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Beings of myth; Medusa

“…upon that perfect countenance was the mark of eternal pain, of deathless agony and suffering past words… in the wide eyes seemed yet to lurk the flame of an unquenchable fire; while around the fair brows, in place of hair, curled and coiled the stark bodies of venomous serpents.”  
― Gertrude Bacon

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Ladies of Les Mis Aesthetic: Mythical Figures

Fantine as Medusa, cursed Gorgon of Greek mythology I had to their stories work so well together

To those who dare to love
To stare into deep eyes
Stay forever divine
Medusa’s love struck statues
Frozen in time - Lekalina

Eponine as Hel, Norse Goddess of the Underworld

She wears strength and darkness equally well, the girl has always been half goddess, half hell. - Nikita Gill

Cosette as Amaterasu, Shinto Goddess, Ruler of the Universe

Exist by the sun and love by the moon, for you must live in light to embrace the shadows it so perfectly casts. - Becca Lee

Musichetta as Oshun, African Goddess of Beauty, Love, Prosperity, Order and Fertility

When She possesses her followers she dances, flirts and then weeps- because no one can love her enough and the world is not as beautiful as she knows it could possibly be.



Les Amis Ver.
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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.