Can Anyone Identify These Three Greek Mythological Faces on My Fireplace?
So there are three ceramic faces embedded in the tile above our fireplace. It never dawned on me, until today, to look closely at them… and to figure out just who the heck they are.
On closer inspection, I think I know one of the figures… but the other two I’m less certain of. Know your Greek mythology? Well, let’s see if you can puzzle this one out.
On the far left is an unidentified male, with what looks like a headband. Small points above the headband kind of look like a crown (but not).
In the middle (and the top), there’s this face. I take this to be Medusa, given all the serpents in her hair. I know there are multiple gorgons, but seeing as how Medusa is the most famous of them… guessing this is her?
Weird that she’s top and center. I’m ignoring the creepiness of this fact, and just kind of rolling with “hey, look at our cool Greek face tiles” thing.
And on the far right, another male. Instead of a headband, he’s wearing what looks like laurels. My first thought was – Bacchus?
Anyone have any thoughts on this? With Medusa present, perhaps one of the guys is Perseus and the other is… Zeus? His dad?