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Medusa-Caravaggio (Uffizi)

The head of the Hesperide Medusa on the shield of Athena. One of Medusa's severed heads became Pegasus but the other became the monster Chrysaor.

Pink Headed Reed Snake2

Non-venomous Pink Headed Reed Snake

Héraldique meuble Pommier

The immortality-giving Golden (glittering/glowing) "apples" of the Hesperides

The Godess Nature Fountain

The "grapes" and "wine" of Artemis

See also:

At-a-glance/Hindu & Zoroastrian mythology
At-a-glance/Greek mythology
At-a-glance/Norse mythology

Every religion is true one way or another. It is true when understood metaphorically. But when it gets stuck in its own metaphors, interpreting them as facts, then you are in trouble.

-Joseph Campbell


ir-os = eros = eyes many
ir-on = orion = eyes great
ir-on-os = ouranos = eyes great many

cheir-os = chrys-aor = hands many (cf. gold)
cheir-on = chiron = hands great
cheir-on-os = chronos = hands great many

di-os = zeus = many heads
di-on = dione = great heads (cf. Zion)
di-on-os = dionysus = many great heads

Genesis 1 (Septuagint)

In the beginning Elohim created the Heavens and the Earth.
And the Earth was without time and without structure, and Skotos was upon the deep.
And the Wind of God bore up upon the face of the waters.

And Elohim said, Let there be light, and there was light.
And Elohim saw the light that it was good, and Elohim divided between the light and the Skotos.
And Elohim called the light Hemera, and the Skotos he called Nyx,
and there was evening and there was morning, the first day.

And Elohim said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the water, and let it cause water and air to separate, and it was so.
And Elohim made the firmament, and Elohim divided between the water which was under the firmament and the air which was upon the firmament.
And Elohim called the firmament Ouranos, and Elohim saw that it was good,
and there was evening and there was morning, the second day.

And Elohim said, Let the water which is under the heaven be collected unto one place, and let the dry appear, and it was so.
And the water which was under the heaven was collected into its places, and the dry appeared.
And Elohim called the dry land Gaia, and the gatherings of the waters he called Thalassa, and Elohim saw that it was good.

Genesis 6 (Septuagint)

And it came to pass when men began to be numerous upon the earth, and daughters were born to them,
that the sons of God having seen the daughters of men that they were beautiful, took to themselves wives of all whom they chose.
And the Lord God said, My Spirit shall certainly not stay down in these men for ever, because they are flesh, but their days shall be an hundred and twenty years.
Now the Gigantes were upon the earth in those days; and after that when the sons of God were wont to go in to the daughters of men, they bore children to them, those were the Gigantes of Aeon, the heroes of καλέω.

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