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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Su imagen es detenida en ese mismo escudo--ahora constituido como amuleto apotropaico--, y asi su mirada se fija en su egida conocida como Gorgoneion (Foster, 2003).
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).
(1977): Studien zur typologie des Gorgoneion. Aschendorff.
There is so far no trace of the Gorgoneion, the head of Medusa.
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.
For a comprehensive treatment of visual representations of the aegis, see the excellent studies by Monique Halm-Tisserant, 'Le Gorgoneion, embleme d'Athena: Introduction du Motif sur le Bouclier et l' Egide', Revue Archeologique 2 (1986): 245-78.