Apr 28, 2015

Having More Than One Head... Do Myths, Such As Medusa, Contain Slivers of Truth?

Have you ever played Chinese Whispers? Well, what if events in the past have been distorted through rumor or just plain story telling (for kids and adults) and it was this distortion and amplification(as Joseph Campbell explains in his book 'Primitive Mythology' about 'Super Normal Stimuli'), that led to the mythological images of, say, Ancient Greece...

About Cerberus (3 Headed Dog from Greek Mythology)

Definition: The three-headed, serpent-tailed dog Cerberus was the offspring of Echidna and Typhon. (In Greek mythology, parents didn't necessarily resemble their offspring.) In one of the main sources on Greek mythological figures, Hesiod's Theogony, Cerberus had not 3, but 50 heads.

Two headed cat

Another two headed cat - well, kitten...

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CNN: 2 headed snake found...

Two Headed Python from Siri Lanka

Medusa... offshoot of Cerberus?

(Image from here)

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