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Notebook, 1993-

ANCIENT GREEK CULTURE

[From: Kyriazis, Constantine D. Eternal Greece. Translated by Harry T. Hionides. A Chat Publication.]

Asclepios - Atlas - Boreas - Charites - Cybele - Dryads - Eos - Erinyes - Eros - Gaea - Gigantes - Gorgons - Hades - Harpies - Hebe - Helios - Hermaphroditus - Hestia - Horae - Iris - Kronos - Maenads - Moirai - Muses - Naiads - Nereids - Nereus - Nymphs - Oceanides - Oceanos - Pan - Persephone - Priapus - Prometheus - Rhea - Satyrs - Seilenoi - Seilenos - Selene - Themis - Thetis - Triton - Zephyros

Gorgons

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These were three in number, Sthenno, Euryale, and Medusa, daughters of Phorcys and Ceto. The first two were immortal, but Medusa on the other hand was mortal. They were terrifying monsters who in the place of hair had entwining serpents on their heads. They possessed large round eyes, their teeth were like boar's tusks, their arms were of bronze, and wings were of gold. Their most powerful and dreaded weapon consisted of the eye which turned any one who dared gaze upon it into stone. Medusa was slain by Perseus with the help of Athena and Hermes, and decapitated. Upon dying, Medusa gave birth to the winged steed Pegasus and Chrysaor. Perseus later gave Medusa's head to Athena who placed it in her shield to ward off her enemies. But with the passage of time, the Gorgon on the GorgonÍs head in the shield of Athena Ceased to be a monstrous being. It was superseded by a woman's head of infinite beauty and nobility of features that attracted in order to wound more deeply. [p. 47]

[Kyriazis, Constantine D. Eternal Greece. Translated by Harry T. Hionides. A Chat Publication.]




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