Agent of Chaos
The Phorcydes got fucked, to the last of 'em.
dude...Clicking around Medusa on wiki led to the flag of Sicily, with its Medusa and the three legs of the trinacria/triskelion, and this description of Hephaestus's self-propelled three-legged tables it's said to represent:The three legs of the triskelion are also reminiscent of Hephaestus's three-legged tables that ran by themselves, as mentioned in Iliad xviii:At the moment Hephaestus was busilyTurning from bellows to bellows, sweating with toilAs he laboured to finish a score of three-legged tablesTo stand around the sides of his firm-founded hall. On eachOf the legs he had put a gold wheel, that those magic tablesMight cause all to marvel by going with no other helpTo the gathering of gods and by likewise returning to his house.Hephaestus had robots!?!?!?Aliens!
I prefer the pre-Greek version, myself.
I've always felt pretty bad for Medusa myself. It's a myth that has never made sense to me. It just doesn't fit with how I see the gods at all. I mean, I know bad things sometimes happen to good people (often, actually), but for an intelligent being to punish someone for something that wasn't their fault at all just doesn't make sense!
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