Friday, March 27, 2009

The Death of Cygnus

Cygnus, the son of Poseidon, supported the Trojans in the Trojan war. Achilles tried to kill him with weapons but it wouldn't kill Cygnus, so instead he prevented him from breathing, by according to the Ovid, smashing his nose and strangling him. When Cygnus died he was turned into a swan. Cygnus is the latin word for "swan." The language is so vivid, it is almost funny, well amusing anyway. "his jaw lolling" just hanging after Achilles beat him...I really like the one minute story retellings. They are fun and its interesting to see what other poeple take from each of the metamorphoses...Metamorphoses...

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