Lecture6 - Classical Mythology Lecture 6 Scylla ! daughter...

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Classical Mythology Lecture 6
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Scylla ! daughter of Phorcys and Hecate ! not in Theogony ! there children of Phorcys and his sister Ceto (270-336) are: two Graiai (Old Women) three Gorgons Echidna serpent guardian of golden apples
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Perseus beheading Gorgon Medusa in centaur shape (c. 650)
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Bronze shield band (6th century): Medusa with her children (by Poseidon) Pegasus (l.) and Chrysaor (r.)
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Medusa on vase, c. 540
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temple carving (metope) from Selinus (Sicily), c. 530
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temple carving (metope) from Selinus (Sicily), c. 530: Athena, Perseus, Medusa holding Pegasus
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Medusa’s sisters running after Perseus; Athena on right (black-figure vase)
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Scylla ! one version: Poseidon lover, transformed by jealous Amphitrite ! alternative: daughter of Crataeis ! monster: Odyssey 12.80-100, 124f.
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Scylla ! Ovid’s story: friend of Galatea ! courted by Glaucus, once man, now a marine divinity: grass of immortality ! asks witch Circe for help (passing Typhon under Mt Etna) ! she falls in love ! rejected, transforms Scylla in revenge
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