eBook Medusa, 1st Edition

  • Kris Hirschmann
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  • ISBN-10: 160152319X
  • ISBN-13: 9781601523198
  • DDC: 398.20938
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 80 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released July 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011
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In the Greek mythological pantheon, the Gorgon Medusa stands a head above all others in her power to terrify. This book gives readers a close-up look at this snake-haired horror. Starting with details about Medusa’s history, physical features, and supernatural powers, the text continues with a retelling of the classic myth of Perseus. It then takes a look at some of Medusa’s other manifestations in classic art and literature as well as her role in modern pop culture. From fable to film, sculpture to song, the Gorgon continues to work her ancient magic on modern audiences.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Introduction: The Face of Mythology.
1: Making a Monster.
2: Perseus and Medusa.
3: Medusa in Art, Literature, and Theater.
4: Medusa in Popular Culture.
Source Notes.
For Further Exploration.
Picture Credits.
About the Author.