Be a member
Send article with e-mail
Your e-mail *
Friend e-mail *
CAPTCHA *
CAPTCHA Code *
Refresh CAPTCHA
Comment
* required fields
Send
More
- +
by Archaeology Newsroom

The shapes of sleep

Both in ancient Greek mythology as in the Old Testament women are connected with death. The apple offered to Adam by Eve from the Tree of Life determines mankind’s mortal fate. Zeus sends Pandora to mortals for their destruction. The gods adorn her to make her irresistible to men. The Gorgon and Kera represent the grimness of death, while the Sirens, the Harpies and the Sphinx being fatally attractive are shapes where love and death combine fatally.