MEDUSA SOLVING THE MYSTERY OF THE GORGON

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Medusa

Author : Stephen R. Wilk
ISBN : 019988773X
Genre : Social Science
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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 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 tlassical times is explored, culminating in the modern use of Medusa as a symbol of Female Rage and Female Creativity.
Category: Social Science

Medusa

Author : Kris Hirschmann
ISBN : 9781601523198
Genre : Medusa (Greek mythology)
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In the Greek mythological pantheon, the Gorgon Medusa stands a head above all others in her power to terrify. This book gives readers a close-up look at this snake-haired horror. Starting with details about Medusa's history, physical features, and supernatural powers, the text continues with a retelling of the classic myth of Perseus. It then takes a look at some of Medusa's other manifestations in classic art and literature as well as her role in modern pop culture. From fable to film, sculpture to song, the Gorgon continues to work her ancient magic on modern audiences.
Category: Medusa (Greek mythology)

Images And Imagery

Author : Corrado Federici
ISBN : 0820474231
Genre : Art
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"Images and Imagery: Frames, Borders, Limits - Interdisciplinary Perspectives" is a collection of essays by scholars from around the world exploring the complex interactions between literary texts and visual images (in the form of paintings, photographs, and films). Giving coherence to these wide-ranging contributions is the theme of frames, borders, and limits. The eighteen authors, each from a particular point of view, examine works that reach beyond the limits, both cognitive and expressive, of any single mode of expression.
Category: Art

The Ashgate Encyclopedia Of Literary And Cinematic Monsters

Author : Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock
ISBN : 9781317044260
Genre : Literary Criticism
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From vampires and demons to ghosts and zombies, interest in monsters in literature, film, and popular culture has never been stronger. This concise Encyclopedia provides scholars and students with a comprehensive and authoritative A-Z of monsters throughout the ages. It is the first major reference book on monsters for the scholarly market. Over 200 entries written by experts in the field are accompanied by an overview introduction by the editor. Generic entries such as 'ghost' and 'vampire' are cross-listed with important specific manifestations of that monster. In addition to monsters appearing in English-language literature and film, the Encyclopedia also includes significant monsters in Spanish, French, Italian, German, Russian, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, African and Middle Eastern traditions. Alphabetically organized, the entries each feature suggestions for further reading. The Ashgate Encyclopedia of Literary and Cinematic Monsters is an invaluable resource for all students and scholars and an essential addition to library reference shelves.
Category: Literary Criticism

Perseus

Author : Daniel Ogden
ISBN : 9781134090624
Genre : History
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The son of Zeus, Perseus belongs in the first rank of Greek heroes. Indeed to some he was a greater hero even than Heracles. With the help of Hermes and Athena he slew the Gorgon Medusa, conquered a mighty sea monster and won the hand of the beautiful princess Andromeda. This volume tells of his enduring myth, it's rendering in art and literature, and its reception through the Roman period and up to the modern day. This is the first scholarly book in English devoted to Perseus' myth in its entirety for over a century. With information drawn from a diverse range of sources as well as varied illustrations, the volume illuminates the importance of the Perseus myth throughout the ages.
Category: History

Disembodied Heads In Medieval And Early Modern Culture

Author : Catrien Santing
ISBN : 9789004253551
Genre : History
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Discussing medieval and early modern 'disembodied heads' this collection questions the why and how of the primacy of the head in the bodily hierarchy during the premodern period. On the basis of beliefs, mythologies and traditions concerning the head, they come to an ‘cultural anatomy’ of the head.
Category: History

Theogonie

Author : Hesiod
ISBN : 9783743713307
Genre : Fiction
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Hesiod: Theogonie Entstanden im 7. Jahrhundert v. Chr. Hier in der Übers. v. Rudolf Peppmüller, Halle a.d.S.: Verlag der Buchhandlung des Waisenhauses, 1896. Neuausgabe mit einer Biographie des Autors. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2017. Textgrundlage ist die Ausgabe: Hesiodos. Übers. v. Rudolf Peppmüller, Halle a. d. S.: Verlag der Buchhandlung des Waisenhauses, 1896. Die Paginierung obiger Ausgabe wird in dieser Neuausgabe als Marginalie zeilengenau mitgeführt. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Jakob Asmus Carstens, Kampf der Titanen und Götter, 1795. Gesetzt aus der Minion Pro, 11 pt.
Category: Fiction

Percy Jackson Diebe Im Olymp Percy Jackson 1

Author : Rick Riordan
ISBN : 9783646920000
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Percy versteht die Welt nicht mehr. Jedes Jahr fliegt er von einer anderen Schule. Ständig passieren ihm seltsame Unfälle. Und jetzt soll er auch noch an dem Tornado schuld sein! Langsam wird ihm klar: Irgendjemand hat es auf ihn abgesehen. Als Percy sich mit Hilfe seines Freundes Grover vor einem Minotaurus ins Camp Half-Blood rettet, erfährt er die Wahrheit: Sein Vater ist der Meeresgott Poseidon, Percy also ein Halbgott. Und er hat einen mächtigen Feind: Kronos, den Titanen. Die Götter stehen Kopf - und Percy und seine Freunde vor einem unglaublichen Abenteuer ... Alle Bände der Percy-Jackson-Serie: Percy Jackson – Diebe im Olymp (Band 1) Percy Jackson – Im Bann des Zyklopen (Band 2) Percy Jackson – Der Fluch des Titanen (Band 3) Percy Jackson – Die Schlacht um das Labyrinth (Band 4) Percy Jackson – Die letzte Göttin (Band 5) Percy Jackson – Auf Monsterjagd mit den Geschwistern Kane (Sonderband) Percy Jackson erzählt: Griechische Göttersagen Percy Jackson erzählt: Griechische Heldensagen Und dann geht es weiter mit den »Helden des Olymp«!
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Monster High 3 Gruselparty Auf Dem Dachboden

Author : Gitty Daneshvari
ISBN : 9783401803746
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Die Monsterfreundinnen Robecca, Venus und Rochelle machen sich auf die Suche nach der vermissten Schulleiterin. Dabei entdecken sie auf dem Dachboden der Monster High eine mysteriöse Bewohnerin. Wer ist die Fremde und warum versteckt sie sich unter den dichten Spinnweben? Je näher die Freundinnen ihrem Geheimnis kommen, desto größer wird die Gefahr für alle Schüler der Monster High.
Category: Juvenile Fiction