Spartan Babies!

The life of a Spartan child was one of brutality, endurance and obedience. Born to be warriors, they were taken from their mothers at the age of seven to begin military training and were subsequently sent off into the wilderness to survive on their own.

Even future kings, such as Leonidas, had to go through this ordeal, as recently seen in 300. But life wasn’t quite so hard in the early months as evidenced by these recently unearthed photos.

Even little kings need their sleep. This is SWAAAAADLE!

Spartan children’s teeth come in almost immediately, so they need a lot of attention. Spartans! Prepare for teething

“This is where we hold them. This is where we fight. This is where they die!” – Aw, they’re so cute when they’re bellicose.

It’s not all fun and games – little Spartan soldiers need their exercise. We will Jolly Jumper in the shade!

Leonidas: Santa, lay down your toys.
Santa: Spartan! Come and get them!

Thanks to Joey deVilla of The Adventures of Accordion Guy in the 21st Century for the file full of Leonidas heads and the inspiration.


  1. Ok, that is just creepy!

  2. Jeremy, you are a sick, sick man.

    Keeping this in mind,


    That cracked me up!

    Creepy but hilarious!

  4. You know, I've always heard that all babies are beautiful, but I think baby Leonidas might be the exception....

  5. yikes...that spartan child is going to destroy that elmo doll.

  6. Creepy is what you get when you leave me with Photoshop and all of our son's photos. I'm mostly sure this won't scar him when he finds it years from now. Come on Transmundane award!

  7. Classic!

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