Friday, January 09, 2009

Echidna

Myths, folklore, and symbolism
Echidna: It is a monster of Greek mythology, consisting of a woman's body whose lower trunk is a serpent. From her were born various other monsters (e.g., Cereberus, the Chimera, Scylla, and the Sphinx). She is viewed as a symbol of the psycho-physical, spiritual-instinctual dual nature of human beings. Jung regards her as a symbol of tabooed incest wishes (i.e., the mother as a beautiful young woman whose lower body evokes associations of horror). (Herder)

1 comment:

  1. Go Greeks!

    Also, the Penguins are in a complete nosedive. I don't think we're gonna see Pens/Sharks in the Stanley Cup Finals. :(

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