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The news of Madrid

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Delfina Dallheimer

on 9 October 2015

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The museum of Prado has a mythological very valuable art gallery. In total 170 pictures. For example, from Velázquez (Vulcano's forge) or from Guido Reni (Atalanta and Hippomenes) for putting some of many examples.
NEPTUNO
Hercules and Nemea's lion
The Retiro. Hercules' statue and Nemea's lion represents one of Hecules's works. This lion of Nemea was devouring to the inhabitants and the cattle. Hercules killed it drowning it between his arms.
The source of Neptune is a monument of the 18th century. Neptune, with old man's appearance, bearded and with long hairs, is in the habit of being represented forthwith of clutching the trident dragged by horses and dolphins on the car. Neptune, god of the sea, one of twelve divinities of the Olympus, is son of Saturn and Rea, and brother of Jupiter. In addition it has the faculty to unleash violent tempests and also of appeasing them. The sailors invoke his protection to assure him a navigation calm and deprived of dangers.
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Saturday 3 of October 2015
Year 1-Number 1
Pegasus, the horse with wings
Pegasus is one of the best known creatures in Greek mythology. He is a winged divine stallion usually depicted as pure white in color. He was sired by Poseidon, in his role as horse-god, and foaled by the Gorgon Medusa. He was the brother of Chrysaor, born at a single birthing when his mother was decapitated by Perseus. Greco-Roman poets write about his ascent to heaven after his birth and his obeisance to Zeus, king of the gods, who instructed him to bring lightning and thunder from Olympus. Friend of the Muses, Pegasus is the creator of Hippocrene, the fountain on Mountain Helicon. He was captured by the Greek hero Bellerophon near the fountain Peirene with the help of Athena and Poseidon. Pegasus allows the hero to ride him to defeat a monster, the Chimera, before realizing many other exploits. His rider, however, falls off his back trying to reach Mount Olympus. Zeus transformed him into the constellation Pegasus and placed him up in the sky. The statue of Pegasus in Madrid is in Legazpi's square. For a long time it was in restoration but now already it is possible to see, though to the horse still he lacks the tail and one of his wings.

The news of Madrid
Mythological visit for Madrid
Cibeles
Museum of Prado
From Atocha towards the Prado Museum there are very interesting places to visit. One of them is Cibeles's mythological statue. In this statue the Real Madrid do their celebrations but Cibeles is a mythological interesting statue. Cibeles is the mother of the gods. It is represented by the head crowned with towers. His car is thrown by two lions: Atalanta and Hippomenes.
Also you can visit the famous building of the Post office, Town hall of Madrid at present.
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