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Echidna - Sacred Wood - Bomarzo (VT)
At the beginning of the avenue leading to the Ogre, the most famous figure in the park of the Monsters of Bomarzo, there are three menacing figures who seem to want to prevent visitors from passing: they are the Echidna, with the body of a woman and the lower part a snake shape, two Lions side by side and the Winged Fury, with the body of a woman and the tail of a snake. Daughter of Ceto and Forco, the Echidna is a monstrous primordial being of Greek mythology.
She has the appearance of a woman but with a serpentine lower body.
She lived out of this world, in the Arima cave. She was the wife of Tifeo with whom she had generated a series of terrible beings: the dogs Ortro and Cerberus, the Chimera, the Harpies, the Hydra of Lerna, the Sphinx, Ladon and the mythical and invulnerable Lion of Nemea.
In mythology the Echidna, Tifeo and their progeny represented obstacles to the establishment of the cosmic order, the realization of which inevitably entailed their destruction. Thus, if first it is Zeus himself who eliminates Tifeo with lightning bolts, then the various heroes of the Greek myth will continue his work: Hercules, in carrying out his twelve labors, captures Cerberus and kills Ortro, the Hydra and the Nemean Lion ; Oedipus, solving the famous enigma, forces the Sphinx to kill himself; Bellerophon, with the help of the winged horse Pegasus, kills the Chimera. Echidna, on the other hand, will fall by the hand of Argo panoptes (all eyes).

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  • Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 20045 W: 130 N: 42320] (222779)
  • Genre: Plaatsen
  • Medium: Kleur
  • Date Taken: 2022-06-14
  • Belichting: f/0.2, 30 Seconden
  • Fotoversie: Originele versie
  • Date Submitted: 2022-06-20 4:46
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