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Pyrene and the Griffons

Pyrene and the Griffons

The Pyrenees Mountain range in Spain was named for the goddess Pyrene (fire in Greek) who was the daughter of Bebryx. After being raped by Herakles, and terrified at the prospect of giving birth to a serpent, myth has it that she fled to the mountains where she was either buried or eaten by wild animals.

It is said that to stand in the shadow of a Griffon vulture brings good luck. A single feather from this bird, according to Greek myth, could protect against snake bites, cure blindness, and relieve the pain of childbirth.

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Details

Size
75.0" x 47.0"
Medium
Oil and Waxed Pencil on Linen

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