Perseus Confronting Phineus
with the Head of Medusa,
Sebastiano Ricci (c. 1705-1710)
Myths have no life of their own. They wait for us to give them flesh. If one man in the world answers their call, they give us their strength in all its fullness. We must preserve this myth, and ensure that its slumber is not mortal so that its resurrection is possible.
- Albert Camus, Prometheus in the Underworld, 1947
Referenced The Death of Romance in the Shadow of the Colossus by Jesse Miksic