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By Stephen R. Wilk

Medusa, the Gorgon, who turns those that gaze upon her to stone, is without doubt one of the most well liked and enduring figures of Greek mythology. lengthy after many different figures from Greek fantasy were forgotten, she keeps to reside in pop culture. during this interesting learn of the legend of Medusa, Stephen R. Wilk starts by way of refamiliarizing readers with the tale via historic authors and classical art, then seems on the interpretations which were given of the which means of the parable over the years. a brand new and unique interpretation of the parable is available, dependent upon astronomical phenomena. using the gorgoneion, the Face of the Gorgon, on shields and on roofing tiles is tested in mild of parallels from world wide, and a distinct interpretation of the truth at the back of the gorgoneion is advised. ultimately, the heritage of the Gorgon when you consider that tlassical instances is explored, culminating within the glossy use of Medusa as a logo of girl Rage and feminine Creativity.

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