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By Stephen R. Wilk

Medusa, the Gorgon, who turns those that gaze upon her to stone, is among the most well liked and enduring figures of Greek mythology. lengthy after many different figures from Greek fable were forgotten, she keeps to reside in pop culture. during this interesting research of the legend of Medusa, Stephen R. Wilk starts via refamiliarizing readers with the tale via old authors and classical art, then appears to be like on the interpretations which have been given of the that 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 around the globe, and a different interpretation of the truth in the back of the gorgoneion is advised. eventually, the heritage of the Gorgon on account that tlassical occasions is explored, culminating within the glossy use of Medusa as an emblem of lady Rage and feminine Creativity.

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