Modern Retellings of the Myth of Medusa and Hellenic polytheism

Perseus, Medusa, and Hermes. Black-figured olpe (jug), attributed to the Amassis Painter, circa 550BC-530BCE, Attica, Greece. Collection of the British Museum, London, England. (X) Image license: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 Anonymous asked: How to explain the whole Medusa Athena Poseidon deal to a beginner polytheist to help them understand the situation without them hating the gods? I’m not…

Statue of Selene

Featured Image: Selene by Hew Locke, 2013. Bronze; 3.1m x 2.57m. Located at the Nadler Hotel, Carlilse Street, in London’s Soho. Photo © Indra Khanna, 2013. Source: X From the artist: “Selene is named for the Greek goddess of the moon and of magic. I was commissioned to create a sculpture representing Sleep. I wanted to make a classical statue…

Apollo Seated with Lyre

Featured Image: Apollo seated with lyre (Apollo Farnese) Porphyry and marble, 2nd century CE. Farnese collection, National Archaeological Museum, Naples, Italy. Photo: Jebulon, 2015 via Wikimedia Commons (X) License: (CC0 1.0)