Roman Gorgon's Head - Bath

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Wanda Marcussen
published on 16 July 2019

The pediment from the temple of Sulis Minerva is a carving of a Gorgon’s head- thought to be a “male Medusa” surrounded by hair, wings and possibly snakes. Gorgon’s heads are linked to Minerva and her Greek equivalent, Athena, as she carries the gorgon symbol on her shield and/or armor. The Sulis Minerva temple was in use in the Roman period in Britain (1st to early 5th century CE) and can now be viewed in the Roman Baths Museum in Bath, UK.

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Wanda Marcussen
Wanda has studied International Relations with specialization in History at The University of Oslo, and is currently studying for her Master's degree in Environmental History at Trinity College Dublin.

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