Medusa Gorgon Silver Ring
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In Greek mythology Medusa (Greek: Μέδουσα (Médousa), “guardian, protectress”)was a Gorgon, a chthonic monster, and a daughter of Phorcys and Ceto. The author Hyginus, (Fabulae, 151) interposes a generation and gives Medusa another chthonic pair as parents. Gazing directly upon her would turn onlookers to stone.
She was beheaded by the hero Perseus, who thereafter used her head as a weapon until he gave it to the goddess Athena to place on her shield. In classical antiquity the image of the head of Medusa appeared in the evil-averting device known as the Gorgoneion.
In most versions of the story, she was beheaded by the hero Perseus, who was sent to fetch her head by King Polydectes of Seriphos as a gift.
With help from Athena and Hermes who supplied him with winged sandals, Hades’ cap of invisibility, a sword, and a mirrored shield, he accomplished his quest.
The hero slew Medusa by looking at her harmless reflection in the mirror instead of directly at her, to prevent being turned into stone.
When the hero severed Medusa’s head from her neck, two offspring sprang forth, for Medusa was pregnant by Poseidon: the winged horse Pegasus and the golden-sworded giant Chrysaor.
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- Weight: approx. 15 g
- Origin: Ukraine
You can choose two types of finishes ( Brushed o Shiny)
Comes nicely packaged in a tiny sack made of authentic fabric.
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