New Larousse Encyclopedia of MythologyIntroduction by Robert GravesCRESCENT BOOKSNEW YORK
New Larousse Encyclopedia of Mythology
Translated by Richard Aldington and Delano Ames and revised by a panel of editorialadvisers from the Larousse Mvthologie Generate edited by Felix Guirand and first published inFrance by Auge, Gillon, Hollier-Larousse, Moreau et Cie, the Librairie Larousse, ParisThis 1987 edition published by Crescent Books, distributed by:Crown Publishers, Inc.,225 Park Avenue SouthNew York, New York 10003Copyright 1959The Hamlyn Publishing GroupLimited New edition1968All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrievalsystem, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying,recording or otherwise, without the permission of The Hamlyn Publishing Group Limited.
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LaRousse Encyclopedia of MythologyIntroduction by Robert GravesPerseus and Medusa
With Athene's assistance, the hero has just slain the Gorgon Medusa with a bronze
orcurved sword given him by Hermes and now, seated on the back of Pegasus who has just sprungfrom her bleeding neck and holding her decapitated head in his right hand, he turns watch hertwo sisters who are persuing him in fury. Beneath him kneels the headless body of the Gorgonwith her arms and golden wings outstretched. From her neck emerges Chrysor, father of themonster Geryon. Perseus later presented the Gorgon's head to Athene who placed it on Hershield.
Relief from Melos, British Museum(Frontpiece)