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Mathematical Perseus vs. Medusa by hippo2 Mathematical Perseus vs. Medusa by hippo2
The old greek myth about the hero Perseus is one of the most famous myths. Perseus set off to kill the monster Medusa, a woman with snakes for hair and a petrifying gaze. With the help of Athen and Hermes, he managed to kill Medusa by using is shiny shield as a mirror to reflect the petrifying gaze on the monster.

Now here's the maths:
All points are set in the R³. The point P (-1/-1/2) describes Perseus' head. The point M (3/3/0) describes Medusa's head. The point S (0/0/1.5) is in the middle of the shield. Medusa is looking straight at Perseus' head.

Calculate the Matrix for the Linear Transformation, which reflects the image of Medusa on the plane of the Shield.

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Nutcase9 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Student General Artist
In the original story the bastard killed her while she was sleeping, which wasn't very fair.
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hippo2 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
True. I re-read some greek myths today. And many so-called "heroes" do pretty nasty things, like raping women and killing their own children. Just to mention a few.
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Nutcase9 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Student General Artist
I think in those days 'hero' just meant someone capable of slaughtering an entire city because he got served the wrong sandwich LOL
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ChaircarMao Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
It's a creative idea.
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EmperorNortonII Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
That's an interesting look at the old myth!
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LegionaireB Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Not how it happened, but okay.
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hippo2 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
I know. I took some artistic liberties in changes from the original myth.
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Nayzor Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
Great pic! We have some gorgon races like hydrocome the gorgon mermaids.

Any ideas for gorgon races?
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