Midas and Medusa

There are a lot of Medusa cartoons out there, and this one by Scott Hilburn is one of my favorites: it combines Medusa, who could turn people to stone, with King Midas, whose "golden touch" turned things and people into solid gold. It is indeed a "very brief affair," but how sweet that you can see Midas brought her some flowers for their first date! :-)



The Myth of the Missing Half

Here is an animation of a creation myth told by Aristophanes, the Greek comic playwright, inside the philosophical dialogue by Plato known as The Symposium: The Myth of the Missing Half. This myth is also the subject of a beautiful song from Hedwig and the Angry Inch. You can read more about the Platonic dialogue at Wikipedia.





Medieval Wound Man

No matter how hard your day has been, it cannot be as hard as what Medieval Wound Man is going through! Find out more at the Public Domain Review:

Sliced, stabbed, punctured, bleeding, harassed on all sides by various weaponry, the curious image of Wound Man is a rare yet intriguing presence in the world of medieval and early modern medical manuscripts. Jack Hartnell explores this enigmatic figure’s journey through the centuries.

Here are just two of the images from the article:





Femme Fatales (Epified video)

Here's another great video from Epified, and this time not just about the traditions of India; this video includes Aphrodite, Helen of Troy, and Cleopatra along with Indian femmes fatales like Menaka, Mohini, and Urvashi... and more.


Hadestown

This genius work of musical theater is like a Storybook for this class! Set to music! You can find out more about Hadestown at Wikipedia, and you can find all the lyrics at Genius.com.

Here's one of the songs at YouTube: