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When I was a kid I really liked Greek mythology, I read the stories of Greek myths and heroes and I was fascinated to discover the incredible adventures that they faced. Among the most known myths, what has always struck me is the story of Perseus and Medusa. There are various versions of the Perseus myth. But the most acclaimed one is this: "Perseus, son of Zeus, is asked to recover a magical and extremely dangerous object due to a dispute with King Polidette: the head of Medusa. Medusa was one of the three Gorgons, three sisters and monsters who lived in the far west of the world known by the Greeks. She had snakes instead of hair and a terrible power or that of petrifying anyone who looked at her. Perseus must go to the kingdom of the underworld and navigate the river Styx through the ferryman of souls, Charon. To succeed in his arduous undertaking, in this ghostly kingdom he will have to recover magical artifacts from the Graie and then discover the secret place where the temple of Medusa is located. Athena instead gave Perseus a mirror-polished shield telling him that he should look at Medusa only by reflection. Thanks to the shield of Athena, the helmet of Hades which makes invisible and a sickle, Perseus cut off the head of Medusa and placed it in a magic bag. With his head he also succeeded in freeing the beautiful Andromeda, his future bride, saving her from a terrible and huge sea monster freed by Poseidon. Still today you can admire the magnificent bronze sculpture of Perseus in the Signoria square in Florence (Italy)". With this modest work I have tried to recreate the main scene, with the Styx river and the ferryman Charon, the spooky environment and of course Perseus about to cut off the head of Medusa as he left his temple. The moc is embellished with a thread of microled hidden between the bricks to give light in this infernal place. The construction took me a month. The moc is made with about 3,900 pieces and will be presented for the first time at the MEI in Verona 2020 (Italy). Good viewing of the photos Greetings from Sandro Flickr Gallery: https://www.flickr.com/photos/sdrnet/albums/72157690184763535
The mythical battle of Perseus and Medusa, in her temple of exile. I tried to make it look as if the temple was worn down by earthquakes; there are rocks that have fallen on the roof as if from an avalanche, some tiles are on levels elevated above others, and the magma pit, which was inspired by Clash of the Titans (2010) I tried to make the statues as realistically frozen as i could, in battle or in cowardice. I was thrilled a while back when the Lord of the Rings sets came out with Greek-shaped swords, so that i would eventually be able to make something along these lines. This is my first actual MOC post; if anyone has suggestions on where to get professional photoshop, i already know how to use it to fix up lighting Any thoughts and suggestions are very welcome
Hello guys, this is my latest moc for a greek contest (fantasy - epic theme). Tell me your opinion and thoughts about it! This is my first big Moc, so.. be gentle! Tnk you and enjoy it! __________________________________________________________________________________ “Invoke the gods” (ask the help of the gods) “Χρῲ τοις Θεοίς..” (Νa επικaλείσaι τους θεούς.) Solon (Greek: Σόλων; c. 638 – c. 558 BC) In Greek mythology, Poseidon is the god of the land and the sea, rivers, sources and drinking water .. With his trident could both create rough seas and calm waters.. His symbols were the trident, fish and occasionally the horse or the bull.. According to legend.. the Poseidon seduced Medusa in the temple of Athena.. the goddess was so furious with it.. so she transformed Medusa into monster.. The ugliness was such.. that whoever looked at her face.. turned into stone .. Medusa wanted to revenge Poseidon now.. so she kills the priestesses and the soldiers who guard the temple .. Their only hope now is to seek the help of the gods.. But to be heard by the gods, they need a sacrifice.. Hermes.. the messenger of the Gods, is there and waiting to hear the invocation to the gods and to carry the message ..