Pirelli Calendar 2011

Stars of Pirelli Calendar 2011

A Journey among Myths, Heroes and Divinities
The word “myth” is today primarily used in a negative or dubious sense: the myth of well-being, the myth of virility, the myth of efficiency… When we use the word “myth”, we most often mean “exaggeration”, an artfully constructed or ingenuously celebrated image. Originally, on the other hand, “myth” stood for the truth. Human beings used myth to pass on the stories of what had happened in their world, modifying them each time, elaborating them in the telling, but reporting events that had actually happened. The characters in myths are poetic inventions to represent reality.