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ANTHONY FREDERICK SANDYS ~ MEDUSA

Medusa” Anthony Frederick Sandys (1829-1904) In Greek Mythology Medusa (Greek: Μέδουσα (Médousa), “guardian, protectress”) was a Gorgon, a cothonic female monster, and a daughter of Phorcys and Ceto; Only Hyginus, (Fabulae, 151) interposes a generation and gives another cohthonic pair as parents of Medusa; gazing directly upon her eyes would turn onlookers to stone. She was beheaded by the hero Perseus, who thereafter used her head as a weapon until he gave it to the goddess Athena to place on her shield. In classical antiquity the image of the...

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APOLLO AND THE MUSES ~ ARTISTS AND DEMONS?

“Apollo and the Muses” “Artists are visited by the Muses, or tormented by their own passions and demons.” Wes Nisker

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PLATO ~ MUSIC AS A MORAL LAW

“Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything. ” Plato

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