Friday, July 16, 2010

Myths and Legends: Perseus on Pegasus

Perseus on Pegasus. To find out more about Pegasus and Perseus, see this Wikipedia article: link; for information about the image: image source.

You can see the hero Perseus here riding on the winged horse Pegasus, carrying the head of Medusa tucked away safely under Pegasus' wings so that he will not be struck by the fearsome power of her gaze; anyone who encountered her gaze was turned to stone. Here is a close-up that shows Medusa's head as well as Perseus' winged feet:

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