12 november 2013

Art I Heart - O! Mythology!

Andromeda is the daughter of Cepheus - an Aethiopian king - and Cassiopeia. When Cassiopeia's hubris leads her to boast that Andromeda is more beautiful than the Neireids, Poseidon sends a sea monster to ravage Aethiopia. Andromeda is chained to a rock as a sacrifice to sate the monster, but is saved from death by Perseus, her future husband.

O. How I love Greek mythology.

    Andromeda, Gustave Dore, 1869.

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