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Thread #108088 Message #2245725
Posted By: Joe Offer
26-Jan-08 - 06:03 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Medusa's Smile (Anne Lister)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Medusa's Smile (Anne Lister)
Hereare Anne's notes, from Waiting for the Hero
It's taken me a long time to put 9/11 into a song. There's something about terrorism which makes me think of how the ancient peoples saw the gods as using humans for game pieces. The sense of helplessness, of being punished for something we haven't done. Cassandra, Achilles and Odysseus all had their lives severely messed about by various gods and goddesses. Athena was the goddess of wisdom. Medusa was the Gorgon whose head Perseus had to bring back, and one glance at her head would turn you to stone. A child listening to that particular story wondered if she'd been born like that—and if so, how.
Fertile area for thought huh? Who'd be a midwife?