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The Gorgon"s Head

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Published by Kessinger Publishing .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • General & Literary Fiction,
  • Literary,
  • Fiction,
  • Fiction - General

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsFern Bisel Peat (Illustrator)
    The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages48
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11865320M
    ISBN 101425473687
    ISBN 109781425473686

    However, seeing him safely returned, he put the best face he could upon the matter and asked Perseus how he had succeeded. Perseus looked about him rather disconsolately and asked Quicksilver whether they had a great deal farther to go. The servant closed the blinds and the marquis went back to eating his supper. I am by no means a bad young man. Instead, he imprisons Danae in a bronze house without a roof and guards her carefully.

    He and Quicksilver now walked onward at their ease, talking very sociably together; and Quicksilver told so many pleasant stories about his former adventures and how well his wits had served him on various occasions that Perseus began to think him a very wonderful person. Perseus himself, when he had thought over the matter, could not help seeing that he had very little chance of coming safely through it, and that he was far more likely to become a stone image than to bring back the head of Medusa with the snaky locks. When one of the three had kept the eye a certain time, she took it out of the socket and passed it to one of her sisters, whose turn it might happen to be, and who immediately clapped it into her own head and enjoyed a peep at the visible world. For, not to speak of other difficulties, there was one which it would have puzzled an older man than Perseus to get over. In fact, the stick seemed to be alive in his hand and to lend some of its life to Perseus.

    Just then a voice spoke in the air close by him. He overcomes all obstacles to defend his family and exact revenge. Pray, let me see it," quoth King Polydectes. If humility and selflessness are important, why would physical wealth be the appropriate reward? He was half way through it, when he again stopped with his glass in his hand, hearing the sound of wheels. The gods shower these humble characters with material wealth, but why?


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The Gorgons Head book

If your IP address is shown by Maxmind to be outside of Germany and you were momentarily blocked, another issue is that some Web browsers erroneously cache the block. In the present version they may have lost much of their classical aspect or, at all events, the author has not been careful to preserve itand have, perhaps, assumed a Gothic or romantic guise.

In this way, the story highlights that great people can have humble beginnings. Four or five miles off to the southward rose the summit of Monument Mountain, and seemed to be floating on a cloud. It is only the artificial and the complex that bewilder them.

The Gorgons Head by Ian Serraillier

It came on briskly, and came up to the front of the chateau. The light being so faint, he could not well make out what sort of figures they were; only he discovered that they had long gray hair, and as they came nearer he saw that two of them had but the empty socket of an eye in the middle of their foreheads.

Marija Gimbutas even argues that "the Gorgon extends back to at least BC, as a ceramic mask from the Sesklo culture Above all, the stranger had such a cheerful, knowing and helpful aspect though it was certainly a little mischievous, into the bargain that Perseus could not help feeling his spirits grow livelier as he gazed at him.

On the whole, there was so much cloud, and so little solid earth, that it had the effect of a vision. An image of a Gorgon holds the primary location at the pediment of the temple at Corfuwhich is the oldest stone pediment in Greece, and is dated to c.

He therefore took his shield, girded on his sword and crossed over from the island to the mainland, where he sat down in a solitary place and hardly refrained from shedding tears. In my bedroom next door, one man, as far as we know, was stabbed with a a small dagger poniard for saying disrespectful things about his daughter.

No sooner had they done so than he immediately and with the utmost respect clapped the eye into the vacant socket in one of their foreheads, thanked them for their kindness and bade them farewell.

Medusa, by contrast, is one of the most famous mythical beings. On a platform within full view of the balcony sat the mighty King Polydectes, amid his evil counselors, and with his flattering courtiers in a semi-circle round about him.

There is nothing for it but to hunt up these old ladies; and when we meet with them, you may be sure that the Gorgons are not a great way off. Polydectes was by no means rejoiced to see him, for he had felt almost certain, in his own evil mind, that the Gorgons would have torn the poor young man to pieces and have eaten him up out of the way.

This would be a very sad thing to befall a young man who wanted to perform a great many brave deeds and to enjoy a great deal of happiness in this bright and beautiful world.

The two dents in his nose pulsed quietly. In late myths, the Gorgons were said to be the daughters of sea deities, Ceto the sea monster and Phorcys her brother-husband.

The Gorgons's Head

Active Themes As the morning dawns, the expressions on the castle's stone faces seem to have changed to shock. So Perseus wiped his eyes and answered the stranger pretty briskly, putting on as brave a look as he could.

A good opportunity for consideration, surrounded by the advantages of solitude, might influence your destiny to far greater advantage than you influence it for yourself. He had been some few leagues behind Monseigneur, early in the afternoon. If humility and selflessness are important, why would physical wealth be the appropriate reward?

The only good man in this unfortunate island of Seriphus appears to have been the fisherman. Is there a difference between fate and Zeus, and if so, what is that boundary? Pausanias 5. Making a step or two, lo and behold! But she awoke too late. But, first of all, you must polish your shield till you can see your face in it as distinctly as in a mirror.

The kind Dictys let them in their house to live together with his wife. Goodness me! They hope that his heart has warmed since he put them in a box out to sea, but when they reach Argos they realize that he fled the land.Note: Citations are based on reference standards.

However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied. In late myths, the Gorgons were said to be the daughters of sea deities, Ceto the sea monster and Phorcys (her brother-husband).

Homer, the author of the oldest known work of European literature, speaks only of one Gorgon, whose head is represented in the Iliad as fixed in. Perseus and the Gorgon's Head is a 'choose your own adventure' book where you decide the destiny of Perseus, the Greek hero, as he journeys on a quest to bring back the head of Medusa, a mighty Gorgon.

King Polydectes of Seriphos tricks Perseus into agreeing to fetch the snake-haired head of. Apr 14,  · Perseus Slices Off Head of Medusa Perseus felt sorry for her and did not want to take off her head, but when the snakes that made up her hair began to hiss and strike at him, he sliced off her head and bundled it into the goatskin.

Mythology Summary and Analysis of Perseus

Once again, he took flight on the winged sandals, outracing the angry Gorgons awakened by Medusa’s flowing blood. When I was eight years old, my father took me and my sister on a train journey from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth.

On the train he read us the story of Perseus and the slaying of the Gorgon Medusa from a book of children’s stories of Greek myths. Jul 13,  · A photo story by the students of Bangkal National High School.