Medusa Fridge Magnet
As an extremely exciting and at the same time fascinating field of activity for lovers of ancient cultural history, for teachers and pupils, a mental journey through the world of the gods in antiquity offers itself. Particularly the stories from Greek mythology - such as the mythical story of Medusa - are always a popular subject for students in class.
Medusa - Beauty and Monsters
Medusa, Stheno and Euryale - the Gorgons - according to mythological tradition were three sisters and children of the gods Phorkys and his sister Keto. History tellers tell of a beguilingly beautiful young woman - Medusa - who was worshipped and loved by the sea ruler Poseidon. So it happened that both were caught by the virgin goddess in the temple of Athena on the Acropolis playing love. Since then Athena pursued Medusa with her hatred, which resulted in a creepy curse. An eerie looking creature with a long tongue hanging out of her mouth, teeth like a wild monster, bronze hands and golden wings, but hair from snakes.
Perseus - the mortal son of Zeus and his mother Danae - fulfilled a promise he made to his king. With the help of a magic cap, wing shoes and a sack for the head of Medusa, he quickly found the demoness and beheaded her in her sleep with a diamond sickle.
The Medusa Magnetic Medallion is a detailed replica of an ancient bronze original from Italy. Cast from synthetic resin and then bronzed, it looks very real.
- Diameter: 7 cm
- strong magnet
- Material: synthetic resin
Stone at the sight of Medusa?
Certainly not, but the viewer can hardly escape the feeling of the aura of this antique medallion, for mythological tradition has it that the sight of the medusa was threatening. In ancient times medallions were large-format coins made of bronze, silver or other precious metals and were mostly used as memorials and showpieces.
Ancient medallions - evidence of the cultural-historical past
The Medusa Medallion Magnet bronzed is an enrichment for lovers of Greek mythology as a collector's item or decorative element. For teachers of historical topics this medallion is excellent illustrative material and is also - due to its favorable pricing - very suitable for the purchase of a class set.
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