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Poseidon, the dark»haired god, lay with the mortal sister in soft grass, under
spring blossom. This tale brings Medousa quite close to Persephone. She, too,
the goddess of the Underworld, was ravished by a dark god and went, as if she
were a mortal, down among the dead. She sends the Gorgon's head,1°3 “the
gigantic shape of fear”, to meet those who seek to invade her Underworld. This
head is, in a sort, the other aspect of the beautiful Persephone. And this is the
most remarkable ...
him in the form of a beautiful, tender mortal maiden. Anchises beheld her and
was astonished at her beauty, her stature and her splendid clothing. She wore a
robe whose redness was more dazzling than fire; her breasts shone marvellously
, as if they were bathed in moonlight. Love seized upon Anchises, and he spoke
to the goddess. He hailed her as an immortal, promised her an altar and
sacrifices, and besought her blessing upon himself and his posterity. Thereupon
the goddess ...
The brothers were the subject of many stories, of which I shall briefly tell only one:
3°4 Polydeukes was immortal, Kastor was mortal. When the time came for Kastor
to die, his brother did not wish to be parted from him. They therefore always spent
one day together in the Underworld and the next day up above with their father.
Such tales, however, already lead us into the fields of heroic saga; as do the love
»stories in which Zeus coupled with mortal women. 7 CRETAN TALES Our ...
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67. The Gods of the Greeks by Karl Kerényi translation: from German by Norman Cameron published: 1951 format: 286 page paperback (1994 reprint of 1979 edition) acquired: March read: Nov 5-12 rating: 4 ... Read full review
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~ Kerenyi has often been tarred with a Jungian brush, but in this early and independent work, he admirably displays his intimate knowledge of the language, art and traditions of the Greek peoples. He ... Read full review
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