New Statue Outside of New York City Courthouse Has Villain Holding Severed Head of Hero

New Statue Outside of New York City Courthouse Has Villain Holding Severed Head of Hero


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A new statue was recently unveiled outside of a New York City courthouse, but this sculpture doesn’t depict a victory of justice.

Instead, the 7-foot bronze work shows an armed villain triumphantly holding the severed head of a hero from Greek mythology.

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“Medusa with the Head of Perseus” was revealed Tuesday in Collect Pond Park, with the statue’s monstrous visage directly facing Manhattan’s New York County Criminal Court, according to WLNY-TV.

The statue portrays Medusa armed with a sword and holding the hero Perseus’ severed head.

In myth, the gorgon Medusa had snakes for hair and the power to turn mortals to stone with a single look. Perseus approached

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