THE WRATH OF THE GODS

“There are accounts of Divine Retribution all across many beliefs and religions. The wrath of the gods unfolding upon those who defy them.  Mortals, immortals and even other gods being punished, cursed, transformed into monsters forced to live in the shadows and away from the light.  Although there is no mention of this in mythology, I came upon an interesting take on the gargoyles, these sometimes winged demonic figures often found in the architecture of churches, temples and other places of worship.  According to this writer, the gargoyles were sons of Calibos, perhaps another fabricated creature loosely based on Acrisius, a mythical king of Argos.  Calibos was a demigod a fearless handsome prince who after defying Zeus, is transformed into a hideous reptile-like creature and condemned to live in the dark.  The gargoyles, inherited this curse from their father and as an atonement for his sins, the gargoyles became the protectors of the mortals in the dark.  This author goes further to explain that, later on, after Calibos’ death, the gods offer to lift the curse but by then, the gargoyles had embraced their role as night guardians and went on as they were”. - from Luciani’s Absolute Theater’s “DEBAUCHERS”

MORE TO COME
Beauty: Power and Curse
On Gods and Monsters

TO BE CONTINUED

Guido Luciani

Sensory-Somatic Artist