The Magician’s apprentices / Medusa

Becoming a magician and absorbing all these spells makes us sleepy. We need lighter reading!

cat and books

Marigold

cat

Marigold

Zeke and Marigold

Fuzzy Bookworms

I think these are the books you two are looking for. I will read you a story later.

books

Little Golden Books

Medusa

I plucked this Medusa post of mine out of a parallel universe. If you have seen it before, you must have travelled in time and space. Some of you familiar with the Classics, know of the Greek hero Perseus who has many perilous encounters with gods and mythical creatures. One of these creatures is Medusa. She was a woman who had an indiscretion with Poseidon in the temple of Athena. The goddess was angry about that, and turned Medusa’s hair into snakes! Other sources say that she was one of three sisters, known as Gorgons, born of ancient marine gods, who had wings, and snakes for hair.

The important thing to know is that looking upon her face would turn one to stone. The classic 1983 film “Clash of the Titans” graphically shows the story of her death. A little known fact is that Perseus brought cats along with him on his adventures . . .

Medusa by Caravaggio 1595
(Caravaggio 1595)

Marigold and stone cat

Ignore her like me, Fluffy! Too late!

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12 Comments

  1. I love the two Golden Books you pictured and have them both. The Color Kittens was one of my favorites as a young child. I doubt most kids would understand the Walter Kitty reference though.

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  2. Reading? Next thing you know the cats will be running the show at your place! They’ll start reading technical manuals and then it’s all over! They’ll know how to open the cat food and won’t have any need for humans anymore. watch out!

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  3. Ja, bei solchen Büchern kann man besser einschlafen 😉 Die Medusa kann einen doch erschrecken, wobei ich sie immer faszinierend gefunden habe, und bei dem Namen muss ich an einen Film mit Richard Burton und Lino Ventura denken: The Medusa Touch war der Originaltitel. Ich liebe diesen Film nach wie vor^^

    Lieb eGrüssle

    N☼va

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  4. That is sweet that you kitties get read to. I buy children’s books with cats in them too for the cats 🙂 Looks like you like Sci fi and Fantasy. My husband i weeding out his collection of sci fi and I know he has some Alan Dean Foster, email me your address and I will send you some and some cat toys. pilch92@aol.com
    PS: Poor kitty looked at Medusa .

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