Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Myths and Legends: Apollo and Marsyas

Apollo and Marsyas. To find out more about the contest between Apollo and Marsyas, see this Wikipedia article: link; for information about the image: image source.

Today's image depicts the contest between Apollo, the god of music, and the satyr Marsyas, a famous flute player, who challenged the god to a music contest. King Midas, whom you see here on the right, served as judge. When Marysas lost, Apollo flayed Marsyas, taking the satyr's skin as his prize.

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