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Monday, April 8, 2013

G is for Gorgon

This is a challenge to post every day in April (except on Sundays) blogging thematically from A to Z. Go HERE for details. My A-Z theme this year is Greek Mythology inspired by the book The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan that I recently read.  Please be aware that what I write is my interpretation of my findings and may not necessarily be accurate.

Oh man, when I Googled for images of this I had to pick one quickly because I was getting freaked out!

Meet the three mythological Pointers sisters, oops, I mean the Gorgon sisters.  They are female monsters who had hair of live, venomous snakes.  The word gorgon in Greek means, "dreadful".  Yep, their faces were so horrifying that those who looked at them would turn to stone.  Ding, ding, ding!  Medusa comes to your mind, right?  She's one of them alright.  Two are immortal, Stheno and Euryale, while Medusa was not.  It has been said that these creatures have protective and healing purposes as well.  For protection, images (carving, engraving, drawing, etc.) of a Gorgon were placed on doors, walls, buildings, coins, tombstones, and such to ward of evil.  And in regards to healing, blood taken from the right side of a Gorgon could bring the dead back to life, yet blood taken from the left side was an instant fatal poison.

Okay, that's all because I'm getting goose bumps!  I've got to go look up a bunch of pictures of babies, flowers, rainbows, and nature so as to rub off the above image.

Greek Mythology

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  1. Yeah. Those snaky heads of hair always freaked me out, too! But you needed a G word and gorgon is a perfect one.

  2. They freak me out, too. Now I feel itchy. LOL

    Happy Monday. ☺


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