Monday, April 6, 2009

Sand Castles

When I go to the beach, my sons and I always build a sand castle.  I thought we were pretty good, but then I saw this on Oddee:

I am assuming that this is Pluto and Cerberus (maybe we just can't see the third head?  Or maybe the sad two-headed version of Cerberus found on The Clash of the Titans?  And yes, that is sand he's working with.  Or how about this one:

O.K., I see Icarus (and those of you familiar with this blog know that I like the Icarus story), and I see the minotaur.  What I can't tell is the event that is going on in the corner.  I assume that it has to do with Daedalus in some shape, form, or fashion, but for the life of me I can't place it?  

How about you?  Anyone got any ideas on what is the myth in the corner?  I'll give an electronic no-prize to the person who comes up with the best possibility.


Ailia said...

Daedalus built the Labyrinth in which the Minotaur is contained.

Lord Alford said...

Right, I got that. He built the wings for Icarus and himself - thus the fallen Icarus in the upper left corner, he built the maze for the minotaur - thus the maze at the bottom. What I can't quite put together is the picture in the upper right corner. How does that fit?

Ailia said...

hmmm ... maybe it ISN'T Daedalus ... maybe that's Zeus striking down Phaeton? I mean, that SORT of looks like a thunderbolt ... and it's SORT of a parallel story

Anonymous said...

Perhaps it is Theseus holding the skein of thread he used to navigate the labyrinth?