Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Gorgoneion

Myths, folklore, & symbolism
Gorgoneion: The head of a Gorgon, which had a grotesque, horrific appearance with an open maw, bared teeth, protruding tongue, and often a beard. It is a symbol of the terrifying aspect of divine powers and an apotropaic sign affixed to temples; a Gorgoneion is also affixed to the center of the aegis. (Herder)

1 comment:

  1. Yikes. That's not a guy you'd want to meet in a bar.

    Who would win in a fight, a Gorgon or Cthutlu?

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