Jacob Bryant’s Orphic Egg (1774)
“Jacob Bryant (1715–1804) was a British scholar and mythographer.
The Orphic Egg in the Ancient Greek Orphic tradition is the cosmic egg from which hatched the primordial hermaphroditic deity Phanes/Protogonus (variously equated also with Zeus, Pan, Metis, Eros, Erikepaios and Bromius) who in turn created the other gods. The egg is often depicted with a serpent wound about it.”
SHUCKS. I love this little guy.