Les Phryges

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  • November 25, 2022
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Context: The mascots of Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games are designed like the red Phrygian cap and are called Les Phryges.

About Les Phryges:

  • The Phryges are the official mascots of Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
  • They are two little female anthropomorphic Phrygian caps that are a strong symbol of France.
  • The Phrygian cap, a soft, generally red hat, was worn by freed slaves in Phrygia, an ancient Greek kingdom in what is now Turkey.
  • The Phrygian cap originated in the ancient country of Phrygia (in modern Turkey.
  • The French Revolution was also the time that the earliest representations of a woman wearing a Phrygian cap — the allegorical Marianne — made an appearance in art.
  • It is also an international symbol of liberty present in many emblems in North and South America.

Source: Indian Express


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