Samuel Langhorne Clemens better known by his pen name "Mark Twain" Nov 30, 1835-Apr 21, 1910. Twain was born shortly after a visit by Halley's Comet, and he predicted that he would "go out with it," too. He died the day following the comet's subsequent return. He was lauded as the "greatest American humorist of his age," and William Faulkner called Twain "the father of American literature."
Medusa, A Gorgon, has snakes for hair and her gaze can turn you to stone. The only way to kill her would be to cut her head off. And in one Greek myth when Percious cut off her head the legendary horse, Pegasus emerged from the Gorgon's neck.
Retable with Scenes from the Life of Saint Andrew Attributed to the Master of Roussillon (Spanish, active 1385–1428) Date: ca. 1420–30 Geography: Made in Catalonia, Spain Culture: Catalan Medium: Tempera and gilding on panel Dimensions: Overall: 123 1/4 x 123 5/8 in. (313.1 x 314 cm) Classification: Paintings Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1906 Accession Number: 06.1211.1–.9