Friday, September 2, 2011

Art and Myth (Athena's birth)

The myth of Athena says that she was born from the head of Zeus.
I have never seen an artistic depiction of this
(though I've wondered, exactly, how they'd show it--
apparently this was part of the Parthenon imagery.)
Well, here is one solution,
from a relief panel at Ostia (Roman).
Head first (though the head is missing)
out of the top of Zeus' skull!

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