Monday, August 17, 2009

Now that's Greek tragedy

Medea by Evelyn de Morgan (British, 1850-1919)
[Wikimedia Commons]

Ex-wife admits starting Kuwait wedding tent fire, say reports - ‎45 minutes ago‎
A fire that swept through a tent at a wedding party in Kuwait, killing at least 43 women and children, was started deliberately by the groom's ex-wife as an act of revenge, reports claimed today.

Reminds me of Medea's wedding present for Glauce/Creusa.
Creusa was the daughter of King Creon of Corinth, Greece. After Jason divorced Medea, he married Creusa. Medea obtained her revenge by giving Creusa a dress which Medea had cursed. The curse caused the dress to stick to Creusa's body and burn her to death as soon as she put it on. Also known by Greek authors by the name Glauce, e.g. in Apollodorus's Bibliotheca 1.9.28. [Wikipedia]
May the souls of the departed rest in peace.

--the BB

1 comment:

Göran Koch-Swahne said...

This is most horrible. Prayers ascending for all the dead - and the perpetratress!