Sunday, May 13, 2007

Severed Head Facts, Fun and Fine Art

The links below examine the fascination with severed heads in history, myth, and literature; the first link is an article, and the second link is a collection of fun facts and interesting trivia.

Guillotines and Body Transplants: the Severed Head in Fact and Fiction

http://www.strangehorizons.com/2002/20020930/severed_head.shtml

Bonehead Trivia:The Skull and Head in History and Folklore


http://www.serioussilver.com/funstuff/bonehead_trivia.html

Right: The severed head of Medusa,
as painted by Rubens.

1 comment:

Rozum said...

I always loved that painting of Medusa's severed head with all of the snakes abandoning it like a sinking ship.

My second favorite severed head.

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