The Gorgon, Her Progeny, and Demeter

The Gorgon Medousa flying

[Attic red-figure amphora, early 5th century b. C.]

Bellerophon astride the Gorgon’s offspring,
the flying horse Pegasos, attacks the Chimaira

[Incised bronze plaque, 7th century b. C.]

Pegasos’ aerial assault on the Chimaira, with flanking sphinxes

[Proto-Corinthian aryballos, mid-7th century b. C.]

The allodyne Demeter commissions Triptolemos,
whom her flying car awaits

[Attic red-figure volute crater, early 5th century b. C.]


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