This Mythic LifeMay 16, 2011
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On Friday 13 May, in the Canary Islands, an innocent woman who was in the wrong place at the wrong time, shared Medusa’s fate. Was this man having a Perseus psychosis? Could Perseus’ mythology point to the dark shadow of what psychology labels a persecution complex?
Keep your wits about you, Thrill seekers ~ some folks are not going to handling these energies at all. Be mindful of your thoughts that they are life-affirming, lest you summon an executioner.
LOS CRISTIANOS, Spain, May 14 (UPI) — Spanish police say a homeless man with a history of mental health issues allegedly decapitated a British woman in a supermarket and paraded her head in public.
Deyan Valentinov, 28, was arrested on suspicion of stabbing and decapitating the 60-year-old woman in a supermarket in the town of Los Cristianos on the island of Tenerife Friday, Sky News reported.
Witnesses said the man entered a Chinese supermarket and without saying a word, stabbed the woman and cut off her head, which he then carried out of the store and down the street. Witnesses tackled the man and held him for police.
“It was all a bit surreal,” said Colin Kirby, who witnessed the event.
Kirby said he heard screaming and “assumed someone had fainted. I glanced behind me and a guy was ambling down the street holding what I assumed to be a joke head, by the hair.”
Kirby said Valentinov seemed disoriented.
“The guy did not seem completely right to me — he was a bit disheveled, not particularly smart and as he was walking with the head he was muttering. It was a bizarre scene.”
Police said the British victim was of Chinese heritage.
When the gorgon Medusa was decapitated by Perseus, the two children she had been carrying, who had been fathered by Poseidon – Pegasus, the winged horse, and Chrysaor, the golden warrior – sprang fully grown from her body, whereupon the Hero promptly mounted Pegasus and made his escape. ~ Back to Olympus: Spring Racing Carnival Oct 2010