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Marsilio Ficino

November 6, 2010

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Hugely influential in bringing Platonic ideas back into fashion, 15th century philosopher Marsilio Ficino also brought back the idea of "Platonic" love. He lived for many years with poet Giovanni Cavalcanti, to whom he wrote passionate love letters.

Xochipilli

October 14, 2010

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The Aztec Xochipilli was the god of all things beautiful, like dance, art and flowers. Not surprisingly, he was also the patron of homosexual men and male prostitutes.