Hyacinth & Apollo
Hyacinth was an attractive youth who attracted the attention of both Apollo and the god of the west wind, Zephyr. Hyacinth took Apollo for his lover and Zephyr was furiously jealous. The jilted god waited until the lovers were playing sports together and when Apollo threw the discus Zephyr blew it straight into Hyacinth’s head, killing him.
Apollo turned Hyacinth’s into a flower and wept.
The Death of Hyacinthus by Benjamin West
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The Erinyes - Servants of the Underworld
The Erinyes were three sisters who dwelled in the Underworld and punished sinners. They served Hades and Persephone making sure that punishments were carried out properly, but sometimes would leave the Underworld to pursue living men and women who had committed crimes against natural order. They are depicted as hideous winged women with snakes around their waists and in their hair.
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Nymphs offering the young Bacchus wine
by Caesar van Everdingen
Perseus and Andromeda, Frederic Leighton, 1891.
William-Adolphe Bouguereau (French, 1825-1905), La Jeunesse de Bacchus (The Youth of Bacchus) (Detail), 1884, Oil on Canvas
The Rape of Ganymede byBaldassare Peruzzi
Renaissance panel ceiling ( c. 1509-14). Villa Farnesina, Rome, Italy.
Perseus slaying Medusa, Laurent-Honoré Marqueste - 1903