Tag Archives: Perseus

The Suffering of Perseus and Medusa

“I wasn’t hurt enough when I should have been, Kino admitted to himself. When I should have felt real pain, I stifled it. I didn’t want to take it on, so I avoided facing up to it. Which is why … Continue reading

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The Tempestuous Loveliness of Terror: A Few Thoughts on Medusa

I borrowed the florid title of this post from the Romantic poet Shelley, who wrote a poem on Leonardo da Vinci’s Medusa painting. In one of my previous posts (https://symbolreader.net/2013/08/11/light-and-matter-the-perseid-meteor-shower/) I talked about the mythical story of Perseus and I … Continue reading

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Light and Matter: the Perseid Meteor Shower

I am going to watch the Perseid meteor shower tonight. They are very fast moving meteors and they radiate from the constellation Perseus, and Perseus happens to be one of my beloved Greek heroes. The birth of Perseus appears to … Continue reading

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