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Um.....THIS SONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



This guy. I've been listening to him for hours now and not a single misstep in his ouevre. I just bought this cd. Of course, I'm stunned by this song in particular. I mean
you can hear the river from my burial bed
?!?!?! Are you serious, kid?! *faints*  WHO IS THIS GUY????

* I wrote some Greek Mythology comment fic for this unique prompt -
Greek Mythology, The Gorgons, deadly beauty

The unfair price of her envious beauty; mortality. The indebted cost of their grievous monstrosity; immortality. The virgin sisters content with their shared celibacy, the isolated lives they chose to live. A convent of three. Until her rapist rose from the sea to claim her. She had been savaged, taken from behind, his wet hand pressing on the back of her neck, fingers spread wide, combing pitilessly through the head of snakes, holding her face down in the sand. The Mighty and the Far Springer tearing at their own writhing locks, helpless to stop the brutality of the gods.

Now the gravid Queen was slain. Tricked, beheaded, dishonored. Her own breath-taking visage used against her. The treasure of her womb plundered, Poseidon’s begotten springing free, beasts both. And still the gods grinned their wicked self-satisfied smiles, mounting her stone head upon a shield. Her deadly beauty a weapon.

The sisters mourned their loss, strange comfort found in bloodshot gazes. Locks and locks of snakes tangling while they slept. Waking in one another’s arms, whispering in the dark, scaly secrets, promises hissed. Stheno licked at Euryale’s teeth. Euryale skimmed the rigid curves of her sister’s body with her talon-fingered hands. One folded her wings tight, the other wrapped them both in tear-soaked feathers. 

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murielle
Aug. 24th, 2016 12:42 am (UTC)
Beautiful, terrible, disturbing, haunting.

I'm not familiar with this myth, but you tell it so beautifully, so skillfully. Your description of the rape so horrible, yet artful. And the grief of her sisters! E I think you've knocked it out of the ball park.
bleodswean
Aug. 24th, 2016 03:13 pm (UTC)
Thank you, M! The Gorgons were three sisters of which Medusa was one. The beautiful, mortal one. Mother of Pegasus!

Always always appreciate your enthusiasm!!! *hugs*
ashbet
Aug. 24th, 2016 04:28 am (UTC)
Beautiful and monstrous indeed -- well-suited for the Gorgons <3
bleodswean
Aug. 24th, 2016 03:29 pm (UTC)
Thanks, A! Such an unusual prompt! Gorgons!!!
ashbet
Aug. 24th, 2016 03:49 pm (UTC)
I agree! :D

And that song has fantastic fiddling -- love the lyrics, as well <3

*picks my most Gorgon-ish icon*
bleodswean
Aug. 24th, 2016 03:58 pm (UTC)
The three of these guys are pretty talented! But the lyrics have just blown me away!!! Here they are doing this live -

swirlsofblue
Aug. 24th, 2016 07:45 pm (UTC)
So dark and disturbing, beautifully done.
elenbarathi
Aug. 24th, 2016 08:47 pm (UTC)
Oh, so sad. Nice work!
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