gorgoneion


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gorgoneion

(ˌɡɔːɡəˈniːɒn)
n, pl -neia (-ˈniːə)
(Classical Myth & Legend) a representation of a Gorgon's head, esp Medusa's
[C19: from Greek, from gorgoneios of a Gorgon]
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Perseus indeed becomes Medusa when he uses her head as a weapon to kill his enemies, appropriating her deadly gaze and making the threat of Medusa and the apotropaic function of the gorgoneion indistinguishable.
Aqui, assumese que o gesto e um elemento importante: a figura de Atena em passo a frente, segurando numa mao uma lanca em posicao de ataque, e um escudo em posicao de protecao (ambos altos) e portanto algum outros elementos como o gorgoneion, o capacete e o quiton longo" (Francisco, 2012: 50).
Uso que ya conocemos desde el gorgoneion, la mascara de Medusa utilizada para apartar a los ninos de la puerta de un horno o de la boca de un pozo.
Surprisingly, the Gorgoneion did not become a regular part of Perseus' equipment until late.
A Parion silver coin showing a gorgoneion, coins bearing the head of Alexander the Great and a number of ancient Greek coins were also among the seized artifacts.
Marx, 'The Introduction of the Gorgoneion to the Shield and Aegis of Athena and the Question of Endoios', Revue Archeologique 2 (1993), 227-67.
Apres l'avoir utilisee pour petrifier Atlas, delivrer Andromede et tuer Polydectes qui retenait sa mere prisonniere, Persee offre la tete de Gorgone, le Gorgoneion ([MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]/Gorgoneion) a Athena (Bibliotheque, II, 4, 2-3) qui placa la tete de la Meduse sur son egide.
Perseus had given the gorgoneion to Athena after she had helped him slay the creature, which came to represent the negative emblem of archaic femininity.