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medusa Once a beautiful woman Medusa was raped by Posidon. Athena changed her into a Gorgon as punishment. She was later murdered.

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"Medusa" CARAVAGGIO. One of my favorites that we learned about in art history. He's insane

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Athene receives the head of Medousa from Perseus. The hero is depicted as a young man, wearing the winged boots of Hermes and the cap of darkness on his head. Athene holds the Gorgoneion (Gorgon head) by its snaky locks, its image reflecting in the mirror of the shield. ca 400 - 385 BC

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Perseus and Medusa by Benvenuto Cellini, medusa was beheaded so I am going to try and incorporate this aspect of the story into my character

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t h e g o r g o n s were three powerful, winged daemons named medusa, stheno, and euryale. while descriptions of gorgons vary across greek literature, the term commonly refers to any of three sisters who had hair made of living, venomous snakes, as well as a horrifying visage that turned those who beheld her to stone. of the three sisters, only medusa was mortal, and so it was her head which king polydectes of seriphos commanded the young hero perseus to fetch.

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How handsome he is! (This is a close-up of Anne Stokes' dragon ... a few Pins above.)

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Perseus, son of Danae (daughter of the King of Argos) is famed in Greek mythology for defeating (beheading Medusa) and freeing Andromeda from a sea monster or Titan released by the god Poseidon. Sure I just saw this in the V!!

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"Perseus slaying Medusa" by Thomas Louis

Perseus Slaying Medusa. Laurent-Honoré Marqueste (1848-1920), France, 1876. #sculpture #art #greek mythology

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Perseus slaying Medusa, Laurent-Honoré Marqueste - 1903

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