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By Karl Kerenyi

ISBN-10: 088214216X

ISBN-13: 9780882142166

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He glided down to confront the girl. " he demanded. "You are meant to be held only by the chains of love! " Andromeda was too shy to look at him, and would have covered her face with her hands, but she could not move them, chained as they were to the stone. She could only gaze down, with tear-filled eyes, until Perseus gently urged her to speak. At last she told him the whole story. Even before she had finished, a terrible noise rose out of the depths of the ocean. Looking seaward, everyone was horrified to see a monstrous beast riding the waves, heading straight toward them.

But as they jeered, as they tried to shout us down and thumb their noses, they saw feathers sprout between their fingers and spread across their hands and up their arms. They watched each other's faces change in profile, grow pointed and hard, with stiff yellow beaks. "Another new bird had been added to the forest! When they tried to beat their breasts, they found black wings lifting them into the air. And there they hovered, magpies now, the chatterboxes and scolds of the woodlands. html [13-02-2009 13:54:38] page_25 < previous page page_25 next page > Page 25 The Sisters Who Scorned Bacchus Image not available.

She stopped, holding herself very tall, and ran her proud eyes over the scene. "Are you mad," she asked, "to prefer gods you have only heard of to the gods you can see? Why should you worship Leto at her altar, and offer no incense to me? You know I too am divine. My father is Tantalus, the only mortal the gods ever invited to their banquet table. My mother is sister of the Pleiades. The giant Atlas, who bears the heavens on his shoulder, is one of my grandfathers; great Zeus himself is the other, and he is my husband's father as well, I'm proud to say.

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