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Medusa, the Gorgon, who turns those who gaze upon her to stone, is one of the most popular and enduring figures of Greek mythology. Long after many other figures from Greek myth have been forgotten, she continues to live in popular culture. In this fascinating study of the legend of Medusa, Stephen R. Wilk begins by refamiliarizing readers with the story through ancient auMedusa, the Gorgon, who turns those who gaze upon her to stone, is one of the most popular and enduring figures of Greek mythology. Long after many other figures from Greek myth have been forgotten, she continues to live in popular culture. In this fascinating study of the legend of Medusa, Stephen R. Wilk begins by refamiliarizing readers with the story through ancient authors and classical artwork, then looks at the interpretations that have been given of the meaning of the myth through the years. A new and original interpretation of the myth is offered, based upon astronomical phenomena. The use of the gorgoneion, the Face of the Gorgon, on shields and on roofing tiles is examined in light of parallels from around the world, and a unique interpretation of the reality behind the gorgoneion is suggested. Finally, the history of the Gorgon since classical times is explored, culminating in the modern use of Medusa as a symbol of Female Rage and Female Creativity....

Title : Medusa: Solving the Mystery of the Gorgon
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ISBN : 9780195341317
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 288 Pages
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Medusa: Solving the Mystery of the Gorgon Reviews

  • Nathan
    2019-02-27 04:57

    This is a bit dry, but very informative if you want to learn all about the Medusa myth.

  • Wifey
    2019-03-06 04:07

    Really interesting, dissects all the myths throughly and explores their origins.. the history of the aegis, and how the rape of Medusa is also a political allegory.

  • Stacy Clark
    2019-03-05 02:53

    Great book!