mythology

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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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GUSTAVE MOREAU ~ LEDA

Leda Gustave Moreau (1826-1898) Watercolour with gouache c1875-c1880 21 x 34 cm (8.27″ x 13.39″) Gustave Moreau Museum (Paris, France) LEDA Come not with kisses not with caresses of hands and lips and murmurings; come with a hiss of wings and sea-touch tip of a beak antr treading of wet, webbed, wave-working feet into the marsh-soft belly. DH. LAWRENCE (1885-1930) Leda, 1865-1875 Gustave Moreau

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