 8. Seizing of Thaleia
From this garden the eagle of Zeus, or Zeus-eagle, picks up the souls of the dead, carrying them to the abode of heaven. Here, he is raising the virgin with luscious locks Thaleia. Her eyes are wide open, her hand is pressed against her beating heart, and a thin cloak is fluttering in the air. Another minute and she will leave the wonderful garden for the exorbitant height. Formally, the narrative ends with Zeus-eagle, as a savior, as an all-powerful male deity. However, at the heart of the whole "transition" he is seen with the Goddess-Flower and her daughter Thaleia. They are like a vial with an omphal, representing the all-giving Base, without which there is no heaven, no gods, and no unity of death and life.