Five The Sexual Symbolism Of The Perseus And Medusa In: Cellini’s Perseus And Medusa And The Loggia Dei Lanzi
Perseus appointed his stepfather Dictys king of Seriphos. Athene took the head of Medusa and set it in the middle of her shield. Due to his connection to the sea, many consider that Perseus is associated to Poseidon. But he does not use the gorgon’s head to petrify the monster rather, he brandishes substantial rocks, painted white, in his hands. As in the written texts, he is attempting to fight or chase off the beast by throwing stones at it….