Francis J. Cura as Hamblor, God of Hamburgers.
The first time I saw the Carl’s Jr. commercial featuring Hamblor, God of Hamburgers, and his ..uh…devoted female acolytes, all I could think was “that should be Goddess of Hamburgers. And her name should be Patty.” So, inspired by Take Back Halloween’s goddess page, I have decided to create a costume for my new deity.
Searching for costume inspiration, I discovered that another artist had created a Hamburger goddess. Ariyana Suvarnsuddhi created her Goddess of Hamburgers as part of a four part series for her senior graduation thesis in 2010. See her blog here.
Her creation draws more on Indian/Buddhist imagery. Hamblor’s costume and temple has a Summerian/Bablyonian feel to it so I looked to Sumer, Babylon, Assyria, and Minoa for my images.
Queen Shub-Ad Summerian Reconstruction
Re-constructed Summerian head gear and necklaces British Museum
After considerable searching, I found my inspiration in the headdresses and jewelry of these two high-ranking Summerian women (see above). Patty, Goddess of Hamburgers, would wear Summerian finery, but translated into hamburger-related fixings. A lettuce leaf fringed with small onion rings would form her headress, tomato slices would be her side-bun hairstyle. Her dress would be either light beige with sesame-seed sequins or a dark brown suggesting leather/steak and fringed with french fries. In her hands, she would carry the Sacred Spatula and the Skillet of Justice to smite unbelievers. Handmaids would follow behind with the tray of Sacred Condiments–ketchup, mustard, and mayo.
Aren’t you hungry for Goddess time now? 🙂