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Florence: Piazza della Signoria - Perseus With the Head of Medusa da Sachin Prabhu
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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perseus Athena instructed Perseus to find the Hesperides, who were entrusted with weapons needed to defeat the Gorgon. Following Athena’s guidance,[12] Perseus sought out the Graeae, sisters of the Gorgons, to demand the whereabouts of the Hesperides, the nymphs tending Hera’s orchard. The Graeae were three perpetually old women, who had to share one eye among themselves. As the women passed the eye from one to the other, Perseus snatched it from them, holding it ransom in return for the location of the nymphs.[13] When the sisters led him to the Hesperides, he returned what he had taken. From the Hesperides he received a knapsack kibisis to safely contain Medusa’s head. Zeus gave him an adamantine sword and Hades’ helm of Darkness to hide. Hermes loaned Perseus winged sandals to fly, while Athena gave him a polished shield. Perseus then proceeded to the Gorgons’ cave. In the cave he came upon the sleeping Stheno, Euryale and Medusa. By viewing Medusa’s reflection in his polished shield, he safely approached and cut off her head. From her neck sprang Pegasus (“he who sprang”) and Chrysaor (“bow of gold”), the result of Poseidon and Medusa’s meeting. The other two Gorgons pursued Perseus,[14] but under his helm of darkness he escaped.

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Fountain of Neptune and lion statue in Florence
Website http://bestcityscape.com | 微信公众号: BestCityscape . Fountain of Neptune and lion statue in Florence. The Neptune figure, whose face resembles that of Cosimo I de' Medici, was meant to be an allusion to the dominion of the Florentines over the sea. However, when the work was finished, it was not appreciated in particular by the Florentines, who called it Il Biancone (the white giant).