Rihanna wasn’t physically present at the 2022 Met Gala, but her presence was felt.
Fans were looking for a pregnant Rihanna at the Met Gala, but the stylish beauty mogul didn’t make an appearance. However, she was still honored with a Met Gala surprise as the Met Museum dedicated a statue of the Greek goddess in her likeness.
The pop singer is in her third trimester and recently made the cover of Vogue as she posed with her heavily pregnant belly. The Met Museum recreated the cover image of a pregnant Rihanna, turning her into the goddess Eirene, who represents peace.
Rihanna also reacted to the iconic ensemble on her social media accounts.
“Shut the marble! what could be more golden than that? Lol! Thank you @metmuseum and @voguemagazine for this historic tribute! y’all are bad for this one!” she wrote on Twitter.
According to Complex, Met magazine and Vogue collaborated on the Rihanna tribute to pay tribute to the fashion queen who is very close to her due date.
— Rihanna (@rihanna) May 3, 2022
Vogue’s original cover image of Rihanna had her wearing a form-fitting Alaïa red floral bodysuit, with matching gloves and shoes, as she approached her pregnancy fashion choices as seeking to redefine women’s fashion pregnant.
Rihanna also opened up about the next step in her life, adding motherhood to an already busy life as she runs her billion-dollar beauty businesses.
“Balance is one of my biggest challenges and always has been. And now there’s another human being that comes into play, it changes what that means again,” RiRi told Vogue.
Still, Rihanna remains optimistic despite having a business empire and soon having a newborn to care for. She pointed out that her mother was caring for three children with far from the resources available to her.
Rihanna’s due date is not yet known, but she is believed to be around 8 months pregnant now.
Eirene – Greek Goddess of Peace and the Season of Spring
Most of us know all about the Olympic Gods and Goddesses, or the twelve major Greek mythological deities who reside on Mount Olympus. Although they make up the majority of all stories about gods and goddesses, there are also other deities, such as the Horae, who were the mythological goddesses who controlled the seasons and aspects of time. Eirene, (Irini, Ειρήνη) the goddess of peace and spring, was one of the Horae. Here is more information on who Eirene was in Greek mythology:
Eirene peace personified
In Greek mythology, the main function of Eirene is that she was the personification of peace. Her role as the goddess of peace was so important, in fact, that the modern Greek word for peace is “Irini”, which is derived from the name of this goddess.
The ancient Greek word for spring is also derived from the name Eirene. Her physical appearance was also directly related to her status as the Goddess of Peace and Spring.
She has always been depicted as a beautiful young woman carrying various objects, such as a cornucopia, a scepter and a torch. She is often shown carrying a child, Plutus, who became the Greek god of wealth as an adult and was also associated with Demeter and Tyche.
Family of Goddess Eirene
Although there is some debate as to who her parents were, she is sometimes described as one of the daughters of Zeus, the king of the gods, and Themis, a Titan goddess.
She is said to have been part of the Horae, a group of sisters who were the goddesses of the seasons and aspects of time related to the natural world. The Horae of Greek mythology were Eirene, the goddess of peace and spring and her sisters, Eunomia, the goddess of law and green spring pastures, and Dike, the goddess of justice and order.
Important to the city-state of Athens
Although Athena was the patron goddess of the ancient Greek city-state of Athens, other gods and goddesses were also worshiped there.
There is evidence that the goddess Eirene was one of these goddesses. It became important to the townspeople after the Athenians won a naval victory over the city-state of Sparta in 375 BC.
After the victory, the people of Athens created altars throughout the city to honor him. They also put a bronze statue of Eirene in the Athenian Agora and held an annual ceremony in the city to honor her.
They did this to honor the goddess and thank her for the peace that resulted after winning this victory.
Eirene was not considered a major goddess in Greek mythology, but she was still important. She was considered one of the Horae, who were a trio of goddesses believed to represent the seasons. Eirene was the goddess of spring and also the personification of peace.