Friday, August 27, 2010

Myths and Legends: The Death of Procris

The Death of Procris. To find out more about the tragic story of Procris and Cephalus, see this Wikipedia article: link; for information about the image: image source.

This painting by Piero di Cosimo shows the sad death of Procris, the wife of Cephalus; as she lies dead, slain by an arrow, she is being mourned by a Satyr, one of the woodland's inhabitants. Due to her husband's long absence, she had become convinced that he had taken a lover. When she ambushed him in the woods, Cephalus mistook her for a deer and shot her with an arrow. There are other versions of the story, but things never end well for poor Procris.

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