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Perseus with the head of Medusa, in Florence~ the ancients carved statues of their history, and many believe these creatures of myth were creations of biogenetic engineering by an ancient yet advanced race. Many of our own biogeneticists are on the cutting edge of creating two headed dogs and giving head transplants today.


t h e g o r g o n s were three powerful, winged daemons named medusa, stheno, and euryale. while descriptions of gorgons vary across greek literature, the term commonly refers to any of three sisters who had hair made of living, venomous snakes, as well as a horrifying visage that turned those who beheld her to stone. of the three sisters, only medusa was mortal, and so it was her head which king polydectes of seriphos commanded the young hero perseus to fetch.


Laurent-Honoré Marqueste (French, 1848-1920), Perseus Slaying Medusa, 1903 version. Marble. Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen.


The famous immortal, winged horse which sprang forth from the neck of Medousa when she was beheaded by the hero Perseus... Pegasus is amongst the very few of so-called epic creatures which are NON-evil.... Pegasos was tamed by Bellerophon, a Korinthian hero, who rode him into battle against the fire-breathing Khimaira. The horse was also placed amongst the stars as a constellation, whose rising marked the arrival of the warmer weather of spring and seasonal rainstorms...


Medusa was originally a ravishingly beautiful maiden, “the jealous aspiration of many suitors,” but because Poseidon had raped her in Athena’s temple, the enraged Athena transformed Medusa’s beautiful hair to serpents and made her face so terrible to behold that the mere sight of it would turn onlookers to stone. She was beheaded by the hero Perseus, who was sent to fetch her head by King Polydectes of Seriphus. #myth


Andromeda - Gustave Dore. This illustration of the classic Greek myth is an example of the common dragon/maiden relationship. Andromeda is a sacrafice to appease the monster. She must be rescued by a man (Perseus) who them marries her. This can be viewed as a symbolic perservation of maidenhood. The hero is saving her from being morally violated by evil, and then, to preserve her honor, the hero weds her. In all of these traditional dragon tales the woman is passive and in need of…